It's Only a Movie

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It's Only a Movie
Family Its Only A Movie.jpg
Studio album by Family
Released September 1973
Recorded Summer 1973 at Knowle Hall, Somerset, Olympic Studios, Air Studios
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length 38:57
Label Raft Records (UK), United Artists Records (US)
Producer Family
Family chronology
It's Only A Movie
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

It's Only a Movie is the seventh studio album from the British progressive rock band Family, released in 1973, and their last original studio album before they disbanded that year.

Track listing[edit]

All selections by Whitney and Chapman except "Check Out" by Whitney, Chapman and Cregan.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "It's Only a Movie"   5:07
2. "Leroy"   5:40
3. "Buffet Tea for Two"   5:20
4. "Boom Bang"   3:02
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Boots 'n' Roots"   5:01
6. "Banger" (instrumental) 3:05
7. "Sweet Desiree"   3:47
8. "Suspicion"   3:22
9. "Check Out" (Whitney, Chapman, Cregan) 4:30

Details taken from cover of vinyl release of 1973.

All of the above by Whitney/Chapman.


Additional Personnel
  • Peter Hope-Evans - harmonica (2)
  • Del Newman - string and horn arrangements


  1. ^ Dougan, John (2011). "It's Only a Movie - Family | AllMusic". Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: The Family". Retrieved October 4, 2013.