Anyway (album)

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Anyway
Studio album and Live album by Family
Released November 1970
Recorded July 26, 1970 live at Fairfield Halls, Croydon
studio recordings: Olympic Sound Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock
Length 39:57
Label Reprise (UK), United Artists Records (U.S.)
Producer Family for Bradgate Bush, Ltd.
Family chronology
A Song for Me
(1970)
Anyway
(1970)
Old Songs New Songs
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C+[2]

Anyway is the fourth album from the British progressive rock band Family. Side one was recorded at a concert at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, south London; side two was a collection of studio recordings.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John "Charlie" Whitney and Roger Chapman, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Good News Bad News"   8:06
2. "Willow Tree"   4:40
3. "Holding the Compass"   4:28
4. "Strange Band" (Whitney, Chapman, Williamson) 3:35
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Part of the Load"   4:41
2. "Anyway"   3:28
3. "Normans" (instrumental)  (Palmer, Weider) 4:22
4. "Lives and Ladies"   6:37

Family's single "In My Own Time" was added to the American edition of Anyway when it was released by United Artists Records in 1971.

Personnel[edit]

Side One: Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Side Two: Olympic Studios

  • Roger Chapman - vocals and percussion
  • Charlie Whitney - guitars, bass on track 2
  • John Weider - bass and violin
  • Poli Palmer - piano, vibes, drums and percussion
  • Rob Townsend - drums and percussion

Chart positions[edit]

  • Highest chart position (UK) - #7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DeGagne, Mike (2011). "Anyway - Family | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Family". Retrieved October 4, 2013.