The Essential Santana

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The Essential Santana
Greatest hits album by Santana
Released October 22, 2002
Recorded 1969 - 2001
Genre Rock
Label Columbia
Producer various
Santana chronology
Supernatural
(1999)
The Essential Santana
(2002)
Shaman
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (not rated)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

The Essential Santana is a compilation album by Santana, released on 22 October 2002. The collection is part of a series of Essential sets released by Columbia Records.

Uniquely among Santana compilations, "Soul Sacrifice" is included in the studio version from their first album, not the live performance from Woodstock.

It should also be noted that this compilation contains no songs from the highly successful Supernatural album, despite it being released 3 years before this album. This is because Columbia and Arista (Santana's current label) were not under common ownership at the time.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Jingo" (Olatunji, Santana) – 4:22
  2. "Evil Ways" (Henry, Zack) – 3:56
  3. "Soul Sacrifice" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 6:36
  4. "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen" (Green, Szabo) – 5:19
  5. "Oye Como Va" (Puente) – 4:17
  6. "Samba Pa Ti" (Santana) – 4:46
  7. "Everybody's Everything" (Brown, Moss, Santana) – 3:32
  8. "No One to Depend On" (Carabello, Escovedo, Rolie) – 5:24
  9. "Toussaint l'Overture" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) – 5:56
  10. "Guajira" (Areas, Brown, Reyes) – 5:44
  11. "La Fuente del Ritmo" (Lewis) – 4:33
  12. "In a Silent Way" (Zawinul) – 7:58
  13. "Love, Devotion and Surrender" (Kermode, Santana) – 3:38
  14. "Mirage" (Patillo) – 4:43
  15. "Carnaval" (Coster, Santana) – 2:15
  16. "Let the Children Play" (Patillo, Santana) – 3:28
  17. "Jugando" (Areas, Santana) – 2:12

Disc two[edit]

  1. "She's Not There" (Argent) – 4:09
  2. "Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" – (Chancler, Coster, Rubinson) – 8:00
    • live
  3. "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" (Coster, Santana) – 5:05
  4. "Stormy" (Buie, Cobb) – 4:47
  5. "Well...All Right" (Allison, Holly, Mauldin, Petty) – 4:09
  6. "Open Invitation" (Lambert, Margen, Potter, Santana, Walker) – 4:45
  7. "Aqua Marine" (Pasqua, Santana) – 5:35
  8. "You Know That I Love You" (Ligertwood, Pasqua, Santana, Solberg) – 3:57
  9. "All I Ever Wanted" (Ligertwood, Santana, Solberg) – 3:35
  10. "Winning" (Ballard) – 3:29
  11. "Hold On" (Thomas) – 4:36
  12. "Nowhere to Run" (Ballard) – 2:53
  13. "Say It Again" (Garay, Goldstein, Lapeau) – 3:28
  14. "Veracruz" (Cohen, Miles, Rolie, Santana, Thompson) – 3:46
  15. "Blues for Salvador" (Santana, Thompson) – 5:57
  16. "The Healer" (Hooker, Rogers, Santana, Thompson) – 5:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. The Essential Santana at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: Recyclables: The Essential Santana". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Kemp, Mark (2008-05-07). "Santana: The Essential Santana : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2002-10-22. Retrieved 4 September 2011.