Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) Reissue 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Epic/ORG | # ORGM-1079 | 00:48:03
There's a Riot Goin' On is the fifth studio album by American band Sly and the Family Stone. It was released on November 20, 1971, by Epic Records. The album was recorded during 1970 and 1971 at Record Plant Studios in Sausalito, California, with sessions dominated by band frontman Sly Stone during a period of drug use and intra-group tension. There's a Riot Goin' On embraced a darker and more challenging sound than the optimistic psychedelic soul style of the group's previous records, making use of hard funk rhythms, primitive drum machines, excessive overdubbing, and unconventional mixing techniques. Received with ambivalence upon its release, the album is now praised as one of the greatest and most influential recordings of all-time, and ranked at or near the top of many publications' "best album" lists. In 2003 it was ranked number 99 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.