Eagle Rock Entertainment To Release
CARLOS SANTANA & JOHN McLAUGHLIN
INVITATION TO ILLUMINATION – LIVE AT MONTREUX 2011
~On DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video August 20, 2013~
New York, NY (July 22, 2013)— Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the release on August 20, 2013 of Invitation To Illumination – Live At Montreux 2011 on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats [Pre-book Order Date August 2, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD]. This unique concert, featuring the guitar talents of Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin, includes most of the tracks from their classic 1973 album Love Devotion Surrender. Invitation To Illumination – Live At Montreux 2011 also features the late Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, playing harmonica on the final track.
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 compelling performances of the beloved tracks from 1973’s Love Devotion Surrender, as well as inspired songs that have influenced Carlos & John’s incredible careers, including songs by Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan & John Lee Hooker. This show is an incredible display of guitar virtuoso by two of the most prolific guitarists to ever grace the world stage, The line-up for this performance featured Carlos Santana (Lead Guitar & Vocals); John McLaughlin (Lead Guitar & Vocals); Cindy Blackman Santana (Drums); Dennis Chambers (Drums); David K. Mathews (Keyboards); Tommy Anthony (Guitar & Vocals); Raul Rekow (Conga & Percussion); Etienne M'Bappé (Bass); Benny Rietveld (Bass); Tony Lindsay (Vocals); Andy Vargas (Vocals).
The evening was a showcase of supreme musical virtuosity and spirituality and typified the approach of these two great artists. Invitation To Illumination – Live At Montreux 2011 captures an incredible night of live music and is certainly a performance not to be missed.
About Carlos Santana:
For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 90 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy® Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has also received Billboard Century Award (1996), Santana was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998); and, the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Celebrating the chart debut of Guitar Heaven… The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (Arista) in 2010, Santana joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones as the only musical act in chart history to score at least one Top 10 album in every decade beginning with the 1960s. He is also currently headlining at a two-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
About John McLaughlin:
John McLaughlin wishes to express his deepest thanks to all his friends known and unknown, who have listened and supported him throughout his musical career. It is through music that we see so clearly that we are ONE."
About Eagle Rock Entertainment:
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
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