Thew best Greatest Hits album ever. And it sounds thudnerous to boot. (At least on CD it does. Not sure about the more compressed versions.)
Bobby Bee on the Greatest Hits lp
By Bobby Bee
And their GREATEST it is! Ev'ry single cut! Nuff said!!
Perhaps the best summer song ever written, Sly’s genius shines through on my all time fave
Defines the summers of my childhood and sounds better than the vinyl
By J from Baltimore
My father bought this exact album probably when he got out of the Navy in 1971. At some point in the '90s, he gave me all his records and this one stuck out as a summertime favorite. "Stand", "Fun", "Hot Fun in the Summertime", "Thank you Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again". In the mid-2000's, I was into transcribing all my favorite records to digital via the flattest, most faithful transfer methods I could afford. Because I used to always listen to the older records on a BSR changer, I made the transfer of this album via that turntable with a ceramic needle. Not sure about the curve on the pre-amp, but I think it was standard RIAA. Anyway, the turntable apparently ran a bit fast and the tone was off. I've heard of certain releases containing encoded quad and other technologies as well, so not sure if this was the issue. Upon downloading on iTunes, I'm really enjoying hearing these tracks as they were meant to be.
By Kona Lightning.
Great Music from Sly. AWFUL recording ,, Sound like I'm listening to garage concert.
Would not purchase again .
SLY & FSLIC
NO ONE EVER WAS THIS GOOD FOR SHOW AND PURE FUNK!
This is what you put on & set the player on either 'Repeat' or 'Random' (it don't matter) & you don't touch the music for the rest of the evening/night/morning. There are a handful of works which stimulate the mind, the body, & the soul & don't ever let up: This is One of them.
Greatest Funk Album of All Times
Sly and the Family Stone had the 1 as James Brown called it.
He stole the show at Woodstock. He was the show when ever they got it together to play.
Are there any better songs than I want to take you higher or Dance to the Music???
We waited for them to play one time at the Spectrum in Philly for 90 minutes. It was worth every minute.
This album captures that magic.
Dance to the Music!
By Da Rock n' Roll Wizard
Man, music don't get much better than this! People just don't make music with their souls anymore. Buy the entire album, because every tracks great but the Amazing songs are:
Dance to the Music, Everbody is a Star,Stand!,I Want to Take it you Higher, Hot Fun in the Summertime, and Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)! If you don't already have this masterpiece, buy it now! I highly recomend!!!
There's A Riot Goin' On brought it all crashing down, but the 60's were sure fun while they lasted, weren't they?