It is being reported that Sly Stone is set to release his first album in 29 years. I’m Back! Family & Friends" is due August 16, with Sly, 68, redoing some of his hits, including "Everyday People" and "Family Affair," with the help of Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Bootsy Collins, the Doors’ Ray Manzarek and others.
The 11-song album will feature three previously unreleased tracks, including the traditional tune "His Eye Is on the Sparrow." Cleopatra Records, a longtime Los Angeles indie label, is releasing "I’m Back."
Sly’s last studio album was "Ain’t But the One" in 1982. (StarTribune, 6/23/2011)