卡洛斯·桑塔纳（Carlos Santana）与传奇的克莱夫·戴维斯（Clive Davis）合作发行这张全新概念专辑，是摇滚历史上历时最长，最成功的合作伙伴关系。 由卡洛斯（Carlos），克莱夫·戴维斯（Clive Davis），霍华德·本森（Howard Benson）和马特·塞勒蒂奇（Matt Serletic）制作，并根据他们在摇滚方面的集体百科全书知识，设计了一系列以吉他为中心的标题，并邀请了客串歌手的名人录来演奏每首曲目。
此豪华版增加了两首曲目，并提供了录音室“幕后”录像带的DVD，与专辑和制作人的客座歌手访谈以及对Carlos Santana和Clive Davis的广泛一对一访谈。
The longest-running, most successful partnership in the history of rock takes flight anew, as legendary Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees Carlos Santana and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment, collaborate on the brand new concept album, GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME, arriving in stores September 21st on Arista Records. The album was co-produced by Howard Benson, Matt Serletic, Carlos Santana and Clive Davis.
Working from their collective encyclopedic knowledge of rock, Carlos Santana and Clive Davis devised a list of guitar-centric titles – and then invited a Who’s Who of guest vocalists to perform on every track. Singers range from Chris Cornell (on Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”), Pat Monahan (on Van Halen’s “Dance the Night Away”), Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek (on The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm”), Rob Thomas (on Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love), Scott Weiland (on the Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’”), Chris Daughtry (on Def Leppard’s “Photograph”), Gavin Rossdale (on T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong”) to rapper Nas (on AC/DC’s “Back In Black”), veteran Joe Cocker (on Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”), and more.
A very special dedication to George Harrison comes together on GUITAR HEAVEN…, with “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” on the album’s first single featuring singer india.arie and master cellist Yo-Yo Ma. “Listening to the song,” Olivia Harrison told Carlos, “it made me jump for joy and cry at the same time.” (Please see below for complete and deluxe edition track listing.)
Along with these stars, Carlos offers “supreme validation and compliment” to his full-time band for their work on GUITAR HEAVEN…, their first entire full-length studio album recording together. Band members who join him on the album include Dennis Chambers (drums), Benny Rietveld (bass), Karl Perrazo (timbales), Tommy Anthony (rhythm guitar), Freddie Ravel (keyboards), Andy Vargas (background vocals), and Raul Rekow (Congas). Bill Ortiz (trumpet) and Jeff Cressman (trombone) also appear on the record.
“To create these songs,” said Carlos, “it took an incredible amount of trust – from Howard Benson and Matt Serletic, and from, and all these incredible singers, all these incredible musicians, they had to trust me, and I trusted Clive, so it’s a chain reaction of love, because that’s the highest form of love that there is on this planet: Trust.”
“The cuts are special and the guest stars are special,” said Clive Davis. “But what is unique and why this album stands for more than just the individual songs or titles, is that they were indeed chosen because they’re guitar classics. And they celebrate the guitar because of the performance of Carlos Santana.”
GUITAR HEAVEN… is the first new studio album by Santana since their trilogy of consecutive blockbuster Arista releases: Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), and All That I Am (2005). All three albums were produced by Carlos Santana and Clive Davis. They represented a warm and well-received reunion with the executive who first signed Santana to Columbia Records (after seeing them at San Francisco’s Fillmore West over Christmas week, 1968, at Bill Graham’s request). Clive oversaw their formative years on the path to international superstardom starting in 1969, with the release of their debut album on August 18th, the Monday after their historic Saturday performance at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.
Three decades later in 1999, Supernatural became – and remains – an unsurpassed industry phenom, 15-times RIAA platinum in the U.S. alone, nearly double that number of sales globally, the #6 best-selling album in Soundscan history. Supernatural spent 102 weeks on the Billboard chart including 12 weeks at #1. Its success was fueled by the #1 singles “Smooth” (co-written by and feat ur ing Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty) and “Maria Maria” (featur ing Product G&B).
Most significantly, Supernatural generated nine GRAMMY awards, an all-time record for a single album project, including Album Of the Year and Best Rock Album, as well as Record Of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration, all for “Smooth”; plus Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group for “Maria Maria.” There were also premiere Latin GRAMMY Award wins (the show’s first year) for Record Of The Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo/Group.
Supernatural was a hard act to follow – but 2002’s Shaman gave Santana a second consecutive #1 multi-platinum album, propelled by the GRAMMY-winning Top 5 single “The Game of Love” featuring Michelle Branch; and Top 10 “Why Don’t You and I” with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback. Third in this series of collaborative albums was 2005’s All That I Am, which entered Soundscan at #2, highlighted by the anthemic rocker “Just Feel Better,” featuring Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
Ultimate Santana was released in 2007, the first career-spanning anthology to include touchstone tracks from the band’s earliest hitmaking years on Columbia Records (“Evil Ways,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” “Samba Pa Ti,” “Everybody’s Everything,” “No One To Depend On,” “Europa”) – alongside material from the three Arista albums, the groundbreaking collaborations plus new and previously unreleased tracks.
It has been more than 40 years since the original Santana Blues Band played its first shows at Bill Graham’s Fillmore West in San Francisco, opening for The Who in October 1967. Santana is unique among all the first generation Bay Area bands for sustaining its success on the charts and on the road as a sold-out stadium attraction. Their track record boasts 20 RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums (including their first 14 consecutive certifications) and lifetime sales of more than 90 million albums worldwide. GUITAR HEAVEN: THE GREATEST GUITAR CLASSICS OF ALL TIME carries the continuum to the next generation.
Genre: Hard Rock / Classic Rock
Country of Origin: United States
Year of publication: 2010
Publisher (label): Arista Records / Sony
Part Number: 88697772072
Country: United States
Audio Codec: FLAC (* .flac)
Rip Type: image + .cue + scans
Audio Bitrate: lossless
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01. Whole Lotta Love (featuring Chris Cornell of Soundgarden) (03:51)
02. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (featuring Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots) (05:38)
03. Sunshine Of Your Love (featuring Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty) (04:43)
04. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (featuring India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma) (06:02)
05. Photograph (featuring Chris Daughtry of Daughtry) (04:03)
06. Back In Black (featuring Nas & Janelle Monáe) (04:20)
07. Riders On The Storm (featuring Chester Bennington of Linkin Park & Ray Manzarek) (05:23)
08. Smoke On The Water (featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach) (05:06)
09. Dance The Night Away (featuring Pat Monahan of Train) (03:23)
10. Bang A Gong (featuring Gavin Rossdale of Bush) (03:41)
11. Little Wing (featuring Joe Cocker) (04:52)
12. I Ain’t Superstitious (featuring Jonny Lang) (03:58)
13. Fortunate Son (featuring Scott Stapp) (03:45)
14. Under The Bridge (featuring Andy Vargas of RHCP) (05:09)