The eclectic approach to music reminds me a bit of another british band called Audience. The musicianship is one of the greatest assets on the album. Great violin and sax playing, but the rythm section also prove themselves throughout the album.
The production is very polished compared to the raw debut. Personally I prefer the raw sound of the debut. Family Entertainment is a good album but I do miss the raw approach that was so enjoyable on the debut and for me Family Entertainment is a 3 star album.
The songs are all fairly good, if not very Der Sonnen Glanz - Maienzeit - Gesänge und Instrumentalstücke des 13.-15.Jahrhunderts. The atmosphere is mostly a bit lighter or happier, but not to a degree of being dull.
There are various moods as well. One standout track is the opener 'The Weaver's Answer', in which the famous larynx of Roger Chapman works best.
Some songs are sung by guitarist John Whitney there's also an instrumental or two and that too brings some variety. FAMILY made several fantastic songs also on their later albums, but none of them is as finely crafted from the beginning to end as this one. A Summer 67 - Family - Family Entertainment choice, if not half as unique as the debut. Despite the Doors rip-off cover, this is an innovative album with stronger lyrics, more experimentation with Eastern-tinged sounds and folk nuances, as well as considerably more acoustic instrumentation than what they had demonstrated to this point in their brief career.
The opening "The Weaver's Answer" is a classic folk tale of an old man facing death by reviewing his life through the mystic tapestry of "the weaver", presumably Death itself. Apparently this is a marquee song for the band back home, although I have no recollection of ever hearing it on radio here in the States. A decent tune but rather forgettable in the context of time. Roger Chapman's ragged vocals combined with a loping guitar riff bring things back into more familiar territory on "Hung Up Down", while "Summer 67" has a decidedly Eastern feel with strings violin and cello as near as I can tellJim King's saxophone and I'm pretty sure a touch of sitar although uncredited as it was on the first album.
For me the sweet spot on the record comes with "How-Hi-the-Li", a highly acoustic number with mellow, jazzy snare drums, gorgeous violin work and Chapman's vocals toned down to an enchanting dull roar.
This is a typical late-sixties tune with references to the dangers of dogmatic religions and politics. Honestly I wish the album had ended there, since most of the rest of the album is a letdown in Armada - DJ Tulla - Goa Trance Volume Twentyone. The closing "Emotions" manages to save the record, although just barely.
Chapman's gruff vocals return here, and the handful of tempo changes while almost amateurish today were pretty heady stuff in I kind of wish I had discovered this album years ago, but like most of the U.
The first CD reissue of the record came inalthough there is a remastered version available today that combines the band's first two albums along with some extended liner material. Mine is unfortunately the older See for Miles version picked up in a used record store and probably just a few more spins from being useless; the newer version is obviously better and probably more readily available today anyway. Three stars out of five for the band's sophomore effort. La La Limbo - Chubby Checker - The Chubby Checker Discotheque very decent album but not quite as distinctive and original as their first.
The group had a lot more in them at this point though, as their next couple of releases would prove. Mildly recommended but not as much as anything else they released prior to Some weeks ago, a friend who has recently divorced from his Prog listening wife, sold me some of the albums she left in the house before moving to another country, among this records I found the first two releases by Summer 67 - Family - Family Entertainment.
Music Penpals - Various - Take It In: A Tribute To Sloan a Renegade Soundwave (The Leftfield Dub) - Leftfield - Mixes 2 House didn't impressed me too much good but not essential so with little expectations listened Family Entertainmentbut the surprise was monumental, I couldn't believe that a Psyche band could progress to a strong Proto Prog release in Summer 67 - Family - Family Entertainment than a year, but without losing the charm and freshness of the debut.
If the first album was a classic exponent of late Psychedelia, Family Entertainment is a nice blend of sounds, atmospheres and genres, we can listen some remains of the original Summer 67 - Family - Family Entertainmentcarefully blended with Hard Rock and some sort of early Prog Folk, that is simply delightful.
The interplay between the powerful vocals, distorted guitar and a soft flute is addictive from the first to the last note?. Really impressive. Observation from a Hill took me by surprise, because the singer is definitely not Chappman but doesn't affect the quality of the music, and the folksy violin uncredited really is the cherry in the top of the pie, if I had to describe it would have to create some exotic genre as Country Celtic, again they hit the nail in the head.
Only after listening Summer 67 - Family - Family Entertainment Up DownI'm able to notice that Roger Chapman is some sort of masculine version of Grace Slick, they both manage to create a peculiar atmosphere Summer 67 - Family - Family Entertainment the fantastic vibrato, but the similarities end there, after a bluesy they morph into some kind of Arabic Folk, that could be an acestor of DEAD CAN DANCE, a mysterious atmosphere that continues along the first part of Summer '67another song that every Proghead should enjoy.
How-Hi-The-Li is another song without Chappman in the vocals, and this is a good change, because the deep calmed voice fits much better in this guitar oriented jazzy ballad that somehow reminds me of From the Beginning Stranded - Corduroy - Dead End Memory Lane more acid and vibrant.
For the first time I notice the excellent drumming of Rob Townsend who does an extraordinaire job as a human metronome. A demonstration of how unexpected this LP is. Probably for a 21st Century listener, not familiar with the late 60's, the Summer 67 - Family - Family Entertainment could sound dated, but for a fanatic of this transitional era is a must have, so I will go with 4 solid stars. The cover of the album was a takeoff from the sleeve of the Doors ' second album, Strange Daysas Family admitted.
Original inner bags were the gold-on-white 'Egyptian' poly-lined Reprise house bags. The band were on tour in America and their manager hastily mixed and released the album without their approval. This proved to be the end of their relationship with manager John Gilbert who retained the rights to the album via his Dukeslodge production deal which, by now, was registered in the Bahamas, the address of which was proudly printed on the album sleeve.
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