Watching guitar god Carlos Santana perform live is a seminal experience, and Shout! Factory will release Santana Live At US Festival on Blu-ray and DVD come September 6.
Santana hit the stage back in 1982 on Labor Day Weekend and performed such signature hits as “Black Magic Woman,” “Gypsy Queen,” and “Oye Como Va.” Herbie Hancock also made an appearance at the concert to perform on “Incident at Neshabur.”
The festival was conceived by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and music legend Bill Graham. The disc also comes with a performance of “Searchin” (one of my favorite Santana tunes) with Alex Ligertwood serving as the lead vocalist.
Special features include three featurettes (“Santana Reflects On His Career,” “Explaining His Signature Sound,” “The Theory of Santana’s Music”) and an interview outtake with Carlos Santana.