Album artwork for Fresh (RSD Essential) by Sly and The Family Stone
Album artwork for Fresh (RSD Essential) by Sly and The Family Stone

Fresh expands and brightens the slow grooves of There's a Riot Goin' On, turning them, for the most part, into friendly, welcoming rhythms. Fresh winds up more varied, musically and lyrically, which may not make it as unified, but it does result in more traditional funk that certainly is appealing in its own right. It finds Sly precisely balancing funk and pop, creating an album that wound up being his last masterwork and one of the great funk albums of its era. 

Sly and The Family Stone

Fresh (RSD Essential)

Legacy
Album artwork for Fresh (RSD Essential) by Sly and The Family Stone
LP +

$32.99

50th Anniversary Edition

Orange
Released 06/30/2023Catalog Number

196587410315

Sly and The Family Stone

Fresh (RSD Essential)

Legacy
Album artwork for Fresh (RSD Essential) by Sly and The Family Stone
LP +

$32.99

50th Anniversary Edition

Orange
Released 06/30/2023Catalog Number

196587410315

Fresh expands and brightens the slow grooves of There's a Riot Goin' On, turning them, for the most part, into friendly, welcoming rhythms. Fresh winds up more varied, musically and lyrically, which may not make it as unified, but it does result in more traditional funk that certainly is appealing in its own right. It finds Sly precisely balancing funk and pop, creating an album that wound up being his last masterwork and one of the great funk albums of its era.