SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, May 20 and Wednesday,
May 21, Santana will return to the city in which they formed over four
decades ago to perform two special concerts at The Fillmore in San
Francisco. An extraordinary opportunity to see Santana live in an intimate
venue, the dates come on a break in-between the just-wrapped east coast
North American leg of Santana's 2008 "Live Your Light" World Tour and the
European leg, which begins June 20. The shows will feature the band
spotlighting tracks from their forthcoming 2-CD compilation
Multi-Dimensional Warrior (Columbia/Arista/Legacy). The career spanning
anthology, set for release August 5, will present twenty-eight tracks
personally selected by Carlos Santana.
Carlos Santana and the original line-up of the Santana band first
played The Fillmore in 1968. Then under the auspices of legendary promoter
Bill Graham, the venue was at the heart of the era-defining San Francisco
music scene of the day. Their set received an epic ovation, and accelerated
Santana's evolution from Bay Area icons to a globally renowned act, a
transformation that came into dramatic focus during their incendiary set at
Woodstock the following year.
Forty years later, after performing live to well over 100 million
people worldwide, Santana's celebration of Multi-Dimensional Warrior at The
Fillmore is perfectly suited for a project that looks back over the long
arc of the band's enduring history. Carlos has called the double-CD set "a
love letter to his fans," and in choosing material for it, emphasized album
cuts and personal favorites that call forth the band's hypnotic musical
power and give deeper insight into Santana's complex creative journey.
Multi-Dimensional Warrior is evenly divided between tracks with vocals
and fully instrumental compositions, with the former comprising Disc One,
and the latter, Disc Two. Spanning 1970 to 2004, it is the first
compilation to include selections from Santana's three major label
associations: Columbia, Polydor/Polygram and Arista/BMG. Carlos Santana
supervised new overdubs for five of the tracks, personally laying fresh
guitar lines on "Spirit" and "Right Now."
Previously, Santana's most recent album release was 2007's Ultimate
Santana, the only single-disc retrospective spanning the Rock and Roll Hall
of Famers' recent albums for Arista and signature classics from their
seminal Columbia years. In addition to the 2008 hit single "Into The
Night," a new track featuring Chad Kroeger on vocals, the compilation's
previously unissued material includes a version of "The Game Of Love" with
Tina Turner singing lead. Other highlights include the #1 GRAMMY-winning
smash "Smooth," featuring Rob Thomas, as well as "Oye Como Va," "Black
Magic Woman" and "Evil Ways."
Following their two Fillmore dates, the band will prepare to return to
the road -- and much larger venues -- for the remainder of their 2008 "Live
Your Light" World Tour.
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