PRNewsfoto/Legacy RecordingsOn July 28, Santana and funk/soul legends The Isley Brothers will release their new collaborative album, Power of Peace, a project that guitar great Carlos Santana says “is one of the highlights of my life.”

“I’m really, really grateful for this golden opportunity,” Carlos says in a new promotional video for the album, while Isley Brothers singer Ronald Isley adds that the record is “a joy” and “a celebration.”

Ronald’s brother, guitarist Ernie Isley, meanwhile, says Power of Peace is “gonna be one of the touchstones, certainly, of the Santana career, and the Isley career.”

Power of Peace features 13 songs, 12 of which are covers of tunes by such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Chambers Brothers, Billie Holiday, Curtis Mayfield, Muddy Waters and Jackie DeShannon. The songs were picked because they offered positive, peaceful themes during this divisive period in the world’s history.

“Everywhere you see and feel a thick, dark blanket of fear. Fear everywhere,” Carlos says in the video, to which Ronald adds, “And the music will be sort of a blessing for them.”

The album was the brainchild of Carlos and his wife, Santana drummer Cindy Blackman Santana. Regarding the project coming to fruition, Carlos declares, “This is the completion of a mission and vision that Cindy and I had. And we feel so empowered that our brother Ronnie Isley and Ernie, they trusted us.” He then figuratively describes the release of Power of Peace as “giving birth to light.”

The album will be available on CD, vinyl and digital formats, and can be pre-ordered now at the Legacy Recordings website.

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