- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: April 1, 2008
- Label: Sony Legacy
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1303 stars out of 5
-- "[T]he CD earns kudos for reaching across corporate lines and including music from all three of Santana's label affiliations..."
Paste (magazine) (p.67) - "His musical onslaught heats up on 'Brotherhood,' which, with a twitchy solemnity, reminds listeners about the importance of compassion, soulfulness, harmony and especially oneness."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Let There Be Light
- 4.Right Now
- 5.Life Is for Living
- 6.Saja / Right On: Saja / Right On
- 7.Somewhere in Heaven
- 8.I Believe It's Time
- 9.Serpents and Doves
- 10.Your Touch
- 11.I'll Be Waiting
- 12.The River
- 13.Bailando / Aquatic Park: Bailando / Aquatic Park
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Curación (Sunlight on Water)
- 2.Aqua Marine
- 4.Love Is for You
- 5.Full Moon
- 6.Blues Latino
- 7.Samba Pa' Ti
- 8.Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
- 9.Farol, El
- 10.En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor
- 11.Luz, Amore y Vida
- 12.I Love You Much Too Much
- 13.Blues for Salvador
- 14.Victory Is Won
Personnel: Santana (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass instrument, percussion); Carlos Santana (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion); Chester Thompson (vocals, electric piano, Hammond b-3 organ, synthesizer, bass instrument, drums); Walter Redmond (vocals); Sterling Crew (keyboards); Gregg Bissonette (drums).
Additional personnel: Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow (vocals, percussion); Emily Cahill, Walter a. Redmond, Sandra Hunter, Marjo Keller, Lynice Pinkard, Lovetta Brown, Kevin Star Butler, Charisse Dancy, Aylmer Cahill, Darryl Williams, Ruth Cahill, Greg Walker , Joyful Company of Singers, Deanna Brown, Larry Graham, Leon Patillo, Alex Ligertwood, Stephen King , Tony Lindsay, Tramaine Hawkins, Buddy Miles (vocals); Chris Solberg, Jorge Santana, Raúl Pacheco (guitar); Barbara Higbie (harp); David Sancious, Devon Rietveld, Gregg Rolie, KC Porter, Alan Pasqua, Paul Schwartz , Richard Baker, Sterling Crew, Tom Coster, Paolo Rustichelli (keyboards); Myron Dave, David Brown , David Margen, Pablo Tellez, Alphonso Johnson , Benny Rietveld (bass instrument); Greg Bissonnette, Dennis Chambers, Graham Lear, Horacio "El Negro" Hernández, Michael Shrieve, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Walfredo Reyes, Billy Friday Johnson, Gaylord Birch (drums); Mike Carabello, Jos? Chepitó Areas, Orestes Vilató, Armando Peraza (percussion); Edwin M. Harper Jr..
Photographers: Gregory Heisler; Fernando Aceves.
Unknown Contributor Role: Michael Rios.
The depth of feeling inherent in Carlos Santana's guitar playing is nearly matched (but not quite) by the size and breadth of his discography: since the late 1960s the man has churned out a staggering amount of material, all of which features his unique hybrid sound that draws on rock, Latin, jazz, blues, and other forms of roots music. Given the dizzying plethora of options, newcomers might be at a loss about where to start exploring Santana's' music, which is why best-ofs like 2007's MULTIDIMENSIONAL WARRIOR are an excellent bet.
Spanning two discs and ranging across Santana's career, MULTIDIMENSIONAL WARRIOR features 28 tracks selected by the guitarist himself. Obvious candidates like "Oye Como Va" and "Black Magic Woman" have been passed by here (one can find them on any run-of-the-mill Santana anthology) in favor of tunes that showcase Santana's spiritual commitment ("Let There Be Light") and his commitment to traditional Latin musical forms ("Samba Para Ti"). But Santana's cross-genre approach and dazzling six-string wizardry shine through on every track, making this generous set an excellent place to get acquainted with the music of this rock icon.