The Isley Brothers and Santana Premiere New Song, "Are You Ready"

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Last month, it was announced that Santana and the Isley Brothers were teaming up for an album titled Power of Peace.

Featuring Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman and Ronald and Ernie Isley, Power of Peace is a loving tribute to the dizzying array of music that has inspired this quartet of legendary musicians, with covers of songs by artists ranging from Marvin Gaye to Willie Dixon to Billie Holiday.

Today we present the exclusive premiere of "Are You Ready," one of the album's shining moments.

"It was a wonderful experience to work with Ernie, Ronnie and everybody, collectively sculpting these songs that we've known for years," Santana told Guitar World. "But when you hear the way we do them, they don't sound the way you heard them before. We've transmogrified them."

For more on this project, check out the all-new September 2017 issue of Guitar World.

Power of Peace will be available July 28 via Legacy Recordings. You can preorder it here.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.