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.
1. See Through Windows
recorded 3.9.68 Saturday Club Session
4. Second Generation Woman
7. Holding The Compass
10. Love Is A Sleeper
13. Drowned In Wine
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)