Marathon (Santana album)

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Marathon
SantanaMarathonAlbum.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1979
StudioThe Automatt, San Francisco, California
GenreR&B, rock,[1] jazz fusion
Length40:37
LabelColumbia
ProducerKeith Olsen, Santana, David DeVore
Santana chronology
Inner Secrets
(1978)
Marathon
(1979)
Zebop!
(1981)
Singles from Marathon
  1. "You Know That I Love You"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC[2]
Rolling Stone[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

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979-1980) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[4] 9
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[5] 52
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 21
Finnish Albums (The Official Finnish Charts)[7] 13
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 40
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[10] 31
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[11] 14
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[12] 14
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 28
US Billboard 200[15] 25

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[16] Gold 100,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Gold 500,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Marathon - Santana | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved August 28, 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 robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 28, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 6876b". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Santana – Marathon" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  7. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  8. ^ "Le Détail des Albums de chaque Artiste – S". Infodisc.fr (in French). Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2012. Select Santana from the menu, then press OK.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Santana – Marathon" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  10. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970–2005 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  11. ^ "Charts.nz – Santana – Marathon". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Santana – Marathon". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Santana – Marathon". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  14. ^ "Santana | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  15. ^ "Santana Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  16. ^ "French album certifications – Santana – Marathon" (in French). InfoDisc. Select SANTANA and click OK. 
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Santana – Marathon". British Phonographic Industry.
  18. ^ "American album certifications – Santana – Marathon". Recording Industry Association of America.