At last !! a new Santana album that rawks !!

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  1. Chrome Dinette

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    His version of Fat Bottomed Girls with Justin Bieber is off the chain.
     
  2. Galo

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    I quote..."the best guitar work he has done in a long time"

    Am I glad he jumped the shark as some of u might say...finally I get to listen to some serious guitar playing. FWEIW.
    Adios
     
  3. ak301

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    As a life long Def Lep fan I was suprised to hear Santana was doing Photograph on this album.
    I've just listened to it on You Tube and to be honest his guitar playing doesn't really do much for me on it.
    I dont like his tone, some of the fills and the main solo seem to just meander along and the arrangement looses the flow of the song in places.
    I guess I'm too close to the playing on the original to be positive towards something so different, however that singer sounds awesome.
    I'm not very familiar with him here in the UK but his really voice suits it.

    Plus the opening riff doesn't sound right with just one guitarist playing it.

    As for the debate about Santanas legacy, he's one of THE guitarists in the history and development of electric lead guitar. Sure he's not what he was but some of his early stuff is sublime.
     
  4. Paul Conway

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    Yup. I, Abraxas and III are all essential. But people forget that back then, Santana was a band, and that they were an enormous boot up the arse of rock music, especially rhythmically. Michael Shrieve was/is incredible.
     
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    For all the naysayers, it could have been worse. Just wait for the album of Children's Songs:

     
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    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Yesterday, I was finally able to listen to the first 7 songs on the CD straight through. The music isn't horrible and I like Carlos's phrasing here and there but seriously, the only reason he can get away with this is his storied past. Otherwise, who the heck would buy or listen to this? :confused:
     
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    The same people who pay good money to go see once-famous, where-are-they-now bands that have exactly 1 original band member.
     
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    So far I like it just fine. Nice to hear some rock for awhile. Just chill.
     
  10. doomedfuzz

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    I was driving back from my grandmother's funeral last weekend listening to the Classic Vinyl station on my satellite radio in the car and they kept playing tracks from the album all weekend, I heard probably 5-6 of them and they were just horrible. Photograph was really, really bad. Someone said it sounded like a wedding cover band, I thought the same thing! Pass on this one and I give it a great big fail - and I am a Santana fan usually.
     
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    A google search for this turned up nothing. I am very very disappointed.
     
  12. Marc Roy

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    Please tell me you're joking. Justin Bieber doing "Fat Bottomed Girls"? Just thinking about it makes me want to puke. Freddy Mercury would surely roll in his grave.
     
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    I bought the CD yesterday and have listened to half of it a couple times. When you're at his level and doing covers I think at the end of the day you have to say you've added something that maybe wasn't there or at least offered a cool variation. I think he did that with "Riders on the Storm, "While My guitar Gently weeps", and the ACDC tune. the Cream and Led Zep tunes were pure wankery, sounded like he was just jamming with a cover band. The Stones tune and that song Photograph were real light in the britches. I still love the guy, and he got my money again as he's been doing for 40 years or so now but, let's put this stuff behind us and start working a real collection of songs with some guys that will challenge a bit.
     
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    I was just kidding. There was a thread on another message board where there were lots of posts postulating what else could have been on this album.

    Other possibilities:

    Ice Cream Man w/ Toby Keith

    Move On Up (feat. 311)

    Kick Out the Jams - (featuring the Jonas Brothers)

    Everything Zen - (featuring Kate Bush)

    Have You Never Been Mellow (featuring Wyclef Jean and Macy Grey)
     
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    I bought the CD, but was reading Guitar World and he talks about doing "Fortunate Son" but I dont hear it on my CD.
    Anybody know if it was just on a special edition or something?
     
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    I kind of liked that actually... :hide
     
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    You forgot the screaming step and a half bend at the end of that "phrase."
     
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    I finally watched my TIVO of him performing on the Tonight Show last night with India.Arie and it was the worst performance I've seen of him. Even my wife said it was horrible! That tune just wasn't right in any way. He (and she) did nothing for that song, except a disservice.

    Now, I've loved Santana long time (I saw him at Woodstock and with Janis Joplin) but this was just a disgrace and I'd been hoping to actually buy the album.

    I think I'll pass...
     
  19. Galo

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    maybe Better http://www.lopeztonight.com/episode_recaps_and_highlights/santana_and_india_arie_weep.php


     
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    Overall, I find it to be a horrible choice of material. Photograph... Back in Black.... Dance the Night Away... Smoke on the Water.... Seriously??? This looks like the setlist of songs that I never want to hear again from a bad 70's-80's cover band.

    I'm a long time Carlos fan, and I love his playing (even if he has been playing the same licks for 20 years). Come on Carlos, you can do better!
     

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