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Stand! - Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits


1970
Label: Epic - KE 30325 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Misprint Gatefold • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Soul, Funk
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It was first released on November 21,by Epic Records. The versions on this compilation are not the single mixes in all cases; some songs appear here in their album lengths and mixes. Mixes sometimes have different timings and differences in vocals and or instrumentation. Greatest Hits peaked at 2 on the Billboardand was the band's most successful album. Epic resorted to taking the mono single versions of these tracks and artificially "re-channelling" them for the stereo LP.

The entire album was also remixed for 4-channel quadraphonic sound. The quad album release appeared in the SQ format on LP. This system was also compatible with conventional 2-channel stereo playback systems. For many years the rather rare quadraphonic LP was the only source of "true stereo" versions of the three single tracks, although, technically these were not stereo mixes.

Normal stereo mixes of the three songs were finally done when the group's catalog was digitally remastered in the s. This edition also includes original mono single mixes in place of where the stereo recordings would ordinarily be.

In a contemporary review for Rolling Stonemusic critic Jon Landau said that Sly Stone's style is "so infinite and revolves around so many crucial aspects that it has only come together perfectly on a handful of his singles", the best of which are compiled on Greatest Hits. Although he found occasionally "trite" music and lyrics, Landau felt that most of the songs "alone stand as a tribute to one of the most original and creative rock musicians.

He said that Stone's political songs are "uplifting but never simplistic or sentimental", and found the rhythms particularly exceptional, calling them Helter Skelter - The Beatles - Anthology 3, good-humored, and trenchant throughout". Christgau asserted that the music's flashy Stand! - Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits separationsvocal sounds, and register alterations made Greatest Hits "the toughest commercial experiments in rock and roll history".

In a review upon the album's reissue inAndrew Gilstrap from PopMatters said that, although it is not comprehensive, the "slapped-together feel" may be "part of what makes Greatest Hits work so well, as if it was put together with the same freewheeling spirit that characterized the band. Superscripts denote original album sources, referenced below. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sly and the Family Stone. Retrieved May 10, Rolling Stone. New York. November 1, Archived from the original on February 24, Retrieved September 23, Hal Leonard Corporation.

Retrieved February 7, Retrieved March 9, — via robertchristgau. Matt Deighton - Kids Steal Feelings of Popular Music 5th ed.

Omnibus Press. Stand! - Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits 27, Peilirakkaus - Beatfools - Peilirakkaus Woodstock Experience Book Category. Hidden categories: CS1 maint: unfit url Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Psychedelic soulfunkrock.

Greatest Hits There's a Riot Goin' On All Music Guide. Christgau's Record Guide. Encyclopedia of Popular Music. The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Epic singleB-side : "Fun".


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  1. Jan 16,  · As the title would lead to you to believe, these are the greatest hits from a group that had a fair share of hits in the late '60s and early '70s. Too pop savvy to be merely a funk band, and too damn funky to be just a rock band, Sly and his multicultural crew made intelligent party music that crossed boundaries and became AM radio staples/5(89).
  2. Nov 09,  · Sly & The Family Stone’s most enduring accomplishment was to enhance their relentless and progressive funkiness, then to distill it down into a format that was more commercially friendly, getting back to the music within the funk construct and for that aspect alone, Sly will be remembered for all time, as no one has been able to accomplish this aspect with the grace and /5(K).
  3. Released in 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 9/
  4. rows · Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Sly & the Family Stone. It was released on .

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