Thursday, May 16, 2013

Album 365: Day 220 - Santana - Shape Shifter

Shape Shifter

Favorite tracks: Nomad, Mr. Szabo, Canela
Sleeper tracks: Angelica Faith, Never the Same Again

I have 3 Santana albums.  This one, Supernatural (who doesn't have that?) and Abraxas.  I will listen to Abraxas 10 times more than this one.

I got this album based on Dennis Chambers drumming on it.  I was thrilled to go see Santana at the Excel a couple years ago and finding out Dennis was drumming for him for that show.  I was eager to get this record because I thought that Dennis would kill it on a rhythmic, vocal-less record.  I was disappointed when it was a stripped down version of his drumming.

The songs are good but nothing I would want to listen to frequently.  I would suggest giving it a listen at least once.  There are some tasty guitar solos during some songs.

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