Box Set

ONCE UPON A TIME

 

Once Upon A Time

MUSIC IN A DOLL’S HOUSE (1968):

1. The Chase
2. Mellowing Grey
3. Never Like This
4. Me My Friend
5. Variation On A Theme Of Hey Mr. Policeman
6. Winter
7. Old Songs For New Songs
8. Variation On A Theme Of The Breeze
9. Hey Mr. Policeman
10. See Through Windows
11. Variation On A Theme Of Me My Friend
12. Peace Of Mind
13. Voyage
14. The Breeze
15. 3 X Time

Bonus tracks:

16. Scene Through The Eye Of A Lens *
Originally released as A-side Liberty LBF 15031 October 1967
17. Gypsy Woman *
Originally released as B-side Liberty LBF 15031 October 1967

ROGER CHAPMAN: Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Tenor Saxophone
JOHN WHITNEY: Lead Guitar, Steel Guitar
JIM KING: Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, Harmonica, Vocals
RIC GRECH: Bass Guitar, Violin, Cello, Vocals
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums, Percussion * except tracks 16 & 17 HARRY OVERNALL

Recorded at Olympic Studios, London 1968

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT (1969):

1. The Weaver’s Answer
2. Observations From A Hill
3. Hung Up Down
4. Summer ’67
5. How-Hi-The-Li
6. Second Generation Woman
7. From Past Archives
8. Dim
9. Processions
10. Face In The Cloud
11. Emotions

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion
JOHN WHITNEY: Guitar, Piano, Organ
JIM KING: Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, Harmonica, Piano
RIC GRECH: Bass Guitar, Violin, Vocals
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums, Percussion

A SONG FOR ME (1970):

1. Drowned In Wine
2. Some Poor Soul
3. Love Is A Sleeper
4. Stop For The Traffic / Through The Heart Of Me
5. Wheels
6. Song For Sinking Lovers
7. Hey – Let It Rock
8. The Cat And The Rat
9. 93’s OK J
10. A Song For Me

Bonus track:

11. A Song For Lots
Originally issued as B-side of Reprise RS 27005 Today in 1970

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion
JOHN WHITNEY: Guitars, Banjo, Organ
ROBERT TOWNSEND: Drums, Percussion, Harp
JOHN WEIDER: Guitars, Violin, Dobro
JOHN PALMER: Vibes, Piano, Flute

ANYWAY (1970):

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

Tracks 1-4

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion
JOHN WHITNEY: Electric & Acoustic Guitars (Bass on track 2)
JOHN WEIDER: Acoustic Guitar, (Bass on tracks 1 & 4), (Violin on tracks 2 & 4)
POLI PALMER: Percussion, Keyboards, Vibes
ROB TOWNSEND: Percussion, Drums

Tracks 5-8

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion
JOHN WHITNEY: Guitars (Bass on track 6)
JOHN WEIDER: Bass, Violin
POLI PALMER: Piano, Drums, Vibes, Percussion
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums, Percussion

Tracks 1-4: Recorded live at The Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Tracks 5-8: Recorded at Olympic Sound Studio

OLD SONGS NEW SONGS (1971):

1. Hung Up Down
2. Today
3. Observations From A Hill
4. Good Friend Of Mine
5. Drowned In Wine
6. Peace Of Mind
7. Hometown
8. The Cat And The Rat
9. No Mule’s Fool
10. See Through Windows
11. The Weaver’s Answer

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals
JOHN WHITNEY: Guitar
JOHN WEIDER: Bass, Violin
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums, Percussion
JOHN PALMER: Keyboards

Tracks 1, 3, 6, 10, 11: RIC GRECH: Bass or Violin
Tracks 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11: JIM KING: Tenor/ Soprano Saxophone or Harmonica

FEARLESS (1971):

1. Between Blue And Me
2. Sat’d’y Barfly
3. Larf And Sing
4. Spanish Tide
5. Save Some For Thee
6. Take Your Partners
7. Children
8. Crinkly Grin
9. Blind
10. Burning Bridges

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Guitars and Percussion
CHARLIE WHITNEY: Guitars, Mandolin and Percussion
POLI PALMER: Keyboards, Vibes, Flute and Percussion
JOHN WETTON: Guitars, Vocals, Contracts and Keyboards
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums, Paiste Cymbals and Percussion
Brass: The Ladbroke Horns

Recorded at Olympic, London

BANDSTAND (1972):

1. Burlesque
2. Bolero Babe
3. Coronation
4. Dark Eyes
5. Broken Nose
6. My Friend The Sun
7. Glove
8. Ready To Go
9. Top Of The Hill

Bonus track:

10. The Rocking R’s
B-Side to K14196 Burlesque released September 1972

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion, Soprano Saxophone on Bolero Babe
CHARLIE WHITNEY: Guitars, Keyboards on Dark Eyes
POLI PALMER: Keyboards, Vibes, Flute, Percussion, & Guitar onDark Eyes
JOHN WETTON: Bass, Guitar & Vocals
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums & Percussion
LINDA LEWIS: Backing Vocals on Broken Nose
DEL NEWMAN: String Arrangements

