Santana IV Revisits Classic Santana Lineup
Santana IV, the latest offering from rock legend Carlos Santana and his band, is a throwback to the classic Santana lineup from 1971-72.
Featuring conguero Michael Carabello, organist/lead vocalist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve, and guitarist Neal Schon, who cut the landmark Santana III in 1971, the album was two years in the making, and well-worth the wait. As AllMusic puts it:
“Unlike the reunions of most classic rockers, this one proves its musical mettle, even when the album gives in to excess. The interplay between the guitarists is fiery, while Rolie and Shrieve have never been less than inspiring.”