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Sly and The Family Stone upgrade classic albums

The funk legends celebrate 40th anniversary

Sly And The Family Stone’s seven studio albums are to be reissued this year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of their first single.

Epic/Legacy will release an upgraded catalogue of the legendary band’s work on March 20 in the US.

Each of their albums will be reissued as a limited-edition “digipak” containing rare photos, memorabilia, and new liner notes written by a diverse group of writers and artists. Several unreleased bonus tracks will be included on all seven titles.

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The album titles are:

‘A Whole New Thing’

‘Dance to the Music’

‘Life’

‘Stand!’

‘There’s a Riot Going On’

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‘Fresh’

‘Small Talk’

In addition, the new Family Stone, headed by Sly’s younger sister, Vet Stone, will perform a one-off show at the Anaheim House of Blues in California on Saturday (January 13).

The reclusive Sly, who now resides in Nappa Valley, California, told the Los Angeles Times that he plans to attend the performance.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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