Greatest Hits [Bonus Tracks] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released in 1970 during the stopgap between Stand! and There's a Riot Goin' On, Greatest Hits inadvertently arrived at precisely the right moment, summarizing Sly & the Family Stone's joyous hit-making run on the pop and R&B charts. Technically, only four songs here reached the Top Ten, with only two others hitting the Top 40, but judging this solely on charts is misleading, since this is simply a peerless singles collection. This summarizes their first four albums perfectly almost all of Stand! outside of the two jams and "Somebody's Watching You" is here, adding the non-LP singles "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released in 1970 during the stopgap between Stand! and There's a Riot Goin' On, Greatest Hits inadvertently arrived at precisely the right moment, summarizing Sly & the Family Stone's joyous hit-making run on the pop and R&B charts. Technically, only four songs here reached the Top Ten, with only two others hitting the Top 40, but judging this solely on charts is misleading, since this is simply a peerless singles collection. This summarizes their first four albums perfectly almost all of Stand! outside of the two jams and "Somebody's Watching You" is here, adding the non-LP singles "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin," and "Everybody Is a Star," possibly the loveliest thing they ever recorded. But, this isn't merely a summary and, if it was just that, Anthology, the early-'80s comp that covers Riot and Fresh would be stronger than this, it's one of the greatest party records of all time. Music is rarely as vivacious, vigorous, and vibrant as this, and captured on one album, the spirit, sound, and songs of Sly & the Family Stone are all the more stunning. Greatest hits don't come better than this -- in fact, music rarely does.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828767591025
  • Catalog Number: 75910
  • Sales rank: 7,677

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sly & The Family Stone Primary Artist
Larry Graham Bass, Bass Guitar
Greg Errico Drums
Jerry Martini Saxophone
Cynthia Robinson Trumpet
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Freddie Stone Guitar, Vocals
Rosie Stone Keyboards
Technical Credits
Morgan Ames Liner Notes
Jerry Goldstein Executive Producer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart Producer, Audio Production
Bob Irwin Reissue Producer, Audio Production
Vic Anesini Mastering
Rob Carter Art Direction
Glenn Stone Executive Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    It's a good CD. I recommend it if you like Sly and the family Stone.

    Good CD at a good price (new). I didn't realize Barnes & Noble had such a good selection of old albums that have been released in CD form. Thank you.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Had the LP; Now Have the CD

    Ripped 9 selections to my computer. Tough to stand still with some of this 60's rock. I saw the "family" live when I was in college and am able to relive the moment with this CD. I helped to carry in their equipment and knew then that we were not going to sit in the front row.

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