Festival (Santana album)

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Festivál
FestivalAlbum.jpg
Studio album by Santana
ReleasedJanuary 1977
Recorded1976
GenreJazz fusion, chicano rock, latin rock
Length45:32
LabelColumbia
ProducerDavid Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
Santana chronology
Amigos
(1976)
Festivál
(1977)
Moonflower
(1977)
Singles from Festival
  1. "Let the Children Play"
    Released: 1977
  2. "Jugando"
    Released: 1977
  3. "Verão Vermelho"
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC+[2]
Rolling Stone(lukewarm)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]

Festivál is the eighth studio album by Santana, released in January 1977. It peaked number twenty seven in the Billboard 200 chart and number twenty nine in the R&B Albums chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Carnaval" (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 2:15
  2. "Let the Children Play" (Leon Patillo, Santana) – 3:28
  3. "Jugando" (José Areas, Santana) – 2:12
  4. "Give Me Love" (Pablo Téllez) – 4:29
  5. "Verão Vermelho" (Nonato Buzar) – 5:00
  6. "Let the Music Set You Free" (Coster, Patillo, David Rubinson, Santana) – 3:39

Side two[edit]

  1. "Revelations" (Coster, Santana) – 4:37
  2. "Reach Up" (Coster, Paul Jackson, Patillo, Santana) – 5:23
  3. "The River" (Patillo, Santana) – 4:53
  4. "Try a Little Harder" (Patillo) – 5:04
  5. "María Caracóles" (Pello el Afrokán - credited "P. African") – 4:32

Personnel[edit]

Production:

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[6] Gold 0*
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 75,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Festival - Santana | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Santana: Festival". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  3. ^ Rozek, Michael (11 March 1981). "Santana: Festival : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Festival - Santana | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  6. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Festival Santana" (in French). InfoDisc. Select SANTANA and click OK. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Festival". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Festival in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Festival". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.