Beyond Appearances

Beyond Appearances

by Santana


Seven months in the making, and appearing two-and-a-half years after Santana's last album, Beyond Appearances was produced by Val (Bette Davis Eyes) Garay in a hot 1980s style, replete with prominent synthesizers and drum machines. In the interim, the band had undergone changes, with Alphonso Johnson replacing David Margen on bass, Chester D. Thompson and David Sancious replacing Richard Baker on keyboards, Chester Cortez Thompson replacing Graham Lear on drums, and singer Greg Walker rejoining. Garay co-wrote "Say It Again" (#46), Santana's final Hot 100 entry until "Smooth" in 1999 (a remake of Curtis Mayfield's "I'm The One Who Loves You" hit #102), but this latest pop interpretation of the Santana sound did not endear it to fans, and, at a peak of Number 50, Beyond Appearances was the lowest charting Santana album yet.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643952729
catalogNumber: 39527

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist
Armando Peraza   Percussion,Bongos,Vocals
David Sancious   Synthesizer,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Greg Walker   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Adelstein   Synthesizer,Drums
Mitchell Froom   Synthesizer
Bryan Garofalo   Bass
F. Bob Getter   Bass
Steve Goldstein   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Craig Hull   Guitar
Alphonso Johnson   Bass
Craig Krampf   Drums
Anthony Lapeau   Vocals,Background Vocals
Alex Ligertwood   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Raul Rekow   Percussion,Chekere
Chester Thompson   Synthesizer,Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Orestes Vilató   Percussion,Bells,Timpani
John Woodhead   Guitar
Carlos Santana   Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar

Technical Credits

Val Garay   Producer,Engineer
Richard Bosworth   Engineer

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