(2007) Small Talk

Sly & The Family Stone

... read moreA new bass player and drummer signaled a toned-down Sly & the Family Stone sound. Partially in keeping with changes in much of popular music in the early '70s, and maybe the result of marriage and a child, Sly became more introspective, quieter, and calmer, even employing a string section on various...

49′:17″ 15 Songs

1
Small Talk (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
3:23
2
Say You Will (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
3:15
3
Mother Beautiful (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
1:59
4
Time For Livin' (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
3:15
5
Can't Strain My Brain (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
4:08
6
Loose Booty
Sly & The Family Stone
3:46
7
Holdin' On (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
3:36
8
Wishful Thinkin' (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
4:23
9
Better Thee Than Me (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
3:34
10
Livin' While I'm Livin' (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
2:57
11
This Is Love (Album Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
2:56
12
Crossword Puzzle (Alternate Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
3:47
13
Time For Livin' (Alternate Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
3:59
14
Loose Booty (Alternate Version)
Sly & The Family Stone
2:05
15
Positive (Instrumental)
Sly & The Family Stone
2:14
Released 19 March 2007, ℗ 1974, 2007 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Review

A new bass player and drummer signaled a toned-down Sly & the Family Stone sound. Partially in keeping with changes in much of popular music in the early '70s, and maybe the result of marriage and a child, Sly became more introspective, quieter, and calmer, even employing a string section on various cuts. A less exhilarating album than earlier efforts, there is still much of merit here, including the Top Ten R&B hit "Time for Livin'." ~ Rob Bowman