Carlos Santana and Sarah Mclachlan – “Angel” Live
Amazing Collaboration Between Two Great Artists!
It’s an unexpected surprise from Carlos Santana who is best known for classic rock or Latin-infused music. This time, he plays alongside the popular Canadian musician Sarah Ann McLachlan. The song, “Angel,” is a chart-topping crowd favorite and enjoys an enduring popularity even up until now thanks to being featured in several films especially during highly emotional scenes. It was included in the top 20 most successful songs in 1999.
- Peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100
- Ranked number 1 in the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart
- Reach number 36 in the UK Singles Chart
- Number 18 in the Year-End U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart
McLachlan said that writing it was easy, “a real joyous occasion.” It was inspired by articles that she read in Rolling Stone about musicians turning to heroin to cope with the pressures of the music industry and subsequently overdosing. She said that she identified with the feelings that might lead someone to use heroin: “I’ve been in that place where you’ve messed up and you’re so lost that you don’t know who you are anymore, and you’re miserable—and here’s this escape route. I’ve never done heroin, but I’ve done plenty of other things to escape.” She said that the song is about “trying not to take responsibility for other people’s problems and trying to love yourself at the same time”.
One of the best things about this particular version is how Santana adds his own subtle flavor to the song and amazingly complements Mclachlan’s exquisite and flawless voice. Just listening to it sends chills down my spine!