Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On


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Product No.:
AORM 1079-45
UPC: 887654043511

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM

Mastered from the original analogue tapes by Bernie Grundman

Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Pallas

99th on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time 

Riot is unlike any of Sly & the Family Stone's other albums. Stripped of the effervescence that flowed through his previous albums, it is a dark come down from the late 1960's high. What makes Riot so remarkable is that it's hard not to get drawn in with him, as you're seduced by the narcotic grooves, seductive vocal slurs, leering electric pianos, and crawling guitars. Featuring the hits 'Family Affair," "Running Away" and "(You Caught Me) Smilin.'

1. Luv 'n' Haight
2. Just Like a Baby
3. Poet
4. Family Affair
5. Africa Talks to You “The Asphalt Jungle”
6. There’s a Riot Goin’ On
7. Brave & Strong
8. (You Caught Me) Smilin’
9. Time
10. Spaced Cowboy
11. Runnin’ Away
12. Thank You for Talkin’ to Me Africa

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Well Done!

posted on 08/03/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Emmanuel
First, A+ for the packaging on this record. Heavy cardboard stock gatefold, U.S. flag never looked cooler or limp depending on where you stand, politically. The music is of course first rate if you're familiar with this album. Since I don't own an original of this LP and have previously experienced it on CD I can't compare this reissue to any previous edition. That said, this virtually noise free reissue trumps the CD by like a thousand mile. No biggie there. One thing that stuck out to me though is how bright this record sounds. Being a pioneering funk record I was expecting some grimy funk sound especially with bass but this was not the case. This is where an original might have helpful, because I dare say that this record sounds like it's been antiseptically brightened up. I highly recommend this reissue with a grade of A-

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