Dance of the Rainbow Serpent

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Dance of the Rainbow Serpent
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Box set by Santana
Released January 1995
Genre Blues rock, hard rock, latin rock
Label Sony Records
Producer Various
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars [2]

Dance of the Rainbow Serpent is a 1995 three-CD retrospective box set by Santana that also covers Carlos Santana solo projects and appearances with other artists. Unless noted, all tracks are studio recordings, with some of them previously unreleased (all are on the third disc). The individual discs are sub-titled Heart, Soul, and Spirit. It includes a 60-page booklet with detailed track listing, song comments by Carlos Santana, musician credits, biographical essay and a poem by Hal Miller, a list of touring band members through the years, and a band/solo discography up to 1995. The cover art was done by Michael Rios and Anthony Machado.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 - Heart[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Evil Ways" Clarence "Sonny" Henry Santana, 1969 3:58
2. "Soul Sacrifice" (Live at the Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New York, Saturday, August 16, 1969; edited version) Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Marcus Malone Viva Santana!, 1988; originally from Santana 8:50
3. "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen" Peter Green/Gábor Szabó Abraxas, 1970 5:17
4. "Oye Como Va" Tito Puente Abraxas 4:18
5. "Samba Pa Ti" (Instrumental) Santana Abraxas 4:45
6. "Everybody's Everything" Santana, Milton Brown, Tyrone Moss Santana III, 1971 3:31
7. "Song of the Wind" Rolie, Santana, Neal Schon Caravanserai, 1972 6:10
8. "Toussaint L'Overture" (Live at the Osaka Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan, July, 1973) José Areas, Brown, Michael Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Schon, Michael Shrieve Lotus, 1974; originally from Santana III 7:33
9. "In a Silent Way" (Live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, July 4, 1971) Joe Zawinul Fillmore: The Last Days, 1972 7:54
10. "Waves Within" Doug Rauch, Rolie Caravanserai 3:54
11. "Flame - Sky" Rauch, Santana, John McLaughlin Welcome, 1973 11:31
12. "Naima" John Coltrane Love Devotion Surrender, 1973 3:12

Disc 2 - Soul[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "I Love You Much Too Much" Alexander Olshanetsky, Don Raye, Chaim Towber Zebop!, 1981 4:45
2. "Blues for Salvador" Santana, Chester D. Thompson Blues for Salvador, 1987 5:57
3. "Aqua Marine" Alan Pasqua, Santana Marathon, 1979 5:38
4. "Bella" Sterling Crew, Santana, Thompson Blues for Salvador 4:30
5. "The River" Leon Patillo, Santana Festivál, 1976 4:52
6. "I'll Be Waiting" Santana Moonflower, 1977 5:20
7. "Love Is You" Santana, Thompson Freedom, 1987 4:00
8. "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" Tom Coster, Santana Amigos, 1976 5:05
9. "Move On" Santana, Chris Rhyne Inner Secrets, 1978 4:27
10. "Somewhere in Heaven" Alex Ligertwood, Santana Milagro, 1992 3:26
11. "Open Invitation" Dennis Lambert, David Margen, Brian Potter, Santana, Greg Walker Inner Secrets 4:46

Disc 3 - Spirit[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original Length
1. "All I Ever Wanted" Ligertwood, Santana, Chris Solberg Marathon 4:02
2. "Hannibal" Ligertwood, Alan Pasqua, Raul Rékow, Santana Blues for Salvador 4:29
3. "Brightest Star" Ligertwood, Santana Zebop! 4:51
4. "Wings of Grace" (Live in Mexico City, May 22 or 23, 1993) Santana, Thompson Sacred Fire: Live in Mexico (video), 1993 5:27
5. "Se Eni a Fe L'Amo-Kere Kere" (with Babatunde Olatunji) Olatunji Dance to the Beat of My Drum, 1986 9:14
6. "Mudbone" Santana Havana Moon, 1983 5:52
7. "The Healer" (with John Lee Hooker) Hooker, Roy Rogers, Santana, Thompson The Healer, 1989 5:38
8. "Chill Out (Things Gonna Change)" (with John Lee Hooker) Hooker, Santana, Thompson Chill Out, 1995 4:46
9. "Sweet Black Cherry Pie" (with Larry Graham) Santana, Thompson, Ligertwood Previously unissued outtake from Spirits Dancing in the Flesh, 1990 3:00
10. "Every Now and Then" (with Vernon Reid) Reid Previously unissued; recorded 1990 5:06
11. "This Is This" (with Weather Report) Zawinul This Is This, 1986 7:09


  1. ^ Parisian, Roch. Dance of the Rainbow Serpent at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-04-15.