Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time

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Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time
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Greatest hits album by Santana
Released September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal, alternative rock, latin rock, psychedelic rock
Length 54:54
1:04:08 (deluxe edition)
Label Arista
Producer Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Matt Serletic and Howard Benson
Santana chronology
The Woodstock Experience
(2009)
Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time
(2010)
Shape Shifter
(2012)
Singles from Guitar Heaven
  1. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
    Released: August 24, 2010
  2. "Photograph"
    Released: September 21, 2010
  3. "Fortunate Son"
    Released: October 30, 2010
  4. "Under the Bridge"
    Released: November 18, 2010
  5. "Dance the Night Away"
    Released: December 24, 2010
  6. "Sunshine of Your Love"
    Released: January 23, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 45/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[2]
American Songwriter 2.5/5 stars[3]
BBC Music (mixed)[4]
musicOMH 2/5 stars[5]
The New York Times (mixed)[6]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Uncut 2/5 stars[1]
USA Today 1/4 stars[9]

Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, referred to as simply Guitar Heaven, is the twentieth studio album by Santana, released on September 21, 2010. It is a classic rock covers album and features guest performances by several popular vocalists, including India.Arie, Joe Cocker, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden & Audioslave, Scott Stapp of Creed, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots & Velvet Revolver, Chris Daughtry of Daughtry, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Dead By Sunrise and Stone Temple Pilots, Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, Pat Monahan of Train and rapper Nas.

The album was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[10]

Singles[edit]

The first single released from the album is the cover of Def Leppard's "Photograph" which featured Chris Daughtry peaked at number 14 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100. The last single released from the album was the cover of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" which featured India.Arie and Yo-Yo Ma.

Commercial performance[edit]

In his home country of United States, the album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, selling 66,000 copies in its first week.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Whole Lotta Love" (featuring Chris Cornell) (Led Zeppelin Cover) John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Willie Dixon 3:51
2. "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" (featuring Scott Weiland) (The Rolling Stones Cover) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 5:38
3. "Sunshine of Your Love" (featuring Rob Thomas) (Cream Cover) Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton 4:43
4. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (featuring India Arie & Yo-Yo Ma) (The Beatles Cover) George Harrison 6:02
5. "Photograph" (featuring Chris Daughtry) (Def Leppard Cover) Joe Elliott, Pete Willis, Steve Clark, Rick Savage, Robert John "Mutt" Lange 4:04
6. "Back in Black" (featuring Nas) (AC/DC Cover) Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson 4:20
7. "Riders on the Storm" (featuring Chester Bennington & Ray Manzarek) (The Doors Cover) Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore 5:23
8. "Smoke on the Water" (featuring Jacoby Shaddix) (Deep Purple Cover) Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice 5:06
9. "Dance the Night Away" (featuring Pat Monahan) (Van Halen Cover) Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth 3:23
10. "Bang a Gong " (featuring Gavin Rossdale) (T. Rex Cover) Marc Bolan 3:41
11. "Little Wing" (featuring Joe Cocker) (The Jimi Hendrix Experience Cover) Jimi Hendrix 4:52
12. "I Ain't Superstitious" (featuring Jonny Lang) (The Jeff Beck Group Cover) Willie Dixon 3:56
Total length:
54:54
Deluxe edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fortunate Son" (featuring Scott Stapp) (Creedence Clearwater Revival Cover) John Fogerty 3:45
2. "Under the Bridge" (featuring Andy Vargas) (Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover) Michael Balzary, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith 5:09
Total length:
1:04:08
Japanese Edition Only
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "La Grange" (featuring Kenichi Asai) (ZZ Top cover) Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard  

Personnel[edit]

Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[13] 5
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 7
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 3
Croatian Foreign Albums (HDU)[17] 11
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[18] 27
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[19] 24
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[20] 12
French Albums (SNEP)[21] 9
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[22] 10
Greek Albums (IFPI)[23] 6
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[24] 2
Irish Albums (IRMA)[25] 29
Italian Albums (FIMI)[26] 3
Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[27] 8
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[28] 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[29] 9
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[30] 1
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[31] 3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[32] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[33] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[34] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[35] 15
US Billboard 200[36] 5
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[37] 4
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[38] 2
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[39] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
Hungarian Albums Chart[40] 65
US Billboard 200 187[41]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[42] Gold 35,000^
Croatia (HDU)[43] Gold 7,500*
France (SNEP)[44] Gold 50,000*
Hungary (MAHASZ)[45] Gold 3,000^
Italy (FIMI)[46] Gold 30,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[47] Platinum 20,000*
Sweden (GLF)[48] Gold 20,000^

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

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