FAMILY

 

Albums recorded by Family, including release dates and UK & US
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No

TITLE

RELEASED

1

Music In A Doll's House

07/68

2

Family Entertainment

03/69

3

A Song For Me

01/70

4

Anyway [half live, half studio]

11/70

5

Old Songs, New Songs [compilation]

03/71

6

Fearless

10/71

7

Bandstand

09/72

8

It's Only A Movie

09/73

9

BBC Radio 1 In Concert

10/91

10

A's & B's [compilation]

11/92

11

The Peel Sessions

03/93

12

Live

--/03

13

BBC Radio Volume 1 1968-1969

07/04

14

BBC Radio Volume 2 1971-1973

09/04

15

BBC Radio Volume 3 1970

--/09


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1) MUSIC IN A DOLL'S HOUSE

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The Chase
Mellowing Grey
Never Like This
Me My Friend
Variation On A Theme Of Hey Mr Policeman
Winter
Old Songs New Songs
Variation On A Theme Of The Breeze

Hey Mr Policeman
See Through Windows
Variation On A Theme Of My Friend
Peace Of Mind
Voyage
The Breeze
3 x Time






Roger Chapman
Rick Grech
Jim King

Dave Mason
Rob Townsend
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Vocals, Harmonica, Tenor Saxophone
Bass, Violin, Cello, Vocals
Soprano & Tenor Saxophone, Harmonica, Vocals
Mellotron
Drums, Percussion
Guitar, Steel Guitar

Dave Mason, Jimmy Miller (Tracks 12,14)

2) FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

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The Weaver's Answer
Observations From A Hill
Hung Up Down
Summer `67
How-Hi-The-Li

Second Generation Woman
From Past Archives
Dim
Processions
Face In The Cloud
Emotions






Roger Chapman
Rick Grech
Nicky Hopkins
Jim King

Rob Townsend
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Vocals, Percussion
Bass, Violin, Vocals
Piano
Soprano & Tenor Saxophone, Piano, Backing Vocals
Drums, Percussion
Guitar, Piano, Organ

John Gilbert, Glyn Johns

3) A SONG FOR ME

 
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UK Issue
Drowned In Wine
Some Poor Soul
Love Is A Sleeper
Stop For The Traffic - Through The Heart Of Me
Wheels

Song For Sinking Lovers
Hey - Let It Rock
The Cat And The Rat
93's O.K. J
A Song For Me

US Issue
No Mule's Fool
Drowned In Wine
Love Is A Sleeper
Some Poor Soul
Wheels

Hey – Let It Rock
Stop For The Traffic - Through The Heart Of Me
Song For Sinking Lovers
93's OK J
A Song For Me






George Bruno
Roger Chapman
Poli Palmer
Rob Townsend
John Weider
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Organ (Track 3)
Vocals, Percussion
Vibraphone, Piano, Flute
Drums, Percussion, Harp
Guitar, Dobro, Violin
Guitar, Banjo, Organ

Family

4) ANYWAY

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Good News Bad News
Willow Tree
Holding The Compass
Strange Band

Part Of The Load
Anyway
Normans
Lives And Ladies






Roger Chapman

Poli Palmer




Rob Townsend

John Weider


Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Vocals (Tracks 1-6,8),
Percussion (Track 4)
Vibraphone (Tracks 1,4-6),
Piano (Tracks 2,5,7,8),
Percussion (Track 3),
Electric Piano (Track 4),
Drums (Track 5)
Drums (Tracks 1,2,4-8),
Percussion (Tracks 3,6)
Bass (Tracks 1,5,7,8),
Violin (Tracks 2,7), Guitar (Track 3),
Percussion (Track 6), Flute (Track 7)
Guitar (Tracks 1,3,4-8), Bass (Tracks 2,6)

Family

 

Tracks 1-4 recorded live at The Fairfield Halls, Croydon, Surrey, England (on 26 July 1970?)

