Epic Records has uncovered a stash of Sly and the Family Stone live promo clips filmed in 1973. In this exclusive video, Sly and company deliver an energetic take on “I Want to Take You Higher,” the funky anthem originally released in 1969. It’s a particularly free-spirited performance, with Sly tossing off a brief harmonica solo and dancing across the room in his trademark Seventies get-up. The clip also ends with an awesomely vintage zoom-in on Sly’s face.
On August 27th, Epic/Legacy released Higher!, a four-CD box set featuring alternative versions of Sly and the Family Stone classics, including rare mono masters, instrumental mixes and live recordings. Along with a 104-page book (featuring illustrations, track annotations, unseen photography and essays), the package boasts 77 total (and 17 previously unreleased) tracks from throughout the legendary band’s career.