Family Entertainment

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Family Entertainment
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Studio album by Family
Released March 1969
Recorded 1968-1969
Genre Progressive rock, art rock, folk rock
Length 39:35
Label Reprise
Producer Glyn Johns, John Gilbert
Family chronology
Music in a Doll's House
Family Entertainment
A Song for Me
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Family Entertainment was the second album from the British progressive rock band Family, released in March 1969. The cover of the album was a takeoff from the sleeve of the Doors' second album, Strange Days, as Family admitted.

Family Entertainment was the last album from the group's original lineup.

The album[edit]

Family's momentum was almost derailed by the departure of Grech for Blind Faith two months after Family Entertainment's UK release, which caused their first U.S. tour to founder, and Jim King only worsened the situation with his departure later in 1969.

Track listing[edit]

All selections are by Roger Chapman and Charlie Whitney except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "The Weaver's Answer"   4:57
2. "Observations from a Hill"   3:11
3. "Hung Up Down"   3:13
4. "Summer '67" (instrumental)  (Whitney) 3:19
5. "How-Hi-the-Li" (Ric Grech) 4:57
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Second Generation Woman" (Grech) 3:13
7. "From Past Archives"   3:22
8. "Dim"   2:31
9. "Processions" (Whitney) 2:49
10. "Face in the Cloud" (Grech) 2:53
11. "Emotions"   5:10


Additional Personnel

Chart positions[edit]

  • Highest chart position (UK) - #6
  • Highest chart position (U.S.) - did not chart


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay (2011). "Family Entertainment - Family | AllMusic". Retrieved 25 June 2011. 

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