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Sly And The Family Stone - Life album flac

Performer: Sly And The Family Stone
Title: Life
Country: US
Released: 1968
Style: Psychedelic, Funk
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Life is the third studio album by funk/soul band Sly and the Family Stone, released in September 1968 on Epic/CBS Records. Many of its songs, including "M'Lady", "Fun", "Love City", as well as the title track, became popular staples in the Family Stone's live show.

Sly & the Family Stone. Just a matter of months after Dance to the Music, Sly & the Family Stone turned around and delivered Life, a record that leapfrogged over its predecessor in terms of accomplishment and achievement. The most noteworthy difference is the heavier reliance on psychedelics and fuzz guitars, plus a sharpening of songcraft that extends to even throwaways like "Chicken

Produced by Sly Stone. All: Life, Life Past the clouds You don't have to come down. Life, Life Tell it like it is You don't have to die before you live. Larry: You might get angry some times But don't let it turn you around All you gotta do Is get your livin' down. Insane in the Brain by Cypress Hill. Life Sly and the Family Stone.

Sly & The Family Stone electrified a generation with an explosive set at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival on August 17, 1969. Five decades later, this infectiously energetic performance makes its vinyl debut, offering powerful renditions of classics like Dance To The Music, Everyday People, I Want To Take You Higher and more. Sly & The Family Stone.

It’s the first Stone album to perfectly meld the group’s R&B and soul roots into the democratic funk that became the their trademark and a major influence on every soul music and hip-hop player then and in future generations. From the opening groove of ‘Dynamite! through Larry Graham’s fuzz bass that cuts through M’Lady and Sly’s own surreal growls that permeate I’m An Animal, through Freddy Stone’s funk guitar licks that form the basis for future guitarslingers, Life is an album years beyond its time.


A1 Dynamite! 2:43
A2 Chicken 2:13
A3 Plastic Jim 3:29
A4 Fun 2:21
A5 Into My Own Thing 2:13
A6 Harmony 2:50
B1 Life 3:00
B2 Love City 2:42
B3 I'm An Animal 3:20
B4 M'Lady 2:44
B5 Jane Is A Groupee 2:49

Companies, etc.

  • Produced For – Stone Flower Productions
  • Manufactured By – Epic Records
  • Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
  • Published By – Daly City Music
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
  • Mastered At – Customatrix


  • Bass, Vocals – Larry Graham
  • Electric Piano, Vocals – Sister Rosie Stone*
  • Engineer – Don Puluse, Fred Catero, Roy Segal
  • Guitar, Vocals – Brother Freddy Stone*
  • Liner Notes – Rosko
  • Management [Road] – Papa Stone
  • Percussion – Greg Errico
  • Producer, Organ, Vocals – Sly Stone
  • Trumpet – Cynthia Robinson
  • Written-By – S. Stewart*


Credits printed on back cover.

"Produced By Sly Stone For Stone Flower Productions" printed on labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): XSB 136787
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): XSB 136788
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped [except etched: Ƨ1 A1]): o XSB136787-1D Ƨ1 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped [except etched: Ƨ 1 2]): o XSB136788-1C Ƨ 1 A2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BN 26397 Sly & The Family Stone Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic BN 26397 US 1968
ELPS 3597 Sly & The Family Stone Life ‎(LP, Album) Epic ELPS 3597 Australia 1970
ESCA 7580 Sly & The Family Stone Life ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA 7580 Japan 1995
27020 Sly & The Family Stone Life ‎(LP, Album) CBS 27020 Uruguay 1968
MHCP 1305 Sly & The Family Stone Life ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Epic MHCP 1305 Japan 2007

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