Amigos (Santana album)

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Amigos
Santana Amigos.png
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 26, 1976
StudioWally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco
Genre
Length41:14
LabelColumbia
ProducerDavid Rubinson
Santana chronology
Borboletta
(1974)
Amigos
(1976)
Festival
(1977)
Singles from Amigos
  1. "Let It Shine"
    Released: 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]
Rolling Stone(not rated)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[4]

Amigos is the seventh studio album by Santana released in 1976. It generated 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 since Caravanserai in 1972 (it ultimately reached gold record status). 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.

This album has been mixed and released in stereo and quadraphonic.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" (Leon Chancler, Tom Coster, David Rubinson) – 8:15
  2. "Take Me with You" (instrumental) (Leon Chancler, Tom Coster) – 5:27
  3. "Let Me" (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 4:51
Side two
  1. "Gitano" (Armando Peraza) – 6:13
  2. "Tell Me Are You Tired" (Leon Chancler, Tom Coster) – 5:42
  3. "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" (instrumental) (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 5:06
  4. "Let It Shine" (David Brown, Ray Gardner) – 5:43

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1976 Billboard Pop Albums 10
Billboard Black Albums 10

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Let It Shine" Billboard Hot 100 77
Billboard Black Singles 78

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[5] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[6] 2× Gold 200,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Niester, Alan (18 June 1980). "Santana: Amigos : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Santana – Amigos". Music Canada.
  6. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Amigos" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Amigos". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Amigos in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Amigos". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.