Oneness (Carlos Santana album)

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Oneness: Silver Dreams - Golden Reality
Studio album by Devadip Carlos Santana
Released March 1979
Length 45:55
Label Columbia
Producer Devadip Carlos Santana
Devadip Carlos Santana chronology
Inner Secrets
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]

Oneness: Silver Dreams - Golden Reality is a 1979 album by Carlos Santana. It was his second of three solo albums (the others being Illuminations and The Swing of Delight) to be released under his temporary Sanskrit name Devadip Carlos Santana, given to him by Sri Chinmoy. The album features members of the band Santana, and consists mostly of instrumental songs and ballads.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Chosen Hour"   Carlos Santana 0:36
2. "Arise Awake"   Santana 2:05
3. "Light Versus Darkness"   Santana 0:48
4. "Jim Jeannie"   Chico Hamilton 3:30
5. "Transformation Day"   Alan Hovhaness, Santana 3:45
6. "Victory"   Santana 1:10
7. "Silver Dreams Golden Smiles"   Tom Coster, Santana, Greg Walker 4:09
8. "Cry of the Wilderness"   Santana 3:11
9. "Guru's Song"   Santana 3:06
Total length:
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Oneness"   Santana 6:21
2. "Life Is Just a Passing Parade"   Santana 5:15
3. "Golden Dawn"   Santana 2:17
4. "Free as the Morning Sun"   Santana 3:16
5. "I Am Free"   Sri Chinmoy, Santana 1:27
6. "Song for Devadip"   Narada Michael Walden 5:03
Total length:

A1 to A6 recorded live in Osaka, Japan.
A7 to B6 recorded at The Automatt.


  • Greg Walker – vocals (A1, B2, B4)
  • Urmila Santana – vocals (track B5)
  • Carlos Santana – guitar, vocals
  • Chris Solberg – guitar (track B2), Hammond organ, vocals (tracks A5, B2)
  • Saunders King – guitar, vocals (track A7)
  • Tom Coster – keyboards, vocals
  • Narada Michael Walden – piano, Hammond organ (tracks A9, B6)
  • Bob Levy – strings, synthesizer (track A6)
  • Chris Rhyne – keyboards (track B2)
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear – drums
  • Pete Escovedo – timbales (track A6)
  • Armando Peraza – percussion, vocals
  • Clare Fischer – string arrangements and conductor; piano (tracks A7, B5)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "Oneness: Silver Dreams Golden Reality - Carlos Santana | AllMusic". Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: Album: Devadip Carlos Santana: Silver Dreams Golden Reality". Retrieved 28 August 2011.