- Im Back! Family and Friends
- Artist: Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 8/16/2011
It's been more than 2 decades since the frontman for the groundbreaking R&B/Soul outfit Sly & the Family Stone has released a full album of new recordings. In that time, Sly Stone has become one of music's most elusive recluses, making live appearances on rare occasions at select events, including the 2006 Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and all the while his legend has grown and grown. In recent years, Stone - the writer of some of the most timeless and influential gems in music history such as 'Dance to the Music', 'Everyday People' and 'Family Affair' - has wrestled with demons both personal and professional, but never allowed the inspirational flame to die out completely. Now, Sly returns with brand new versions of classic songs from the Stone family repertoire, aided by Jeff Beck, Ray Manzarek, Bootsy Collins, Ann Wilson (Heart), Carmine Appice and others!