"All That I Am" review
SantanaвАЩs "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, will.i.am, 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¬Ѓ 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 SantanaвАЩs 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:
вАЬCarlos 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 вАШMy ManвАЩ on which Blige and OutkastвАЩs Big Boi bring out the fly guy in Santana and вАШTwistedвАЩ with Anthony Hamilton, his soulful side. On four tracks Santana fires up his trademark spicy Latin-rock jams. Very Good.вАЭ - People Magazine
вАЬвАЩAll That I AmвАЩ 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 вАШI'm Feeling YouвАЩ, fronted by Michelle Branch. вАШMy ManвАЩ (Mary J. Blige) has melodic heft and вАШJust Feel BetterвАЩ gives Tyler his most fluid pop song since вАШDon't Wanna Miss a Thing.вАЩвАЭ - N.Y. Daily News
вАЬThe Santana band astounds. The вАШAll That I AmвАЩ album is full of catchy hits and great musicianship.вАЭ - Roger Friedman, Fox News
An inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Carlos Santana has won ten Grammy¬Ѓ Awards, sold more than 90 million records, and performed to over 100 million people. Ever since SantanaвАЩs 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.