- Record Label: Arista
- Release Date: Sep 21, 2010
There are no reinterpretations--not even the Nas-fronted "Back in Black" changes the song much--just restatements of riffs and replicated effects, each familiar element offering a reminder that Santana, Davis, and company chose to take the easy road by settling for gauche pop instead of guitar rock, winding up with a truly terrible album.
Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings
Nov 5, 2010I try to find the positive in everything I listen to, but this is one occasion where I can't do so. This is a huge disappointment. I looked atI try to find the positive in everything I listen to, but this is one occasion where I can't do so. This is a huge disappointment. I looked at some of the artists who were featured on this compilation and while I didn't like a few, I did like some. Doesn't matter because no one, not even Santana, can save this album. I'm not quite sure how the record execs didn't hear this and try to stop it from being put out to the masses. One of the worst albums I've ever heard.… Full Review »
Sep 26, 2014I love Santana, and nobody will ever be able to convince me that "Supernatural" was anything but amazing. This album takes the same formula ofI love Santana, and nobody will ever be able to convince me that "Supernatural" was anything but amazing. This album takes the same formula of collaborating with many different artists in an attempt to keep the album diverse, and applies it to covering "the best" guitar songs of rock history. Unfortunately, this effort was doomed to fall short. by trying to give every song a Latin flair, Santana neutered the raw emotion that made many of these songs great to begin with, especially "Fortunate Son" (nobody ruins Creedence and gets away with it). However, I do believe the album stays afloat, buoyed almost entirely by Santana's incredible guitar (augmented by some experimentation with distortion) and some very talented guests. In particular, Nas in "Back in Black" and India Arie in "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". All in all, it's a very good soundtrack for a summer party or running playlist.… Full Review »
Jul 14, 2014I think it is a very interesting show of Santana's ability to shred. The sounds are as crisp as you can get from the very high to the veryI think it is a very interesting show of Santana's ability to shred. The sounds are as crisp as you can get from the very high to the very low. He lights up the sky with sound and with the many singers gives us a new sound of some golden oldies and of a couple of not so oldies. Would like to see a concert that goes with this album. And for those who complain about the sound being like a cover band, bet you never heard a cover band do it this good!… Full Review »