Sly & The Family Stone- Higher!
Sly & The Family Stone- Higher!

Sly & The Family Stone- Higher!

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Label: Epic / Legacy

Released 2013

Limited eight vinyl LP box set. All through the brilliant highs and the murky lows of the late 60's and early 70's, 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 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. This powerful 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 and the Family's life and career.

Track listing:

  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 (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
  14. I Cannot Make It
  15. Trip to Your Heart
  16. I Hate to Love Her
  17. Silent Communications (Previously Unissued)
  18. I Get High on You (Version One) Previously Unissued
  19. I Remember (Previously Unissued)
  20. My Woman's Head (Instrumental) (Previously Unissued)
  21. What's That Got to Do with Me Previously Unissued
  22. Fortune and Fame (Previously Unissued)
  23. What Would I Do
  24. Only One Way Out of This Mess
  25. I Know What You Came to Say (Previously Unissued)
  26. Dance to the Music (Single Master)
  27. Ride the Rhythm
  28. Color Me True
  29. Are You Ready
  30. Don't Burn Baby
  31. We Love All
  32. Danse a la Musique (By the French Fries)
  33. Small Fries (By the French Fries)
  34. Chicken (Single Master)
  35. Into My Own Thing
  36. Life (Single Master)
  37. Love City (Previously Unissued Mix)
  38. M'lady (Single Master)
  39. Dynamite! (Featuring Johnny Robinson on Vocals) (Previously Unissued)
  40. Undercat (Instrumental) (Previously Unissued)
  41. Everyday People (Single Master)
  42. Sing a Simple Song (Single Master)
  43. I Get High on You (Version Two) (Previously Unissued)
  44. Wonderful World of Color (Instrumental) (Previously Unissued)
  45. Pressure
  46. I Want to Take You Higher (Single Master)
  47. Seven More Days
  48. Feathers (Instrumental) (Previously Unissued)
  49. Somebody's Watching You
  50. Sex Machine
  51. Hot Fun in the Summertime (Single Master)
  52. Everybody Is a Star (Single Master
  53. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Single Master)
  54. Stand! (Live from the Isle of Wight Festival)
  55. You Can Make It If You Try (Live from the Isle of Wight Festival)
  56. Dance to the Music (Live from the Isle of Wight Festival) (Previously Unissued)
  57. Medley: Music Lover / I Want to Take You Higher / Music Lover (Live from the Isle of Wight Festival)
  58. Luv N' Haight (Single Master)
  59. Family Affair
  60. Brave & Strong (Single Master)
  61. Runnin Away (Single Master)
  62. (You Caught Me) Smilin' (Single Master)
  63. Spaced Cowboy
  64. You're the One (Live from Don Kirshner's Rock Concert) (Previously Unissued)
  65. In Time
  66. If You Want Me to Stay (Single Master)
  67. Frisky (Single Master)
  68. Skin I'm in
  69. If It Were Left Up to Me (Single Master)
  70. Time for Livin' (Single Master)
  71. Can't Strain My Brain (Single Master)
  72. Loose Booty
  73. Le Lo LI (Single Master) (By Sly Stone)
  74. Crossword Puzzle (Single Master) (By Sly Stone)
  75. Family Again
  76. Hoboken (By Sly Stone)
  77. High (By Sly Stone) (Previously Unissued)