Inner Secrets

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Inner Secrets
InnerSecretsAlbum.jpg
Studio album by Santana
Released October 1978
Recorded July - August 1978 at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California
Genre Rock
Length 42:48
Label Columbia
Producer Brian Potter
Dennis Lambert[1]
Santana chronology
Moonflower
(1977)
Inner Secrets
(1978)
Marathon
(1979)
Singles from Inner Secrets
  1. "Well All Right" / "Wham!"
    Released: 1978[2]
  2. "Move On" / "Stormy"
    Released: 1979[3]
  3. "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)" / "Move On" or "Wham!" or "Life Is a Lady/Holiday"
    Released: 1979[4]
  4. "Life Is a Lady/Holiday" (as "Life Is a Lady") / "Move On"
    Released: 1979[5]
  5. "Open Invitation" / "Move On"
    Released: 1979[6]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[7]
Robert Christgau C+[8]
Rolling Stone (not rated)[9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[10]

Inner Secrets is the ninth studio album by Santana. It was released in 1978 and marks the start of the phase of Santana's career where he moved away from the fusion of Latin, jazz, rock and blues that marked his previous records and began to move towards an album-oriented rock direction. As such, the album's quality is widely disputed among fans. "Stormy" and "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)" were both hit singles. In The Netherlands "Well All Right" was released as a single and reached #22 in the top 40.

Most CD releases of Inner Secrets use a different version of track 3, "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)", than the one that appeared on the original LP, Columbia FC 35600. The version used on most CD releases is an extended disco mix (running time 7:10), that appeared on a 12” single (Columbia 23-10957).[4] The original album version of the track is available on CD in a Japanese Mini LP sleeve, Sony Music SICP 2875, released in 2010 (running time 6:13).

Cover songs on the album[edit]

Several of the album's tracks are covers:

Oddly enough, the only two tracks on the album that were not released on a single are "Dealer/Spanish Rose" and "The Facts of Love".

The album cover photo by Norman Seeff divided the nine-piece lineup between the front and back cover, with Chris Solberg, Pete Escovedo, Raul Rekow and Greg Walker shown with Carlos Santana on the front while David Margen, Armando Peraza, Graham Lear and Chris Rhyne appeared on the back.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Dealer/Spanish Rose" (Jim Capaldi/Carlos Santana) – 5:50
  2. "Move On" (Santana, Chris Rhyne) – 4:27
  3. "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)" (Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter) – 6:13
  4. "Stormy" (Buddy Buie, James Cobb) – 4:45

Side two[edit]

  1. "Well All Right" (Norman Petty, Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin) – 4:09
  2. "Open Invitation" (Santana, Lambert, Potter, Greg Walker, David Margen) – 4:45
  3. "Life Is a Lady/Holiday" (Lambert/Santana) – 3:47
  4. "The Facts of Love" (Lambert, Potter) – 5:28
  5. "Wham!" (Santana, Graham Lear, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Pete Escovedo) – 3:24

CD Reissue[edit]

  1. "Dealer/Spanish Rose" (Capaldi/Santana) – 5:50
  2. "Move On" (Santana, Rhyne) – 4:27
  3. "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)" (Extended disco version) (Lambert, Potter) – 7:13
  4. "Stormy" (Buie, Cobb) – 4:45
  5. "Well All Right" (Petty, Holly, Allison, Mauldin) – 4:09
  6. "Open Invitation" (Santana, Lambert, Potter, Walker, Margen) – 4:45
  7. "Life Is a Lady/Holiday" (Lambert/Santana) – 3:47
  8. "The Facts of Love" (Lambert, Potter) – 5:28
  9. "Wham!" (Santana, Lear, Peraza, Rekow, Escovedo) – 3:24

Personnel[edit]

  • Greg Walker – lead vocals
  • Carlos Santana – guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Solberg – guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Rhyne – keyboards
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear – drums
  • Armando Peraza – percussion, backing vocals
  • Raul Rekow – percussion, backing vocals
  • Pete Escovedo – percussion
  • Norman Seeff – design, art director & photography

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[20] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] Gold 500,000^

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

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Santana-Inner-Secrets/release/415111
  2. ^ Discogs: Santana - "Well All Right" / "Wham!" single
  3. ^ Discogs: Santana - "Move On" / "Stormy" single
  4. ^ a b Discogs: Santana - "One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)" / "Move On" or "Wham!" or "Life Is a Lady/Holiday" single
  5. ^ Discogs: Santana - "Life Is a Lady/Holiday" / "Move On" single
  6. ^ Discogs: Santana - "Open Invitation" / "Move On" single
  7. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Inner Secrets - Santana | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Santana: Inner Secrets". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Costa, J.C. (9 March 1983). "Santana: Inner Secrets : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Discogs.com: Four Tops - Meeting of the Minds (1974) album
  12. ^ Discogs.com: Four Tops - "One Chain Don't Make No Prison" (1974) single
  13. ^ AllMusic.com: Classics IV - "Stormy" single in 1968 as No. 5 on The Billboard Hot 100
  14. ^ Discogs.com: Classics IV - "Stormy"/"24 Hours of Loneliness" (1968) single
  15. ^ Discogs.com: Classics IV - "Stormy"/"Soul Train" (1968) single
  16. ^ Discogs.com: Classics IV - Stormy (1968) EP
  17. ^ Discogs.com: Classics IV - Mamas and Papas/Soul Train (1968) album
  18. ^ Discogs.com: Classics IV - Stormy (1970) album
  19. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Santana – Inner Secrets". Music Canada. 
  20. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Inner Secrets" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select SANTANA and click OK
  21. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Inner Secrets". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Inner Secrets in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  22. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Inner Secrets". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH