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Stand!
     

Stand!

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by Sly & The Family Stone
 

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Stand! is the pinnacle of Sly & the Family Stone's early work, a record that represents a culmination of the group's musical vision and accomplishment. Life hinted at this record's boundless enthusiasm and blurred stylistic boundaries, yet everything simply gels here, resulting in no separation between the astounding funk, effervescent irresistible

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Stand! is the pinnacle of Sly & the Family Stone's early work, a record that represents a culmination of the group's musical vision and accomplishment. Life hinted at this record's boundless enthusiasm and blurred stylistic boundaries, yet everything simply gels here, resulting in no separation between the astounding funk, effervescent irresistible melodies, psychedelicized guitars, and deep rhythms. Add to this a sharpened sense of pop songcraft, elastic band interplay, and a flowering of Sly's social consciousness, and the result is utterly stunning. Yes, the jams ("Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey," "Sex Machine") wind up meandering ever so slightly, but they're surrounded by utter brilliance, from the rousing call to arms of "Stand!" to the unification anthem "Everyday People" to the unstoppable "I Want to Take You Higher." All of it sounds like the Family Stone, thanks not just to the communal lead vocals but to the brilliant interplay, but each track is distinct, emphasizing a different side of their musical personality. As a result, Stand! winds up infectious and informative, invigorating and thought-provoking -- stimulating in every sense of the word. Few records of its time touched it, and Sly topped it only by offering its opposite the next time out.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/04/2008
Label:
Epic
UPC:
0886972695228
catalogNumber:
726952
Rank:
2240

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Performance Credits

Sly & The Family Stone   Primary Artist
Larry Graham   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Greg Errico   Drums,Group Member
Jerry Martini   Saxophone,Vocals,Group Member
Cynthia Robinson   Trumpet,Group Member
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Freddie Stone   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Rose Stone   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jerry Goldstein   Executive Producer
Phil Macey   Engineer
Brian Ross-Myring   Engineer
Don Puluse   Engineer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Arranger,Producer
Bob Irwin   Reissue Producer
Joel Whitburn   Chart Information
Rob Carter   Art Direction
Glenn Stone   Executive Producer
Barney Hoskyns   Liner Notes
Sylvester Stewart   Composer

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Stand! [Bonus Tracks] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
This is one of the Great Albums of the Sixties and ought to be part of any good collection. Since this album (but without the bonus songs) in included in the Woodstock Experience package, I suggest that you buy that package instead of this album alone.