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“Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile)”
(with apostrophes and brackets and without commata)
is an instrumental first published on the Santana album “Amigos”
You may check out the live version on the album ‘Moonflower’, additionally.

“Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile)”
is a common staple on classic rock radio stations.
Santana’s emotional guitar playing on this track was voted #50 on Guitar World’s “100 Greatest Guitar Solos”.

Upon seeing his friend was suffering a bad experience whilst high on mescaline, Carlos Santana composed a song titled “The Mushroom Lady’s Coming to Town”. This precursor contained the first lick to the song “Europa”. It was put away and not touched for some time.

When Santana was touring with Earth, Wind & Fire in Manchester, England, he played this song again, this time with Tom Coster who helped him with some of the chords and thus Europa was born.
It was renamed to “Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile)”.


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