Dance To The Music


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.

Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 8:36 am  Comments (1)  
Tags: ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

One CommentLeave a comment

  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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: