11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
As an avid music collector I've been working my way through many of the 'classic' 60's psychedelia albums over the past 10 years (at 28, I sadly wasn't alive first time around), but for some reason I'd always overlooked Family. In hindsight this was absolutely criminal!
This is a fantastic double set of their first two albums, released in 1968 and 1969 respectively, elaborately packaged in a hardboard CD book with a 40 page booklet. Two bonus tracks are also included ('Scene Through the Eye of a Lens', and 'Gypsy Woman').
I thought it would be a great introduction to the band and I wasn't wrong. At first I found Roger Chapman's warbling vocals quite startling, and I… Read more
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Having read many rave reviews regarding this album (it appearing in the top 5 albums of 2006 on many charts) I have to say I was a bit disappointed when I finally bought and heard it.
As a self confessed music geek and lover of soul and funk from back in the day, I just didn't find anything that really blew me away about Willis' voice. The Soul Investigators are obviously a very tight band, and the instrumentation is fantastic, but lyrically it's a bit weak to say the least - "so come on over boy, don't treat me like a...toy" for example...ahem...
Maybe it'll be a grower, but for a newcomer (and for anyone who likes this album) I'd say better examples of the new-old… Read more