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Editorial Reviews

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, 8 LP box set. This incredible 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 Stewarts' 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 on 180-gram audiophile vinyl.

This powerful music is accompanied by a stunningly colorful and evocatively detailed 104-page, 12-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 and 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, included is a CD of 6 more extremely rare and previously unreleased tracks!

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. I Just Learned How To Swim (by Sly Stewart)
  2. Scat Swim (by Sly Stewart
  3. Buttermilk (Part 1)(by Sly)
  4. Dance All Night (by Sly and Freddie)
  5. Temptation Walk (Part 1) (by Sly)
  6. I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)
  7. I Can't Turn You Loose
  8. Higher (single master)
  9. Underdog (single master)
  10. Bad Risk (single master)
  11. Let Me Hear It From You (single master)
  12. Advice
  13. If This Room Could Talk

Disc: 2

  1. I Cannot Make It
  2. Trip To Your Heart
  3. I Hate To Love Her
  4. Silent Communication (previously unissued)
  5. I Get High On You (version one)(previously unissued)
  6. I Remember (previously unissued)
  7. My Woman's Head (instrumental) (previously unissued)
  8. What's That Got To Do With Me (previously unissued)
  9. Fortune And Fame (previously unissued)
  10. What Would I Do

Disc: 3

  1. Only One Way Out Of This Mess
  2. I Know What You Came To Say (previously unissued)
  3. Dance To The Music (single master)
  4. Ride The Rhythm
  5. Color Me True
  6. Are You Ready
  7. Don't Burn Baby
  8. We Love All
  9. Danse A La Musique (by The French Fries)
  10. Small Fries (by The French Fries)
  11. Chicken (single master)

Disc: 4

  1. Into My Own Thing
  2. Life (single master)
  3. Love City (previously unissued mix)
  4. M'lady (single master)
  5. Dynamite! (featuring Johnny Robinson on vocals)(previously unissued)
  6. Undercat (instrumental) (previously unissued)
  7. Everyday People (single master)
  8. Sing A Simple Song (single master)
  9. I Get High On You (version two) (previously unissued)
  10. Wonderful World Of Color (instrumental) (previously unissued)
  11. Pressure

Disc: 5

  1. I Want To Take You Higher (single master)
  2. Seven More Days
  3. Feathers (instrumental)(previously unissued)
  4. Somebody's Watching You
  5. Sex Machine
  6. Hot Fun In The Summertime (single master)
  7. Everybody Is A Star(single master)

Disc: 6

  1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (single master)
  2. Stand! (Live)
  3. You Can Make It If You Try (Live)
  4. Dance To The Music (Live) (previously unissued)
  5. MEDLEY: Music Lover / I Want To Take You Higher / Music Lover (Live) (previously unissued)
  6. Luv N' Haight (single master)
  7. Family Affair

Disc: 7

  1. Brave & Strong (single master)
  2. Runnin' Away (single master)
  3. (You Caught Me) Smilin' (single master)
  4. Spaced Cowboy
  5. You're The One (Live)(previously unissued)
  6. In Time
  7. If You Want Me To Stay (single master)
  8. Frisky (single master)
  9. Skin I'm In

Disc: 8

  1. If It Were Left Up To Me (single master)
  2. Time For Livin' (single master)
  3. Can't Strain My Brain (single master)
  4. Loose Booty
  5. Le Lo Li (single master) (by Sly Stone)
  6. Crossword Puzzle (single master) (by Sly Stone)
  7. Family Again
  8. Hoboken (by Sly Stone)
  9. High (by Sly Stone) (previously unissued)

Disc: 9

  1. Stand! (long version)
  2. TV Medley: Sing A Simple Song/ Hot Fun In The Summertime / I Want To Take You Higher
  3. Time For Livin' (alternate Record Plant mix)
  4. Saint James Infirmary (instrumental) (live)
  5. Sittin' On My Fanny
  6. Dust To Dust (instrumental)

Product details

  • Vinyl (August 27, 2013)
  • Amazon Exclusive Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • ASIN: B00D2I8E00
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,996 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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