Sly & The Family Stone emerged in the late 1960s sporting one of the first multi-ethnic bands to reach mainstream audiences. Sly Stone lead the way as the band produced a unique fusion of pop music, mixing traditional Motown with sonic guitars, infectious beats and socially conscious lyrics. The psychedelic soul of Sly & the Family Stone would change music forever.
Now you can relive (or hear for the first time) the glory of Sly Stone with the release of Higher! – a five-CD deluxe box set celebrating the band’s music.
This career-spanning package features 83 tracks, including 17 previously unreleased songs. You’ll also find alternate versions, mono singles, demos, instrumental and live performances from concerts and TV appearances. The box set comes in a ten-inch square deluxe slip-case. There also is a 104-page book featuring liner notes, an illustrated timeline of Sly’s career, track-by-track annotations, rare photography, 45 rpm label and picture sleeve repros, vintage concert posters and ticket stubs from Sly & The Family Stone shows.
Higher! will cost you $58, although vinyl lovers can get an 8-LP/1-CD set for $145.