Fresh

Fresh

by Sly & The Family Stone
     
 

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Fresh expands and brightens the slow grooves of There's a Riot Goin' On, turning them, for the most part, into friendly, welcoming rhythms. There are still traces of the narcotic haze of Riot, particularly on the brilliant, crawling inversion of "Que Sera, Sera," yet this never feels like an invitation into a junkie's lair. Still, this isn'tSee more details below

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Fresh expands and brightens the slow grooves of There's a Riot Goin' On, turning them, for the most part, into friendly, welcoming rhythms. There are still traces of the narcotic haze of Riot, particularly on the brilliant, crawling inversion of "Que Sera, Sera," yet this never feels like an invitation into a junkie's lair. Still, this isn't necessarily lighter than Riot -- in fact, his social commentary is more explicit, and while the music doesn't telegraph his resignation the way Riot did, it comes from the same source. So, Fresh winds up more varied, musically and lyrically, which may not make it as unified, but it does result in more traditional funk that certainly is appealing in its own right. Besides, this isn't conventional funk -- it's eccentric, where even concise catchy tunes like "If You Want Me to Stay" seem as elastic as the opener, "In Time." That's the album's ultimate charm -- it finds Sly precisely at the point where he's balancing funk and pop, about to fall into the brink, but creating an utterly individual album that wound up being his last masterwork and one of the great funk albums of its era.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1991
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074643213424
catalogNumber:
32134

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Tracks

  1. In Time  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  2. If You Want Me to Stay  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  3. Let Me Have It All  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  4. Frisky  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  5. Thankful N' Thoughtful  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  6. Skin I'm In  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  7. I Don't Know (Satisfaction)  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  8. Keep on Dancin'  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  9. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  10. If It Were Left up to Me  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  11. Babies Makin' Babies  -  Sly & The Family Stone

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sly & The Family Stone   Primary Artist
Rusty Allen   Bass
Jerry Martini   Saxophone
Andy Newmark   Drums
Pat Rizzo   Saxophone
Cynthia Robinson   Trumpet
Freddie Stewart   Guitar
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Freddie Stone   Guitar
Rose Stone   Piano,Vocals
Little Sister   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rosie Stone   Piano

Technical Credits

George Engfer   Engineer
Tom Flye   Engineer
Mike Fusaro   Engineer
Robert Gratts   Engineer
James Green   Engineer
Willie Greer   Engineer
Chris Hinshaw   Engineer
Don Puluse   Engineer
Roy Segal   Engineer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Producer
Richard Tilles   Engineer
Bill Scruggs   Engineer

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