Amigos (Santana album)
|Studio album by Santana|
|Released||March 26, 1976|
|Studio||Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco|
|Singles from Amigos|
|Rolling Stone||(not rated)|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Amigos is the seventh studio album from Santana. It contained a minor U.S. hit single in "Let It Shine" and was the band's first album to hit the top ten on the Billboard charts (it ultimately reached gold record status) since Caravanserai in 1972. In Europe the song "Europa" was released as a single and became a top ten hit in several countries.
New vocalist Greg Walker joined the group. It would be the last Santana album to include original bassist David Brown.
Romanian band Bosquito included an adapted version of the song "Gitano" on their Cocktail Molotov album in 2003. The song was renamed "Goza como yo". Currently a live version of the song has been performed as a mashup of "Gitano" and Manu Chao's "Clandestino".
This album has been mixed and released in stereo and quadraphonic.
- "Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" (Leon Chancler/Tom Coster/David Rubinson) – 8:15
- "Take Me with You" (instrumental) (Chancler/Coster) – 5:27
- "Let Me" (Coster/Carlos Santana) – 4:51
- "Gitano" (Armando Peraza) – 6:13
- "Tell Me Are You Tired" (Chancler/Coster) – 5:42
- "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" (instrumental) (Coster/Santana) – 5:06
- "Let It Shine" (David Brown/Ray Gardner) – 5:43
- Greg Walker – vocals
- Carlos Santana – guitars, background vocals, percussion, congas, jurro
- Tom Coster – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, ARP Pro Soloist, ARP Odyssey, ARP String Ensemble, Hohner Clavinet D6, background vocals
- David Brown – bass guitar
- Leon "Ndugu" Chancler – drums, timbales, Remo Rototoms, percussion, congas, background vocals
- Armando Peraza – congas, bongos, background vocals, vocal on "Gitano"
- Ivory Stone – background vocals
- Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
- Maxine Willard Waters – background vocals
|1976||Billboard Pop Albums||10|
|Billboard Black Albums||10|
|1976||"Let It Shine"||Billboard Hot 100||77|
|Billboard Black Singles||78|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||50,000^|
|France (SNEP)||2× Gold||200,000*|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Allmusic review
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- "Canadian album certifications – Santana – Amigos". Music Canada.
- "French album certifications – Santana – Amigos" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
- "British album certifications – Santana – Amigos". British Phonographic Industry. Enter Amigos in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
- "American album certifications – Santana – Amigos". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
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