Carlos Santana Releases Cover Of Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade Of Pale” Featuring Steve Winwood

Carlos Santana has shared his cover of Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade Of Pale.” This track features Steve Winwood and it will appear on Santana’s new album “Blessings And Miracles,” which is set to be released on October 15.

Santana said he recruited Winwood for the track following a show in London’s Hyde Park:

“I said, ‘You and I have to do it, but we’re going to do it very sexy, like a Hare Krishna but with congas.’ I played the components in his ear, and he said, ‘I hear it, Carlos. You’re right.’ So that’s what we did – it’s Santana, Cuban, Puerto Rican in an African way. And man, you talk about sexy. Steve’s voice is so sexy and beautiful.”

Winwood added:

“Carlos has been doing what I’ve been trying to do for the last 50 years, namely combining elements of rock, jazz, folk, and Latin Afro-Caribbean music. Carlos’ genius comes in large part from a wonderful combination of rock music with Latin-Cuban rhythms. I’ve played with Carlos on numerous occasions over the past fifty years and I’m very excited to be working with him again still.”

Metallica, Death Angel, Living Colour, Etc. Members To Guest On New Santana Album “Blessings And Miracles”

Carlos Santana has revealed the details for his new album “Blessings And Miracles.” The effort will be released on October 15 and it will feature a number of special guests including: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, Living Colour‘s Corey Glover, Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, and more.

“Blessings And Miracles” Track Listing:

01. “Ghost Of Future Pull / New Light”
02. “Santana Celebration”
03. “Rumbalero” (feat. Salvador Santana & Asdru Sierra)
04. “Joy” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
05. “Move” (feat. Rob Thomas, Zac Barnett & American Authors)
06. “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (feat. Steve Winwood)
07. “Break” (feat. Ally Brooke)
08. “She’s Fire” (feat. Diane Warren & G-Eazy)
09. “Peace Power” (feat. Corey Glover)
10. “America For Sale” (feat. Kirk Hammett & Mark Osegueda)
11. “Breathing Underwater” (feat. Stella Santana, Avi Snow, MVCA)
12. “Mother Yes”
13. “Song For Cindy”
14. “Angel Choir” (feat. Gayle Moran Corea) / “All Together” (feat. Chick Corea)
15. “Ghost Of Future Pull II“

Santana said the following about the album:

“The title of this album comes from my belief that we’re born with heavenly powers that allows us to create blessings and miracles. The world programs you to be unworthy of those gifts, but we have to utilize light, spirit and soul — they’re indestructible and immutable. Those are the three main elements on this album.”

Two songs from the record, “Move” (feat. Rob Thomas, Zac Barnett & American Authors) and “She’s Fire” (feat. Diane Warren & G-Eazy), can be found below:

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett To Guest On New Santana Album

During a recent interview with ABC Audio, Carlos Santana revealed that Metallica’s Kirk Hammett will be guesting on his new album “Blessings And Miracles.” The effort, which is about 90% finished, is one of three albums that he has in the works. Santana said the following:

“My brother Kirk Hammett from Metallica is playing [on it]. He’s tearing it up.”

He went on to say that Steve Winwood and Living Colour’s Corey Glover may guest on the record as well.