A Way of Life

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A Way of Life
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Type Studio album
Artist The Family Dogg
Release Date 1 November 1969
Recorded April - May 1969 at
IBC Studios, London;
Chappell Studios, London;
Lansdowne Studios, London.
Genre Rock, pop, folk
Language English
Length 55 minutes 1 second
Label Bell Records
Catalogue BLL 122 (US), SBLL 122 (UK)
Producer Steve Rowland
Engineer Mike Weighell, John Macksmith, and John Timperley

A Way of Life is the debut album by English vocal harmony and folk-rock group the Family Dogg. It features singer-songwriter Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, and a session group which includes Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and John Bonham. The single 'A Way of Life' reached the Top 10 on the UK charts. Released by the British subsidiary of Bell Records in November 1969, the album was reissued in 1995 as a compact disc with bonus tracks, which included B-sides and songs found on other compilation and sampler records.

Album information

Track listing:

  • Side 1:
  1. 'Julie's Just Gone' (Louis Jordan) – 3:20
  2. 'All the Best Songs and Marches' (Terry Stamp) - 2:31
  3. 'In the Ghetto' (Mac Davis) - 3:06
  4. 'Today I Killed a Man I Didn't Know' (Roger Cooke, Roger Greenway) - 4:13
  5. 'Pattern People' (Jimmy Webb) - 2:40
  6. 'Save the Life of My Child' (Paul Simon) - 4:45
  7. 'Love Minus Zero'/'No Limit' (Bob Dylan) - 2:54
  • Side 2:
  1. 'Reflections (of Your Face)' (Amory Kane) - 4:05
  2. 'Run, Run, Run, Fly, Fly, Fly' (Ben Findon) - 2:47
  3. 'Moonshine Mary' (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood) - 3:26
  4. 'You Were on My Mind' (trad.) - 4:37
  5. 'Place in the Sun' (Bryan Wells, Ronald Miller) - 4:55
  6. 'A Way of Life' (Roger Cook, Roger Greenway) - 4:04

Chart positions

Album

Year Chart Position
1969 US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart (Pop Albums)
1969 UK Albums Chart

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1969 'A Way of Life' US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart (Pop Singles)
1969 'A Way of Life' UK Singles 6
1969 'Arizona' UK Singles
Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Steve Rowland - vocals (tracks 1, 3-9, 11, 13), congas, producer
    • Albert Hammond - vocals (tracks 4-7, 9, 11-13), 12-string guitar
    • Mike Hazlewood - vocals (tracks 2, 5, 7), acoustic guitar
    • Christine Holmes - vocals (track 5)
    • Pam 'Zooey' Quinn - vocals (track 10)
    • Doreen De Veuve - vocals (uncredited)
  • Additional musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, acoustic guitar
    • John Paul Jones – bass guitar, keyboards, arranger
    • John Bonham - drums, percussion
    • Alan Parker - acoustic guitar
    • Alan 'Hawk' Hawkshaw - piano, organ
    • Clem Cattini - drums
    • Stan Barrett - percussion
    • Dennis Lopez - percussion
    • Clem Cattini - drums
    • Stan Barrett - percussion
    • Denis Lopez - percussion
    • Phil Dennys - arranger
    • Reg Tilsey - arranger
    • Ken Woodman - arranger
  • Production:
    • Damon Lyon Shaw - engineer (IBC Studios)
    • John Iles - engineer (Chappell Studios)
    • John Timperley - engineer (Chappell Studios)
    • John Macksmith - engineer (Lansdowne Studios)
    • Mike Weighell - engineer (Lansdowne Studios)

Notes