The Word Becomes Music (M7 MLF 078) 1974 Australia *



This is the same Australian male trio that also has albums under the names Family Tree and Family Three. The Word Becomes Music seems to have a more authentic feel than some of their other more brash albums like On F ire/ Their bomey pop-rock style is still intact, but the brass angle has been nixed in favor of the majestic sounds of the mellotron. The songwriting and harmonies often bring out a pleasant nostalgic glimmer of early-to-mid-’70s pre-disco Bee Gees. They rock loud and proud on the sturdy ‘Beautiful Feet Blues’. Still some sappy kitsch here and there, but tracks like “Standing At The Door’ with its lilting Rundgren-esque melody and airy psych mellotron ambiance are of the highest caliber. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).


I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and track list.


Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Standing At The Door3:40
1-2Born Again3:25
1-3Living Water2:40
1-4A New Commandment2:58
1-5Beautiful Feet Blues3:18
2-1The One To Turn To3:43
2-2The Lord Be With You2:57
2-3If We Abide3:02
2-4Phillipians 4:81:56
2-5Psalm 514:58