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The highly anticipated album reuniting early members of Santana now has a release date.  The 16 song album featuring Carlos Santana with Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie Michale Shrieve, Michael Carabello and others will be available April 15.  Titled Santana IV because Carlos aimed to have it pick up  from the point he parted ways with the core of the band that backed him on the first three Santana albums, Carlos says the process of recording it was 'magical' and calls the sound of the reconstituted band instantly recognizable as Santana.  As for the sessions that went into it, Santana's enthusiasm  is obvious; 'When you can go back and break new ground with joy and determination - and some whoop-ass energy - it gets you going.  I think we achieved something really rare.  This music was screaming to come out of us.  It wasn't about nostalgia.  It was about passion.'