| 23 January 1970|
23 January 1970
| 1969 at Olympic Studios, London|
Rock music, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Folk rock
Family albums, Rock music albums
A Song for Me is the third album by the British progressive rock band Family, released on 23 January 1970.
The album was recorded late 1969 in Olympic Studios in London. It was their first album with new members John Weider on bass and Poli Palmer on keyboards, flute and vibraphone. The past several months had been full of setbacks for Family, with Grech having left for Blind Faith, King forced to leave for getting too deep into drug addiction, and their first U.S. tour having proved a disaster.
Although many of the songs had been written with King's saxophone in mind, Charlie Whitney and Roger Chapman were able to rework them with Palmer's instruments, and Palmer quickly made himself integral to Family's sound. Because some of these songs had been debuted in live performances in the previous year, many Family fans found themselves getting accommodated to arrangements that sounded radically different from what they expected.
Much of A Song for Me shows Family exploring various popular forms, from jazz and blues to folk and country.
All tracks written by John "Charlie" Whitney and Roger Chapman, except where noted.
U.S. Vinyl track listing (All CD issues contain the UK track listing)Roger Chapman – vocals, percussion
John "Charlie" Whitney – guitars, banjo, organ
John Weider – guitars, violin, dobro
John "Poli" Palmer – vibes, piano, flute
Robert Townsend – drums, percussion, harp
George Bruno - organ (3)
Highest chart position (UK) – #4
Highest chart position (U.S.) – did not chart
1Drowned in Wine4:09A Song for Me Wikipedia
2Some Poor Soul2:45
3Love Is a Sleeper4:01