Sly Stone has announced plans to release his first album in almost 30 years.
The Sly And The Family Stone leader has teamed up with a host of guest stars including Jeff Beck, former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and Heart lead singer Ann Wilson for the 11-track album ‘I’m Back! Family & Friends’, which is due out on August 16.
The LP features reworkings of his classic songs as well as three previously unreleased tracks including ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ – the CD version is backed by three club mixes.
The full tracklisting for ‘I’m Back! Family & Friends’ is as follows:
‘Dance To The Music’ feat. Ray Manzarek
‘Everyday People’ feat. Ann Wilson
‘Stand!’ feat. Carmine Appice & Ernie Watts
‘Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)’ feat. Johnny Winter
‘(I Want To Take You) Higher’ feat. Jeff Beck
‘Hot Fun In The Summertime’ feat. Bootsy Collins
‘Dance To The Music’
‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’
Stone released his last album ‘Ain’t But The One Way’ in 1982. He last made an appearance with his band onstage at the Lovebox festival in London four years ago.
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He was the ’60’s funk soul brother number one, but a voracious appetite for drugs, money and excess caused him to crash and burn during three decades in a paranoid wilderness. This week’s news that the super-reclusive Sly Stone has signed a new record deal (an album is slated for release in 2010) follows a tentative two year-return to public life that has done nothing to diminish his reputation as one of music’s most bizarre, intriguing characters. And it’s not just the possibility of new Sly music that’s on the cards; two new documentaries are set to chart his stratopsheric rise and tragic fall when they hit screens over the next 12 months. You can watch trailers for both films here. In the meantime, let’s remind ourselves of a time when Sly & The Family Stone gave the love generation something to funk about.
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