Sly & The Family Stone Original Album Classics (5-CD)

Original Album Classics (5-CD)
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Format: CD  (5 Discs)
Item:  SNYL 374302

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Sony Legacy

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Underdog
  • 2.If This Room Could Talk
  • 3.Run, Run, Run
  • 4.Turn Me Loose
  • 5.Let Me Hear It From You [Single Version Stereo]
  • 6.Advice
  • 7.I Cannot Make It
  • 8.Trip to Your Heart
  • 9.I Hate to Love Her
  • 10.Bad Risk
  • 11.That Kind of Person
  • 12.Dog
  • 13.Underdog [Single Version]
  • 14.Let Me Hear It From You [Single Version Mono]
  • 15.Only One Way Out of This Mess
  • 16.What Would I Do
  • 17.You Better Help Yourself [Instrumental]

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Dance to the Music
  • 2.Higher [Single Version]
  • 3.I Ain't Got Nobody (For Real)
  • 4.Dance To The Medley: Music Is Alive / Dance In / Music Lover
  • 5.Ride the Rhythm
  • 6.Color Me True
  • 7.Are You Ready
  • 8.Don't Burn Baby
  • 9.I'll Never Fall in Love Again
  • 10.Dance To The Music [Single Version]
  • 11.Higher [Single Version]
  • 12.Soul Clappin'
  • 13.We Love All
  • 14.I Can't Turn You Loose
  • 15.Never Do Your Woman Wrong [Instrumental]

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Dynamite!
  • 2.Chicken
  • 3.Plastic Jim
  • 4.Fun
  • 5.Into My Own Thing
  • 6.Harmony
  • 7.Life
  • 8.Love City
  • 9.I'm an Animal
  • 10.M'Lady
  • 11.Jane is a Groupee
  • 12.Dynamite! [Single Version]
  • 13.Seven More Days
  • 14.Pressure
  • 15.Sorrow [Instrumental]

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Stand!
  • 2.Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
  • 3.I Want to Take You Higher
  • 4.Somebody's Watching You
  • 5.Sing a Simple Song [Single Version]
  • 6.Everyday People [Single Version]
  • 7.Sex Machine
  • 8.You Can Make It If You Try
  • 9.Stand! [Single Version]
  • 10.I Want to Take You Higher [Single Version]
  • 11.You Can Make It If You Try [Single Version]
  • 12.Soul Clappin' II
  • 13.My Brain (Zig-Zag) [Instrumental]

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Luv N' Haight [Single Version]
  • 2.Just Like a Baby
  • 3.Poet
  • 4.Family Affair [Single Version]
  • 5.Africa Talks to You ("The Asphalt Jungle")
  • 6.There's a Riot Goin' On
  • 7.Brave & Strong [Single Version]
  • 8.(You Caught Me) Smilin' [Single Version]
  • 9.Time
  • 10.Spaced Cowboy
  • 11.Runnin' Away [Single Version]
  • 12.Thank You for Talkin' to Me, Africa
  • 13.Runnin' Away [Single Version]
  • 14.My Gorilla Is My Butler [Instrumental]
  • 15.Do You Know What? [Instrumental]
  • 16.That's Pretty Clean [Instrumental]

Product Description:

Personnel: Brother Freddy Stone (vocals, guitar); Rosie Stone (vocals, electric piano); Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart (vocals, organ); Larry Graham (vocals); Gerry Martini (saxophone); Cynthia Robinson (trumpet); Greg Errico (percussion).
In the late '60s, few artists were as popular and as groundbreaking as Sly & the Family Stone. Led by Sly Stone (born Sylvester Stewart), the group was both racially and sexually integrated, very much a novelty at the time, and their music embraced a lively eclecticism, fusing rock, R&B, and psychedelia while giving birth to a new breed of funk and embracing a lyrical stance that was streetwise but powerfully hopeful. Sly & the Family Stone's first five albums are collected in full in this box set, and in addition to featuring their best work, it offers an interesting look at their creative and commercial growth. Sly and his cohorts were still working out their formula on 1967's A Whole New Thing, though that's not to say they didn't live up to the title; Dance to the Music, released in April 1968, was a more assured and energetic release, and featured the title tune, which became the Family Stone's first major hit and pointed the way to their future glories. Just five months later, the group returned with the album Life, which found Stone taking even more chances as a songwriter, while the band was blending deeper psychedelia with tauter funk. Sly's golden era peaked with 1969's Stand!, a triumph that featured many of the group's best and best-known tunes (including "Everyday People," "I Want to Take You Higher," and the extended workout "Sex Machine"), as well as witty but trenchant social commentary in "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey" and "You Can Make It If You Try." 1971's There's a Riot Goin' On was at once a masterpiece and a retreat, an album that tossed away the energy and unity of the best Family Stone work in exchange for an obsessive inner gaze and a stoned disillusion as the sunny vibes of the '60s gave way to the cynical solipsism of the '70s, though the album's sound would prove massively influential and it spawned Sly's last number one hit, the powerful "Family Affair." Taken together, these albums define the best and most important work of Sly & the Family Stone's career; anyone interested in the history of funk and R&B (or any pop music from the '60s) should have this music in their collection, and this set makes it available at a very reasonable price. ~ Mark Deming
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