Family / Anyway deluxe edition

2CD set with bonus tracks

Family / Anyway 2CD deluxe

English rock band Family’s 1970 album Anyway will be reissued as an expanded 2CD set next month.

Featuring vocalist Roger Chapman, guitarist John ‘Charlie’ Whitney, drummer Rob Townsend, bassist and violinist John Weider and multi-instrumentalist John ‘Poli’ Palmer on vibes, keyboards and flute, Anyway comprised a side of live recordings made at The Fairfield Hall in Croydon in July 1970 and a side of studio tracks recorded at Olympic Studios in the late summer.

The group’s fourth album reached number seven in the UK album charts at the time and has been remastered from the original tapes. It features 16 bonus tracks drawn from singles and BBC radio sessions and comes with a booklet with a new essay.

Anyway is reissued on 28 April 2023, via Esoteric Recordings.


Family / Anyway 2CD deluxe

Anyway Family /

    • CD 1 – Anyway remastered
      1. 1 Good News, Bad News
      2. Willow Tree
      3. Holding the Compass
      4. Strange Band
      5. Part of the Load
      6. Anyway
      7. Normans
      8. Lives and Ladies
      Bonus tracks
      1. Strange Band (studio version)
      2. The Weavers Answer (1970 single version)
      3. Hung Up Down (1970 single version)
      4. Normans (American LP edited version)
    • CD 2 – BBC Radio Sessions
      BBC Radio Top Gear session 5th September 1970
      1. Good News, Bad News
      2. Lives and Ladies
      3. Holding the Compass
      4. Good News, Bad News John Peel concert 27th September 1970
      5. Drowned in Wine
      6. Wheels
      7. Processions / No Mules Fool
      8. Holding the Compass
      9. Lives and Ladies
      10. Strange Band
      11. The Weaver’s Answer
      12. Blow by Blow

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