5) OLD SONGS, NEW SONGS

 
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LP
Hung Up Down
Today
Observations From A Hill
Good Friend Of Mine
Drowned In Wine

Peace Of Mind
Hometown
The Cat And The Rat
No Mule's Fool
See Through Windows
The Weaver's Answer

CD 1
Hung Up Down
Today
Observations From A Hill
Good Friend Of Mine
Drowned In Wine
Peace Of Mind
Hometown
The Cat And The Rat
No Mule's Fool
See Through Windows
The Weaver's Answer

CD 2
Drowned In Wine [demo]
Love Is A Sleeper
Stop For The Traffic
Wheels
Song For Sinking Lovers
Number Six Blues [demo]
A Song For Me
No Mule's Fool [demo]
Good News - Bad News [live]
Part Of The Load
Normans
Holding The Compass [live]
Anyway
Strange Band [live]


LP Issue






CD Box Set




 
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CD 3
Burlesque
Bolero Babe
Coronation
My Friend The Sun
Glove
Ready To Go
Top Of The Hill
The Rockin' R's
In My Own Time
Seasons
Between Blue And Me [live]
Sing 'Em The Way I Feel [live]
Sat'd'y Barfly
Larf & Sing
Spanish Tide [live]
Crinkley Grin

CD 4
Blind
Burning Bridges
Children [live]
Take Your Partners
It's Only A Movie
Buffet Tea For Two
Sweet Desire
Rockin' Pneumonia And Boogie Woogie Flu [live]
Suspicion
Checkout
In My Own Time [live]
The Weavers Answer [live]

CD 5 - first 1,000 copies only
Song For Lot's [demo]
Theme For A Dream [demo]
Wheels [demo]
Kick A Cat [demo]
Sinking Lovers [demo]
Part Of The Load
Drowned In Wine
Holding The Compass
Good News Bad News
The Weaver's Answer
A Song For Me

 

Originally issued in 1971 as a single LP, a box set consisting of 4 CDs (5 in the first 1,000 sold) was issued in 2005. Tracks 60-65 were recorded live in Munich in 1970.

6) FEARLESS

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Between Blue And Me
Sat'd'y Barfly
Larf And Sing
Spanish Tide
Save Some For Thee

Take Your Partners
Children
Crinkley Grin
Blind
Burning Bridges






Roger Chapman
Poli Palmer
Rob Townsend
John Wetton
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Keyboards, Vibes, Flute, Percussion
Drums, Percussion
Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion

George Chkiantz, Family

7) BANDSTAND

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Burlesque
Bolero Babe
Coronation
Dark Eyes
Broken Nose

My Friend The Sun
Glove
Ready To Go
Top Of The Hill






Roger Chapman
Linda Lewis
Poli Palmer

Rob Townsend
John Wetton
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Vocals, Percussion, Soprano Saxophone
Backing Vocals
Keyboards, Vibraphone, Flute, Percussion, Guitar
Drums, Percussion
Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Guitar, Keyboards

George Chkiantz, Family

8) IT'S ONLY A MOVIE

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It's Only A Movie
Leroy
Buffet Tea For Two
Boom Bang

Boots `n' Roots
Banger
Sweet Desirée
Suspicion
Check Out






Tony Ashton
Roger Chapman
Jim Cregan
Peter Hope-Evans
Rob Townsend
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Vocals
Bass
Harmonica
Drums
Guitar

Family

9) BBC RADIO 1 IN CONCERT

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Burlesque
Sat'dy Barfly
Top Of The Hill
My Friend The Sun
Buffet Tea For Two
Children
Glove
Ready To Go
Holding The Compass
Rockin' Pneumonia And Boogie-Woogie Flu
In My Own Time
Weaver's Answer
Part Of The Load






Tony Ashton
Roger Chapman
Jim Cregan
Rob Townsend
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Keyboards
Vocals
Bass
Drums
Guitar

 

Tracks 1-10: recorded live at The Paris Theatre, London, England on 26 January 1973
Tracks 11-13: probably recorded at The Playhouse Theatre, London, England on 16 December 1971

10) A's & B's

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No Mule's Fool
Good Friend Of Mine
Today
Song For Lots
Strange Band
In My Own Time
Seasons
Burlesque
The Rockin' R's
My Friend The Sun
Glove
Boom Bang
Stop This Car
Sweet Desirée
Drink To You




Producer:



11) THE PEEL SESSIONS

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Boom Bang
Buffet Tea

Check Out

UK Vinyl Issue


UK CD Issue


USA CD Issue




Tony Ashton
Roger Chapman
Jim Cregan
Rob Townsend
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Keyboards
Vocals
Bass
Drums
Guitar

John Walters

 

Recorded for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show at Langham Studio 1, London, England on 8 May 1973 and first broadcast on 22 May 1973

