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Sly and the Family Stone - The Woodstock Experience (2009)



Sly and the Family Stone The Woodstock Experience
Sly & The Family Stone - The Woodstock Experience - Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Sunday, August 17, 1969
(CD) Sony, 2009-06-30

Sly & the Family Stone were already breaking social and musical barriers leading up to 1969. The anticipation for their newest studio album, Stand!, was palpable, and the excitemment leading up their performance at Woodstock was unparalleled. Neither disappointed - this band proved in 1969 why they were on of the most electifying acts of the day - completely reinventing funk, rock and soul, and inspiring a society toward change.

Sly and the Family Stone The Woodstock Experience
Sly & The Family Stone - The Woodstock Experience - Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, Sunday, August 17, 1969
(CD) Sony, 2009-06-30

Tracklisting CD1 (Live at The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 16, 1969) :
01. M'Lady (7:46)
02. Sing A Simple Song (5:14)
03. You Can Make It If You Try (5:37)
04. Everyday People (3:16)
05. Dance To The Music (4:28)
06. MEDLEY : Music Lover / Higher (7:51)
07. I Want To Take You Higher (6:43)
08. Love City (6:04)
09. Stand! (3:20)

Tracklisting CD2 (Stand!) :
01. Stand! 3:07
02. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey 5:57
03. I Want To Take You Higher 5:22
04. Somebody'S Watching You 3:20
05. Sing A Simple Song 3:56
06. Everyday People 2:21
07. Sex Machine 13:46
08. You Can Make It If You Try 3:36

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Info :
Underneath a photo of Sly Stone found inside the Woodstock festival program there's series of words that reveal the group's manifesto: "standing... screaming... dancing... writing peace... playling music they feel, feeling they playing; so lend a mind brother and dig it!"

Despite going on at 3:30 in the morning, Sly & the Family Stone electrified the Woodstock generation with an explosive set demonstrating their supernatural powers as one of the music world's most lethal live attractions. Buoyed by the success of their latest studio album, "Stand!", the band's incandescent 9-song performance was textbook example of a group at the pinnacle of their game - and clearly became a highlight of the film and soundtrack.

"Sly's set was high energy and infectious", remembers Woodstock co-producer Michael Lang. "They were the most colorfully dressed act on the bill and they came dressed to party. Sly & The Family Stone were definitely the act of that most of the other bands on the bill were focussed on seeing."
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