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Roger Chapman Talks About the Newly Remastered 3CD Boxed Set of the 1971 Classic Album 'Fearless'

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LEGENDARY PROG ROCK GROUP ‘FAMILY’ RELEASING “FEARLESS” REMASTERED 3CD EXPANDED EDITION FEATURING BONUS TRACKS AND BBC SESSIONS: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LEAD SINGER ROGER CHAPMAN

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Interviewing the Legends I’m your host Ray Shasho.

Roger Chapman, guitarist John ‘Charlie’ Whitney, drummer Rob Townsend, bassist and vocalist John Wetton and multi-instrumentalist John ‘Poli’ Palmer on vibes, keyboards and flute, Family’s “Fearless” was released in October 1971 and was the first album to feature new member John Wetton following the band’s second US tour in 1971 and the UK Top Ten hit single “In My Own Time”.

The album was one of Family’s finest and reached the UK Top 20 upon its release, featuring such strong material as “Spanish Tide”, “Burning Bridges” and “Between Blue And Me”.

This new three-disc edition of this classic album has been newly remastered from the master tapes and also includes 24 bonus tracks drawn from the “In My Own Time” single, BBC Radio sessions and a fine performance for BBC Radio One In Concert in December 1971. This new expanded remastered release also features an illustrated booklet with a new essay.

PLEASE WELCOME SINGER/MUSICIAN BEST KNOWN AS THE LEAD SINGER OF PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP FAMILY AND STREETWALKERS…

“CHAPPO” ROGER CHAPMAN TO INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS ….

PREORDER

THE NEW REMASTERED

 3CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET

 OF THE CLASSIC 1971 ALBUM

BY

FAMILY

FEATURING 24 BONUS TRACKS INCLUDING THE ‘IN MY OWN TIME’ SINGLE AND BBC SESSION AND IN CONCERT PERFORMANCES FROM 1971

REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES.

WITH AN ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET FEATURING AN ESSAY AND A REPRODUCTION POSTER.

Featuring vocalist Roger Chapman, guitarist John ‘Charlie’ Whitney, drummer Rob Townsend, bassist and vocalist John Wetton and multi-instrumentalist John ‘Poli’ Palmer on vibes, keyboards and flute, Family’s “Fearless” was released in October 1971 and was the first album to feature new member John Wetton following the departure of John Weider following the band’s second US tour in 1971 and the UK Top Ten hit single “In My Own Time”.

The album was one of Family’s finest and reached the UK Top 20 upon its release, featuring such strong material as “Spanish Tide”, “Burning Bridges” and “Between Blue And Me”.

PREORDER AT:

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/family-fearless-3cd-expanded-edition/

 

ALSO PURCHASE

LIFE IN THE POND

By

ROGER CHAPMAN

available at amazon.com

A studio album by Roger Chapman is always an event. Since '66, when the British singer-songwriter emerged as the voice of his generation with the seminal Family band, through every twist of his four-decade solo career, Chappo's output has defied music industry protocol, challenged genre, and held up a mirror to the times. "I've never stopped writing," he reflects, "and with Life In The Pond, I felt the need to hear what I'd put down in music." Released in 2021 on Ruf Records and Chappo Music, Life In The Pond draws a line under a period in which the 79-year-old had been absent from the studio but privately prolific. Twelve years since 2009's acclaimed rarities collection Hide Go Seek, "A true lionheart still roars," enthused The Mirror, Life In The Pond reconnects the veteran with faces from his past - including ex-Family multi-instrumentalist John 'Poli' Palmer as co-writer and producer - while taking the pulse of modern life.

*****STARS!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

ROGER CHAPMAN

AND

FAMILY

VISIT

www.familybandstand.com

The unofficial Family homepage and online archive …

 

DISCOGRAPHY

FAMILY

    Music In A Dolls House (1968)

    Family Entertainment (1969)

    A Song For Me (1970)

    Anyway (1970)

    Old Songs New Songs (1971)

    Fearless (1971)

    Bandstand (1972)

    It’s Only A Movie (1973)

    A’s & B’s (1992)

 

Streetwalkers

Albums

    Streetwalkers Reprise K 54017 (1974)

    Downtown Flyers Vertigo 6360 123, Mercury LP SRM-1-1060 (US) (1975)

    Red Card Vertigo 9102 010, Mercury SMR-1-1083 (US), Repertoire REP 47-WP (CD) (1976)

    Vicious But Fair Vertigo 9102 012, Mercury LP SRM-1-1135 (US) (1977)

    Streetwalkers Live Vertigo 6641-703 (1977)

    Best of Streetwalkers CD, CA, LP Vertigo 846-661 (1990)

    BBC Radio One Live CD Windsong (1995)

 

Singles

    "Roxianna" b/w "The Crack" Reprise K 14357 (1974) - released as Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers

    "Raingame" b/w "Miller" Vertigo 6059 130 (1975)

    "Daddy Rolling Stone" b/w "Hole in Your Pocket" Vertigo 6059 144 (1976)

    "Chilli Con Carne" b/w "But You're Beautiful" Vertigo 6059 169 (1977)

 

ROGER CHAPMAN

Solo

Albums

    Chappo (1979)

    Live in Hamburg (1979)

    Mail Order Magic (1980)

    Hyenas Only Laugh For Fun (1981)

    The Riffburglar Album (Funny Cider Sessions) (1982)

    He Was... She Was... You Was... We Was... (Double, Live) (1982)

    Swag (as the Riffburglars) (1983)

    Mango Crazy (1983)

    The Shadow Knows (1984)

    Zipper (1986)

    Techno Prisoners (1987)

    Live in Berlin (1989)

    Walking The Cat (1989)

    Strong Songs – The Best Of ... (1990)

    Hybrid and Lowdown (1990)

    Kick It Back (UK compilation) (1990)

    Under No Obligation (1992)

    King of the Shouters (1994)

    Kiss My Soul (1996)

    A Turn Unstoned? (1998)

    Anthology 1979–98 (1998)

    In My Own Time (live) (1999)

    Rollin' & Tumblin (live) Mystic (2001)

    Chappo-The Loft Tapes, Volume 1: Manchester University 10.3.1979 Mystic (2006)

    Chappo-The Loft Tapes, Volume 2: Rostock 1983 Mystic (2006 )

    Chappo-The Loft Tapes, Volume 3: London Dingwalls 15 April 1996 Mystic (2006)

    Chappo-The Loft Tapes, Volume 4: Live at Unca Po's Hamburg 5.3.1982 Mystic (2006)

    One More Time For Peace Mystic (2007)

    Hide Go Seek Hypertension Records (2009)

    First Cut: Chapman-Whitney Streetwalkers, digital rerelease Mystic Records (2010)

    Live at Rockpalast Markthalle Hamburg 1979 (2014)

    Live at Grugahalle Essen 1981 (2014)

    Maybe the last time (live 2012)

    Life In The Pond (2021)

 

Singles

    "Imbecile" (1979) Mike Batt with Roger Chapman. From the album Tarot Suite.

    "Shadow on the Wall" (1983) Mike Oldfield with Roger Chapman

    "How How How" (1984)

 

DVDs

    At Rockpalast Wienerworld (2004)

    Family & Friends Angel Air (2003)

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