Release Date: Sep 21, 2010
Record label: Arista
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock, Latin Rock
More than a decade ago, Supernatural completely changed Carlos Santana’s career. His Latin-infused classic rock sound was spiced up with a variety of modern Top 40 radio guest vocalists, thus reinventing him to older listeners and introducing him to a new generation. Supernatural is one of those rare albums that was both critically praised and loved by the public, selling millions of copies and winning nine Grammy awards.
Carlos Santana must wake up every day thanking his lucky stars for Clive Davis. For most of the past four decades, the producer/record company executive has helped keep Santana on commercial track whenever he’s wanted to veer. And it was Davis who, more than a decade ago, started putting Santana together with young, hot singers to help keep his name alive.
Carlos’ celebrated talent is bound somewhat by the pieces he’s covering here. Mike Diver 2010 Twenty-eight years passed between number one albums for Santana, 1999’s globe-conquering Supernatural the group’s first chart-topper since III of 1971. Since then, the band has enjoyed a spell at the peak of the stateside albums chart with 2002’s Shaman, and 2005’s All That I Am reached number two.