Epic publish Sly & the Family Stone’s sixth album : ‘Fresh’ (1973)
Sly & the Family Stone’s ‘Fresh’ is their sixth album, written and produced by Sly Stone and released on June 30, 1973 y Epic.
Track Listing : 1.In Time (Sly Stone) – 05:48 . 2.If You Want Me To Stay (Sly Stone) – 03:01 . 3.Let Me Have It All (Sly Stone) – 02:56 . 4.Frisky (Sly Stone) – 03:12 . 5.Thankful N’ Thoughtful (Sly Stone) – 04:41 . 6.Skin I’M In (Sly Stone) – 02:55 . 7.I Don’T Know (Satisfaction) (Sly Stone) – 03:51 . 8.Keep On Dancin’ (Sly Stone) – 02:23 . 9.Qué Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston)- 05:23 . 10.If It Were Left Up To Me (Sly Stone) – 01:56 . 11.Babies Makin’ Babies (Sly Stone) – 03:38
Musicians : Sly Stone – Vocals, Organ, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Harmonica And More . Freddie Stone – Vocals, Guitar . Rose Stone – Vocals, Piano, Keyboard . Cynthia Robinson – Trumpet . Jerry Martini – Saxophone . Pat Rizzo – Saxophone . Rusty Allen – Bass Guitar On (1 – 3 – 8) . Larry Graham – Bass Guitar On (9 -10) . Andy Newmark – Drums . Little Sister – Vocals . Vet Stone – Vocals . Mary Mccreary – Vocals . Elva Mouton – Vocals . Sly & The Family Stone – Bannd
Production : Produced By Sly Stone Tom Flye – Engineer . Mike Fusaro – Engineer . Robert Gratts – Engineer . James Green – Engineer . Willie Greer – Engineer . Chris Hinshaw – Engineer . George Engfer – Engineer . Don Puluse – Engineer . Bill Scruggs – Engineer . Roy Segal – Engineer . Richard Tilles – Engineer
Package : Richard Avedon – photography
Recorded 1972–73 At Record Plant, Sausalito, California, U.S..
Released On June 30, 1973 By Epic.
Scott’s Rock and Soul Album Reviews
I’d come to expect genius from Slyand as such I found this merely really good album to be mildly disappointing, unlike underrated earlier albums like Dance To The Music and Life, whose consistent high quality slightly surprised me…. Alas, Fresh was as good as it would subsequently get for Sly & The Family Stone, as Sly’s fading genius would fade further under an avalanche of drugs. […]
The record is both new and cheeky: It aims for honesty and decadence at the same time. It focuses on certain of his hassles while thoroughly entrancing his listener with the conjuring charms of the rhythms of black life. It’s a bitch. […]
However, the true classics on this album are the tracks I Don’t Know (Satisfaction)and Babies Makin’ Babies. These songs represent everything that is good about Sly Stone. Funky bass, powerful Soul singing, well phrased hornsand solid rhythm guitar are all featured, as these tracks truly shine on the album. […]
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