In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Columbia” label released “The Swing of Delight”, the last of three solo albums to be released under his temporary  Sanskrit name Devadip Carlos Santana, given to him by Sri Chinmoy. The others two albums were “Illuminations” in 1974 and “Oneness” in 1979. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.


  • Devadip Carlos Santana – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, percussion, vocals, design concept
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Premik Russell Tubbs– soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Herbie Hancock– acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner Clavinet, synthesizers (Clavitar, Prophet 5, Yamaha CS-80, Oberheim 8 Voice, brass, strings)
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • David Margen – bass
  • Harvey Mason, Graham Lear, Tony Williams– drums
  • Armando Peraza– congas, bongos, percussion
  • Raul Rekow – congas, percussion, vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Bob Kovach – engineer assistant
  • Jeff Mestler, Paul Stubblebine – digital engineer
  • Steve Cain, Bryan Bell, David Rubinson, Leslie Ann Jones – engineer
  • Kouji Suzuki – remastering
  • Sri Chinmoy – front cover art
  • Tadanori Yokoo – inside cover art
  • Roger Ressmeyer – photography

Track listing:

  1. Swapan Tari – Sri Chinmoy
  2. Love Theme from “Spartacus” – Alex North
  3. Phuler Matan – Sri Chinmoy
  4. Song for My Brother- Carlos Santana
  5. Jharna Kala – Sri Chinmoy
  6. Gardenia – Carlos Santana
  7. La Llave – Carlos Santana
  8. Golden Hours – Carlos Santana
  9. Sher Khan, the Tiger – Wayne Shorter

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