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Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (1970) [2015 Audio Fidelity]

25-10-2015, 05:02
Soul | Funk | R&B | Oldies | FLAC / APE

Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (1970) [2015 Audio Fidelity]

Artist: Sly & The Family Stone
Title Of Album: Greatest Hits [Audio Fidelity]
Year Of Release: 2015 (1970)
Label (Catalog#): Audio Fidelity [AFZ5 215]
Country: USA
Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue+.log) | Mp3
Bitrate: Lossless | CBR 320 kbps
Time: 37:12
Full Size: 378 MB | 219 MB (Scans)

Reviewed by 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.


01. I Want To Take You Higher
02. Everybody Is A Star
03. Stand!
04. Life
05. Fun
06. You Can Make It If You Try
07. Dance To The Music
08. Everyday People
09. Hot Fun In The Summertime
10. M'Lady
11. Sing A Simple Song
12. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Sly Stone - vocals, organ, guitar, piano, harmonica, and more
Freddie Stone - vocals, guitar
Larry Graham - vocals, bass guitar
Rose Stone - vocals, piano, keyboards
Cynthia Robinson - trumpet, vocal ad-libs
Jerry Martini - saxophone
Greg Errico - drums
Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton) - background vocals

Album Released: November 21, 1970
Audio Fidelity SACD Released: October 16, 2015

Stereo CD & SACD Mastering: Steve Hoffman at Stephan Marsh Mastering

Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (1970) [2015 Audio Fidelity]

Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits (1970) [2015 Audio Fidelity]

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