Released on March 26, 1976, “Amigos” is the seventh studio album (featuring the hit “Europa”) by Santana.
Track Listing : 1.Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) (Leon Chancler, Tom Coster, David Rubinson) – 08:15 . 2.Take Me With You (Leon Chancler, Tom Coster) – 05:27 . 3.Let Me (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 04:51 . 4.Gitano (Armando Peraza) – 06:13 . 5.Tell Me Are You Tired (Leon Chancler, Tom Coster) – 05:42 . 6.Europa (Earth’S Cry Heaven’S Smile) (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 05:06 . 7.Let It Shine (David Brown, Ray Gardner) – 05:43
Musicians : Carlos Santana – Vocals, Guitar, Percussion . David Brown – Bass Guitar . Tom Coster – Keyboards, Vocals . Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – Drums, Percussion . Armando Peraza – Percussion, Vocals . Greg Walker – Vocals . Ivory Stone – Vocals . Julia Tillman Waters – Vocals . Maxine Willard Waters – Vocals . Santana – Band
Production : Produced By David Rubinson . Fred Catero – Engineer
Package : Tadanori Yokoo – Design
Recorded 1975 – 1976 At Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco.
Released On March 26, 1976 By Columbia.
I hesitate to call this a safe album, but in a way, that’s what it is. Amigos is Santana at its most consistent — perhaps in an effort to win back listeners disaffected by the long delay between albums. For fans, it is indispensable. For new listeners, a treat. […]
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Unfortunately, Coster sounds like he’d listened to Wired over and over again until the needle wore out; he filches every last gimmick out of Jan Hammer’s bag of Arp and Moog synth tricks, with exactly the same jazz and funk influences. […]
I’m of the opinion that Amigos is certainly Santana‘s best work in a few years. A totally enjoyable CD and an outstanding release. What I call must have music […]