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A Whole New Thing (Sly and the Family Stone album)

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Recorded  June 1967
Artist  Sly & the Family Stone
Producer  Sly Stone
Genres  Funk, Psychedelic soul
Length  38:01
Release date  October 1967
Label  Epic Records
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Released  October 1967 1970 (re-release)
A Whole New Thing (1967)  Dance to the Music (1968)
Similar  Sly Stone albums, Funk albums

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A Whole New Thing is the debut album by funk/soul band Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1967 on Epic/CBS Records. The album was released to mixed criticism and failed to make an impact from a commercial standpoint and did not chart. CBS Records executive Clive Davis prevailed upon band leader Sly Stone to create a more commercial album; the result was the album Dance to the Music. Unlike later Sly and the Family Stone albums, A Whole New Thing was recorded live in the studio instead of being overdubbed and featured less of a pop feel than later releases such as Dance to the Music and Stand!. The lead vocals are shared between Sly Stone, Freddie Stone, and Larry Graham; Rose Stone would not join the band until they began work on Dance to the Music.


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Track listing

All songs written by Sylvester Stewart, and produced and arranged by Sly Stone for Stone Flower Productions.

Side one

  1. "Underdog" – 3:59
  2. "If This Room Could Talk" – 3:00
  3. "Run, Run, Run" – 3:14
  4. "Turn Me Loose" – 1:52
  5. "Let Me Hear It from You" – 3:35
  6. "Advice" – 2:22

Side two

  1. "I Cannot Make It" – 3:20
  2. "Trip to Your Heart" – 3:43
  3. "I Hate to Love Her" – 3:30
  4. "Bad Risk" – 3:04
  5. "That Kind of Person" – 4:25
  6. "Dog" – 3:10

CD bonus tracks

  • 1995 CD reissue:
  • "What Would I Do"
  • 2007 CD limited edition reissue:
  • "Underdog" (mono B-side version) [3:04]
  • "Let Me Hear It From You" (mono B-side version) [3:28]
  • "Only One Way Out of This Mess" [3:51]
  • "What Would I Do" [4:05]
  • "You Better Help Yourself" (instrumental version) [4:19]
  • Personnel

  • Sly Stone: vocals, organ, guitar, piano, celeste, harmonica, and more
  • Freddie Stone: vocals, guitar
  • Larry Graham: vocals, bass guitar
  • Cynthia Robinson: trumpet, vocal ad-libs
  • Jerry Martini: saxophone
  • Greg Errico: drums
  • Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton): background vocals
  • Songs

    2If This Room Could Talk3:00
    3Run - Run - Run3:14


    A Whole New Thing (Sly and the Family Stone album) Wikipedia

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