Santana Lives on in "Montreux 2011"! Win it on DVD


When (or if) Carlos Santana finally retires and ends his almost 50-year-long career (so far) of being one of the greatest genre-spanning guitar talents of his time, it will be a very sad day. But that day is not today, and by the logic of these past two sentences it wasn't last year either, which might account for his live concert at Montreux which someone had the wisdom to record and commit to DVD and Blu-ray. Santana Live at Montreux 2011 has the acclaimed artist playing a 23-song set of his classics and covers of hits originally by Tito Puente ("Oye Como Va"), Fleetwood Mac ("Black Magic Woman"), and John Coltrane ("A Love Supreme"). Be honest though, how many of you associate those songs with Santana more than you do the original artists?

To celebrate the release of Santana Live at Montreux, we're going to give away a DVD copy to three lucky readers. Read on to find out how.

Carlos Santana has always had a knack for making cover versions become spectacularly his own. His interpretive flair reached its zenith with 2010's Guitar Heaven which contains his scintillating take on Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love." Add his numerous originals, including "Smooth" and "Maria Maria," his signature style of inspired and spiritual guitar playing and you have the kind of DVD that burns with intensity.

Extras include interviews with Carlos and Cindy Blackman Santana, and a very special peek behind-the-scenes. Guest artists include the husband/wife guitar team of Susan Tedeschi and Allman Brother Derek Trucks as well as drummer/wife Cindy Blackman Santana. Over three hours long, this is the Santana concert his fans have been waiting for!

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
1) Spark Of The Divine
3) Back In Black
4) Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
5) Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
6) Oye Como Va
7) Maria Maria
8) Foo Foo
9) Corazon Espinado / Guajira
10) Benny & Cindy Solo
11) Jingo
12) Carlos Speaks / Novus
13) Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile) / I Want You
14) Batuka / No One To Depend On

Disc 2:
1) Duende / Open Invitation
2) Make Somebody Happy / Right On Be Free
3) Evil Ways / A Love Supreme
4) Sunshine Of Your Love
5) Smooth / Dame Tu Amor
6) Soul Sacrifice / Dennis Drum Solo
7) Samba Pa Ti
8) Into The Night
9) Love, Peace And Happiness / Freedom

santana_montreux_dvdFor a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook

2) Comment on this article telling us your favorite Santana song or cover

This contest ends on March 3rd, 2012.

Limit of one entry per person, any violation of that rule will result in disqualification. Winners will be notified via e-mail, if the winner fails to respond to the e-mail within one (1) week, the prize is forfeit and will be offered to the next runner-up. Many will enter, 3 will win. Prize may not be exchanged for different format or film.


Congratulations to Fuego144, Microbiojavi, and Trevor Dodds on winning JustPressPlay's Santana Live at Montreux DVD giveaway. Check your e-mail for instructions on how to claim your prize.***

Lex Walker • Editor

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