12) LIVE

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Good News Bad News
Spanish Tide
Part Of The Load
Drowned In Wine
Holding The Compass
Between Blue And Me
Children
In My Own Time
Take Your Partners
Weavers Answer






Roger Chapman
Poli Palmer
Rob Townsend
John Wetton
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Vocals, Tambourine
Vibes, Flute
Drums, Percussion
Bass, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals

 

Recorded live during Family's November 1971 tour

13) BBC RADIO VOLUME 1 1968-1969

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See Through Windows
Weaver's Answer
Breeze
Second Generation Woman
Observations
Dim
Holding The Compass
Procession
How Hi The Li
Love Is A Sleeper
I Sing 'Em The Way I Feel
Song For Me
Drowned In Wine
Wheels
No Mule's Fool
Cat And The Rat






Roger Chapman

Rick Grech
Jim King

Rob Townsend
John Weider
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion,
Tenor Saxophone
Bass, Violin, Cello, Vocals (Tracks 1-12)
Soprano and Tenor Saxophone, Piano,
Harmonica, Tin Whistle, Vocals
Drums, Percussion
Bass, Guitar, Violin (Tracks 13-16)
Guitar, Keyboards, Sitar, Mellotron

Bernie Andrews (Tracks 4-6,10-12),
John Walters (Tracks 13-16)

 

BBC Radio 1 recordings for:
Tracks 1-3: Saturday Club, recorded on 3 September 1968 for
Tracks 4-6: John Peel's Top Gear, recorded at Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly, London on 11 November 1968 and broadcast on 24 November 1968
Tracks 7-9: Symonds On Sunday recorded on 3 March 1969 for BBC Radio 1's
Tracks 10-12: John Peel's Top Gear, recorded at The Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, England on 11 March 1969 and broadcast on 30 March 1969
Tracks 13-16: John Peel's Top Gear, recorded at The Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, England on 28 July 1969 and broadcast on 3 August 1969

14) BBC RADIO VOLUME 2 1971-1973

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Strange Band
Home Town
Procession/No Mules Fool
Part Of The Load
Lives And Ladies
Burning Bridges
Save Some For Thee
In My Own Time
Seasons
Children
Between Blue And Me
I Sing 'Em The Way I Feel
Boom Bang
Buffet Tea
Check Out






Tony Ashton
Roger Chapman
Jim Cregan
Poli Palmer

Rob Townsend
John Weider
John Wetton
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Piano, Organ (Tracks 12-15)
Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion
Bass, Guitar, Vocals (Tracks 12-15)
Flute, Piano, Synthesiser, Vibes
(Tracks 12-15)
Drums, Percussion
Bass, Guitar, Violin (Tracks 1-5)
Bass, Guitar, Vocals (Tracks 10-11)
Guitar, Keyboards

John Muir (Tracks 6-9),
John Walters (Tracks 12-15)

 

BBC Radio 1 recordings for:
Tracks 1-5: Bob Harris on 16 March 1971
Tracks 6-9: John Peel's Top Gear at Studio T1, Transcription Service, Kensington House, Shepherd's Bush, London, England on 2 July 1971 and broadcast on 17 July 1971
Tracks 10-11: Bob Harris on 8 November 1971
Tracks 12-15: John Peel's Top Gear at Studio 1, Langham, London, England on 8 May 1973 and broadcast on 22 May 1973

15) BBC RADIO VOLUME 3 1970

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93’s OK J
Here Comes The Grin
Holding The Compass
Lives And Ladies
Good News, Bad News
Drowned In Wine
Wheels
Procession & No Mule’s Fool
Holding The
Lives And Ladies
Strange Band
The Weaver’s Answer
Blow By Blow






Roger Chapman
Poli Palmer
Rob Townsend
John Weider
Charlie Whitney

Producer:

Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion
Flute, Piano, Vibraphone, Percussion
Drums, Percussion
Bass, Violin, Guitar
Guitar, Bass

John Walters (Tracks 3,4)

 

BBC Radio 1 recordings for:
Tracks 1,2: In Concert on 4 January 1970
Tracks 3,4: John Peel's Top Gear at The Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, England on 10 August 1970 and broadcast on
5 September 1970
Tracks 5-13: John Peel's Sunday Show, recording date & venue unknown, broadcast on 27 September 1970