Santana release their eighth album : ‘Festival’ (1977)

Santana’s ‘Festival’ is their eighth studio album produced by David Rubinson and released in January 1977 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Carnaval (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 02:15 . 2.Let The Children Play (Leon Patillo, Carlos Santana) – 03:28 . 3.Jugando (J. Areasm Carlos Santana) – 02:12 . 4.Give Me Love (Pablo Tellez ) – 04:29 . 5.Verão Vermelho ( Nonato Buzar) – 05:00 . 6.Let The Music Set You Free (Tom Coster, Leon Patillo, David Rubinson, Carlos Santana) – 03:39 . 7.Revelations (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 04:37 . 8.Reach Up (Tom Coster, Leon Patillo, D. David Rubinson, Carlos Santana) – 05:23 . 9.The River (Leon Patillo, Carlos Santana) – 04:53 . 10.Try A Little Harder (Leon Patillo) – 05:04 . 11.María Caracóles (Traditional) – 04:32

Musicians : Oren Waters – Vocals, Background Vocals . Maxine Willard Waters – Vocals, Background Vocals . Francisco Zavala – Vocals, Background Vocals . Leon Patillo – Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals . Tom Coster – Keyboards, Percussion, Synthesizer, Vocals . Pablo Tellez – Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals . Paul Jackson – Bass . Gaylord Birch – Drums, Percussion, Tympani . José Chepitó Areas – Conga, Percussion, Timbales . Raul Rekow – Conga, Percussion, Background Vocals . Joel Badie – Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals . Julia Waters – Background Vocals . Santana – Band

Production : Produced By David Rubinson & Friends, Inc. . Fred Catero – Engineer . David Rubinson – Engineer

Recorded 1976.

Released In January 1977 By Columbia.

Package : David Singer – Artwork . Cosmic Sound-Delight – Photography .


Rolling Stone
Though this record is far stronger on the whole than Amigos, it lacks that album’s memorable chordal quirks and peaks of intensity, sometimes sounding like a prisoner of its own commercial aspirations. […]

skater @ RateYourMusic
This was probably my least favourite Santana record when I first bought it, however listening to it now it is much better than I recall. The music is top notch with DC Santana scorching some guitar work and the rest of the musicians are very good. […]

If any doubt still existed that the group was no longer a band of equals but a platform for its lead guitarist, the current lineup dispelled that; Carlos Santana was now the only original member of the band left. […]


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