Sly & The Family Stone The Essential Sly & The Family Stone (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  CBS 86867

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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Sony

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 4/17/03, p.109
5 stars out of 5 - "...The best funk band of the Sixties, mixing up sex, racial politics and an unstoppable groove....This masterly collection includes all the hits one would hope for..."
Spin - 5/03, p.113
"...One double CD with all the classics and plenty of hot also-rans..."
Uncut - 6/03, p.118
4 stars out of 5 - "...The latest in a long line of anthologies of the group's work and is without doubt the best so far....Highly recommended..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Underdog
  • Buy for $0.992.I Cannot Make It
  • Buy for $1.293.Dance To The Music
  • Buy for $0.994.Are You Ready?
  • Buy for $0.995.Fun
  • Buy for $0.996.M'Lady
  • Buy for $1.297.Life
  • Buy for $0.998.Love City
  • Buy for $0.999.Stand!
  • Buy for $0.9910.Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
  • Buy for $1.2911.I Want To Take You Higher
  • Buy for $0.9912.Somebody's Watching You
  • Buy for $0.9913.Sing A Simple Song
  • Buy for $1.2914.Everyday People
  • Buy for $0.9915.You Can Make It If You Try
  • Buy for $1.2916.Hot Fun In The Summertime
  • Buy for $0.9917.Everybody Is A Star
  • Buy for $1.2918.Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $1.291.Family Affair
  • Buy for $0.992.Luv N' Haight
  • Buy for $0.993.Poet
  • Buy for $0.994.(You Caught Me) Smilin'
  • Buy for $0.995.Runnin' Away
  • Buy for $0.996.Brave & Strong
  • Buy for $0.997.Just Like A Baby
  • Buy for $0.998.Thank You For Talkin' To Me, Africa
  • Buy for $0.999.In Time
  • Buy for $0.9910.If You Want Me To Stay
  • Buy for $0.9911.Frisky
  • Buy for $0.9912.Skin I'm In
  • Buy for $0.9913.Babies Makin' Babies
  • Buy for $0.9914.If It Were Left Up To Me
  • Buy for $0.9915.Time For Livin'
  • Buy for $0.9916.Loose Booty
  • Buy for $0.9917.I Get High On You

Product Description:

Personnel: Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Freddie Stone (vocals, guitar); Jerry Martini (saxophone); Cynthia Robinson (trumpet); Rose Stone (keyboards); Greg Errico, Andy Newmark (drums).
Recording information: 1967-1975.
Photographers: Fred Lombardi; David Redfern.
For all the multi-cultural hippie freedom Sly and the Family Stone stood for in their pre-RIOT glory days, frontman Sly Stone was smart and talented enough to know that it was through catchy pop singles that his band's message would gain its widest dissemination. All 11 of Sly and the Family Stone's Top 40 hits are here (some of which, like "Hot Fun in the Summertime" and "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" were never on LPs back in the day), along with nearly every track from both of the band's career high point albums, 1969's STAND and 1971's THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON. Six cuts from 1973's FRESH represent that excellent, underrated album (and the sophisticated down-tempo funk Sly was pioneering in the early '70s). Overall, Sly and the Family Stone's signature sound, a mixture of infectious energy, ebullient melodic hooks, and heavy funk beats, was one of the most distinctive of its era, and went on to directly influence everyone from Miles Davis to Prince. Moreover, the music on ESSENTIAL is celebratory, superbly crafted, and deeply enduring. It provides a vibrant retrospective of one of the most important artists of the '60s and '70s.

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  • Sales Rank: 16,464
  • UPC: 696998686724
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