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One thing that Sly Stone was never afraid to do was to steal from himself and be totally meta about doing so. And so “Dance to the Music” the song was followed up with Dance to The Music the album in early 1968, which featured a proto-version of “Higher” and an extended 12-minute version of “Dance to The Music.”
On the singles front, the next thing they issued was “Life,” in June 1968. Opening with a carnivalesque organ, joyous horns and the Family Stone making like barkers trying to entice you into a tent, “Life” wasn’t as much of a party as “Dance to the Music,” but it also wasn’t not as much of a party as “Dance to The Music.”
Just a different kind of party that’s all.