Santana’s ‘Freedom’

Santana’s ‘Freedom’ is their fourteenth studio album featuring Buddy Miles as a vocalist and released in February 1987 by Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Veracruz (Jeffrey Cohen, Buddy Miles, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana) – 04:23 . 2.She Can’T Let Go (Jeffrey Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson, Cory Lerios) – 04:45 . 3.Once It’S Gotcha (Jeffrey Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson) – 05:42 . 4.Love Is You (Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson) – 03:54 . 5.Songs Of Freedom (Tom Coster, Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana) – 04:28 . 6.Deeper, Dig Deeper (Sterling Crew, Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson) – 04:18 . 7.Praise (Sterling Crew, Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson) – 04:36 . 8.Mandela (Armando Peraza) – 05:31 . 9.Before We Go (Jim Capaldi, Carlos Santana) – 03:54 . 10.Victim Of Circumstance (Sterling Crew, Buddy Miles, Gary Rashid, Carlos Santana) – 05:21

Musicians : Santana – Band . Carlos Santana – Guitar, Vocals . Tom Coster – Keyboards . Chester D. Thompson – Keyboards . Gregg Rolie – Synthesizer, Keyboards . Sterling Crew – Keyboards/Synths . Alphonso Alphonso Johnson – Bass . Graham Lear – Drums . Armando Peraza – Percussion, Conga . Orestes Vilató – Percussion, Timbales . Raul Rekow – Percussion, Conga, Vocals . Buddy Miles – Vocals . Pamela Rose – Vocals (Background) . Annie Stocking – Vocals (Background) . Kitty Beethoven – Vocals (Background) . Jeanie Tracy – Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Jeffrey Cohen, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson, Sterling Crew . Stuart Hirotsu – Engineer . Wayne Lewis – Assistant Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Gordon Lyon – Engineer . Bob Missbach – Engineer . Dana Jon Chapelle – Engineer . Maureen Droney – Engineer . Jim Gaines – Engineer . Jim Scott – Engineer . Jim Weyeneth – Engineer . Roosevelt T. Williams – Assistant Engineer . Ross Williams – Engineer

Package : Dennis Callahan – Photography . Ken Friedman – Photography . Marty Gessler – Art Direction

Recorded At At The Plant Studios.

Released In February 1987 By Columbia.

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Rolling Stone
Santana can certainly find a less overwrought singer than Milesand the unfocused animus behind “Songs of Freedom” is despicable, but when Santana lets only his guitar do the talking, he remains a compelling voice. […]

badliver @ RateYourMusic
The 80ties virus is still hearable at this averange Santana record!He could do it much better,this is too much pop-thrash,but some fine one like Deeper,deeper and Veracruz set a light on the end of the long dark tunnel…. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
This time there’s a pretty consistent bass-heavy funk-rock sound, looser and less slick than the early 80s albums. As a result, the percussion section gets more room to playand they sound great. The problem is, the songs – all written by the band – don’t have the great driving riffs that sloppy funk-rock needs […]

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