This is The Sorentinos 4th CD and a double CD at that! It has one CD of various songs and one CD that is a complete song cycle.This CD was very well reviewed and continues to be one of The Sorentinos best selling discs. The Sorentinos Led by talented songwriter Danny Sorentino, this band restores your faith in the glory of an intuitive lyric, a fine melody and bit of tasty guitar playing 'Family', the fourth album in as many years on the Sorentinos' own Major Label, represents their most ambitious project to date comprising 25 songs in a double album set. The first disc is an assortment of miscellaneous songs that Danny Sorentino has written over the past few years that were either new songs or songs that we're never quite captured properly in the recording studio. The second disc, from where the double set derives it's name, 'Family' is eleven songs written last year in ten days after someone whom Danny grew up with had died. The songs were written in the order in which they appear. 'Family is a very personal album that tells a story,' Danny relates. 'It is meant to be listened to from beginning to end. The subject matter can be somewhat dark, but I also hope that you find parts that are equally uplifting, and discover the songs on this record that you can personally relate to.' The Sorentinos (uniquely based in both San Francisco and London) have remained on a steady course as the vehicle which frames Danny's formidable song catalog -- a synthesis of guitar based musical influences ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Simple, straightforward lyrics that relate universal feelings. Their previous effort, 'Welcome To The Past,' was just another step in gaining ever increasing notoriety. Staunch Tinomaniac's radio KRSH/Santa Rosa continues to air tracks matching most superstar acts. London's Time Out 'Venue of the Year' the 12 Bar Club has all but adopted the band offering unprecedented support in the UK scene. Sorentinos songs have now graced no less than four 'Melrose Place' episodes including the opening credits which are normally reserved for artists such as Sting or John Mellencamp. Other songs have been used in films 'Lover's Knot' starring Tim Curry and Jennifer Grey, successful ind xie film fest movie 'Follow The Bitch', and was soloed in CBS-TV (US) Movie Of The Week 'Co-ed Call Girl' starring Tory Spelling. The Sorentinos continue to bring their music to a variety of audiences including opening for Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, Emmy Lou Harris, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, NRBQ, Cowboy Junkies, John Lee Hooker, The Bodeans, John Hiatt and many others. Danny Sorentino • songwriter/lead vocal/guitar/harmonica Steve Lee • electric/acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars Rob Ruiz • bass/background vocals Vinnie Malone • drums/percussion Take a break from the humdrum and give the Sorentinos a listen.