Santana & The Isley Brothers Team For ‘Power Of Peace’ Studio Album

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Two legendary acts, Santana and The Isley Brothers, came together last year to record a new musical studio collaboration which will be issued this summer. Power Of Peace features a number of covers and an original penned by Cindy Blackman Santana and is due Friday, August 4 on Legacy Recordings.

Carlos Santana said of the new album, “I feel a deep sense of gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness. There is a spirit of creativity that came knocking and presented itself as a golden opportunity to do something with and for a supreme musician, who I consider to be the best in the world. Brother Ronnie Isley has been in the center of collective unity and harmony on the radio around the world since 1962 with ‘Twist and Shout,’ the song that the Beatles chose to invade America with. Like Michael Jackson, John Lennon, and Bob Marley, he’s an iconic supreme of the highest order. Cindy and I feel very blessed to offer him this gift. From God, through us to you, for the world…Mr. Ronnie Isley.”

“It was an absolute joy working on this album with Carlos!” added Ronald Isley. “I hope this record carries the spirit of hope, love, and peace to the world that it brought to me, my brother and Carlos.” Ernie Isley proclaimed, “Doing this project with Carlos Santana was fun and illuminating. I hope all music lovers enjoy what we have done.”

Here’s more information on what’s in store:

Led by the legendary Ronald Isley on lead vocals and the album’s main producer/arranger Carlos Santana on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion and background vocals, Power of Peace covers songs first made familiar by the Chambers Brothers (“Are You Ready,” “Love, Peace, Happiness”), Swamp Dogg (“Total Destruction to Your Mind”), Stevie Wonder (“Higher Ground”), Billie Holiday (“God Bless the Child”), Eddie Kendricks (“Body Talk”), Curtis Mayfield (“Gypsy Woman”), Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon (“I Just Want to Make Love to You”), Dionne Warwick/Jackie DeShannon (“What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love”), Marvin Gaye (“Mercy Mercy Me – The Ecology”), Leon Thomas (“Let the Rain Fall on Me”) and Sy Miller and Jill Jackson (“Let There Be Peace on Earth”).

Listen to “Total Destruction To Your Mind” off Power Of Peace via Rolling Stone:

Power Of Peace Tracklist

  1. Are You Ready
  2. Total Destruction To Your Mind
  3. Higher Ground
  4. God Bless The Child
  5. I Remember
  6. Body Talk
  7. Gypsy Woman
  8. I Just Want To Make Love To You
  9. Love, Peace, Happiness
  10. What The World Needs Now is Love Sweet love
  11. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  12. Let The Rain Fall On Me
  13. Let There Be Peace On Earth