DVD pressing. On July 1st, 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.
“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”
In 1973, Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin recorded Love Devotion Surrender, which was inspired by the teachings of Sri Chinmoy and a tribute to John Coltrane. While the initial response was not overwhelming, over the years, the album’s stature has grown and it is now seen as a classic.
Thirty-eight years later, Santana and McLaughlin revisit some of the LDS tracks and, given the theme of the songs, one can see the place for Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall and the inclusion of even Stairway To Heaven. Compared to the gigs in 1973, the gigs then sounded more intense – the Montreux show was more relaxed and probably more fun; guess by now there was no need for the two guitarists to make any (musical) statements.
Before playing The Creator Has A Master Plan, McLaughlin, 69, told the crowd: “Coltrane, Dylan, Led Zeppelin – we grew up with all of them. We’re gonna play a number now – a real favourite of mine…” and then repeated the song title like a mantra
|Santana, Carlos & John McLaughlin|
|Invitation to Illumination-Live at Montreux 2011|
|Rock / Pop|
|20 August 2013|
|20 August 2013|
|UMGD/EAGLE ROCK VISION ( EGWN )|
|A: Americas, E Asia|
|Discs:1 ~ Format:DVD ~ Region:A ~ Country:Usa|
|Nr Santana,Carlos & John Mclaughlin Clr DVD-|