All through the brilliant highs and the murky lows of the late ’60s and early ’70s, Sly & The Family Stone had the globe dancing to the music. The creativity of the mixed-race, mixed-gender, and mixed-genre band shines in this new 77-track, 4CD box set. This collection showcases the classic hits not just in stereo format, but in the good ol’ mono mixes which went missing long ago with the transistor radio, and in unheard early versions, and concert performances. Also included are gems from Sly Stewart’s’ pre-Family Stone period, studio outtakes, and potent instrumentals from this archetype of jam bands. With 17 previously unreleased tracks, it’s a lot more music than you knew was there all remastered to hit the pinnacle of sound.
The music is accompanied by a stunningly colorful and evocatively detailed 104-page, 10-inch book of rare photographs, posters, picture sleeves, recording documents, vintage ads, and other memorabilia, along with extensive liner notes by Jeff Kaliss (author of Sly’s only authorized biography), track-by-track annotations, and a detailed timeline of Sly & The Family’s life and career. The legacy of Sly & The Family Stone persists through four decades of movie and TV soundtracks, commercials, radio playlists, and parties worldwide, and influenced countless makers of rock, funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Here’s a chance to take it Higher!
As a special exclusive for Amazon.com, included is a CD of 6 more extremely rare and previously unreleased tracks! PRE-ORDER (and view the track listing) HERE.
*77-Track, 4-CD Overview and Rarities Box Set
*17 Previously Unreleased Tracks
*Includes Mono Single Mixes, Live Recordings, Studio Outtakes, Rare Instrumentals and More!
*Deluxe 10×10-inch packaging
*104-Page Book with Extensive Liner Notes and Timeline of Sly’s Life and Career
*Rare and Unseen Photographs, Posters, Picture Sleeves, Single Labels, Ticket Stubs, Recording Documents, Vintage Advertisements and Other Memorabilia
Sly and the Family Stone – “I Get High on You” (version one)
Sly and the Family Stone – “Fortune and Fame”
Sly and the Family Stone – “Undercat” (instrumental)
Sly and the Family Stone – “Dynamite!”