Family - Music in a Doll's House - See for Miles Records, British Import 1968

family_dolls_house - front cover

front cover

family_dolls_house - rear cover

rear cover


Music - 5 stars

This is the first Family album and a masterpiece of the post Sgt-Pepper era. The album was released at the height of the British hippie scene. This first album demonstrated Family's dramatic sound. It's a neat trick to intermingle progressive rock with psychedelia and write songs that are appealing and original. Every track is laudable. What gets Family of the launching pad is talent: a lead singer who sounds like no one else, a guitar player adept at an amazing collection of styles and two multi-instrumentalists who brought in instruments not usually heard in a rock band. At the time this was real cutting edge music. However if this record was released today it would surely draw a lot of interest from all of us music heads.