Article – Family LP at budget price

(New Musical Express, week of Sept. 19, 1970)

AN album by Family is to be released on Warner-Reprise’s 19s. lld. budget label Valiant in mid-December. Titled “Old Songs, New Songs,” it was originally compiled for the American market only, to tie in with the group’s tour of that country which was to have taken place this month, but which has subsequently been postponed. It was from this album that two of the tracks on Family’s “Strange Band” maxi-single (which climbs to No. 19 in this week’s NME Charts) were taken – they are “The Weaver’s Answer” and “Hung Up Down.” Apart from these two items, other tracks on the LP are “Hey Mr. Policeman,” “See Through Windows” and “Peace Of Mind” (all from the “Music In A Doll’s House ” album); “Observations From A Hill” (from “Family Entertainment” ) ; “Drowned In Wine” and “The Cat And The Rat” (both from “A Song For Me”), and “Today,” “Good Friend Of Mine” and “Hometown” (all previously issued either as “A” or “B” sides of singles). All these tracks – with the exception of the three from “Doll’s House ” have been re-mixed with additional instrumentation.

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