Dance To The Music

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This 1973 reissue of Sly Stone’s “Dance To The Music” was another equally pricey Oxfam purchase, but at least it’s a truly timeless document which I’d never actually heard before (apart from the title track, of course), and it was half-price in the sale.

The extended “Dance To The Medley” is pure heaven – worth the price of admission alone. Interesting that they used a different sleeve photo for this pressing, turning the camera away from the band to focus on the euphoric effects the music had on audiences, which I can well imagine. Maybe not as cerebral as “There’s A Riot Goin’ On”, but still as intense – in a joyful way – leaving a poignant reminder of what a great band the Family Stone were before all the frictions and excesses consumed them.

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Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 8:36 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. One of my all-time faves, and it’s such a yin-yang to Riot that I usually end up listening to them back to back. Every collection can use a copy.


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