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In 1970, The Family Stone were at the peak of their popularity, but the maestro Sly Stone had already moved his head to a completely different space. The first evidence of Sly’s musical about-turn was revealed by the small catalog of his new label, Stone Flower: a pioneering, peculiar, minimal electro-funk sound that unfolded over just four seven-inch singles. Stone Flower’s releases were credited to their individual artists, but each had Sly’s design and musicianship stamped into the grooves–and the words “Written by Sylvester Stewart/Produced and arranged by Sly Stone” on the sticker.

 

This long overdue compilation of Sly’s Stone Flower era gathers each side of the five 45s plus ten previously unissued cuts from the label archives, all newly remastered from the original tapes. In these grooves you’ll find the missing link between the rocky, soulful Sly Stone of Stand! and the dark, drum machine-punctuated, overdubbed sound of There’s A Riot Going On. I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-70 opens up the mysteries of an obscure but monumental phase in Stone’s career.

Sly Stone - I’m Just Like You: Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-70 2LP

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1. You're The One (Parts 1 & 2) - Little Sister

2. Just Like A Baby - Sly

3. Home Sweet Home (Part 2) - Joe Hicks

4. I'm Just Like You - 6IX

5. Somebody's Watching You (full band version) - Little Sister

6. Life & Death In G & A (Parts 1 & 2) - Joe Hicks

7. Trying To Make You Feel Good - 6IX

8. Stanga - Little Sister

9. Dynamite - 6IX

10. You're The One (early version) - Little Sister

11. Africa - Sly

12. I'm Goin' Home (Part 1) - Joe Hicks

13. Somebody's Watching You - Little Sister

14. You Can, We Can - 6IX

15. Spirit - Sly

16. I'm Just Like You (full band version) - 6IX

17. Scared - Sly

18. Dynamite (alternate version) - 6IX

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