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A Song for Me

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Released  23 January 1970
Producer  Family
Artist  Family
Label  Mystic Records
Length  38:26
A Song for Me (1970)  Anyway (1970)
Release date  23 January 1970
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Recorded  1969 at Olympic Studios, London
Genres  Rock music, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Folk rock
Similar  Family albums, Rock music albums

Family drowned in wine

A Song for Me is the third album by the British progressive rock band Family, released on 23 January 1970.


Family a song for me

The album

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.

Track listing

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)
  • Chart positions

  • Highest chart position (UK) – #4
  • Highest chart position (U.S.) – did not chart
  • Songs

    1Drowned in Wine4:09
    2Some Poor Soul2:45
    3Love Is a Sleeper4:01


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