Family Circle
Family Circle
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Notes About the Release
Family Circle’s 1973 LP draws a tight ring around the most beguiling soul tropes of its era, with its full house of ambitious players and hook-laden originals. Newark, New Jersey’s Simmons siblings—George, James, Mary, Don, and David—rallied around journeyman arranger George Andrews and business maven/producer Randy Irwin, whose industry ties brought studio luminaries into the Simmons orbit: session guitar giant Cornell Dupree, guitarist/songwriter Billy Vera, and the inimitable Bernard “Pretty” Purdie on drums. Charles Simmons’ “Well Runs Dry” dipped several toes into Jackson 5-saturated waters, while “I Hope You Really Love Me” stayed together with the Al Green ethos. Where the bowling, basketball, and karate-obsessed Simmons fivesome was hitching to—thumbs unfurled and dressed to impress in Central Park on Family Circle’s back cover—is anyone’s guess, but their sparkling, layered sound, gospel-honed vocal chops, and instantly relatable melodies should’ve dropped them off on everybody’s turntable. Give Family Circle a lift, drive ‘em around awhile.
Product Details
LP

1 150g LP
1 tip-on single LP jacket
1 side-spine obi
1 download coupon


TRACK LIST

Family Circle I Hope You Really Love Me
Family Circle It Doesn’t Make Sense
Family Circle Try It You’ll Like It
Family Circle La La So Lucky
Family Circle Mariya
Family Circle Loving Makes The World
Family Circle If You Really Want To Make It
Family Circle Well Runs Dry
Family Circle Change
Family Circle Bridge With One Side
Family Circle’s 1973 LP draws a tight ring around the most beguiling soul tropes of its era, with its full house of ambitious players and hook-laden originals. Newark, New Jersey’s Simmons siblings—George, James, Mary, Don, and David—rallied around journeyman arranger George Andrews and business maven/producer Randy Irwin, whose industry ties brought studio luminaries into the Simmons orbit: session guitar giant Cornell Dupree, guitarist/songwriter Billy Vera, and the inimitable Bernard “Pretty” Purdie on drums. Charles Simmons’ “Well Runs Dry” dipped several toes into Jackson 5-saturated waters, while “I Hope You Really Love Me” stayed together with the Al Green ethos. Where the bowling, basketball, and karate-obsessed Simmons fivesome was hitching to—thumbs unfurled and dressed to impress in Central Park on Family Circle’s back cover—is anyone’s guess, but their sparkling, layered sound, gospel-honed vocal chops, and instantly relatable melodies should’ve dropped them off on everybody’s turntable. Give Family Circle a lift, drive ‘em around awhile.

LP

1 150g LP
1 tip-on single LP jacket
1 side-spine obi
1 download coupon


TRACK LIST

Family Circle I Hope You Really Love Me
Family Circle It Doesn’t Make Sense
Family Circle Try It You’ll Like It
Family Circle La La So Lucky
Family Circle Mariya
Family Circle Loving Makes The World
Family Circle If You Really Want To Make It
Family Circle Well Runs Dry
Family Circle Change
Family Circle Bridge With One Side
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