Essential Listening: Santana & McLaughlin – Invitation To Illumination – Live At Montreux 2011 (2CD)

Invitation To Illumination – Live At Montreux 2011 (2CD)

On 1st July 2011 Montreux hosted the reunion of two master guitarists Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin with their Invitation To Illumination concert. Both musicians have been regulars at Montreux across the years but this was the first time they headlined their own concert together. The show features most of the tracks from their classic 1973 album “Love Devotion Surrender” mixed in with a wealth of other material. The evening was a showcase of supreme musical virtuosity and spirituality and typified the approach of these two great artists. It is certainly a performance not to be missed.

  • First ever release of the audio from this concert.
  • Unique concert featuring the guitar talents of Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin.
  • Includes virtually the entire “Love Devotion Surrender” album.
  • Features the late Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, playing harmonica on the final track.

Line-Up

Carlos Santana (Lead Guitar & Vocals); John McLaughlin (Lead Guitar & Vocals); Cindy Blackman Santana (Drums); Dennis Chambers (Drums); David K. Mathews (Keyboards); Tommy Anthony (Guitar & Vocals); Raul Rekow (Congas, Percussion & Vocals); Etienne M'Bappé (Bass); Benny Rietveld (Bass); Tony Lindsay (Vocals); Andy Vargas (Vocals)

Disc One: 1) Echoes Of Angels    2) The Life Divine   3) Medley: Peace On Earth / A Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall / Stairway To Heaven / Summer In The City / Our Prayer / Free America / The 8th Of January / La Marseillaise / SOCC   4) Medley: Right Off / Guitar Interlude / Voodoo Child (Slight Return)   5) Vuelta Abajo   6) Vashkar   7) Medley: The Creator Has A Master Plan / Guitar Interlude   8) Naima   9) Medley: Lotus Land Op.47 No.1 / Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Disc Two: 1) Downstairs Blues   2) Medley: Venus / Upper Egypt   3) Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord   4) Medley: Black Satin / Smooth Criminal / Land Of 1000 Dances   5) Cindy Blackman Santana Drum Solo   6) A Love Supreme   7) Shake It Up And Go

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