Essential Sly & the Family Stone [Limited Edition 3.0]

Essential Sly & the Family Stone [Limited Edition 3.0]

by Sly & The Family Stone
     
 

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The Essential Sly & the Family Stone does what a double-CD best-of/career overview should do: it packs a lot of career highlights into a two-disc set for listeners who want more than the basic greatest hits, but don't want every last album. Of course, all of those greatest hits are here, including a few fromSee more details below

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The Essential Sly & the Family Stone does what a double-CD best-of/career overview should do: it packs a lot of career highlights into a two-disc set for listeners who want more than the basic greatest hits, but don't want every last album. Of course, all of those greatest hits are here, including a few from 1970 that didn't make it onto album releases at the time. As you'd expect, the fattest slice comes from Sly & the Family Stone's late-'60s/early-'70s peak: in fact, most of the tracks from the Stand! and There's a Riot Goin' On albums are here. The fun extras come in the not-too-well-known tracks from pre-Stand! albums and Fresh (which is actually amply represented, with six cuts). This doesn't quite deserve the highest rating, as the post-There's a Riot Goin' On material doesn't keep up the momentum of the rest of the set. Small Talk and Sly Stone's 1975 solo effort, High on You, are wisely lightly plucked, though at least the hits from those albums are the three cuts selected. This deserves better annotation than the cursory liner notes, but otherwise it's an excellent summary of a major rock and soul band. [Epic/Legacy's Limited Edition 3.0 appeared in 2008 and included a bonus CD, in addition to the original, two-CD set.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886973457627
catalogNumber:
734576

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Underdog
  2. I Cannot Make It
  3. Dance to the Music
  4. Are You Ready?
  5. Fun
  6. M'Lady
  7. Life
  8. Love City
  9. Stand!
  10. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
  11. I Want to Take You Higher
  12. Somebody's Watching You
  13. Sing a Simple Song
  14. Everyday People
  15. You Can Make It If You Try
  16. Hot Fun in the Summertime
  17. Everybody Is a Star
  18. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Disc 2

  1. Family Affair
  2. Luv N' Haight
  3. Poet
  4. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
  5. Runnin' Away
  6. Brave & Strong
  7. Just Like a Baby
  8. Thank You for Talkin' to Me, Africa
  9. In Time
  10. If You Want Me to Stay
  11. Frisky
  12. Skin I'm In
  13. Babies Makin' Babies
  14. If It Were Left Up to Me
  15. Time for Livin'
  16. Loose Booty
  17. I Get High on You

Disc 3

  1. Higher
  2. Dynamite!
  3. Sex Machine
  4. Time
  5. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
  6. Can't Strain My Brain

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