Fearless (Family album)

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Studio album by Family
Released 29 October 1971
Recorded 1971 at Olympic Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length 38:13
Label Reprise (UK), United Artists Records (US)
Producer Family, George Chkiantz
Family chronology
Old Songs New Songs

Fearless was the fifth album from the British rock band Family, which was released on October 29, 1971. It was known for its innovative layered-page album headshots of the band's members melding into a single blur.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

AllMusic deemed the album "uneven", but noted that it had some strong highlights, such as "Spanish Tide", "Save Some for Thee", and "Take Your Partners", the last of which saw "the bandmembers maneuver their interaction with an aptitude and skill that would arguably best any jam-based aggregate of the day."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All selections are by Roger Chapman and Charlie Whitney except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Between Blue and Me"   5:02
2. "Sat'd'y Barfly"   4:00
3. "Larf and Sing" (Palmer) 2:45
4. "Spanish Tide"   4:02
5. "Save Some for Thee"   3:42
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Take Your Partners" (Whitney, Chapman, Palmer) 6:27
2. "Children"   2:19
3. "Crinkly Grin" (instrumental)  (Palmer) 1:06
4. "Blind"   4:04
5. "Burning Bridges" (Whitney, Chapman, Palmer) 4:46


Chart positions[edit]

  • Highest chart position (UK) - #14[3]
  • Highest chart position (USA) - #177 (Billboard)*

(*This was Family's first appearance on the Billboard charts in the U.S.)


  1. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Fearless > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Family". Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - The Family - Fearless". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 

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