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"Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)"
Instrumental by Santana

from the album Amigos

Released March 26, 1976 (1976-03-26)
Length 5:06
Label Columbia
Writer Carlos Santana, Tom Coster
Producer David Rubinson
Amigos track listing
"Tell Me Are You Tired"
"Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)"
"Let It Shine"

"Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)" is an instrumental from the Santana album Amigos. One of Santana's most popular songs. It is sometimes a common staple on classic rock radio stations and oldies radio stations.


Upon seeing his friends he was suffering a bad experience whilst high on mescaline, Carlos 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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