Sly & The Family Stone - 'There's A Riot Goin' On' Gets A Gold Edition Reissue
Classic funk junkies behold: a gold disc reissue of Sly and The Family Stone's seminal 1971 album There's A Riot Goin' On! Brought to you by Get On Down Records, this edition features an essay from renowned music journalist A. Scott Galloway and a 48-page hard cover book of liner notes. With all that, you can catch up on the full story of the tensions behind the album's creation and humblebrag (or maybe just brag brag) about having a CD embedded with 24-karat gold, unless of course you already have Get On Down's edition of Ghostface's Ironman release. In addition to 12 tracks of funky soul magic, Get On Down went above and beyond with an embroidered recreation of the original album cover (which can be seen above) that you could probably fancy into a storied pocket square. No matter what you do with the iconic image, check out what Get On Down had to say about the album and pre-order your copy here.
After two years in production, the follow-up to Sly & The Family Stone’s 1969 smash Stand! was unveiled to the world in November 1971. Not only did it contain radio hits like “Family Affair,” “Runnin’ Away,” and “(You Caught Me) Smilin’,” it also – in true Sly fashion – dove deeper into a trippy sonic and lyrical universe that explored societal tensions (“Brave & Strong”), the motherland (“Thank You For Talkin’ To Me Africa”), personal relationships (“Just Like A Baby”) and artistic expression itself (“Poet”).