1999 Santana – Supernatural

Supernatural is the eighteenth studio album by Latin rock band Santana, released on June 15, 1999, on Arista Records. After Santana found themselves without a label in the mid-1990s, founding member and guitarist Carlos Santana began talks with Arista president Clive Davis. Davis had originally signed the group to Columbia Records in 1969 when he was president of that label. Santana and Davis collaborated with A&R man Pete Ganbarg, as Santana wanted to focus on pop and radio-friendly material; he collaborating with contemporary guest artists including Eric Clapton, Rob Thomas, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews, Maná, KC Porter and CeeLo Green.

Supernatural was a commercial success worldwide, generating renewed interest in Santana’s music. It reached No. 1 in eleven countries, including the US for 12 non-consecutive weeks, where it is certified 15× platinum. The first of six singles from the album, “Smooth” featuring Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas, was a number one success worldwide and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks. The next, “Maria Maria”, featuring the Product G&B, was number one in the US for 10 weeks. Supernatural has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide.

At the 2000 Grammy Awards, Supernatural won nine Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, making Santana the first Hispanic to do so, and Best Rock Album, tying the record held by Michael Jackson for the most number of awards in one night. Davis won Album of the Year. Santana also won three Latin Grammy Awards including Record of the Year


1  (Da Le) Yaleo (Carlos Santana; Christian Polloni; Shakara Mutela) 05:53
2  Love of My Life (Carlos Santana; Dave Matthews) 05:48
3  Put Your Lights On (Erik Schrody) 04:45
4  Africa Bamba (Carlos Santana; Ismaila Touré; Karl Perazzo; Sixu Tidiane Touré) 04:42
5  Smooth (Itaal Shur; Rob Thomas) 04:58
6  Do You Like the Way (Lauryn Hill) 05:55
7  Maria Maria (Carlos Santana; Jerry Duplessis; Karl Perazzo; Raul Rekow; Wyclef Jean) 04:22
8  Migra (Carlos Santana; Rachid Taha; Tony Lindsay) 05:29
9  Corazon Espinado (Fher Olvera) 04:35
10  Wishing It Was (Eagle-Eye Cherry; John King; Mark Ramos Nishita; Mike Simpson) 04:52
11  El Farol (Carlos Santana; KC Porter) 04:51
12  Primavera (JB Eckl; KC Porter) 06:19
13  The Calling (Carlos Santana; Chester D Thompson) 12:26


BassBenny Rietveld
DrumsRodney Holmes
GuitarCarlos Santana
KeyboardsChester D Thompson
CongasRaul Rekow
PercussionKarl Perazzo
VocalsTony Lindsay

Other Musicians

1 (Da Le) Yaleo

DrumsBilly Johnson
TromboneJose Abel Figueroa
TromboneMic Gillette
TrumpetMarvin McFadden
TrumpetMic Gillette

2 Love of My Life

DrumsCarter Beauford
KeyboardsGeorge Whitty
CongasKarl Perazzo
VocalsDave Matthews

3 Put Your Lights On

CongasCarlos Santana
PercussionCarlos Santana

4 Africa Bamba

DrumsHoracio Hernandez
Background VocalsKarl Perazzo
Background VocalsTony Lindsay
VocalsCarlos Santana

5 Smooth

TromboneJeff Cressman
TromboneJose Abel Figueroa
TrumpetBill Ortiz
TrumpetJulius Melendez
VocalsRob Thomas

6 Do You Like the Way

BassTom Barney
GuitarAl Anderson
GuitarFrancis Dunnery
KeyboardsLoris Holland
ProgrammingChe Pope
ProgrammingKobie Brown
FlugelhornEarl Gardner
FluteDanny Wilensky
SaxDanny Wilensky
TromboneSteve Turre
TrumpetEarl Gardner
TubaJoe Daley
VocalsLauryn Hill

7 Maria Maria

VocalsCarlos Santana
VocalsDavid McRae
VocalsMarvin Moore-Hough

8 Migra

TromboneMic Gillette
TromboneRamon Flores
TrumpetJose Abel Figueroa
TrumpetMarvin McFadden
TrumpetMic Gillette
BellsCarlos Santana
VocalsKC Porter
VocalsKarl Perazzo
VocalsTony Lindsay

