Exclusive Gallery: Rare Photos from Sly & The Family Stone's New Career-Spanning Box Set, 'Higher!'

On August 27, Sony Legacy will release Higher! — the first-ever career-spanning box set from Sly & The Family Stone.

To celebrate the release, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive photo gallery below. It features several rare photos of Sly with various guitars, including Fenders and Gibsons. There's even a vintage Ibanez ad for you to check out.

Higher! is a 77-track, 8LP box set that showcases Sly & The Family Stone's hits in stereo and mono. Also included are gems from Sly Stewarts' pre-Family Stone period, studio outtakes and instrumentals. The box set features 17 previously unreleased tracks in all.

The music is accompanied by a colorful and detailed 104-page, 12-inch book of rare photos, posters, picture sleeves, recording documents, vintage ads and other memorabilia, along with liner notes by Jeff Kaliss (author of Sly's only authorized biography), track-by-track annotations and a detailed timeline of Sly & The Family Stone's career.

For more about Higher!, and to order, head here.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.