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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Drowned in Wine 4:10Album Only
Listen  2. Some Poor Soul 2:45Album Only
Listen  3. Love Is a Sleeper 4:01Album Only
Listen  4. Stop for the Traffic / Through the Heart of Me 2:10Album Only
Listen  5. Wheels 4:44Album Only
Listen  6. Song for Sinking Lovers 4:04Album Only
Listen  7. Hey - Let It Rock0:59Album Only
Listen  8. The Cat and the Rat 2:33Album Only
Listen  9. 93`s Ok J 3:58Album Only
Listen10. A Song for Me 9:18Album Only
Listen11. Today 5:00Album Only
Listen12. A Song for Lots 3:41Album Only

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Classic 1970 Family Album now on Madfish Records with bonus tracks. Growing out of the R&B boom of the early 60s, Family's sound evolved into a unique mix of blues, folk, jazz, psychedelia and high energy rock'n'roll built around the distinctive vocals of front man Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney's innovative guitar playing and Rob Townsend's thunderous drumming. "A Song For Me" was released at the start of 1970 and the first album with the band's revised line-up with John Weider replacing Ric Grech on bass and Poli Palmer replacing Jim King. The album features the classic Family tracks Drowned In Wine, The Cat & The Rat and the title track. The album reached #4 in the UK charts when it was released. This reissue come packaged in deluxe media book and features 2 bonus tracks.

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Heavier and Rawer 22 Mar. 2014
By Morten Vindberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
"A Song For Me" was Family's first album after the departure of original members Rick Grech and Jim King. Both Grech and King were talented musicians who greatly contributed to Family's very original music, which can be heard on the group's first two albums "Music In a Doll House's" and "Family Entertainment".

These two albums were noteworthy for their original instrumentation, but also for the fine songwriting; partly influenced by the psychedelic wave. Obviously the importance of Roger Chapman's very personal vocal cannot be overestimated. Chapman, who later showed tendency to exaggerate his vocal pursuits, is actually very controlled on the first Family albums, and he often resembles another great singer, Peter Gabriel.

"A Song For Me" is generally heavier and rawer - more rock and blues and less pscychedelia than the previous two albums, but still comes out as a good and natural extension of these. The songwriting is still fine and original, and the two new members, Poli Palmer, John Wetton, are fine substitutes for Grech and King.

The album's highlights are many, not least Chapman's tour de force "Drowned in Wine". In the melodic department you'll notice "Stop the Traffic," "Wheels", which actually is an outtake from the original line-up, and "Song For Sinking Lovers."

The charming "The Cat And The Rat" is of course impossible to ignore, and together with "Drowned in Wine" this was a song that would become a favourite during their live-appearances.

The music on this new Madfish release is excellently remastered, and the songs come out crystal clear. Two nice bonus tracks have been added - the two b-sides "Today" - a quite slightly Peter Gabriel sounding piece and the unpretentious "A Song For Lots"
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