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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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)
GenreHard rock, blues rock, heavy metal, alternative rock, latin rock, psychedelic rock
Length54:54
1:04:08 (deluxe edition)
LabelArista
ProducerCarlos 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
  7. "Smoke On the Water"
    Released: 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic45/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[2]
American Songwriter2.5/5 stars[3]
BBC Music(mixed)[4]
musicOMH2/5 stars[5]
The New York Times(mixed)[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]
Uncut2/5 stars[1]
USA Today1/4 stars[9]

Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, referred to as simply Guitar Heaven, is the twenty-first 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 and Art of Anarchy, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver and Art of Anarchy, 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 and Fortunate Son with Scott Stapp, Under the Bridge with Andy Vargas, Dance the Night Away with Pat Monahan, Sunshine of Your Love with Rob Thomas and Smoke On the Water with Jacoby Shaddix was released as a Promotional Singles.

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.TitleWriter(s)Original ArtistLength
1."Whole Lotta Love" (feat. Chris Cornell)John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Willie DixonLed Zeppelin3:51
2."Can't You Hear Me Knocking" (feat. Scott Weiland)Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones5:38
3."Sunshine of Your Love" (feat. Rob Thomas)Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, Eric ClaptonCream4:43
4."While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (feat. India Arie & Yo-Yo Ma)George HarrisonThe Beatles6:02
5."Photograph" (feat. Chris Daughtry)Joe Elliott, Pete Willis, Steve Clark, Rick Savage, Robert John "Mutt" LangeDef Leppard4:04
6."Back in Black" (feat. Nas)Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian JohnsonAC/DC4:20
7."Riders on the Storm" (feat. Chester Bennington & Ray Manzarek)Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John DensmoreThe Doors5:23
8."Smoke on the Water" (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian PaiceDeep Purple5:06
9."Dance the Night Away" (feat. Pat Monahan)Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee RothVan Halen3:23
10."Bang a Gong (Get It On)" (feat. Gavin Rossdale)Marc BolanT. Rex3:41
11."Little Wing" (feat. Joe Cocker)Jimi HendrixThe Jimi Hendrix Experience4:52
12."I Ain't Superstitious" (feat. Jonny Lang)Willie DixonThe Jeff Beck Group3:56
Total length:54:54
Deluxe Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Original ArtistLength
13."Fortunate Son" (feat. Scott Stapp)John FogertyCreedence Clearwater Revival3:45
14."Under the Bridge" (feat. Andy Vargas)Michael Balzary, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad SmithRed Hot Chili Peppers5:09
Total length:1:04:08
Europe Deluxe Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Original ArtistLength
14."Under the Bridge" (feat. Roch Voisine)Michael Balzary, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad SmithRed Hot Chili Peppers5:09
Japan Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Original ArtistLength
14."La Grange" (feat. Kenichi Asai)Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank BeardZZ Top 

Personnel[edit]

Production

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[40] Gold 35,000^
Croatia (HDU)[41] Gold  
France (SNEP)[42] Gold 50,000*
Hungary (MAHASZ)[43] Gold 3,000^
Italy (FIMI)[44] Gold 30,000*
Mexico (AMPROFON)[45] Gold 30,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[46] Platinum 20,000*
Sweden (GLF)[47] Gold 20,000double-dagger

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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