Welcome (Santana album)
|Studio album by Santana|
|Released||November 9, 1973|
|Recorded||April to June 1973|
|Producer||Carlos Santana, Mike Shrieve, Tom Coster|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Welcome is the fifth studio album by Santana, released in 1973. It followed the jazz-fusion formula that the preceding Caravanserai had inaugurated, but with an expanded and different lineup this time. Gregg Rolie had left the band along with Neal Schon to form Journey, and they were replaced by Tom Coster, Leon Thomas and John McLaughlin, who had collaborated with Carlos Santana on Love Devotion Surrender. Welcome also featured John Coltrane's widow, Alice, as a pianist on the album's opening track, "Going Home" and Flora Purim (the wife of Airto Moreira) on vocals. Because this album was far more experimental than their first four albums, Welcome did not feature any hit singles.
|1.||"Going Home"||instrumental||spiritual adapted from Antonín Dvořák's "New World Symphony"; arr.: Alice Coltrane and Santana Band||4:10|
|2.||"Love, Devotion & Surrender"||Carlos Santana||Carlos Santana, Richard Kermode||3:35|
|3.||"Samba de Sausalito"||instrumental||José Areas||3:08|
|4.||"When I Look into Your Eyes"||Michael Shrieve||Michael Shrieve, Tom Coster||5:49|
|5.||"Yours Is the Light"||Michael Shrieve||Richard Kermode||5:44|
|1.||"Mother Africa"||instrumental||Herbie Mann; arr.: Tom Coster, Carlos Santana||5:54|
|2.||"Light of Life"||Carlos santana||Carlos Santana, Richard Kermode, Tom Coster||3:49|
|3.||"Flame - Sky"||instrumental||Doug Rauch, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin||11:32|
2003 remastered CD edition bonus track
- "Mantra" (Santana, Shrieve, Coster) – 6:10
- Carlos Santana – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, kalimba, percussion, vocals, producer
- Tom Coster – Yamaha organ, Hammond organ, electric piano, acoustic piano, organ, marimba, percussion, strings arrangements (7), vocals, producer
- Richard Kermode – Hammond organ, mellotron, electric piano, acoustic piano, marimba, shekere, percussion
- Douglas Rauch – bass guitar
- Michael Shrieve – drums, producer
- José "Chepito" Areas – percussion, conga, timbales
- Armando Peraza – percussion, conga, bongos, cabasa, vocals
- Leon Thomas – lead vocals (2, 4, 7), whistling (5)
- Wendy Haas – vocals (2, 4)
- Flora Purim – lead vocals (5)
- John McLaughlin – guitar (8)
- Joe Farrell – solo flute (4)
- Bob Yance – flute (4, 5)
- Mel Martin – flute (4, 5)
- Douglas Rodriguez – rhythm guitar (4)
- Tony Smith – drums (3)
- Jules Broussard – soprano saxophone (6)
- Greg Adams – strings arrangements (7)
- Glen Kolotkin - engineer
- Bob Irwin - 2003 CD reissue producer
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||50,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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- "Santana: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- "Canadian album certifications – Santana – Welcome". Music Canada.
- "British album certifications – Santana – Welcome". British Phonographic Industry. Enter Welcome in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
- "American album certifications – Santana – Welcome". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH