14 Songs, 57 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s not the “comeback” that fans have been waiting for since the mid-‘70s when Sly Stone’s troubles began overshadowing his prodigious ability to create new, innovative music. It is an album aimed at a new generation who may find that the old recordings sound a little “flat” in comparison to modern-day production techniques where the volume is pumped to an extreme. Absurd as it may be, it’s a vital truth if you wish to be taken seriously on the dancefloor. So, the bass is cranked, the beats are juiced and Stone does credible re-creations of his old hits that include a bevy of guests from Jeff Beck and Bootsy Collins to Heart’s Ann Wilson and the Doors’ Ray Manzarek. Two decent new tracks are thrown in before the album ends with remixes of Sly’s hits where the album further focuses on grabbing the attention of clubgoers. This isn’t likely to satisfy old fans, who would be best served sticking with a “Greatest Hits” album, but it should bring Sly into 21st-century relevancy for DJs and their audiences.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s not the “comeback” that fans have been waiting for since the mid-‘70s when Sly Stone’s troubles began overshadowing his prodigious ability to create new, innovative music. It is an album aimed at a new generation who may find that the old recordings sound a little “flat” in comparison to modern-day production techniques where the volume is pumped to an extreme. Absurd as it may be, it’s a vital truth if you wish to be taken seriously on the dancefloor. So, the bass is cranked, the beats are juiced and Stone does credible re-creations of his old hits that include a bevy of guests from Jeff Beck and Bootsy Collins to Heart’s Ann Wilson and the Doors’ Ray Manzarek. Two decent new tracks are thrown in before the album ends with remixes of Sly’s hits where the album further focuses on grabbing the attention of clubgoers. This isn’t likely to satisfy old fans, who would be best served sticking with a “Greatest Hits” album, but it should bring Sly into 21st-century relevancy for DJs and their audiences.

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