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Sly Stone announces comeback album ‘I’m Back! Family & Friends’

Funk legend teams up with Jeff Beck for first LP in almost 30 years

Sly Stone has announced plans to release his first album in almost 30 years.

The Sly And The Family Stone leader has teamed up with a host of guest stars including Jeff Beck, former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and Heart lead singer Ann Wilson for the 11-track album ‘I’m Back! Family & Friends’, which is due out on August 16.

The LP features reworkings of his classic songs as well as three previously unreleased tracks including ‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’ – the CD version is backed by three club mixes.

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The full tracklisting for ‘I’m Back! Family & Friends’ is as follows:

‘Dance To The Music’ feat. Ray Manzarek
‘Everyday People’ feat. Ann Wilson
‘Family Affair’
‘Stand!’ feat. Carmine Appice & Ernie Watts
‘Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)’ feat. Johnny Winter
‘(I Want To Take You) Higher’ feat. Jeff Beck
‘Hot Fun In The Summertime’ feat. Bootsy Collins
‘Dance To The Music’
‘Plain Jane’
‘His Eye Is On The Sparrow’
‘Get Away’

Stone released his last album ‘Ain’t But The One Way’ in 1982. He last made an appearance with his band onstage at the Lovebox festival in London four years ago.

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