Back on the Right Track

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Back on the Right Track
Studio album by Sly and the Family Stone
Released November 3, 1979 (1979-11-03)
Recorded 1979
Genre Funk
Length 26:56
Label Warner Bros. (BSK 3303)
Producer Mark Davis
Sly and the Family Stone chronology
Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back
(1976)
Back on the Right Track
(1979)
Ain't But the One Way
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 2/10[2]

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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs credit Sly Stone as songwriter; except "Remember Who You Are", written by Sly Stone and Hamp Banks

Side A[edit]

  1. "Remember Who You Are"
  2. "Back On The Right Track"
  3. "If It's Not Addin' Up..."
  4. "The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh, Makes You Cry)"

Side B[edit]

  1. "Shine It On"
  2. "It Takes All Kinds"
  3. "Who's To Say"
  4. "Sheer Energy"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Back on the Right Track at AllMusic
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (December 13–26 1979): 29.