Santana – Supernatural (Epic #283)

The Epic 2017 Project #283: 171010

Santana – Supernatural (1999)

Santana’s 17th studio album was released in June 1999. It went on to win eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year as well as three Latin Grammy Awards including Record of the Year.

The album, conceived by Clive Davis and A&R’d by Pete Ganbarg, was a major global hit, eventually selling more than 30 million copies.It is the most successful album by Santana, hitting the number one spot in ten countries, including the United States. It is also the highest-selling album of original material released by any artist who had already been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame prior to its release and second highest-selling overall behind The Beatles compilation album 1.

The album included two major hit singles. “Smooth”, which featured Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas on vocals, was the first. And the follow-up, “Maria Maria” (which featured The Product G&B), reached the No.1 slot in several countries. Santana and Rob Thomas won three Grammy Awards for their collaboration on the song “Smooth” while Santana and Everlast won another for the song “Put Your Lights On”. Santana also won a Grammy for “Maria Maria”. Carlos Santana became the first Hispanic to win the Record of the Year Grammy Award, while the Album of the Year Grammy Award was bestowed upon Clive Davis.

Among the other guest artists are Eric Clapton, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews, ManĂ¡, KC Porter and Cee-Lo Green.

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Quantic Soul Orchestra – Stampede (Epic 2017 #238)

The Epic 2017 Project #238: 170826

Quantic Soul Orchestra – Stampede (2003)

Always nice to feature some local flavour on JemTunes. So here’s a bit of Quantic from Brighton.

The Quantic Soul Orchestra is a live band project of musician and DJ, Will Holland. Holland has recorded under several names, but the most notable is Quantic. The Should Orchestra was his first collaborative project, and ‘Stampede, the first studio album, released on Tru Thoughts in 2003.

The band’s line-up changes from album to album, with sometime members including Holland’s sister, saxophonist Lucy Holland, his Limp Twins collaborator Russ Porter and former Hardkandy member Simon Little. Will Holland plays guitar and bass, and performs some of the percussion.

Their music focuses on reviving a dusty funk and jazz sound. They are signed to the Tru Thoughts label and have released four albums to date as well as a collaborative album with renowned funk and soul artist Spanky Wilson.

Holland is now based in Columbia.