Santana IV

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Santana IV
Santana IV (Front Cover).png
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 15, 2016
Recorded2014–2015
GenreLatin rock
Length75:26[1]
LabelRCA
ProducerSantana
Santana chronology
Corazón – Live from Mexico: Live It To Believe It
(2014)
Santana IV
(2016)
In Search of Mona Lisa
(2019)
Singles from Santana IV
  1. "Anywhere You Want to Go[2]"
    Released: 5 February 2016
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic65/100 [3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [4]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars [5]

Santana IV is the twenty-fourth studio album (thirty eighth album overall) by American rock band Santana, released in April 2016.

Overview[edit]

The album reunited most of the surviving members from the early 1970s lineup of the band (including Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve) and was the first time that the quintet had recorded together since 1971's Santana III.[6] Timbalist José Areas was not invited to participate.[7] Joining these "core" members were later Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.[2] Santana IV included 16 new tracks written and produced by the band.

Origins[edit]

The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went on to suggest that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called Santana IV (picking up where they left off on Santana III). After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, resulting in 16 new tracks that combined their signature elements of Afro-Latin rhythms, vocals, blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and percussion work.

Santana said, of the restored lineup: "It was magical, we didn't have to try to force the vibe – it was immense. From there, we then needed to come up with a balance of songs and jams that people would immediately identify as classic Santana."[8]

Promotion[edit]

The first single from Santana IV, entitled "Anywhere You Want to Go", was released on February 5, 2016.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, Santana IV debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, with 42,000 album-equivalent units; it sold 40,000 copies in its first week.[9] Santana IV became Santana's fourteenth top ten album on the Billboard 200.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Writing credits and songs' lengths are in accord with album's inner notes.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Yambu"Santana, Perazzo3:27
2."Shake It"Schon, Rolie, Carabello, Perazzo arr: Santana4:45
3."Anywhere You Want to Go"Rolie arr: Rolie5:05
4."Fillmore East"Santana, Schon, Rolie, Shrieve, Carabello, Rietveld, Perazzo arr: Santana7:44
5."Love Makes the World Go Round" (featuring Ronald Isley)Santana, Nuru Kane, Thierry Fournel arr: Santana4:20
6."Freedom in Your Mind" (featuring Ronald Isley)Santana, Kenneth Okulolo arr: Santana5:30
7."Choo Choo"Santana, Igor Len, Schon, Rolie, Carabello arr: Santana4:10
8."All Aboard"Santana arr: Santana2:03
9."Sueños"Santana, Rietveld arr: Rietveld5:15
10."Caminando"Santana, Schon, Carabello, Perrazo arr: Santana4:21
11."Blues Magic"Schon, Rolie, Santana4:26
12."Echizo"Schon, Shrieve3:54
13."Leave Me Alone"Shrieve, Rolie, Santana4:01
14."You and I"Rolie4:20
15."Come as You Are"Schon, Santana, Rolie, Carabello, Perazzo4:52
16."Forgiveness"Schon, Santana, Rolie, Claus Zundel (Gema)7:22

Personnel[edit]

Santana

Guest musician

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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