Freedom (Santana album)

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Studio album by Santana
Released February 1987
Recorded at the Plant Studios
Length 46:52
Label Columbia
Producer Jeffrey Cohen, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson, Sterling Crew
Santana chronology
Beyond Appearances
(1985)Beyond Appearances1985
Viva Santana!
(1988)Viva Santana!1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[3]

Freedom is the fourteenth 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" (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" (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. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Freedom - Santana | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 26 November 2013. 

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