Shape Shifter is the twenty-second studio album (thirty-sixth album overall) by Santana. It was released on May 14, 2012. This album is the first from his new record label Starfaith Records, which is distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, owners of most of Santana's albums (except those recorded for Polydor Records which are owned by Universal Music Group).
Santana – Shape Shifter. Label: Music On Vinyl – MOVLP573. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 gram. 36th Album of Santana. Label on resealable outer bag: 180 gram audiophile vinyl pressing. Matrix, Runout (Side A runout, etched): 76692999702 A 92865 1A MOVLP 573. Matrix, Runout (Side B runout, etched): 76692999702 B 92865 1B MOVLP 573.
Album · 2012 · 13 Songs. Armed throughout with an arsenal of effects pedals, the band adds a wallop of ambient synths in Nomad, while Never the Same Again takes easy listening and throws in a dose of strangeness. Carlos Santana’s electrifying and slithery shredding is the spirit guide throughout, as evinced on Canela, which transports the listener into a fever dream of Latin-infused organ riffs. Shape Shifter Santana.
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Shape Shifter is an album of instrumentals played by the regular band with Carlos' son, Salvador playing piano. Shape Shifter is infused with an energy and furious guitar solos and Carlos sounds like he's having a lot of fun, but it is not jazz. For all his professed love of the genre, Santana isn't a jazz guitarist. What he is is a rock guitarist who plays on jazz albums, as he did when he stepped in for Shorter on This Is This (Columbia, 1985) the last Weather Report record. The album is pretty, but most of the songs are built around Santana's guitar and Thompson's keyboards. Percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo aren't given much to do until "Macumba In Budapest," which is a quintessential Santana jam. "Mr. Szabo" is a nod of Carlos' hat to Gabor Szabo, while the lone vocal track, "Eres La Luz" gives Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay an opportunity to strut their stuff.
Shape Shifter" is being billed as the 36th album in his career that began in the Bay Area and erupted with a performance at Woodstock in 1969. Santana and the Rolling Stones are the only acts to have landed an album in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in every decade since the 1960s. Santana's first Las Vegas residency ran from May 2009 to May 2011 at the Hard Rock's the Joint. He played 72 shows during that stint, which was billed as "Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits.