Eagle Rock EntertainmentOn July 1, 2011, Carlos Santana teamed up with fellow guitar legend John McLaughlin at Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival for a special concert in which they revisited most of the songs from their classic 1973 collaborative album Love Devotion Surrender. The show is the focus of a new video titled Invitation to Illumination -- Live at Montreux 2011 that will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 20.
While Santana and McLaughlin had previously performed many ***** at Montreux, the July 2011 event marked the first time the two had co-headlined a concert at the famous fest. Besides the songs from Love Devotion Surrender, the two virtuosos played a number of tunes by artists who have influenced their own music, including Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," Miles Davis' "Right Off" and John Lee Hooker's "Shake It Up and Go."
Accompanying Carlos and John were most of the then-current lineup of the Santana Band, including his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana. Late Montreux festival founder Claude Nobs also makes a guest appearance, playing harmonica on the video's final song.
The Invitation to Illumination DVD features a list price of $14.98, while the Blu-ray will cost $19.98. Here is the full track list:
"Echoes of Angels"/Introduction
"The Life Divine"
Medley: "Peace on Earth"/"A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"/"Stairway to Heaven"/"Our Prayer"/"SOCC"
"The Creator Has a Master Plan"
"Lotus Land Op. 47, No. 1"
"Let Us Go into the House of the Lord"
Cindy Blackman Santana Drum Solo
"A Love Supreme"
"Shake It Up and Go"
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