Family’s “Bandstand”: The Classic Rock Gem Reissued for a New Generation

Celebrating the Timeless Legacy of a 1972 Masterpiece

The year 1972 marked a significant milestone in the world of classic rock, with Family releasing their groundbreaking album “Bandstand.” Fast forward to 2023, and we’re witnessing a spectacular revival. The new Esoteric Recordings remastered and expanded edition of “Bandstand” is set to hit the shelves on November 24, 2023, promising to bring back the raw energy and innovative spirit of the original masterpiece. This reissue isn’t just a nostalgic trip; it’s a rejuvenation of a classic that resonates across generations.

An Album That Stood the Test of Time

“Bandstand,” originally released in September 1972, was a bold statement in the rock genre. Spearheaded by vocalist Roger Chapman and guitarist John “Charlie” Whitney, the album was the epitome of progressive rock creativity. With tracks like “Burlesque” and “My Friend The Sun,” Family showcased their versatility, blending rock, folk, and a hint of funk to create a sound that was both unique and ahead of its time. The album’s new edition is remastered from the original master tapes and features ten bonus tracks, including the B-side single “The Rockin’ Rs” and unreleased studio out-takes from May 1971, along with a BBC Radio session from October 1972.

More Than Just Music: A Piece of Rock History

The reissue of “Bandstand” is more than just a collection of songs; it’s a piece of rock history brought back to life. With its fully restored artwork and an insightful new essay, this edition offers a comprehensive experience of the album’s impact and legacy. The remastering brings a new depth and clarity to the original tracks, while the bonus material offers a glimpse into the creative process behind this iconic album. This reissue is a must-have for both long-time fans and newcomers to Family’s music, offering a chance to experience one of the greats of British classic rock in a whole new light.