Family BBC Radio Volume 1

This is the first of two volumes containing Family's previously unreleased BBC Radio 1 sessions. Featured here are several versions of tracks never before available on CD. This includes the only official release of their interpretation of the old blues number, 'I Sing Um The Way I Feel'.

Covering the period from late 1968 up to mid-1969 these recorded sessions are mastered from the original BBC transcription tapes and feature one of Britain's finest bands playing in the studio, but with an extra edge that is normally only captured at live performances.

This album has been compiled with the full help of the band and the booklet features several rare photographs from their own archive. The 12 page booklet also includes extensive liner notes and band history.



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1. See Through Windows
2. The Weaver's Answer
3. Breeze

recorded 3.9.68 Saturday Club Session

4. Second Generation Woman
5. Observations

6. Dim

recorded 11.11.68 Top Gear

7. Holding The Compass
8. The Procession

9. How Hi The Li

recorded 3.3.69 Symonds On Sunday

10. Love Is A Sleeper
11. I Sing Em The Way I Feel
12. A Song For Me

recorded 11.3.69 Top Gear

13. Drowned In Wine
14. Wheels
15. No Mule's Fool
16. The Cat And The Rat

recorded 28.7.69 Top Gear


Roger Chapman - vocals, tenor saxophone, harmonica, percussion

Rick Grech - bass, violin, cello, vocals (except tracks 13-16)

Jim King - tenor and soprano saxophones, harmonica, vocals, tin whistle, piano

Rob Townsend - drums, percusiion

John 'Charlie' Whitney - guitars, keyboards, mellotron, sitar

John Weider (bass, violin, guitars) (tracks 13-16)

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