I Want To Take You Higher (Live at The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, August 17, 1969)
If Woodstock was about breaking down racial, class and musical barriers, then Sly & the Family Stone may have been the festival's definitive band. This two-disc set combines Sly's 1969 Stand!, their monster hit LP, along with their crowd-obliterating Woodstock set. The sublime "Everyday People" starts as an audience clap-along and it could still get you smiling for days. And "I Want to Take You Higher" is so funked-up you can practically hear hippies melting in its radical presence. This set is the prime platter to pick from to start your own Woodstock at home.