Freedom (Santana album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1987
StudioThe Plant Studios, Sausalito, California
ProducerJeffrey Cohen, Carlos Santana; with: Chester Thompson, Sterling Crew
Santana chronology
Beyond Appearances
Viva Santana!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[3]

Freedom is the fifteenth studio album by Santana. By this recording, Santana had nine members, some of which had returned after being with the band in previous versions. Freedom moved away from the more poppy sound of the previous album, Beyond Appearances and back to the band's original Latin rock. It failed, however, to revive Santana's commercial fortunes, reaching only ninety-five on the album chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Veracruz" (Jeffrey Cohen, Buddy Miles, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana) – 4:23
  2. "She Can't Let Go" (Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson, Cory Lerios) – 4:45
  3. "Once It's Gotcha" (Cohen, Coster, Johnson) – 5:42
  4. "Love Is You" [Instrumental] (Santana, Chester D. Thompson) – 3:54
  5. "Songs of Freedom" (Coster, Miles, Santana) – 4:28

Side two[edit]

  1. "Deeper, Dig Deeper" (Sterling Crew, Miles, Santana, Thompson) – 4:18
  2. "Praise" (Crew, Miles, Santana, Thompson) – 4:36
  3. "Mandela" [Instrumental] (Armando Peraza) – 5:31
  4. "Before We Go" (Jim Capaldi, Santana) – 3:54
  5. "Victim of Circumstance" (Crew, Miles, Gary Rashid, Santana) – 5:21



  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Freedom at AllMusic
  2. ^ Guterman, Jimmy (1987-05-07). "Santana: Freedom : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-11-12. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Freedom - Santana | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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