Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, gears up for Record Store Day with another stellar assortment of exclusive releases on vinyl and cassette, to be released Saturday, April 13, 2019.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a regular celebration of the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar stores around the world. This year, Pearl Jam has been named as Record Store Day’s Official Ambassador.
To locate your nearest participating RSD shop, please visit http://www.recordstoreday.com/Stores
Legacy Recordings’ Record Store Day 2019 releases include:
Sly & The Family Stone, Live At Woodstock: Sunday, August 17, 1969 (2LP – Previously Unreleased On Vinyl)
Despite going on at 3:30 in the morning, Sly & The Family Stone electrified a generation with an explosive set at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival on August 17, 1969. Five decades later, this infectiously energetic performance makes its vinyl debut, offering powerful renditions of classics like “Dance To The Music,” “Everyday People,” “I Want To Take You Higher” and more.
Get up and dance! Sly & The Family Stone’s sophomore album Dance To The Music became their breakthrough LP thanks to the Top 10 title track. Revisit this classic album in honor of its 50th anniversary this month: http://legacyrecordings.lnk.to/SlyAndTheFamilyStoneDTTM
Network Entertainment Secures Exclusive Rights and Announces Start of Production on Sly Stone Feature Documentary
Network Media Group Inc. and Network Entertainment Inc. are pleased to announce they have acquired the exclusive rights to produce a feature documentary on the life and enduring legacy of legendary pop-funk-rock star Sylvester Stewart, better known as Sly Stone. Production on the film has commenced with the filming of an exclusive interview with the traditionally reclusive Sly.
“In the annals of pop music, certain artists are more than just innovators and more than just icons. Certain artists are avatars – the manifestation of an idea,” said Network founder and C.E.O., Derik Murray. “For Sly Stone, that idea was to create a diverse band that embraced a kaleidoscope of musical and cultural styles that stand unparalleled to this day.”
“This collaboration with legendary artist Sly Stone will deliver an epic and important film in the history of popular music,” stated veteran television producer, music manager and Co-Executive Producer Ron Weisner. “After refusing the spotlight for decades, Sly has finally opened up to share his amazing story on camera about everything: life, love and music.”
Sly Stone’s long time representative and Co-Executive Producer, Robert Allan, added “Sly felt it was the right time for him to return to the spotlight and share his incredible journey with the world, and Sly is confident that Derik Murray and Network Entertainment are the best fit to artfully and respectfully tell his legendary story.”
Sly Stone will trace the musician’s journey from child prodigy to pop music revolutionary to one of music’s most colorful recluses. Classic performances, television interviews and an all-star cast of interviews will bolster the personal, professional and historical dimensions of this epic tale.
Cinematically shot with a distinct visual aesthetic, the feature-length documentary blends artful B-roll with meticulously sourced archival footage and photos, combined with a stunning soundtrack that includes a robust array of Sly’s iconic songs.
UTA will sell domestic and international rights to the film.
Happy 75th birthday to the sensational Sly Stone!
Photo by Urve Kuusick