Santana’s ‘Zebop!’

Santana’s ‘Zebop!’ is their eleventh studio album featuring Alex Ligertwood on vocals and released in April 1981 by Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Changes (Cat Stevens) – 04:27 . 2.E Papa Ré (Carlos Santana, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilató, Alex Ligertwood) – 04:32 . 3.Primera Invasion (Graham Lear, David Margen, Alan Pasqua, Carlos Santana) – 02:08 . 4.Searchin’ (Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana, Chris Solberg) – 03:54 . 5.Over And Over (Rick Meyers) – 04:46 . 6.Winning (Russ Ballard) – 03:28 . 7.Tales Of Kilimanjaro (Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana) – 03:24 . 8.The Sensitive Kind (J.J. Cale) – 03:32 . 9.American Gypsy (Russ Ballard, Graham Lear, Alex Ligertwood) – 03:39 . 10.I Love You Much Too Much (Alexander Olshanetsky, Don Raye, Chaim Tauber) – 04:43 . 11.Brightest Star (Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana) – 04:49 . 12.Hannibal (Alex Ligertwood, Alan Pasqua, Marcus Miller, Rékow, Carlos Santana) – 03:41

Musicians : Alex Ligertwood – Vocals . Carlos Santana – Guitar, Percussion, Vocals . Chris Solberg – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals . Alan Pasqua – Keyboards, Vocals . Richard Baker – Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer . David Margen – Bass . Graham Lear – Drums . Armando Peraza – Bongos, Percussion, Vocals . Raul Rekow – Congas, Percussion, Background Vocals . Orestes Vilató – Percussion, Timbales, Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Carlos Santana, Bill Graham Keith Olsen – Engineer . Fred Catero – Engineer

Recorded 1980 – 1981.

Released In April 1981 By Columbia.

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fairyeee @ RateYourMusic
The people in and around the band may have had the misconception that good covers have always been the backbone of Santana‘s art and it is a good thing for a band to keep in sync with the times, whatever that means. […]

allmusic
Zebop!‘s formula is simple, and all of the songs carry an appeal that is aimed at a wider and more marketable audience base, with Changes, Searchin, and I Love You Much Too Much coming through as efficient yet not overly extravagant rock & roll efforts. […]

JazzMusicArchives.com
Having re-listened to the album these last few weeks, I must say that it is not as bad as I remembered it (bar the real stiiiiiiiiiiiinkers), but it will remain an 80’s thing with short tracks (meaning the duds are so also) with it’s fair share of repeatings […]

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