Back on the Right Track

Back on the Right Track

by Sly & The Family StoneSly & The Family Stone

CD(Remastered / Special Edition / Anniversary Edition)

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By the late '70s, Sly Stone had been so thoroughly written off as a has-been that few listeners checked out Back on the Right Track. Nor have listeners been inspired to rediscover the album, since his late-'60s/early-'70s classics cast such a huge shadow over his subsequent work. It comes as somewhat of a surprise, then, to find the basic Stone soul
ock/funk foundation still firmly in place here. There were two problems: the foundation didn't make any notable advancements on the territory he'd already mapped out by the early '70s, and the songs themselves weren't that special, sounding more like basic vamps or promising scraps than fully baked ideas. Judged solely on its own terms, it's actually a respectable slice of funk; it's only when stacked against Stone's other works that the disappointment becomes intense.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2016
Label: Friday Music
UPC: 0829421115328
catalogNumber: 211153
Rank: 56402


  1. Remember Who You Are
  2. Back on the Right Track
  3. If It's Not Addin' Up...
  4. The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh, Makes You Cry)
  5. Shine It On
  6. It Takes All Kinds
  7. Who's to Say?
  8. Sheer Energy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sly & The Family Stone   Primary Artist
Rose Banks   Background Vocals
Mark Davis   Keyboards
Joseph Baker   Guitar,Background Vocals
Ollie E. Brown   Percussion
Keni Burke   Bass
Walter Downing   Keyboards
Gary Herbig   Horn
Steve Madaio   Horn
Pat Rizzo   Horn
Cynthia Robinson   Trumpet,Horn
Fred Smith   Horn
Freddie Stewart   Guitar,Background Vocals
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Lisa Banks   Background Vocals
Joe Baker   Background Vocals
Hamp Banks   Guitar
Alvin Taylor   Drums
Mark Davis   Keyboards
Fred Smith   Trumpet
Fred E. Smith   Horn

Technical Credits

Mark Davis   Producer
Joseph Baker   Engineer
Butch Lynch   Engineer
Sergio Reyes   Engineer
Hamp Banks   Engineer
Ken Roberts   Management
Peter Whorf   Art Direction
Joe Reagoso   Liner Notes
Mark Davis   Producer

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