Santana featuring India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
(from Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time) — While

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, Guitar Heaven‘s extraordinary guest list is what keeps the album from being swallowed whole by the bland, hellish hokum which has demolished covers collections of a similar stripe. Of late, the remarkable Arie has become the queen of the classy, compelling remake, having turned in radiant recent takes on Don Henley’s “The Heart of the Matter” and Stephen Bishop’s “It Might Be You,” and of course she shines like a diamond here breathing brilliant new life into some of the finest words the late George Harrison ever wrote.

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