Santana (1971 album)

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Santana (III)
Studio album by Santana
Released September 1971
Recorded January – July 4, 1971 at Columbia Studios, San Francisco
Genre Latin rock, chicano rock, jazz-rock
Length 41:26
Label Columbia
Legacy (2006 edition)
Producer Santana Musicians
Santana chronology
Abraxas
(1970)
Santana III
(1971)
Caravanserai
(1972)
Singles from Santana III
  1. "Everybody's Everything"
    Released: 1971
  2. "No One to Depend On"
    Released: 1972

Santana is the third studio album by Santana. The band's second self-titled album, it is often referred to as III to distinguish it from the band's 1969 debut album. The album was also known as Man with an Outstretched Hand. It was the third and last album by the Woodstock-era lineup, and it was also considered by many to be the band's peak commercially and musically, as subsequent releases aimed towards more experimental jazz and Latin music. The album featured two singles, "Everybody's Everything" (solo by Neal Schon), which hit #12 in October 1971,[1] and "No One to Depend On" (again with solo by Schon), a staple in FM radio. This is the first album to feature 17-year-old Schon on guitar.

The original album was recorded at Columbia Studios, San Francisco, and released in both stereo and quadraphonic.

Santana III was also the last Santana album to hit #1 on the charts until Supernatural in 1999. According to Guinness Book of World Records 2005, this is the longest delay between #1 albums ever occurring. The original album was re-released in 1998 with live versions of "Batuka", "Jungle Strut" and a previously unreleased song, "Gumbo", recorded at Fillmore West in 1971 which features lead guitar solos by both Santana and Schon.

As was done with the band's debut album, released two years earlier, in 2006 Sony released the "Legacy Edition" of the album, featuring the original album in re-mastered sound, and bonus material:

  • Three other songs recorded in the sessions for the album
  • The single version of "No One to Depend On"
  • The complete 1971 Fillmore West concert (from which the 1998 bonus tracks were taken)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars
(Legacy edition) [2]
Robert Christgau (B) [3]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Batuka" (José Areas, David Brown, Mike Carabello, Greg Rolie, Michael Shrieve) – 3:35
  2. "No One to Depend On" (Coke Escovedo, Rolie, Carabello) – 5:31
  3. "Taboo" (Areas, Rolie) – 5:34
  4. "Toussaint L'Overture" (Areas, D. Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Carlos Santana, Shrieve) – 5:56

Side two[edit]

  1. "Everybody's Everything" (David Brown, Tyrone Moss, Santana) – 3:31
  2. "Guajira" (Areas, D. Brown, Rico Reyes) – 5:43
  3. "Jungle Strut" (Gene Ammons) – 5:20
  4. "Everything's Coming Our Way" (Santana) – 3:15
  5. "Para los Rumberos" (Tito Puente) – 2:47

Bonus tracks (1998 Reissue)[edit]

All Recorded Live at the Fillmore West, July 4, 1971

  1. "Batuka" – 3:41
  2. "Jungle Strut" – 5:59
  3. "Gumbo" (Santana, Rolie) – 5:26

Legacy Edition (2006)[edit]

Disc One - Original Santana III[edit]

  1. "Batuka" – 3:35
  2. "No One to Depend On" – 5:31
  3. "Taboo" – 5:34
  4. "Toussaint L'Overture" – 5:56
  5. "Everybody's Everything" – 3:31
  6. "Guajira" – 5:43
  7. "Jungle Strut" – 5:20
  8. "Everything's Coming Our Way" – 3:15
  9. "Para Los Rumberos" – 2:47

Bonus tracks:

  1. "Gumbo" (previously unissued studio recording) – 4:24
  2. "Folsom Street - One" (previously unissued studio recording) – 7:08
  3. "Banbeye" (previously unissued studio recording) – 10:21
  4. "No One to Depend On" (single version) – 3:13

Disc Two[edit]

Live at the Fillmore West, July 4, 1971

  1. "Batuka" – 3:47
  2. "No One to Depend On" – 5:29
  3. "Toussaint L'Overture" – 6:10
  4. "Taboo" – 5:10
  5. "Jungle Strut" – 5:49
  6. "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen" – 6:15 (Peter Green/Gábor Szabó)
  7. "Incident at Neshabur" – 5:28
  8. "In a Silent Way" – 6:55 (Joe Zawinul/Miles Davis)
  9. "Savor" – 3:35
  10. "Para Los Rumberos" – 3:41
  11. "Gumbo" – 5:26

Tracks 2-4, 6, 9, 10: previously unissued
Tracks 1, 5, 11: from the 1998 reissue of Santana III (see above)
Tracks 7, 8: previously released on the album Fillmore: The Last Days
[6]

Singles[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1971 Billboard 200 1[7]
1971 R&B Albums 5[7]
1972 Jazz Albums 16[7]

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santana III - Santana | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 November 2013. "Everybody's Everything" 
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Santana (1971 album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Santana". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Gleason, Ralph J. (25 November 1972). "Santana III | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Santana: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". rollingstone.com. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Grateful Dead Family Discography: Fillmore : The Last Days". Deaddisc.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  7. ^ a b c "Santana III - Santana | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
Preceded by
Shaft (soundtrack) by Isaac Hayes
Billboard 200 number-one album
November 13 - December 17, 1971
Succeeded by
There's a Riot Goin' On by Sly & the Family Stone