Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)

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Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)

Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969))
Vinyl Rip | 24-bit/192 kHz | Flac(Tracks) > 1.53 Gb | Artwork > 207 Mb
CBS/Sony, SONP 50099 | Japan | Psychedelic, Funk, Soul

Stand! is the pinnacle of Sly & the Family Stone's early work, a record that represents a culmination of the group's musical vision and accomplishment. Life hinted at this record's boundless enthusiasm and blurred stylistic boundaries, yet everything simply gels here, resulting in no separation between the astounding funk, effervescent irresistible melodies, psychedelicized guitars, and deep rhythms. Add to this a sharpened sense of pop songcraft, elastic band interplay, and a flowering of Sly's social consciousness, and the result is utterly stunning. Yes, the jams ("Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey," "Sex Machine") wind up meandering ever so slightly, but they're surrounded by utter brilliance, from the rousing call to arms of "Stand!" to the unification anthem "Everyday People" to the unstoppable "I Want to Take You Higher." All of it sounds like the Family Stone, thanks not just to the communal lead vocals but to the brilliant interplay, but each track is distinct, emphasizing a different side of their musical personality. As a result, Stand! winds up infectious and informative, invigorating and thought-provoking – stimulating in every sense of the word. Few records of its time touched it, and Sly topped it only by offering its opposite the next time out.

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969):


01. Stand! (3:11)
02. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey (6:03)
03. I Want to Take You Higher (5:26)
04. Somebody's Watching You (3:24)
05. Sing a Simple Song (3:56)
06. Everyday People (2:23)
07. Sex Machine (13:47)
08. You Can Make It If You Try (3:39)

Original ripper: thezabs
Original format: 24/192
Direct Drive Turntable: Rega P10 Turntable with Rega P10 PSU
Cartridge: Rega Apheta 3 Cartridge
Amplifier: PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter ADC
Processing: Click Repair 3.9.9 at 10/0 on DeClick > Volume Boost +4.3/4.5 DB > Remove DC Bias

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