Sly & The Family Stone is featured in the new issue of Uncut, dated August 2015 on sale in UK shops and available to download now. The magazine covers the early days of the band, as a boxset of their epochal Fillmore East shows from 1968 is due to be released July 17. “Sly Stone reinvented pop music in his own image,” says the Family Stone’s Cynthia Robinson.
Pre-order the four-disc box set, Sly & The Family Stone – Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th 1968, now!
Hear Sly & The Family Stone’s live funky, organ and horn-laden performance of “Life,” exclusively at Vibe. The recording is from Sly & The Family Stone – Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th 1968, a four-disc set to be released July 17 that features 34 unreleased performances from their live shows at Bill Graham’s legendary concert hall.
Listen to an exclusive stream of “Color Me True” at The Daily Beast. The track is included on Sly & The Family Stone – Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th 1968, to be released on July 17. Featuring four total performances in their entirety, the performances have the band in their prime, full of energy, positivity, and excitement.
In 1968, Sly & The Family Stone visited New York to play four shows over two days at downtown’s storied Fillmore East. Epic Records taped the performances for a potential live album, but that was put on hold when “Everyday People” went to Number One the following year. Now, the entire run is scheduled come out July 17th on Legacy Recordings as Sly & The Family Stone – Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th 1968.
Exclusively at Rolling Stone, you can hear one of the most memorable tracks: the October 4th late show take on “Dance To The Music.” When the band kicks in after the first scat break, they form a loose mass of funk, each instrument swirling around and bouncing off the others.