Before making their masterpiece, There’s a Riot Goin’ On, Sly and the Family Stone made their artistic and commercial breakthrough: Stand! the group’s biggest album, one that was immediately followed by a Woodstock performance and the release of a Greatest Hits album that took five of the eight songs from Stand! and put them alongside other earlier hits. The point is: Stand! is a masterful achievement, a moment when a band’s artistic greatness was appropriately recognized by the record buying public, something that rarely happens as cleanly and directly as it did on Stand! Featuring some of the band’s best and most beloved songs, it’s absolutely essential to every record collection that houses it.
Limited to 1500 copies, the VMP exclusive version of Sly & The Family Stone's Stand! is pressed on (AAA) 180g “A Red One and a Blue One” vinyl at GZ Vinyl. The 1LP will arrive in a gatefold, tip-on, foil-stamped and numbered jacket. The (AAA) lacquers were cut from tapes by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.