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Santana releases “Whiter Shade of Pale” cover with Steve Winwood

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Santana releases “Whiter Shade of Pale” cover with Steve Winwood

Carlos Santana released a cover of Procul Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale” as the third single of his upcoming album “Blessings and Miracles”, the song also features Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith).


Santana also worked in the album with Chris Stapleton, G-Eazy, Diane Warren, Steve Winwood, Chick Corea, Rick Rubin, Corey Glover, Kirk Hammett, Ally Brooke, American Authors and Narada Michael Walden and more. “Blessings and Miracles” will be released worldwide via BMG on October 15.

Hear Carlos Santana and Steve Winwood cover for Procul Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale”:

“It’s amazing how we can record together these days without being in the same studio,” Santana notes. “I just close my eyes and I’m in the same room with whomever I’m playing with. Even if they’re somewhere far away. We share frequencies together.”

Santana is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1966 by Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter Carlos Santana. The band has undergone multiple recording and performing line-ups in its history, with Carlos Santana the only consistent member. Santana had early success with their appearance at Woodstock in 1969 and their first three albums, Santana (1969), Abraxas (1970), and Santana III (1971). Other important core members during this period include Gregg Rolie, Michael Carabello, Michael Shrieve, David Brown, and José “Chepito” Areas, forming the “classic” line-up.

“Move” featuring Rob Thomas

“Move” featuring Rob Thomas was nother single from Santana’s upcoming album that was released. In a official statement Carlos talked about the song saying: “‘Move’ came about very much like how ‘Smooth’ happened. It was like divine intelligence behind the scenes, and I just knew I had to record it with Rob. The song is about awakening your molecules. Ignite and activate yourself – you know, move. When Rob and I work together, we have a sound that’s splendiferous.”

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