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The Very Best Of Family [Double CD]

Family Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Music Club Deluxe
  • ASIN: B003905M4C
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,782 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  8. Wheels 4:420.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Songs For Sinking Lovers 4:050.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Cat & The Rat 2:300.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Song For Me 9:160.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Today 4:580.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Song For Lots 3:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Good News - Bad News 7:460.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Holding The Compass 4:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Anyway 3:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Lives & Ladies 6:330.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen26. Broken Nose 4:080.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Dark Eyes 1:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. My Friend The Sun 4:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Glove 4:490.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Top Of The Hill 5:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Boom Bang 3:000.89  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Sweet Desire 3:460.89  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Drink To You 3:330.89  Buy MP3 
Listen34. It's Only A Movie 5:050.89  Buy MP3 
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Product Description

CD Description

Music Club Deluxe is proud to present the ultimate collection from one of the quintessential
English rock bands of all time. Featuring the highly idiosyncratic and soulful vocals from Roger
Chapman, Family burst onto the UK music scene in the summer of 68 with the breakthrough
album Music In A Doll's House. Their second album, Family Entertainment, followed one year
later and gave them their first Top 10 record. However, the band really started hitting their stride
by their third album, A Song For Me, which provided them with their first Top 5 album smash and
biggest hit to date with `Strange Band'.
The hits then followed fast and furious with yet another Top Ten album `Anyway', the US version
of which contained their biggest and most popular hit single so far with the highly memorable `In
My Own Time' which became a staple on UK radio in summer of '71. The band's next album
`Fearless' continued the progress once again hitting the Top 20. However, the next album,
`Bandstand' included what has to be the funkiest single ever made by a British rock act; the
awesomely catchy `Burlesque' - another Top 20 hit in late `72. Family called it a day at the end
'73 leaving us with their final Top 30 album `It's Only A Movie' but leaving behind some of the
most unique and definitive music of the late 60's/early 70's. Enjoy!
* Features all of the band's charting hit singles and includes tracks from no fewer than four
Top 20 albums

Customer Reviews

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another dissapointing best of... 23 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
After waiting years for a decent Family compilation,one that would include their mega rare first single "Scene thru the eye of a lens" i thought its not going to happen so i`ll buy this.It says all their hits and is called the Very Best of.How can this be when the awesome "Weavers Answer" is not even on it or as i can see no tracks from their first 2 classic albums "Music in a Dolls House" and "Entertainment".Somebody please do the honours and get it right and do this great Strange band justice.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More of the same: another missed opportunity 1 Aug 2010
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It's really a pity and truly regrettable. There is no single compilation that does justice to the brilliant career of Family. The first two albums are not subject to collection in any of the anthologies available, nor their first single "Scene Through The Eye Of A Lens/Gypsy Woman", produced by Jimmy Miller and released by Liberty Records in October 1967, or the Maxi Single "Strange Band-The Weaver's Answer-Hung Up Down" (the latter two issues, re-recorded and remixed for that edition) or either the B-side "Stop This Car." The group also backed Dave Mason on his February 1968 single "Just For You".
It was another great opportunity lost. Really a shame. Sure, time will tell the story in the next future passed and one day a comprehensive anthology of all the lost Family's catalog (IOW's rendition of "Weaver's Answer, too), will become a reality.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the Very Best of Famiy 17 Jan 2011
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Other reviewers have pointed out that not all the best of Family is here. The first two albums, the Weaver's Answer is missing. Still it's good to hear Roger Chapman's warble and the musicality of the band is just great. They were well before their time. I remember seeing them back in the 1970s and they and their sound crew were having such a ball.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly the Best 1 Sep 2013
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Great voice at the front. Backing as expected Music of the time and nothing to match it today.People need educating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old CD 27 Mar 2013
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Bough for my husband who was reminiscing and he loves it! Playing on repeat on CD player. No more thoughts
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to Family. 3 Dec 2013
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Roger Chapman's vocals are an acquired taste: you'll either like or not. One thing for sure, you are unlikely to forget Family's songs.

I was aware of "In My Own Time" (a 1971 hit), "The Weaver's Answer" and "Burlesque". This CD collection offers a complete introduction to this short-lived, quirky and pioneering band. Glad I bought it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best Of Family - A review 15 Nov 2013
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There have always been a few Family tracks that have haunted me and I keep thinking of them, however I didn't have an album of Family and as a result I discovered on getting this that I had missed a few real gems.

Superb album, great vocals and arrangements.

Can't recommend highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best Of Family CD 10 Sep 2012
By noddy
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Family i actually forgot how good they really were and it wasn't untill i heard them on the radio i thought i'll see if they're on
amazon and true to form it was so i bought it and i wasn't dissapointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts...
I'd forgotten what a great band Family were and this compilation is an excellent reminder of their eclectic approach to music and their ability to write great tunes that have... Read more
Published 13 months ago by R. Bayles
5.0 out of 5 stars Family CD
This CD was bought to give as a Christmas present and has proved to be a very popular gift for a Family fan.
Published 15 months ago by shadowgirl29
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Family
Saw this CD of Family and immediately thought back to one of my favourite songs "In my own time". I had bought the vinyl when it came out many years ago but it had got lost so... Read more
Published 21 months ago by robbins
4.0 out of 5 stars Prog Rock
Family are among one of the best progressive Rock bands to have emegerged in that late 1960,s early 70,s music era. Read more
Published on 30 Jan 2012 by Ianb
5.0 out of 5 stars lesley
i bought these cds for my boys as a keep sake as their dad passed away recently and i always remember him likeing Family and i loved IN MY OWN TIME. Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2011 by Lesley
5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best Of Family
How could they omit many peoples favourite 'The Weavers Answer' ?

A superb price though and took me back to the early seventies.
Published on 13 April 2011 by gregoir
5.0 out of 5 stars Fam-tastic
Previous reviews that rate this compilation CD as only 3 stars, simply because it doesn't include all of their favourite tracks, are being rather unfair. Read more
Published on 9 Sep 2010 by Huck Flynn
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