On May 31, 2003, Trey Anastasio played the second of two sold-out shows at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre. On that night, Carlos Santana dropped by to say hello to Trey, ended up joining the ten-piece band on stage halfway through the first set, and continued to play with the group for the remainder of the night. The results were electric, suffused with spontaneous energy and exuberant interplay between the two guitarists.
As fate would have it, this once-in-a-lifetime performance was documented by a small video crew who were experimenting with a new production technique. The show’s blistering second set, plus a bonus track of “The Way I Feel” from the show’s first set will be released on DVD on April 26.
All net proceeds from the DVD will be split evenly between The Waterwheel Foundation and the Milagro Foundation, a non-profit founded by Deborah and Carlos Santana that serves underrepresented and underprivileged children in the areas of arts, health and education around the world.
The DVD is available exclusively from Phish Dry Goods and from the online Santana Store. Ordering is now available from Phish Dry Goods and will be available from Santana’s web site beginning early next week. Orders will be shipped beginning the last week of April.
The track list is as follows:
1. Mr. Completely
2. John the Revelator
3. Night Speaks to a Woman
Bonus track: The Way I Feel
The DVD also features a photo gallery by photographer Jay Blakesberg and the MX Switch “wide-shot” option. Approximate Running Time: 84 minutes. The DVD is formatted for all regions in NTSC video.