The longest-running, most successful partnership in the history of rock takes flight anew, as legendary Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees Carlos Santana and Clive Davis collaborate on the brand new concept album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time. The album was co-produced by Carlos Santana and Clive Davis with tracks produced by Matt Serletic and Howard Benson.
Working from their collective encyclopedic knowledge of rock, Carlos Santana and Clive Davis devised a list of guitar-centric titles and then invited a who’s who of guest vocalists to perform on every track. Singers include Chris Cornell (on Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love), Pat Monahan (on Van Halen’s Dance the Night Away), Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek (on The Doors’ Riders on the Storm ), Rob Thomas (on Cream’s Sunshine Of Your Love), Scott Weiland (on the Rolling Stones’ Cant You Hear Me Knocking), Chris Daughtry (on Def Leppard’s Photograph), Gavin Rossdale (on T. Rex’s Bang A Gong ), Nas (on AC/DC’s Back In Black ), Joe Cocker (on Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing) and more.
A very special dedication to George Harrison comes together on Guitar Heaven with While My Guitar Gently Weeps, featuring singer india.arie and master cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Listening to the song, Olivia Harrison told Carlos, “It made me jump for joy and cry at the same time.”
The Deluxe Edition includes a DVD featuring the making of Guitar Heaven and an interview with Carlos Santana and Clive Davis.