Family was a band back in the late ’60s and early ’70s, who released a blizzard of six albums between 1968 and 1973 before calling it quits. But the music that were released were extraordinary blends of style that endeared a devoted fanbase. During its brief time, Roger Chapman, Ric Grech, Jim Cregan, even John Wetton made up a part of the line-ups.

On April 28, Esoteric Recordings (via Cherry Red UK) will reissue the band’s 4th album, Anyway… (1970) in a 2CD set that will include the original album remastered from original masters, 4 bonus tracks, and 12 BBC Radio Sessions from two time points. A booklet with a new essay and a collection of photos and memorabilia will accompany the set.

Anyway… (2023 Remaster) – Family

CD1 (Anyway… – 2023 Remaster)
01 Good News, Bad News
02 Willow Tree
03 Holding the Compass
04 Strange Band
05 Part of the Load
06 Anyway
07 Normans
08 Lives and Ladies
Bonus Tracks
09 Strange Band (studio version)
10 The Weavers Answer (1970 single version)
11 Hung Up Down (1970 single version)
12 Normans (American LP edited version)

CD2 (BBC Radio Sessions)
BBC Radio Top Gear Session – September 5, 1970
01 Good News, Bad News
02 Lives and Ladies
03 Holding the Compass
John Peel Concert – September 27, 1970
04 Good News, Bad News
05 Drowned in Wine
06 Wheels
07 Processions / No Mules Fool
08 Holding the Compass
09 Lives and Ladies
10 Strange Band
11 The Weaver’s Answer
12 Blow by Blow

By MARowe