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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    thULTIMATE SANTANA ARRIVES IN STORES OCTOBER 16 ON ARISTA

FIRST EVER COMPILATION TO INCLUDE EXPLOSIVE HITS FROM ARISTA YEARS

    PLUS THE CLASSICS FROM THE ORIGINAL COLUMBIA YEARS

    The album features three brand new smash duets: Chad Kroeger on “Into the Night,” Jennifer Lopez featuring Baby Bash on “This Boy’s Fire,” and

    Tina Turner on “The Game Of Love”

(October 4, 2007 New York, NY) For the first time, the entire scope of

    Santana is presented together on one volume from the Woodstock era

    rock and blues band that single-handedly brought West Coast Latin

    rhythms into the progressive-FM stream in the 1970s, up through their

    mega-platinum Grammy Award-winning years. ULTIMATE SANTANA, a career-spanning celebration of an artist and their music, is highlighted by

    three brand new, previously unreleased collaborative tracks with Chad

    Kroeger, Tina Turner, and Jennifer Lopez featuring rapper Baby Bash, and

    thwill arrive in stores October 16 on Arista.

The first single and previously unreleased track “Into The

    Night” featuring Chad Kroeger was #1 most added at the Hot AC radio

    format and most added at Top 40 radio first week out. The video,

    directed by Jessy Terrero and starring actors Freddy Rodriguez and Dania

    Ramirez, premiered on AOL and is in rotation at VH-1. Other previously

    unreleased, brand new tracks include a dynamic pairing with Tina Turner

    on the track The Game of Love,” and Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash join Santana on the red hot, brand new track "This Boy's Fire."

ULTIMATE SANTANA marks the first anthology to include touchstone tracks

    from the band’s earliest hitmaking years on Columbia Records alongside

    the groundbreaking collaborations that highlighted their three

    consecutive blockbuster Arista albums: Supernatural (1999), Shaman (2002), and All That I Am (2005). All three albums were produced by

    Carlos Santana and Clive Davis a welcome reunion for the executive

who first signed Santana to Columbia Records and oversaw their

    formative years on the path to international superstardom starting in 1969.

    Three decades later, Supernatural became and remains an unsurpassed industry phenom, 15-times RIAA platinum in the U.S. alone,

    the #6 best-selling album in Soundscan history, with nearly double that

    number of sales worldwide. The album spent 102 weeks on the Billboard

    chart including 12 weeks at #1 no album since then has logged more

    than 8 weeks at the top. The album’s success was fueled by the smash single “Smooth” (co-written by and featuring Rob Thomas of Matchbox

    Twenty) which spent 12 weeks at #1 on the hot 100, Santana’s first #1

    single; and “Maria Maria” (featuring Product G&B), 10 weeks at #1 pop,

    and 3 weeks at #1 R&B.

Most significantly, Supernatural generated an all-time record-breaking

    nine GRAMMY awards for a single album project, including Album Of the

    Year and Best Rock Album, as well as Record Of the Year, Song of the

    Year, and Best Pop Collaboration, all for “Smooth,” plus Best Pop

    Performance by a Duo/Group for “Maria Maria,” and Best Rock

    Performance by a Duo/Group for “Put Your Lights On” (featuring Everlast). There were also premiere Latin GRAMMY Awards (the show’s

    first year) for Record Of The Year and Best Rock Performance by a

    Duo/Group for “Corazon Espinado” (featuring Maná). ALL four of these hits are included on ULTIMATE SANTANA.

    Supernatural was a hard act to follow but 2002’s Shaman gave Santana a second consecutive #1 multi-platinum album. The lead single

    track was “The Game of Love” featuring Michelle Branch - which is also heard here in a brand new, previously unreleased version featuring Tina Turner. Chad Kroeger who joins Carlos on the album’s first hit single “Into The Night” wrote and performed “Why Don’t You and I” on Shaman, and for this collection, the track features vocals from Alex Band of The Calling.

    The third in this series of collaborative albums was 2005’s All That I Am, which entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at #2. From that album,

    ULTIMATE SANTANA highlights the anthemic rock performance “Just Feel Better” (featuring Steven Tyler of Aerosmith).

The ultimate triumph of ULTIMATE SANTANA, is how phenomenal the

    earliest recordings on Columbia sound next to their most recent post-

    millennial work. From Santana’s self-titled debut album released on Tuesday, August 19, 1969, following their historic Saturday afternoon

    performance at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair comes their first Top 10 single, “Evil Ways.” From their second album, 1970’s Abraxas, come two songs that appeared back-to-back on the LP and are inextricably linked

forever, Tito Puente’s “Oye Como Va” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Black

    Magic Woman,” plus a third original Santana staple, “Samba Pa Ti.”

1971’s appropriately titled Santana III is sampled with two singles that

    extended their run of Top 40 hits, “Everybody’s Everything” and “No One

    To Depend On.” Finally, ULTIMATE SANTANA jumps ahead five years to “Europa” from Amigos.

Today, Santana is virtually unique among all the first generation Bay Area

    bands as the only one to have sustained its success on the charts and on

    the road as a sold-out stadium attraction. Their track record boasts 20

    RIAA gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums (including their first 14

    consecutive certifications) and lifetime sales of more than 90 million

    albums worldwide. ULTIMATE SANTANA pays homage to the full

    spectrum of Carlos Santana’s longevity, creativity, and soulful musical

    conscience.

FINAL TRACK LISTING:

    “Into The Night” (featuring Chad Kroeger) previously unreleased “This Boy’s Fire” (feat. Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash - previously unreleased

     “Smooth” (w/Rob Thomas) – from Supernatural (released June 1999) “Maria Maria” (w/Product G&B) – from Supernatural (released June 1999) “Oye Como Va” – from Abraxas (released Sept. 1970)

    “Black Magic Woman” – from Abraxas (released Sept. 1970)

    “Evil Ways” – from Santana (released Aug. 1969)

    “Corazon Espinado” (w/Maná) – from Supernatural (released June 1999) “Europa” – from album Amigos (released March 1976)

     “The Game of Love” (w/Tina Turner) – previously unreleased “Put Your Lights On” (w/Everlast) – from Supernatural (released June 1999) "Why Don’t You & I" (w/Alex Band of The Calling) – (single released internationally July 2003)

     “Everybody’s Everything” – from Santana III (released Sept. 1971)

     “Just Feel Better” (w/Steven Tyler) – from All That I Am (released Nov. 2005)

     “Samba Pa Ti” – from Abraxas (released Sept. 1970)

    “No One To Depend On” – from Santana III (released Sept. 1971) “The Game of Love” (w/Michelle Branch) – from Shaman (released Oct. 2002)

    "Interplanetary Party"- previously unreleased

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