FAMILY Live (1971/2003), BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (1973/1991) + The Peel Sessions (1973/1989)

Live (2003)
BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (1991)
The Peel Sessions (1989)
Prime Time Live 1971-1973

I was planning on ending the Family run with the Bonus Tracks collection (HERE) but ended up getting some emails about their live CDs (of which there are many), with a few folks even sending a few of them along. So I thought I’d hit the shelf and post these three, high-quality Family live discs… spanning decades, but concentrating on the years 1971-1973. The more recently issued Live (from 2003), captures the 1971 band live at The Rainbow and is extremely cool, if sometimes oddly mixed, as keyboard and guitar solos seem to unnaturally bust out of the fray. Fret not, however, as the performances are robust and outstanding, and Chappo sounds like he’s having a great time. Personally, I’m still partial to the BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert release, if only because it was my first taste of the band live (not counting the muddy selections found on old vinyl copies of Anyway). Atypical of some of the early BBC releases, the overall sound has a meaty foundation… just try not to listen too closely to the Beeb’s poorly looped audience dubs in between the tracks. For download ease, we’ve added The Peel Sessions CD/EP, a mere three-song disc, to the BBC 1 d/l. There’s plenty more live Family to be found (including multiple BBC CDs), but all this is a good place to start. Click the covers for links to Amazon. Hit the archives for more Family, Chapman & Streetwalkers (HERE).

LIVE (1971/2003)
Good News – Bad News (8:24)
Spanish Tide (4:14)
Part Of The Load (9:29)
Drowned In Wine (4:13)
Holding The Compass (4:06)
Between Blue And Me (5:28)
Children (2:40)
In My Own Time (3:27)
Take Your Partners (6:22)
Weaver’s Answer (8:26)

Burlesque (5:48)
Sat’dy Barfly (4:50)
Top Of The Hill (7:49)
My Friend The Sun (4:11)
Buffet Tea (4:37)
Children (3:03)
Glove (6:00)
Ready To Go (7:05)
Holding The Compass (4:53)
Rockin’ Pneumonia And Boogie Woogie Flu (6:08)
In My Own Time (3:46)
Weaver’s Answer (8:23)
Part Of The Load (9:59)

Boom Bang (3:00)
Buffet Tea (5:17)
Checkout (5:13)


  • Willard
    January 4, 2013 - 17:59 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • phil winans
    January 4, 2013 - 23:19 | Permalink

    Hi Willard. Thanks again for the Family stuff. I wanted to mention that the vol.2 of BBC stuff you mention isn’t related to the BBC one you have here but the are three volumes of BBC vol.1,Vol 2,and vol.3. all on Hux label. I’ve never seen vol3 but have the other two. It is on the internet.The one you have here is on Windsong and the three song one is on Castle.Phil Winans

    • Willard
      January 5, 2013 - 09:49 | Permalink

      Thanks Phil, I’ll fix that.

  • phil winans
    January 5, 2013 - 00:16 | Permalink

    I wanted to also mention that if anyone is interested bigo has a show of Family live in Boston 1972. Even though it’s listed on shows that aren’t working the links are still there.Give it a try.Phil Winans

  • January 5, 2013 - 00:32 | Permalink

    Great to see Family getting this much needed attention — they are one of the most individual sounding bands ever….probably the influence of spending too much time at their local pub. (it works for me)

  • Roffe
    January 5, 2013 - 06:47 | Permalink

    Thank you very much for all the Family albums, and especially the bonus tracks. I have a lot of vinyl and CD in my possesion. Now I only miss the double cd; Family Anthology. I haven’t been able to find anywhere on the net. I would very much want that youcould upload it, if you have it.
    Keep up the good work.

  • Don from Oregon
    January 5, 2013 - 12:08 | Permalink

    Was anyone able to get the last 2 songs from the Family-Boston 1972 ROIO show? I couldn’t retrieve those no matter what I tried. Is it possible to post the whole thing here as a rar?
    If not, no worries!

  • Rochacrimson
    January 5, 2013 - 16:27 | Permalink

    Great post!!!!!!!
    Many thanks for these rarities!

  • ceebee
    January 5, 2013 - 16:57 | Permalink
    • Don from Oregon
      January 5, 2013 - 18:18 | Permalink

      Thx Ceebee!

  • January 5, 2013 - 22:37 | Permalink

    I appreciate the introduction to this band. Will look forward to exploring their catalogue.

  • February 10, 2013 - 23:22 | Permalink

    Tkx a lot, WIllard. It’s a little ingenious to download 6th and 7th tracks… but it works, after all. Family is a not so known rock group in Brazil. But I like it too much!

  • jack bond
    December 2, 2015 - 08:49 | Permalink

    Thank you.

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