Sly & The Family Stone: Higher!


Sly & The Family Stone

  • US $187.99  

  • Release Date 26 August 2013
  • Dispatched within 5 days
Product code
Vinyl Box Set
Music On Vinyl

• 180 gram audiophile vinyl
• Massive 104 Page Booklet!!
• Hand numbered limited edition of 1000 copies

Released in celebration of Sly Stone’s 70th birthday, Higher! is the first career-spanning anthology to celebrate the musician whose funk has influenced everyone from Miles Davis and Michael Jackson to Public Enemy and the Roots. This 8LP collection offers the chance to experience the songs you know and love but often in alternate versions, including mono singles, demos, instrumental tracks, live concert and television recordings, and more. The box set features 77 tracks, 17 of them previously unreleased.

These tracks are supplemented by a painstakingly detailed 104-page book featuring a liner notes essay, a beautifully-illustrated timeline of Sly’s career, track-by- track annotations, rare and uncirculated photography, 45 rpm label and picture sleeve repros, eye-popping vintage concert posters and ticket stubs from Sly & The Family Stone shows, and more. Compiled by Dutch authorities Edwin & Arno Konings, the track-by-track annotations contain excerpts from Thank You, the Koningses’ own forthcoming biography of Sly & The Family Stone.

Disc 1

Side A
1. I Just Learned How To Swim*
2. Scat Swim*
3. Buttermilk (Part One)*
4. Dance All Night*
5. Temptation Walk*
6. I Ain’t Got Nobody (For Real)
7. I Can’t Turn You Loose

Side B
1. Higher!*
2. Underdog*
3. Bad Risk*
4. Let Me Hear It From You*
5. Advice*
6. If This Room Could Talk*

Disc 2

Side A
1. I Cannot Make It*
2. Trip To Your Heart*
3. I Hate To Love Her*
4. Silent Communication
5. I Get High On You (version one)

Side B
1. I Remember
2. My Woman’s Head
3. What’s That Got To Do With Me
4. Fortune And Fame
5. What Would I Do

Disc 3

Side A
1. Only One Way Out Of This Mess
2. I Know What You Came To Say
3. Dance To The Music*
4. Ride The Rhythm
5. Color Me True

Side B
1. Are You Ready
2. Don’t Burn Baby
3. We Love All
4. Danse A La Musique*
5. Small Fries*
6. Chicken*

Disc 4

Side A
1. Into My Own Thing
2. Life*
3. Love City*
4. M’Lady*
5. Dynamite!
6. Undercat
7. Everyday People*

Side B
1. Sing A Simple Song*
2. I Get High On You (Version Two)
3. Wonderful World Of Color
4. Pressure

Disc 5

Side A
1. I Want To Take You Higher*
2. Seven More Days
3. Feathers
4. Somebody’s Watching You

Side B
1. Sex Machine
2. Hot Fun In The Summertime*
3. Everybody Is A Star*

Disc 6

Side A
1. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
2. Stand! (live)
3. You Can Make It If You Try (live)

Side B
1. Dance To The Music (live)
2. Medley: Music Lover/ I Want To Take You Higher/ Music Lover (live)
3. Luv N’ Haight
4. Family Affair

Disc 7

Side A
1. Brave & Strong*
2. Runnin’ Away*
3. (You Caught Me) Smilin’*
4. Spaced Cowboy
5. You’re The One (live)*

Side B
1. In Time
2. If You Want Me To Stay
3. Frisky*
4. Skin I’m In

Disc 8

Side A
1. If It Were Left Up To Me*
2. Time For Livin’ *
3. Can’t Strain My Brain
4. Loose Booty

Side B
1. Le Lo Li
2. Crossword Puzzle
3. Family Again
4. Hoboken
5. High