Dance to the Music was made under duress. Sly Stone had been told by his label boss, Clive Davis, to make something more poppy than the radical vision of funk he’d eventually make on latter albums. Not only did Sly make a hit album, he also accidentally invented the genre of psychedelic soul, wherein everyone from the Temptations to the Isleys started wearing paisley and singing about cosmic brotherhood. What the imitators never got exactly right is the grooves of this version of Sly and the Family Stone: The music here might be pop-oriented and earnest in subject matter, but Sly and his family bring the absolute heat on these nine songs.
Limited to 1500 copies, the VMP exclusive version of Sly & The Family Stone's Dance to the Music is pressed on (AAA) 180g “Color Me Two” vinyl at GZ Vinyl. The 1LP will arrive in a single, tip-on, foil-stamped and numbered jacket. The (AAA) lacquers were cut from tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.