Santana and Dave Matthews – “Love of My Life” Live
A Tribute To The Love Of Your Life
The recorded version features Carter Beauford on drums along with Carlos Santana and Dave Matthews. In his “Supernatural” album, Santana worked with several other well-known music artists BUT most of them had their own compositions. However, with Matthews, they collaborated in writing the song “Love of My Life.” They later penned another song for Matthews’ album.
The song had a peculiar genesis. When his father died, two years ago, Carlos found he couldn’t listen to music. “I was numb,” he says. And though he hadn’t played the radio in years, one day, while picking his son up from school, he turned on the car stereo. The first sound he heard was the melody from Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.3. That was the music, somewhat disguised, he began playing to Matthews. “He gave me some lyrics, a couple of lines,” Matthews says, “and I didn’t know what to do. I think he wrote it about his father; I wrote it about my lover.” — Rolling Stone
The two have an amazing chemistry and you can see how they play off each other on stage. The song has a beautiful melody and it’s one of those ballads that can easily be your life’s theme song. From the first few lyrics, it’s so wonderfully written. I think it’s one of the most romantic songs I’ve ever heard and from a powerhouse duo at that!