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A Song For Me

Artist: Family
Label: Reprise Records
Catalog#: 6384
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-01
Tracklist
A1 Drowned In Wine 4:10
  Notes:

Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - Roger Chapman

A2 Some Poor Soul 2:46
  Notes:

Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - Roger Chapman

A3 Love Is A Sleeper 4:01
  Notes:

Organ - George Bruno
Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - Roger Chapman

A4 Stop For The Traffic - Through The Heart Of Me 2:14
  Notes:

Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - Roger Chapman

A5 Wheels 4:42
  Notes:

Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - Rick Grech
Written-By - Roger Chapman

B1 Song For Sinking Lovers 4:04
  Notes:

Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - Roger Chapman

B2 Hey - Let It Rock 1:01
  Notes:

Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - Roger Chapman

B3 The Cat And The Rat 2:33
  Notes:

Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - Roger Chapman

B4 93's OK J 3:59
  Notes:

Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - John Weider

B5 A Song For Me 9:17
  Notes:

Written-By - Charlie Whitney
Written-By - John Weider
Written-By - Rob Townsend
Written-By - Roger Chapman

Credits

Drums, Percussion, Harmonica [Harp] - Rob Townsend
Engineer - George Chkiantz
Engineer [2nd] - Dave Bridges
Engineer [2nd] - Keith Harwood
Engineer [2nd] - Roger Beale
Guitar, Banjo, Organ - Charlie Whitney
Guitar, Violin, Resonator Guitar [Dobro] - John Weider
Photography By - Bill Holden
Producer - Family
Vibraphone [Vibes], Piano, Flute - Poli Palmer
Vocals, Percussion - Roger Chapman

Notes

Recorded at Olympic, London.
Gatefold sleeve. Insert with rear sleeve image on one side, lyrics on the other.

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Family entered 1970 with perhaps their strongest lineup—vocalist Roger Chapman, guitarist Charlie Whitney and drummer Rob Townsend were now accompanied by bassist and violinist John Weider and Poli Palmer on keyboards and vibes. Their next album, A Song For Me, produced by the band, would be their most successful. "Drowned in Wine" blasts the record open, proving that the band's on-stage power could easily translate to vinyl. The album is littered with Chapman/Whitney classics, including the beautiful "Some Poor Soul" and the raucous "Love Is a Sleeper;" but the pair also collaborated with Weider, on the instrumental "93's O.K. J" and the long, rambunctious title track; and on the strong "Wheels" with the departed Ric Grech. The album presents a more eclectic and indeed electric selection of songs, with the arrangements also benefiting from Palmer's diverse instrumentation. Released in January, the album reached No. 4 in the UK. Further touring in the US failed to change their fortunes stateside, but there was no shortage of work in the UK; Family recorded for another three BBC programs. A single in August, "Strange Band" b/w "The Weaver's Answer"/"Hung Up Down," nearly broke the UK top 10. Released in November, the half-studio, half-live Anyway reached the UK No. 7. The album was comprised of new material, including the powerful studio track "Part of the Load." Originally intended as a double-album, the live side was recorded at Fairfield Halls in July; the concert was also filmed, but the video footage remains unreleased.
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