9 Corazon Espinado

BassJuan Calleros
DrumsAlex Gonzalez
GuitarSergio Vallin
KeyboardsAlberto Salas
TimbalesKarl Perazzo
Background VocalsAlex Gonzalez
Background VocalsGonzalo Chomat
VocalsFher Olvera

10 Wishing It Was

TimbalesKarl Perazzo
PercussionRaul Rekow
Background VocalsChad Howlett
Background VocalsEarl Bryant
VocalsEagle-Eye Cherry

11 El Farol

DrumsGregg Bissonette
GuitarRaul Pacheco
KeyboardsKC Porter
ProgrammingKC Porter
TimbalesKarl Perazzo

12 Primavera

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJimmy Keegan
GuitarJB Eckl
KeyboardsKC Porter
ProgrammingKC Porter
CongasLuis Conte
TimbalesKarl Perazzo
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsCarlos Santana
Background VocalsFher Olvera
Background VocalsKarl Perazzo
Background VocalsTony Lindsay
VocalsKC Porter

13 The Calling

GuitarEric Clapton
ProgrammingMike Mani
PercussionCarlos Santana
VocalsJeanie Tracy
VocalsTony Lindsay

Liner Notes

Producer – Carlos Santana (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 8, 13)
Producer – Stephen Harris (Track 2)
Producer – Dante Ross (Track 3)
Producer – Matt Serletic (Track 5)
Producer – Lauryn Hill (Track 6)
Producer – Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean (Track 7)
Producer – KC Porter (Tracks 8, 9, 11, 12)
Producer – Fher Olvera (Track 9)
Producer – John King, Mike Simpson (Track 10)
Co-producer – Alex Gonzales (Track 9)
Co-producer – Art Hodge, Charles Goodan (Track 10)
Producer (Additional) – T-Ray (Track 10)
Producer (Associate) – JB Eckl (Tracks 11, 12)
Arranged By – Lauryn Hill (Track 6)
Directed By (Vocals) – Jose Quintana (Track 9)
Edited By (Pro Tools) – Mario De Arce (Track 6)
Edited By (Pro Tools) – Andre Zweers (Track 13)
Engineer – Mike Couzzi (Tracks 1, 4)
Engineer – Glen Kolotkin (Tracks 1, 11, 12)
Engineer – Steve Fontano (Tracks 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Engineer – Jim Gaines (Tracks 2, 8, 11, 12)
Engineer – John Seymour (Track 2)
Engineer – John Gamble (Track 3)
Engineer – Commissioner Gordon, Tony Prendatt (Track 6)
Engineer – Andy Grassi, Chris Theis (Track 7)
Engineer – Jeff Poe, John Karpowich (Tracks 8, 11, 12)
Engineer – Benny Faccone (Track 9)
Engineer – Anton Pukshansky, David Frazer (Track 10)
Engineer – Alvaro Villagra, Jim Scott, Matthew Spindel (Track 12)
Engineer (Additional) – Steve Fontano (Tracks 6, 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Andy Salas, Dave Dar (Track 2)
Engineer (Assistant) – Michael Anderson (Tracks 3, 8)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jamie Siegel (Track 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Chuck Bailey, Jason Groucott (Track 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Adam Olmstead, Andy Haller, Claudio Leiva, Tony Flores (Track 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Bill Kinsley, Billy Konkel, Tracey Brown (Track 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Ben Conrad, Frank Rinella (Track 13)
Mastered By – Ted Jensen (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen (Track 5)
Mixed By – Jim Gaines (Tracks 1, 2, 4)
Mixed By – Tom Lord-Alge (Track 3)
Mixed By – David Thoener (Track 5)
Mixed By – Warren Riker (Track 6)
Mixed By – Andy Grassi (Track 7)
Mixed By – Jeff Poe (Tracks 8, 11, 12)
Mixed By – Benny Faccone (Track 9)
Mixed By – T-Ray (Track 10)
Mixed By – Steve Fontano (Track 13)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Steve Fontano (Tracks 1, 2)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Ben Conrad (Tracks 1, 4, 13)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Femio Hernandez (Track 3)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Andy Haller (Tracks 5, 9)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Michael McCoy (Track 7)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Adam Olmstead, Claudio Leiva, Tony Flores (Track 9)
Recorded By – David Thoener (Track 5)
Recorded By (Assistant) – Steve Fontano (Track 5)

Art Direction – Carlos Santana
Art Direction (Assistant), Graphic Design – Su. Suttle
Photography By – Jay Blakesberg

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