Santana’s ‘Beyond Appearances’

Santana’s ‘Beyond Appearances’ is their thirteenth studio album recorded in California in 1984 and released in February 1985 by Columbia.,

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Track Listing : 1.Breaking Out (Alphonso Johnson, Alex Ligertwood) – 04:30 . 2.Written In Sand (Mitchell Froom, Jerry Stahl) – 03:49 . 3.Brotherhood (David Sancious, Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson) – 02:26 . 4.Spirit (Alphonso Johnson, Alex Ligertwood, Raul Rekow) – 05:04 . 5.Right Now (Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana) – 05:58 . 6.Who Loves You (Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson, Orestes Vilato) – 04:06 . 7.I’M The One Who Loves You (Curtis Mayfield) – 03:17 . 8.Say It Again (Val Garay, Steve Goldstein, Anthony Lapeau) – 03:27 . 9.Two Points Of View (Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana) – 04:54 . 10.How Long (Robbie Patton) – 04:00 . 11.Touchdown Raiders (Carlos Santana) – 03:08

Musicians : Carlos Santana – Guitar, Acoustic 12-String Guitar, Vocals . Alphonso Johnson – Bass . Chester D. Thompson – Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards, Organ . David Sancious – Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Guitar . Chester Cortez Thompson – Drums, Bass Pedals . Greg Walker – Lead And Background Vocals . Alex Ligertwood – Rhythm Guitar, Lead And Background Vocals, Harmony . Bryan Garofalo – Bass . Steve Goldstein – Synthesizer, Keyboards . Craig Krampf – Drums, Dmx Drum Machine . Armando Peraza – Bongos, Percussion, Shakers, Congas . Orestes Vilato – Bells, Timbales, Percussion, Cymbals, Woodblocks, Vocals . Mitchell Froom – String Synthesizer . Raul Rekow – Chekere, Congas, Shakers, Vocals . David Adelstein – Synthesizer, Dmx Drum Machine, Synthesizer Bass . John Woodhead – Guitar . Anthony Lapeau – Background Vocals . Craig Hull – Guitar . F. Bob Getter – String Bass . Santana – Band

Production : Produced By Val Garay . Richard Bosworth – Engineer . Wayne Lewis – Assistant Engineer . Duane Saykora – Assistant Engineer

Recorded 1984 At Record One, Los Angeles And Plant Studios, Sausalito.

Released In February 1985 By Columbia.

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Rolling Stone
It’s hard to blame the band for this debacle, though. In fact, given the talent assembled – keyboardist David Sancious, bassist Alphonso Johnson, drummer Chester Thompson – Santana may have been better off going for a jazz-fusion feel than forcing a pop approach. As it is, Beyond Appearances hardly bears consideration on any level. […]

tallred0 @ RateYourMusic
The best thing about it is the trippy album cover. A couple of good songs, that’s about it. […]

allmusic
Santana‘s final Hot 100 entry until “Smooth” in 1999 (a remake of Curtis Mayfield’s “I’m The One Who Loves You” hit #102), but this latest pop interpretation of the Santana sound did not endear it to fans, […]

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Santana’s ‘Beyond Appearances’

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