Festival (Santana album)

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Festival
Studio album by Santana
Released January 1977
Recorded 1976
Genre Jazz Fusion, Rock, Latin
Length 45:32
Label Columbia
Producer David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
Santana chronology
Amigos
(1976)
Festival
(1977)
Moonflower
(1977)
Singles from Festival
  1. "Let the Children Play"
    Released: 1977
  2. "Jugando"
    Released: 1977
  3. "Verão Vermelho"
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]

Festival is a 1977 album from Santana. It was their eighth studio album. It peaked number twenty seven in the Billboard 200 chart and number twenty nine in the R&B Albums chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Carnaval" (T. Coster, C. Santana) – 2:15
  2. "Let the Children Play" (L. Patillo, C. Santana) – 3:28
  3. "Jugando" (J. Areas, C. Santana) – 2:12
  4. "Give Me Love" (P. Téllez) – 4:29
  5. "Verão Vermelho" (N. Buzar) – 5:00
  6. "Let the Music Set You Free" (T. Coster, L. Patillo, D. Rubinson, C. Santana) – 3:39

Side two[edit]

  1. "Revelations" (T. Coster, C. Santana) – 4:37
  2. "Reach Up" (T. Coster, L. Patillo, D. Rubinson, C. Santana) – 5:23
  3. "The River" (L. Patillo, C. Santana) – 4:53
  4. "Try a Little Harder" (L. Patillo) – 5:04
  5. "María Caracóles" (Traditional) – 4:32

Personnel[edit]

Production:

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[6] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 75,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Festival - Santana | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Santana: Festival". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Rozek, Michael (11 March 1981). "Santana: Festival : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Festival - Santana | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Festival Santana" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select SANTANA and click OK
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Festival". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Festival in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Festival". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH