Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back

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Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 18, 1976 (1976-12-18)
ProducerSly Stone
Sly and the Family Stone chronology
High on You
(Sly Stone)

Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back
Back on the Right Track
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]

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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs credit Sly Stone as songwriter and producer.

Side A[edit]

  1. "Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back" 4:01
  2. "What Was I Thinkin' in My Head" 4:02
  3. "Nothing Less Than Happiness" 3:01
  4. "Sexy Situation" 2:59
  5. "Blessing in Disguise" 3:51

Side B[edit]

  1. "Everything in You" 3:16
  2. "Mother Is a Hippie" 3:03
  3. "Let's Be Together" 3:38
  4. "The Thing" 3:23
  5. "Family Again" 2:49


Sly & the Family Stone[edit]

  • 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

Assisting musicians[edit]


Date City Country Venue
3 November 1976 San Antonio United States San Antonio Convention Center
5 November 1976 Dallas Convention Center
6 November 1976 Norman University Of Oklahoma
7 November 1976 Tulsa Assemble Center
10 November 1976 Shreveport Hirsch Coliseum
12 November 1976 Nashville Civic Auditorium
14 November 1976 Baltimore Civic Auditorium
18 November 1976 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
19 November 1976 Roanoke Civic Auditorium
20 November 1976 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
21 November 1976 Greensboro Coliseum
24 November 1976 Birmingham Coliseum
25 November 1976 Montgomery Civic Auditorium
26 November 1976 Macon Coliseum
27 November 1976 Columbus Entertainment Centre
28 November 1976 Mobile Coliseum
1 December 1976 St. Petersburg Bay Front Centre
3 December 1976 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum
4 December 1976 Hollywood Hollywood Sportatorium
5 December 1976 Lakeland Civic Auditorium
7 December 1976 Savannah Civic Auditorium
9 December 1976 Fayetteville Memorial Auditorium
10 December 1976 Hampton Hampton Roades Coliseum
11 December 1976 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
12 December 1976 Charleston Civic Auditoruim
17 December 1976 New York City Madison Square Garden
26 December 1976 Largo Community Center
27 December 1976 Philadelphia The Spectrum
30 December 1976 Atlanta The Omni
31 December 1976
1 January 1977 Huntsville Van Braun Coliseum


  1. ^ Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 9, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ "SEARCH: Cash Box Magazine, Click on 20 November 1976". www.americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved 2019-01-20.