Greatest Hits [Bonus Tracks]

Greatest Hits [Bonus Tracks]

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by Sly & The Family Stone
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0886975071128
catalogNumber:
916267
Rank:
42540

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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
Rob Carter   Art Direction
Glenn Stone   Executive Producer

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