View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Cassette release of Bandstand on Discogs. Label: Reprise Records - K • Format: Cassette Album, Stereo • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Prog Rock. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Bandstand on Discogs.4/5(5). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Gatefold Vinyl release of Bandstand on Discogs/5(73).
Following is a song again Grech on vocals with sitar Face in The Cloud, vote 7an oriental ballad, a little lazy; the best parts are still the instrumental phrases. The final, grandiose, is left to the piano ballad of "Emotions" vote 8,5where the drummer and the voice of Chapman are very clearly, which reaches the climax in a melodic refrain with an epic and solemn impact.
It has its peaks in the first and last song, two pieces with epic crescents. The first, in particular, "Weaver's Answer", remains one of the most striking pieces of the entire sixties period. In between there are country songs, hard-rock, swing, Indian, all cute, but no great songs. These songs are not connected by a fluid sequence that makes them feel a unique whole, like in "Music From Doll's House".
It is a heterogeneous album, which presents the weak points in the songs of Grech, but overall it is very inspired and various, although not as revolutionary as the previous one.
Album) album: 8,5. Four stars. The Family published a collage album where there was rock, folk, blues, space rock like Pink Floyd's sound, symphonic music, and gypsy and Indian sounds: in fact, with this album the Family invented the various genres of the progressive rock. The Beatles of Sgt Pepper and the Floyds of The Piper were completely overcome in the progressive sense: nothing is trivial here, Album) is pop, as well as arranged, as in those two albums of The first song The Chase, vote 7,5 is a manifesto of progressive rock, with choirs, pressing rhythm and instrumental ending.
Until now there have been songs of a little more than two minutes, and now the latter is infused with an instrumental fantasy of 23 seconds Variation Mr. Policemanfollowed by "Winter" vote 7,5two and a half minutes of an epic rock with a piano beginning and strings.
Then starts, with a darker atmosphere, the only "long" song of the first side Old Songs, New Songs, vote 8which exceeds 4 minutes: a blues rock ending with a long jam of wind and guitar wah wah, which is dissolved in the instrumental finale of Breeze Variation.
Vote side A: 9. The second side contains songs on average longer, and begins with the funky syncopated rhythm of "Mr. Policeman" vote 8where the voice of Chapman can be appreciated in all its nuances. At This point, the listener realize that music and voice are close to sublime. This is pure inspiration, pure invention. The Family make in minutes what in the following years the pivotal groups of the progressive will try to chase with minute suites. Vote Side B: 9,5 Album) album, seminal for progressive rock, comparable for historical importance, and for quality, to "Valentyne's Suite" by Colosseum and "In the Court of Five Stars.
Review by Matti Prog Reviewer. By the way, this is the Family album that introduced ex-Mogul Thrash and soon-to-be King Crimson member John Wetton as their new bassist. Better not to expect much from that fact, though.
He's not credited in song-writing here; apart from a couple of tracks written by keyboardist Poli Palmer, all songs are by vocalist Roger Chapman and guitarist John "Charlie" Whitney, as usual. The opener 'Between Blue and Me' has nice dynamics between the calm, acoustic start and the ballsier approach centering on Whitney's mean guitar.
Not a great song per se, but it's full of jazz rock energy, joined by Chapman's raspy vocals. Palmer-penned 'Crinkley Grin' is a vibraphone-centred one-minute instrumental with a slight Gentle Giant feel. A pity it wasn't worked to its full potential. The best is fortunately saved for last.
Fearless is indeed quite uneven, but not as weak as I remembered. That makes three stars so and so. I think the Family is one of the most underrated group here in progarchives and generally in forums of prog fans. The reasons why Family is underrated are: 1 Family's music is full of american roots-rock influences.
In a word: Family's music is visceral art rock, not cerebral or classical prog rock. Family's music touch more your lung and heart than your brain. Anyway, this music touches you in a surprising way, full of strength and intelligence. Except their last album, Family's discography includes only great Lp or masterpiece.
There are no falls. Chapman is one of the greatest singer in the whole rock history not only in prog history. In this album Chapman sings without any inibition in the firsts two album his vocal performancee sometimes are not at their best, if we consider his enormous capability.
The songs. Great hard-folk song. Electric and acoustic guitar, flute, voice: magic. Short acoustic folk song. Great song of classic rock with vibes. Not bad but anonymous rock song. Vote 6,5. Another great hard folk song. Excellent work of guitarist Whytney. End of side A. This song is more folk and violin oriented than others and in the beginning is lazy but before ending has got the climax in instrumental sequence. Vote 8. This moment is the easier of the album. J" is an instrumental, Dark Eyes - Family (6) - Bandstand (Cassette, and very strange folk song, with optim melody and improvisations.
Maybe the longer song of the Family. It's a jam of hard rock, maybe too long and repetitive because the songs goes around the same musical chord. But there are good moment of power rock, and avanguard sounds with the violin; the song give you power.
The production is good, the sound is homogenic, the alternance between empty space, or calm melody, and pieces of hard rock and shouted voice makes a good effect.
Medium Quality: 7,64 Vote: 8,5 Four stars. Listen to, and re-listen to Family music! Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. Chapman's vocal-style and the use of violin and sax expanded the band's sound in a progressive direction. Consequently the producer Kim Fowley, who recorded demos with the band in,christened them 'The Family'.
The record presented a mixture of Rock, Blues and Folk with Classical and Jazz-elements, dominated by Roger Chapman's typical 'throaty' vocal-style. In July the band opened for singer Tim Hardin at the 'Royal Albert Hall' in London and in they released their second record 'Family Entertainment', that followed the same musical direction as the first. Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Album) Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Album) Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 8-Track Cartridge release of Bandstand on Discogs. Bandstand is probably Family's most accessible album. It has enough variety and eccentricities to satisfy the devotees, but also a number of songs a Family fan could play for friends without frightening them away. Lovely ballads like "My Friend The Sun" and "Dark Eyes." A crackling rocker like "Burlesque."/5(27). Aug 30, · 9 videos Play all Family / BANDSTAND sbritt The Animals - House of the Rising Sun () HQ/Widescreen ♫♥ 56 YEARS AGO - Duration: The Animals Tribute Channel Recommended for you.
Bandstand is the sixth studio album by the British progressive rock band Family. Released in , it was the second and last album to chart in the United States. The original album cover was 5/5(1).
Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Bandstand - Family on AllMusic - - Now this was more like it. Kicking off with the. "Bandstand" is a criminally neglected Family album featuring the classic line-up of the band - Rock Music with elements of Prog, Harmony and Balladry that deserves rediscovery /5(6).
Bandstand is probably Family's most accessible album. It has enough variety and eccentricities to satisfy the devotees, but also a number of songs a Family fan could play for friends without frightening them away. Lovely ballads like "My Friend The Sun" and "Dark Eyes." A crackling rocker like "Burlesque."/5(27).
Bandstand is the sixth studio album by the British progressive rock band Family. Released in , it was the second and last album to chart in the United States. The original album cover was die-cut in the shape of a Bush TV22 television set, with a black-and-white image of the band onscreen. Between and , Family had released six albums in four years, and the strain of it had been starting to show on recent albums. 's Bandstand saw the band having dispensed with much of their progressiveness for a more straight ahead rock approach, and the .
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