Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back
|Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back|
|Studio album by Sly and the Family Stone|
|Released||December 18, 1976|
|Sly and the Family Stone chronology|
Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back is the eighth album by American funk/soul/rock band Sly and the Family Stone, released by Epic/CBS Records in 1976. This album is an effort to return the idea of the "Family Stone" band to singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone's work, after his previous album, High on You was released without the Family Stone name. However, the original Family Stone had broken up in 1975, and a new Family Stone was assembled for this album: the only holdover is stalwart Family Stone trumpetist Cynthia Robinson. Vet Stone and Elva Mouton, both formerly members of Family Stone backing band Little Sister, are credited as providing "additional background vocals".
Only one single was released from this LP, "Family Again" b/w "Nothing Less than Happiness", which failed to chart. Epic released Sly from his recording contract in 1977, and released a remix album Ten Years Too Soon, in 1979. Ten Years Too Soon took several Sly & the Family Stone hits (among them "Dance to the Music", "Stand!", and "Everyday People") and had them reimagined as disco songs.
All songs credit Sly Stone as songwriter and producer.
- "Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back"
- "What Was I Thinkin' in My Head"
- "Nothing Less Than Happiness"
- "Sexy Situation"
- "Blessing in Disguise"
- "Everything in You"
- "Mother Is a Hippie"
- "Let's Be Together"
- "The Thing"
- "Family Again"
Sly & the Family Stone
- Sly Stone: vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, various instruments
- Cynthia Robinson: trumpet, vocals
- Joe Baker: guitar, vocals
- Dwight Hogan: bass, vocals
- John Colla: alto and soprano saxophone, vocals
- Steve Schuster: tenor saxophone, flute
- John Farey: keyboards, percussion
- Virginia Ayers: vocals, percussion
- Anthony Warren: drums
- Lady Bianca: lead and background vocals, clavinet
- Vicki Blackwell: violin
- Karat Faye: Engineer
- Ed Bogas & Sly: string arrangements
- Armando Peraza: timbales, congas
- Peter Frampton: guitar on "Let's Be Together"
- Sister Vet & Cousin Tiny: vocals