The Swing of Delight

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The Swing of Delight
Studio album by Santana
Released August 1980
Length 56:59
Label Columbia
Producer David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
Santana chronology
Marathon
(1979)
The Swing of Delight
(1980)
Zebop!
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

The Swing of Delight is a 1980 double album by Carlos Santana. It was the last of three solo albums (the others being Illuminations in 1974 and Oneness in 1979) to be released under his temporary Sanskrit name Devadip Carlos Santana, given to him by Sri Chinmoy.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Swapan Tari" (Chinmoy) - 6:46
  2. "Love Theme from "Spartacus"" (Alex North) - 6:50

Side two[edit]

  1. "Phuler Matan" (Chinmoy) - 5:52
  2. "Song for My Brother" (Santana) - 6:56

Side three[edit]

  1. "Jharna Kala" (Chinmoy) - 7:11
  2. "Gardenia" (Santana) - 7:08

Side four[edit]

  1. "La Llave" (Santana) - 3:40
  2. "Golden Hours" (Santana) - 6:36
  3. "Sher Khan, the Tiger" (Wayne Shorter) - 5:45

Credits [2][edit]

  • Written-By – D.C. Santana* (tracks: 4, 6 to 8), Sri Chinmoy (tracks: 1, 3, 5)
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [12-string], Percussion, Vocals – Devadip Carlos Santana
  • Soprano Sax – Premik Russell Tubbs (tracks: 1, 3), Wayne Shorter (tracks: 2, 6, 9)
  • Tenor Sax – Premik Russell Tubbs (tracks: 4, 5), Wayne Shorter (tracks: 3, 9)
  • Piano [Acoustic], Piano [Rhodes Electric], Clavinet, Synthesizer [Clavitar, Prophet 5, Yamaha Cs-80, Oberheim 8 Voice, Brass, Strings] – Herbie Hancock
  • Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter (tracks: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9)
  • Bass – David Margen (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 8,)
  • Drums – Tony Williams (tracks: 1, 3, 6), Graham Lear (tracks: 5, 8), Harvey Mason (tracks: 2, 4, 7, 9)
  • Congas, Bongos, Percussion – Armando Peraza
  • Congas, Percussion, Vocals – Raul Rekow
  • Timbales, Percussion, Vocals – Orestes Vilato
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Bob Kovach
  • Engineer [Digital] – Jeff Mestler, Paul Stubblebine
  • Engineer [Guitar For Devadip Carlos Santana] – Steve Cain
  • Engineer [Keyboard For Herbie Hancock] – Bryan Bell
  • Engineer [Original Mixing], Producer – David Rubinson
  • Engineer [Recording] – Leslie Ann Jones
  • Reissue Producer – Moto Uehara
  • Remastered By – Kouji Suzuki
  • Design [Concept] – Devadip Carlos Santana
  • Artwork [Front Cover Art] – Sri Chinmoy
  • Artwork [Inside Art] – Tadanori Yokoo
  • Photography By – Roger Ressmeyer

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