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Santana is the third studio album by the American rock band Santana. The band's second self-titled album, it is often referred to as III or Santana III to distinguish it from the band's 1969 debut album. The album was also known as Man with an Outstretched Hand, after its album cover image. It was the third (and until the group's 2016 reunion, the last) album by the Woodstock-era lineup, and it was also considered by many to be the band's peak commercially and musically, as subsequent releases aimed towards more experimental jazz fusion and Latin music.

Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1971
RecordedJanuary – July 4, 1971
StudioColumbia Studios, San Francisco
Legacy (2006 edition)
Santana chronology
Singles from Santana III
  1. "Everybody's Everything"
    Released: 1971
  2. "No One to Depend On"
    Released: 1972

The album featured two singles that charted in the United States. "Everybody's Everything" peaked at No. 12 in October 1971[1], while "No One to Depend On", an uncredited adaptation of Willie Bobo's boogaloo standard "Spanish Grease", received significant airplay on FM radio and peaked at No. 36 in March 1972. The album also marked the addition of 17-year-old guitarist Neal Schon (who performed notable solos on both singles) to the group.

The original album was recorded at Columbia Studios, San Francisco, and released in both stereo and quadraphonic.

Santana III was also the last Santana album to hit #1 on the charts until Supernatural in 1999. The 2005 edition of Guinness World Records stated that was the longest gap between #1 albums ever occurring (a record which is now held by Paul McCartney since his seventeenth solo studio album, Egypt Station, topped the Billboard 200 chart on 2018, his first since his 1982's Tug of War). The original album was re-released in 1998 with live versions of "Batuka", "Jungle Strut" and a previously unreleased song, "Gumbo", recorded at Fillmore West in 1971 which features lead guitar solos by both Santana and Schon.

As was done with the band's debut album, released two years earlier, in 2006 Sony released the "Legacy Edition" of the album, featuring the original album in re-mastered sound, and bonus material:

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [2]
Christgau's Record GuideB[3]
Rolling Stone(favorable) [4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars [5]
The Daily VaultB+[6]

Track listingEdit

Side one
1."Batuka" (instrumental)José Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve3:35
2."No One to Depend On"Carabello, Rolie, Coke Escovedo5:31
3."Taboo"Areas, Rolie5:34
4."Toussaint L'Overture"Areas, D. Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Shrieve, Carlos Santana5:56
Side two
5."Everybody's Everything"Santana, Milton Brown, Tyrone Moss[7]3:31
6."Guajira"Areas, D. Brown, Rico Reyes5:43
7."Jungle Strut" (instrumental)Gene Ammons5:20
8."Everything's Coming Our Way"Santana3:15
9."Para los Rumberos"Tito Puente2:47
Total length:41:26

Legacy Edition (2006)Edit

Disc one – Original Santana III
2."No One to Depend On"5:31
4."Toussaint L'Overture"5:56
5."Everybody's Everything"3:31
7."Jungle Strut"5:20
8."Everything's Coming Our Way"3:15
9."Para los Rumberos"2:47
Disc two – Live at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, July 4, 1971
1."Batuka" 3:47
2."No One to Depend On" 5:29
3."Toussaint L'Overture" 6:10
4."Taboo" 5:10
5."Jungle Strut" 5:49
6."Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen"Peter Green, Gábor Szabó6:15
7."Incident at Neshabur" 5:28
8."In a Silent Way"Joe Zawinul, Miles Davis6:55
9."Savor" 3:35
10."Para los Rumberos" 3:41
11."Gumbo" 5:26
  • Tracks 2-4, 6, 9, 10: previously unissued
  • Tracks 1, 5, 11: from the 1998 reissue of Santana III (see above)
  • Tracks 7, 8: previously released on the album Fillmore: The Last Days (recorded 29 June – 4 July 1971, released in 1972, containing performances by 14 different bands)[8]


Chart positionsEdit

Year Chart Position
1971 Billboard 200 1[1]
1971 R&B Albums 5[1]
1972 Jazz Albums 16[1]


Additional personnelEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Santana - Santana III (1971) | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. Santana at AllMusic
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via
  4. ^ Gleason, Ralph J. (25 November 1972). "Santana III | Album Reviews | Rolling Stone". Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Santana: Album Guide | Rolling Stone Music". Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  6. ^ Fratzi, Roland (2019). "The Daily Vault Music Reviews : Santana III". Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  7. ^ Kienzle, Rich: Santana Meets PA's Emperors: 1971 Article at
  8. ^ "Grateful Dead Family Discography: Fillmore : The Last Days". Retrieved 2012-01-07. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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