A Way Of Life: Anthology 1967-1976 - Family Dogg (The)

A Way Of Life: Anthology 1967-1976
•    The Family Dogg were a British harmony pop act revolving around the talents of writer/singer/producers Steve Rowland, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. Rowland was an American actor who met Hammond in Spain. In 1966, they formed Family Dogg with Hazelwood and singer Christine Holmes (alias Kristine Sparkle), which competed for their time with hit productions for the likes of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich and The Herd.

•    Family Dogg debuted with a stunning cover of The Bee Gees’ ‘The Storm’ for MGM in late 1967. Two singles followed  on Fontana (which followed a solo single for the label by Steve Rowland) before the group landed at Bell Records in early 1969, where they immediately scored a UK # 6 hit with ‘A Way Of Life’. An album followed, named after their hit, boasting among the session players three-quarters of Led Zeppelin and Elton John!

•    Members of Family Dogg also worked on spin-off singles created to Steve & Edward and Pancho & Cisco, also released on Bell. In 1970, as Steve Rowland & Family Dogg, the band enjoyed a No. 2 hit in Holland with ‘Sympathy’, issued on Polydor.

•    In 1972, a new-look Family Dogg (with vocalist Ireen Sheer) returned on Buddah Records. By this time, Rowland was producing the then-unknown singer-songwriter Rodriguez (recently immortalised in the documentary film Sugar Man). As a result, Family Dogg recorded half a dozen Rodriguez songs during this period – including his exclusive composition 'Advice To Smokey Robinson'.

•    This new 2-CD set offers for the first time the complete Family Dogg output, including rare solo ventures, between 1967 and 1976. The sleeve-notes boast an interview with Steve Rowland.

•    This CD is released 21st April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1.    SO SAD – Steve Rowland
2.    I SEE RED – Steve Rowland
3.    THE STORM (ALIAS WAITING IN THE STORM)
4.    FAMILY DOG
5.    I'LL WEAR A SILLY GRIN
6.    COULDN'T HELP IT
7.    BROWN-EYED GIRL
8.    LET IT RAIN
9.    A WAY OF LIFE
10.  THROW IT AWAY
11.  JULIE'S JUST GONE
12.  ALL THE BEST SONGS AND MARCHES
13.  IN THE GHETTO
14.  TODAY I KILLED A MAN I DIDN'T KNOW
15.  PATTERN PEOPLE
16.  SAVE THE LIFE OF MY CHILD
17.  LOVE MINUS ZERO – NO LIMIT
18.  REFLECTIONS  "OF YOUR FACE”
19.  RUN, RUN, RUN, FLY, FLY, FLY
20.  MOONSHINE MARY
21.  YOU WERE ON MY MIND
22.  PLACE IN THE SUN
23.  ARIZONA
24.  THE HOUSE IN THE HEATHER
25.  FOLLOW THE LEADER (As Pancho & Cisco)
26.  TIME OF YOUR LIFE (As Pancho & Cisco)
27.  WE STAND CLOSE TOGETHER – Steve Rowland (UNISSUED)

DISC TWO
1.    FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL (As Steve & Albert)
2.    I DON'T WANNA GO TO SLEEP AGAIN (As Steve & Albert)
3.    WHEN TOMORROW COMES TOMORROW
4.    THIS UNHAPPY HEART OF MINE
5.    SYMPATHY (As Steve Rowland & The Family Dogg)
6.    BIG YELLOW TAXI - Ireen Sheer
7.    I DO’T WANT TO GO TO SLEEP AGAIN - Ireen Sheer
8.    HEY PLEASURE MAN (YOU’VE DONE IT AGAIN) - Ireen Sheer
9.    YOU WALKED AWAY - Ireen Sheer
10.  COAT OF MANY COLOURS
11.  JESUS LOVES ME
12.  I WONDER
13.  RIKERS ISLAND
14.  LIKE JANIS
15.  CRUCIFY YOUR MIND
16.  TRYING TO PUT ME ON
17.  WE HAVE ALL BEEN SAVED
18.  SWEET AMERICA
19.  INNER CITY BLUES
20.  FORGET IT
21.  BETHEL TOWN MISSION
22.  ADVISE TO SMOKEY ROBINSON
23.  CHILD OF CLAY (UNISSUED)
24.  UPTOWN, UPTEMPO WOMAN

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