Legacy Recordings Celebrates the 40th Anniversary & Recent Grammy Win of Sly & The Family Stone With Deluxe Limited Edition Reissues of Group's Entire Epic Records Studio Catalog

Legacy Editions of Sly & the Family Stone Catalog Albums Will Not Be Re-Pressed After Initial Run Has Sold Out

Highly Collectible Individually Numbered Expanded Editions of Sly's Groundbreaking R&B/Funk/Pop Classic Albums Available Separately OR Together in Deluxe Box Set on Tuesday, April 10


Starting forty years ago this year, Sly & the Family Stone began breaking down the barriers between R&B, rock & roll and pop music with an uninterrupted string of revolutionary hit singles and groundbreaking albums which included A Whole New Thing (1967), Dance To The Music (1968), Life (1968), Stand! (1969), There's A Riot Goin' On (1971), Fresh (1973), and Small Talk (1974).

Legacy Recordings is celebrating Sly's enormous and abiding musical and cultural achievement with a highly collectible deluxe limited edition run of each of the pioneering albums from Sly's hit-packed Epic Records catalog, available individually or in a special boxed set, for a limited time only beginning Tuesday, April 10.

All seven titles, as well as the boxed set, will be individually numbered in custom digi-paks. None of the albums, nor the boxed set, will be re-pressed once the initial run has sold out.

Produced for re-issue by Bob Irwin and mastered by Vic Anesini at Sony Music Studios in New York, each of the titles in the Sly & the Family Stone limited edition series includes rare B-Sides and previously unreleased bonus tracks as well as new liner notes by the nation's top music journalists.

As testimony to the enduring power of Sly & the Family Stone and the group's music, this year's Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals went to "Family Affair," a track performed by John Legend, Joss Stone with Van Hunt from Different Strokes by Different Folks, a Sly & the Family Stone all-star tribute/remix album on Epic/Legacy Recordings.

Individual titles in the Legacy Recording's Sly & the Family Stone deluxe limited edition series include:

A WHOLE NEW THING (released late-1967), with "Trip To Your Heart," "Run, Run, Run," five bonus tracks including mono single versions of the B-sides "Let Me Hear It From You" and "Underdog," plus a previously unreleased instrumental track; with original liner notes by San Francisco-Oakland DJ John Hardy and new liner notes by Bud Scoppa.

DANCE TO THE MUSIC (1968), with the Top 10 title hit, six bonus tracks including mono single versions of "Dance To the Music" and "Higher," and three previously unreleased tracks (including Otis Redding's "Can't Turn You Loose"); with original liner notes by Sly and New York DJ Al Gee, and new liner notes by Greg Tate.

LIFE (1968), with the title tune single b/w "M'Lady," four bonus tracks including a mono single version of "Dynamite!" and three previously unreleased tracks; with original liner notes by New York DJ Rosko, and new liner notes by Ben Edmonds.

STAND! (1969), breakthrough album with the string of hits "Every day People," "Sing A Simple Song," "Stand!" and "I Want To Take You Higher," five bonus tracks including three mono single versions and two previously unreleased tracks; with new liner notes by England's Barney Hoskyns.

THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON (1971), landmark #1 album with "Family Affair," "Runnin' Away," and "(You Caught Me) Smilin'," four bonus tracks including one mono single version and three previously unreleased instrumental tracks; with new liner notes by the San Francisco Chronicle's Joel Selvin.

FRESH (1973), with "If You Want Me To Stay," "Frisky," "If It Were Left Up To Me," and "Que Sera, Sera" (the only cover in Sly's entire original album catalog), five bonus tracks -- all alternate mixes of unreleased album masters; with new liner notes by Toure.

SMALL TALK (1974), the group's final Epic album, with "Time For Livin'" and "Loose Booty," four previously unreleased bonus tracks including three alternate versions; with original liner notes by Steve Lake of Melody Maker, and new liners by Alex Stimmel.


SOURCE: Legacy Recordings

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