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3.61 | 124 ratings

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3 stars Second album from 1969 named Family entertaiment of the mighty Family band. This second album I think is a little better then the first one, the ideas and the playing are more consistent then on previous one and even better then a couple of next albums at least for me. One of the most underrated bands from the old school, strange because they've done some incredible albums in the late '60 and early '70's. They never reached the vame like others bands from that period, trying to survive in the shadow of big names, they are not even in the same pantheon with Van Der Graaf Generator, it's a shame. With all that they recorded at least 4 classics (first 4) and essential albums for every serious listner. One of them is Family entertaiment, this album is one of my favourite albums of them. Explaining why, because i really love the voice of Roger Chapman, his unique way and manner of interpretation and the musicianship is very ok . The best pieces are The Weaver's Answer , the instrumental Summer '67 and How-Hi- The-Li a strange but very unique piece. So a big 3 stars for this one, good to my collection and maybe for some of you. Many of the conoseurs of prog stay away from this band because of Roger Chapman's voice, strange but very unique in same time.3 stars, a good album for sure, nothing close to a masterpiece but a pleasent and very entertaining album in the end.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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