Recorded At Olympic, London

IT’S ONLY A MOVIE (1973):

1. It’s Only A Movie
2. Leroy
3. Buffet Tea For Two
4. Boom Bang
5. Boots ‘n’ Roots
6. Banger [instrumental]
7. Sweet Desiree
8. Suspicion
9. Check Out

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion
CHARLIE WHITNEY: Guitar, Banjo
TONY ASHTON: Keyboards, Vocals
JIM CREGAN: Bass
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums, Percussion
PETER HOPE EVANS: Harmonica on Leroy
DEL NEWMAN: Strings & Horn Arrangements

Recorded at Knowle Hall, Somerset with the Rolling Stones Mobile, Olympic Studios and Air Studios, London

FAMILY LIVE:

Recorded during their Winter 1971 tour Family Live captures one of the band’s strongest line-ups at the peak of their creativity. Encapsulating the energy and quirkiness of their live performances, this audio snapshot was culled from a batch of tapes discovered in Roger Chapman’s loft nearly thirty years after the event. “We were growing both individually and collectively. Everyone was coming up with ideas, moods and textures, and it all came together when we played live.”

1. Good News – Bad News
2. Spanish Tide
3. Part Of The Load
4. Drowned In Wine
5. Holding The Compass
6. Between Blue And Me
7. Children
8. In My Own Time
9. Take Your Partners
10. The Weaver’s Answer

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion
CHARLIE WHITNEY: Guitar
POLI PALMER: Keyboards, Vibes, Flute
JOHN WETTON: Bass, Vocal
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums

ONCE UPON A TIME AND MORE:

Once Upon A Time And More is a selection of unreleased demo recordings and alternate takes culled from the Anyway, Fearless, Bandstand and It’s Only A Movie album sessions. Remastered from original tapes that had lain undisturbed in Roger Chapman’s loft until 2012, this two disc set captures the hitherto unheard work-in-progress of some of Family’s most popular tracks along with in-studio banter.

Disc 1:

1. Part Of The Load [backing track]
2. Lives And Ladies [instrumental]
3. Sat’d’y Barfly [instrumental – no horn]
4. Sat’d’y Barfly [instrumental #1 – guide track, no horn studio chatter]
5. Sat’d’y Barfly [instrumental #2 – guide track, more studio chatter]
6. Studio Chat #1
7. Studio Chat #2
8. Spanish Tide [instrumental #1]
9. Spanish Tide [instrumental #2]
10. Spanish Tide [instrumental #3]
11. Spanish Tide [with spoken intro]
12. Spanish Tide [instrumental #4]

Disc 2:

1. Burlesque [instrumental]
2. Bolero Babe [rough mix]
3. My Friend The Sun [instrumental – part vocal]
4. My Friend The Sun [guide track #1 – part vocal]
5. My Friend The Sun [guide track #2 – part vocal]
6. Ready To Go [alternate take #1]
7. Ready To Go [alternate take #2]
8. Ready To Go [alternate take #3]
9. Top Of The Hill [alternate take]
10. Boom Bang [instrumental – part vocal]
11. Suspicion [no brass]
12. Check Out [instrumental]
13. Stop This Car [alternate version of B-Side to Boom Bang]

Disc 1, tracks 1 & 2 from the ANYWAY sessions
Disc 1, Tracks Disc 1 3-12 from the FEARLESS sessions
Tracks Disc 2 1-9 from the BANDSTAND sessions
Tracks Disc 2 10-13 from the IT’S ONLY A MOVIE sessions

In My Own Time – single (1971):

1. In My Own Time
2. Seasons

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion
JOHN WHITNEY: Guitars, Banjo, Organ
ROBERT TOWNSEND: Drums, Percussion, Harp
JOHN WEIDER: Guitars, Violin, Dobro
JOHN PALMER: Vibes, Piano, Flute

Originally released as Reprise K 14090 July 1971

Boom Bang – single (1973):

1. Boom Bang
2. Stop This Car

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion
CHARLIE WHITNEY: Guitar, Banjo
TONY ASHTON: Keyboards, Vocals
JIM CREGAN: Bass
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums, Percussion
DEL NEWMAN: Strings & Horn Arrangements

Originally released as Raft 18501 May 1973

Sweet Desire – single (1973):

1. Sweet Desiree
2. Drink To You

Originally released as Raft 18503 September 1973

ROGER CHAPMAN: Vocals, Percussion
CHARLIE WHITNEY: Guitar, Banjo
TONY ASHTON: Keyboards, Vocals
JIM CREGAN: Bass
ROB TOWNSEND: Drums, Percussion
DEL NEWMAN: Strings & Horn Arrangements


Includes all the band’s recorded works with 2 discs of unreleased material including out-takes and alternative versions plus a 72 page hardback book and a signed certificate of authenticity by Roger Chapman.

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