“All That I Am” Review

Santana’s “All That I Am” (Arista Records) is the #1 artist album today with its entry at #2 (to the Now compilation) on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with 142,309 units scanned according to Nielsen SoundScan.  The album also entered the digital charts at #1 today and held the #1 spot at iTunes all week.

 The new CD marks the third Santana album release on Arista Records and features a Who’s Who of world class musicians artists including Steven Tyler, Michelle Branch & The Wreckers, OutKast’s Big Boi, Mary J. Blige, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Sean Paul, Los Lonely Boys, Joss Stone,, Anthony Hamilton, Bo Bice and Robert Randolph.  Carlos Santana co-produced “All That I Am” with Arista/J Records founder/BMG U.S. Chairman & CEO Clive Davis, who also produced the multi-platinum and Grammy® award winning albums “Supernatural” and “Shaman”, which have sold 30 million copies world wide in just six years since their release.

Arista Records will be releasing Santana’s Live By Request DVD in Target stores November 15, a compelling collection of live performances of material from the past two massively successful albums, as well as showcasing outstanding performances of Santana classics.

“All That I Am” has been receiving rave reviews from the press:

“Carlos Santana continues his collaborative magic.  With Mary J. Blige, Steven Tyler, reggae star Sean Paul and Los Lonely Boys, the guitar god covers the full spectrum.  Fresh and funky is ‘My Man’ on which Blige and Outkast’s Big Boi bring out the fly guy in Santana and ‘Twisted’ with Anthony Hamilton, his soulful side.  On four tracks Santana fires up his trademark spicy Latin-rock jams.  Very Good.” – People Magazine

“’All That I Am’ enlivens the original Supernatural mold by featuring compositions worthy of its contributors.  From OutKast’s Big Boi to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, the songs themselves co-star – including ‘I’m Feeling You’, fronted by Michelle Branch.  ‘My Man’ (Mary J. Blige) has melodic heft and ‘Just Feel Better’ gives Tyler his most fluid pop song since ‘Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.’” –  N.Y. Daily News

“The Santana band astounds.  The ‘All That I Am’ album is full of catchy hits and great musicianship.” –  Roger Friedman, Fox News

An inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Carlos Santana has won ten Grammy® Awards, sold more than 90 million records, and performed to over 100 million people. Ever since Santana’s electrifying performance at the original Woodstock in 1969, Carlos has been a globally renowned artist who continues to evolve and grow with every new endeavor.  “All That I Am” builds on the legacy of one of the most extraordinary creative and personal journeys in music.