History: The Best of Family

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Led by gale-force vocalist Roger Chapman and virtuoso guitarist John "Charlie" Whitney, Family were a British rock group who attracted a large cult following in the U.K. (and a miniscule one in the U.S.) for their passionate but wildly eclectic sound; from song to song and album to album, Family could veer from arty progressive experiments to thoughtful folk-rock to blues-influenced grooves to meat-and-potatoes hard rock, all of it performed with sincerity, fire, and a subtle yet genuine sense of humor. Featuring 30 songs that span the group's 1968-1973 recording lifespan, History: The Best of Family collects the highlights from the band's seven albums, and serves as a fine introduction to their music for beginners ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Led by gale-force vocalist Roger Chapman and virtuoso guitarist John "Charlie" Whitney, Family were a British rock group who attracted a large cult following in the U.K. (and a miniscule one in the U.S.) for their passionate but wildly eclectic sound; from song to song and album to album, Family could veer from arty progressive experiments to thoughtful folk-rock to blues-influenced grooves to meat-and-potatoes hard rock, all of it performed with sincerity, fire, and a subtle yet genuine sense of humor. Featuring 30 songs that span the group's 1968-1973 recording lifespan, History: The Best of Family collects the highlights from the band's seven albums, and serves as a fine introduction to their music for beginners and a concise celebration for longtime fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • Label: Madfish Records Uk
  • UPC: 636551500623
  • Catalog Number: 1006
  • Sales rank: 42,459

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Weaver's Answer (4:55)
  2. 2 See Through Windows (3:49)
  3. 3 Peace Of Mind (2:23)
  4. 4 Observations From A Hill (3:11)
  5. 5 Hung Up Down (3:38)
  6. 6 Drowned In Wine (4:10)
  7. 7 Hey - Let It Rock (0:59)
  8. 8 The Cat And The Rat (2:33)
  9. 9 A Song For Me (9:17)
  10. 10 Good News Bad News (8:08)
  11. 11 Holding The Compass (4:26)
  12. 12 Strange Band (3:32)
  13. 13 Part Of The Load (4:46)
  14. 14 Today (5:00)
  15. 15 No Mule's Fool (3:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 In My Own Time (3:34)
  2. 2 Between Blue And Me (5:03)
  3. 3 Sat'd'y Barfly (4:00)
  4. 4 Spanish Tide (4:04)
  5. 5 Children (2:20)
  6. 6 Burning Bridges (4:47)
  7. 7 Burlesque (4:06)
  8. 8 Broken Nose (4:13)
  9. 9 My Friend The Sun (4:23)
  10. 10 Glove (4:52)
  11. 11 Ready To Go (4:38)
  12. 12 It's Only A Movie (5:09)
  13. 13 Buffet Tea For Two (5:22)
  14. 14 Sweet Desiree (3:43)
  15. 15 Check Out (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Family Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Roger Chapman Composer
Jim Cregan Composer
John "Poli" Palmer Composer
Peter Reynolds Remastering
Rob Townsend Composer
John "Charlie" Whitney Composer
Pete Feenstra Liner Notes
Weider Composer
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