Sly & The Family Stone ‎– Fresh

Genre:
Style:
Year:
Notes:
As with There's a Riot Goin' On, Stone held on to the Fresh masters well beyond the record's official release, constantly remixing and re-recording the tracks. As a result, alternate and significantly different versions of at least ten songs from the album are known to exist. In 1991, Sony Music, by then owner of the Epic catalog, accidentally issued a sequencing of Fresh on CD in the United States featuring alternate takes of every song except "In Time", which remained unchanged. Sony allowed the alternate version to remain in stores to be bought up by fans and then later issued the standard 1973 version of the album. However, the mix-up sparked debate among fans over which release was superior. When Sony BMG reissued Fresh in CD and digital download formats for Sly & the Family Stone's 40th anniversary, five alternate mixes were included as bonus tracks. These tracks are extremely similar, if not identical, to the alternate, accidental 1991 release. The alternate version is known to be very accessible in Japan, while it is very scarce in the U.S. (SOURCE; WIKIPEDIA)

Tracklist

In Time 5:47
If You Want Me To Stay 3:03
Let Me Have It All 2:56
Frisky 3:10
Thankful N' Thoughtful 4:40
Skin I'm In 2:53
I Don't Know (Satisfaction) 3:51
Keep On Dancin' 2:23
Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be) 5:20
If It Were Left Up To Me 1:58
Babies Makin' Babies 3:38

Versions (56)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KE 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, San) Epic KE 32134 US 1973 Sell This Version
S EPC 65444 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh (LP, Album) Epic S EPC 65444 UK 1973 Sell This Version
EA 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(8-Trk, Album) Epic EA 32134 US 1973 Sell This Version
ET 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(Cass, Album) Epic ET 32134 US 1973 Sell This Version
40 EPC 69039 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(Cass, Album) Epic 40 EPC 69039 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
40-69039 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(Cass, Album) CBS 40-69039 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ELC3667 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(Cass, Album) Epic ELC3667 Australasia 1973 Sell This Version
ET-32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(Cass, Album) Columbia Records of Canada, Ltd. ET-32134 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
KE 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album) Epic KE 32134 US 1973 Sell This Version
KE 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album) Epic KE 32134 US 1973 Sell This Version
11261 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album) Epic 11261 Colombia 1973 Sell This Version
ECPL-92 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album) Epic ECPL-92 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
MOT-60.004 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album) CBS MOT-60.004 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 69039 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 69039 Europe 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 69039 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 69039 Greece 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 69039 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 69039 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
SBPC474129 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) Epic SBPC474129 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
KE 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) Epic KE 32134 US 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 69039 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 69039 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 69039 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 69039 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 69039, S EPC 69039 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic EPC 69039, S EPC 69039 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ELPS 3667 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) Epic ELPS 3667 Australasia 1973 Sell This Version
KE 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Gat) CBS/Sony Records Inc. KE 32134 Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong 1973 Sell This Version
KE 32134 Sly And The Family Stone* Fresh(LP, Album, Pit) Epic KE 32134 US 1973 Sell This Version
144113, 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Promo) Epic, Epic 144113, 32134 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
ECPM-96 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Epic ECPM-96 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
EPC 69039 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, TP, Gat) Epic EPC 69039 Greece 1973 Sell This Version
KE 32134 Sly And The Family Stone* Fresh(LP, Album, Uni) Epic KE 32134 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
R12 6058 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Columbia R12 6058 US 1973 Sell This Version
LPC - 37100 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Mono) CBS LPC - 37100 Chile 1974 Sell This Version
ED CD 232, EDCD 232 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, RE) Edsel Records, Edsel Records ED CD 232, EDCD 232 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CED 232 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(Cass, Album) Edsel Records CED 232 UK 1987 Sell This Version
XED 232 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Edsel Records XED 232 UK 1987 Sell This Version
XED 232 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Edsel Records XED 232 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EK 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, MP, RE) Epic EK 32134 US 1991 Sell This Version
EK 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, RE) Epic EK 32134 US 1991 Sell This Version
EK 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, RE) Epic EK 32134 US 1991 Sell This Version
ESCA 5385 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, RE, Alt) Epic ESCA 5385 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
485170 2, EPC 485170 2 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic 485170 2, EPC 485170 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
485170 2, EPC 485170 2 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic 485170 2, EPC 485170 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
82796902752 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Epic, Legacy 82796902752 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
82796 90275 2 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Del) Epic, Legacy 82796 90275 2 US 2007 Sell This Version
82796 90275 2 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Dig) Epic, Legacy 82796 90275 2 US 2007 Sell This Version
MHCP 1308 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) Epic MHCP 1308 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
88697269552 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Epic, Legacy 88697269552 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
none Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Epic, Legacy none US 2007 Sell This Version
LP 5148 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Sundazed Music, Epic LP 5148 US 2007 Sell This Version
EICP 20010 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Blu) Epic EICP 20010 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
MOVLP638 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP638 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
SICP 30814 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album) Epic SICP 30814 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
88985431601 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Club, RE, Red) Epic 88985431601 US 2017 Sell This Version
EK 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, RE) Epic EK 32134 US Unknown Sell This Version
2 032134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(CD, Album, RE) Epic 2 032134 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
KE 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album) Epic KE 32134 US Unknown Sell This Version
KE 32134 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, RE) Epic KE 32134 US Unknown Sell This Version
FL-2370 Sly & The Family Stone Fresh(LP, Album, Unofficial) First Record FL-2370 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 7 Reviews

Add Review

altena

altena

June 26, 2020
referencing Fresh, LP, Album, Gat, KE 32134
This edition sounds so three dimensional, deep and clear at the same time, it gives the funk bass and guitar notes that spacey feel, while the drums are as right on as can be, buy it if you can get it, I got a near mint/ex one in Holland for 35 euro's, worth it!
Knee_Deep

Knee_Deep

September 7, 2019
referencing Fresh , LP, Album, S EPC 65444
Are these the same mixes as the early 90s Japan and EU CD issues?
henry.phillpotts

henry.phillpotts

April 22, 2018
referencing Fresh, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP638

My copy of this pressing sounds very good. After listening to a poor sounding original UK release and an excellent but worn US RL copy I decided this version was the best compromise. It doesn't quite have the analogue mids of the original US RL but it's cheaper and cleaner and still very good.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

August 19, 2017
referencing Fresh, LP, Album, Club, RE, Red, 88985431601

HEWWWWWW! This reissue sure packs a punch! Those drums are on fire, that bass is on fire, that guitar is cutting, and the vocals shine through. Everything is mastered and balanced so perfectly. Sound is full and dynamic and the horns! And the horns! And the horns! Pure funk son. No pressing flaws, quiet, flat, centered, no surface noise. A very respectable release. Reccomend.
Struthius

Struthius

August 21, 2016
referencing Fresh, LP, Album, San, KE 32134
dunno what versions if ive got on cd but prefer em to others ive heard. starker and darker brooding funk. if only they were available on wax..... prolly my favourite sly album either way
soulcitizen

soulcitizen

September 24, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Fresh, CD, Album, RE, 485170 2, EPC 485170 2
This is the previously unreleased Sly Stone mix of the album, USA sent the wrong master. It's the only way to get it.