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Strange Band: The Best Of Family [Clean]
 
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Strange Band: The Best Of Family [Clean]

26 July 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 July 2010
  • Release Date: 26 July 2010
  • Label: Music Club Deluxe
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Demon Music Group Ltd.
  • Total Length: 2:35:54
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  • ASIN: B003YB7JP6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,996 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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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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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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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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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 purchased this and on playing remembered many songs on the album which took me back to my youth. Brilliant!
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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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This cd was a popular LP in the 1970s, but it is so good to listen to now, I would recommend any indie/folk appreciators buying this.
The album was, as always well packaged and arrived on time.
I would definitely order from this company again.
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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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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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