Sly & The Family Stone - Life [LP] (Gold Colored Vinyl)

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Gold Vinyl LP!

Nothing said it better than the title of Sly & The Family Stone's 1967 debut album. They were, indeed, A Whole New Thing! Over his first six groundbreaking Epic LPs, Sly Stone - a maverick studio genius who heard things nobody else did - turned the worlds of Soul, R&B, funk and psychedelia completely upside-down with his breathtakingly innovative band, the Family Stone. 

By late 1968, the third album by Sly & the Family Stone absolutely blew the roof off the building. Life sounded so tangibly real it almost seemed like it was cut live. The title track, along with "Love City," "Plastic Jim," "Into My Own Thin" and especially "Dynamite!" signaled a perfect alliance between Sly's multi-influence, far-reaching musical vision and the burgeoning hippie ballroom community, already spreading like lawn daisies throughout the land. Never before had juicily syncopated beats dovetailed so perfectly with distortion-laced rock guitar. "You don't have to die before you live," sings Sly on "Life" and he's not kidding! The lyrical content of Sly's music becomes even more graphic with detailed workouts like "Jane Is A Groupee," a riveting description of this fascinating rock 'n' roll sub-culture. Then, on the other hand, you have the full-bore party numbers like "M'Lady" and "Fun," songs fully capable of launching anybody's weekend with reckless abandon!

Features:
• Yellow Vinyl LP

Musicians:
Sly Stone, organ, vocal
Cynthia Robinson, trumpet
Greg Errico, percussion
Larry Graham, bass, vocal
Sister Rosie Stone, electric piano, vocal
Gerry Martini, saxophone
Brother Freddy Stone, guitar, vocal

Selections:
Side I:

1. Dynamite!
2. Chicken
3. Plastic Jim
4. Fun
5. Into My Own Thing
6. Harmony
Side II:
1. Life
2. Love City
3. I'm An Animal
4. M'Lady
5. Jane Is A Groupee

 

2019  Sundazed

1/11/19