Baby Fox ‎– A Normal Family

Malawi Records ‎– COB 5899-2, Malawi Records ‎– 7 5899-2
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Jonny Lipshake 4:51
2 Celebrate 1:07
3 Curlylocks
Written-By – J. Biles*, L. Perry*
4 Ladybird 4:07
5 Alienway 4:47
6 A Normal Family
Voice [Uncredited] – River Phoenix
7 Girl
Written-By – M. Bolan*
8 Black Twister 0:37
9 In Your Dreams 5:18
10 Our Face Is Not A Jackal 1:46
11 Za Za (Get Ready) 5:40
12 Gloria Graham 1:13
13 Rain [In Memory Of Rain] 4:17

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Recorded at Gracelands, London, UK, except for tracks 6, 7, 10 and 12, recorded at Peptra Cottage, Herefordshire, UK.

The title track (A Normal Family) starts off with a sample of a River Phoenix monologue taken from Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho.

All tracks puplished by Roadster Music (U.K.) Ltd / Roadster Music B.V. Except Trck 3 Published by Trojan Music, Trk 7 published by Essex Music International. Malawi Records is a trademark of All Blacks B.V. (P) 1996 The All Blacks B.V.(C) 1996 The All Blacks B.V.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 16861 58992 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 016861589929
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS R-1761/ COB58992 A
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L030
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0710
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 9231
  • Price Code: MU 760

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
COB 5899-1 Baby Fox A Normal Family(LP, Album) Malawi Records COB 5899-1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RR 8856-2 Baby Fox A Normal Family(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8856-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
RR Promo 192 Baby Fox A Normal Family(CD, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR Promo 192 US 1996 Sell This Version
COB 5899-2 Baby Fox A Normal Family(CD, Album) Malawi Records COB 5899-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
RR 8856-2 Baby Fox A Normal Family(CD, Album) Attic, Roadrunner Records RR 8856-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version



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May 16, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

One of many great, lost albums from the mid-90s that I seem to keep discovering, or I already picked up back then and hope someone else will remember or appreciate... Baby Fox's 'A Normal Family' is anything but normal. It's a spooky, nightmare-ish trip-hop experiment, with the weird and wonderful sonic mesh of dub, reggae and downtempo electronics. There's much to enjoy and investigate here, including the terrifying single 'Jonny Lipshake' and mutant disco thumper 'Za Za (Get Ready)'. It's all interwoven with snatches of film dialogue, interludes and ambient sounds, but if it gets a bit too dark and disturbing in places, make sure you stick it out for the sugar pill at the end; The sweet, hypnotic and almost spiritual 'Rain (In Memory Of Rain)'. You'll find this album cheap and if it pleases, you may want to investigate the accompanying CD singles which boast interpretations by the likes of Ashley Beedle, The Aloof and DJ Krust, plus there's a few live tracks also. 7.5/10. Trivia! Baby Fox's female vocalist, Christine Leach has a writing credit on Madonna's 'Ray Of Light' track.