May 8, 2010

*RE-UPLOADED* Family Tree - Somewhere in Your Heart (w/ Never Gonna Give You Up)



First let me say I'm not posting the entire album because you will never listen to it more than once anyway, because it's all about that one ridiculous track on this bizarro record. Don't know a whole hell of a lot about The Family Tree, they are from Minnesota I believe, and played in various clubs and weddings around Nashville. They originally sang bad country and soft rock covers, which there are 2 other LPs you can get on ebay right now and they are both cheap and truly awful. But sometime in the late 70s the Family Tree decided to get a little funky, as rock n roll was fading out and disco was taking over, I'm sure they got Barry White requests at a lot of weddings, so why not put a fully realized cover song of Never Gonna Give You Up on their last LP. And damn I am glad they did. This gem is quite rare, indicated by the signature of every person in the band on probably ever record they pressed, under 500 total I bet. Recently sold for $250.00 on Ebay, so this is indeed no joke. Not for everyone, I realized that, but for that certain record collector that's heard it all these kind of things are marvelous, and they will often sell like they are marvelous. It is also worth noting that I purchased this in a record store for .49 cents, a price that doesn't even exist normally in the store, but they were so horrified by it's existence (without listening to the whole thing probably) that they felt compelled to skip the dollar bin and besmirch this hideously beautiful stepchild with a 49 cent sticker. So without further adieu, Here is the Family Tree - Never Gonna Give You Up (1979)...

7 comments:

jacky said...

hello can you do post "never gonna give you up" of Family Tree please!
Thanks a lot!

jacky said...

Please I search this song for a long time .... and the link does not work
If you are looking for music we can make exchanges....
Please give me a reponse.....thanks

jacky said...

Thanks a lot my friend....this is a beautiful & rare version....
Cheers

transpac said...

your prayers have been answered jacky. bathe in the glory, relish the cafeteria disco ball genius of the family tree!!!!!!!!!

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teodormihnev said...

Hello,can you post the entire album Family Tree - Somewhere in Your Heart please.If it s impossible can you send me a link by e-mail teodormihnev@yahoo.com.Maybe i can offer you something in exchange.Waiting for your answer.

Anonymous said...

magical! thanks so much. Your blog is the bomb!
Sean