Bandstand is the only Family album not to feature an instrumental track. Spectacles Records issued a glow in the dark picture disc version of this album, the album reissued as a double with the Family compilation "Old Songs, New Songs" on sepia coloured transparent vinyl. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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Description CD 1: 1. Burlesque 2. Bolero Babe 3. Coronation 4. Dark Eyes 5. Broken Nose 6. At this point comes "Dark Eyes", an abortive song, one minute and 46 seconds, that fades without being developed, after a good intro of Palmer's piano no vote. The song has a paroxysmal "crescendo" a bit forced, which becomes sensational in this as in two other songs on the album thanks to the sound of the keyboards synth?
Here ends a first non-memorable side. Wetton sings the harmony vocals. The song is simple but very inspired. It's a piece that has little of progressive and a lot of the singing of black shouters. With a progression of piano, drums and electric guitar where even the bass is high in volume, the track reaches a remarkable pathos, penalized only by the fact that the sensational production due to the "wall of sound" of the arrangements prevents the voice of Chapman which rises in a fantastic performance to be fully audible.
The first minute, instrumental, is interlocutory, and seems like a way to increase its duration. With this song ends a great second side.
The Family seems that with this effort they have exhausted their creativity, their repertoire and, in fact, after being one of the progressive antesignan groups with their debut masterpiece , only 4 years later, in a year where the progressive has broken the charts and touched perhaps its maximum splendor , they give us a more conventional album, although very good, which seems to archive their most progressive and experimental phase.
In fact, undecided about which direction to take, so eclectic to risk being without a true identity, with the next album "It's Only A Move" will definitely come out of the world of progressive rock and will melt for lack of inspiration. Medium quality of the songs:7,78; Vote album: 8,5. This album is an absolute classic! I was very fortunate enough to see family on the tour promoting this album, and it still ranks as one of the best experiences of my life.
Just earth- shattering live. So much energy and emotion on stage, generated obviously by Chapman, but the whole experience w Along with Fearless and featuring the same line up, this is Family's masterpiece. Classic material - th On Family's sixth album, The band peaked with their most endearing recording.
The songs here are a precussor to Roger Chapman and "Charlie" Whitney's next You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.
Streams Videos All Posts. Recording Location Olympic, London, England. Track Listing. Bolero Babe. Dark Eyes.Nov 24, · Family was/is one of my favorite bands ever and this killer album is one of their best. Roger Chapman's voice is an unsteady cannon roar, once depicted as able "to kill small game from yards". The rest of the band, led by under appreciated guitar god, Charlie Whitney, a swaggering gunslinger, are in top form.5/5(2).