Carlos Santana Havana Moon on Limited Edition 180g LP
Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades - from his earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco - Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. Long before the category now known as "world music" was named, Santana's ever-evolving sound was always ahead of its time in its universal appeal, and today registers as ideally in sync with the 21st century's pan-cultural landscape.
Originally issued in 1983, Havana Moon is the third solo album from the famed guitarist and one of his most successful endeavors outside of the Santana fold. The engaging 11-track effort is comprised of 1950s rock & roll covers and the occasional Tex-Mex flavoring and is expertly commandeered by R&B producers Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett. The proceedings are anchored by the Chuck Berry title cut and Bo Diddley's "Who Do Yo Love," while a diverse cross section of guest artists like Booker T. Jones, Willie Nelson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds take things to the next level and display Santana's well documented ability to work with outside collaborators no matter what their background.