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Possibly their best.,
This review is from: Fresh (Audio CD)
Although "There's A Riot.." is often lauded as their best, I think that this one is over-looked.
Are fans aware that two cuts of this album were released? There was no plan behind this: just a random occurence.
There used to be a Sly site that explained how to distinguish between the two, from the code on the sleeves. It no longer exists, but the version that I prefer (and unwittingly found in a record library) is the better one. I think that it is the rarer one. Sparser sound ; more echo / reverb; no backing vocals on "Let Me Have It All"; and a better sounding: "If You Want Me To Stay." Only the absence of Larry Graham is the weak point.