Marathon (Santana album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1979
StudioThe Automatt, San Francisco, California
GenreR&B, rock,[1] jazz fusion
ProducerKeith Olsen, Santana, David DeVore
Santana chronology
Inner Secrets
Singles from Marathon
  1. "You Know That I Love You"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC[2]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[3]

Marathon is the eleventh studio album by Santana. This marked the beginning of the group's commercial slide, in spite of having the Top 40 hit "You Know That I Love You". Alex Ligertwood, who would sing with the group throughout the 1980s, joined the group for this album.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Marathon" (Carlos Santana) - 1:28
  2. "Lightning in the Sky" (Santana, Chris Solberg) - 3:52
  3. "Aqua Marine" (Alan Pasqua, Santana) - 5:35
  4. "You Know That I Love You" (Alex Ligertwood, Pasqua, Santana) - 4:26
  5. "All I Ever Wanted" (Ligertwood, Santana, Solberg) – 4:02

Side two[edit]

  1. "Stand Up" (Santana, Solberg) - 4:02
  2. "Runnin" (David Margen) - 1:39
  3. "Summer Lady" (Ligertwood, Pasqua, Solberg) - 4:23
  4. "Love" (Santana, Solberg) - 3:22
  5. "Stay (Beside Me)" (Santana) - 3:50
  6. "Hard Times" (Ligertwood, Margen, Pasqua) - 3:57



Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[4] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

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


  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Marathon - Santana | AllMusic". Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via
  3. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Marathon" (in French). InfoDisc. Select SANTANA and click OK. 
  5. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Marathon". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Marathon in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Marathon". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.