Back on the Right Track
|Back on the Right Track|
|Studio album by Sly and the Family Stone|
|Released||November 3, 1979|
|Label||Warner Bros. (BSK 3303)|
|Sly and the Family Stone chronology|
Back on the Right Track is the ninth album by Sly and the Family Stone, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1979. The album was, as its title alludes to, an overt comeback attempt for Sly Stone. However, the album and its singles, "Remember Who You Are" and "The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh, Makes You Cry)", failed to live up to expectations.
Some of the original Family Stone members, including Cynthia Robinson, Pat Rizzo, Freddie Stone, and Rose Stone, make contributions to this album. Back on the Right Track is the first Sly Stone album not to be produced by the artist; Mark Davis was in charge of the project.
Back on the Right Track and the following studio release, Ain't But the One Way, were combined by Rhino Records into a compilation called Who in the Funk Do You Think You Are: The Warner Bros. Recordings in 1994.
All songs credit Sly Stone as songwriter; except "Remember Who You Are", written by Sly Stone and Hamp Banks
- "Remember Who You Are"
- "Back On The Right Track"
- "If It's Not Addin' Up..."
- "The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh, Makes You Cry)"
- "Shine It On"
- "It Takes All Kinds"
- "Who's To Say"
- "Sheer Energy"
- Sylvester Stewart: vocals, keyboards, harmonica
- Mark Davis: keyboards
- Walter Downing: keyboards
- Alvin Taylor: drums
- Keni Burke: bass
- Hamp Banks: guitar
- Joseph Baker: guitar
- Roscoe Peterson: guitar
- Ollie E. Brown: percussion
- Cynthia Robinson: trumpet
- Tom DeCourcey: trombone
- Pat Rizzo: saxophone
- Steve Madaio, Gary Herbig, Fred Smith: horns
- Rose Banks, Lisa Banks, Joe Baker, Freddie Stewart: background vocals
- Karat Faye: Engineer