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Rare Bird


Crossover Prog

3.98 | 183 ratings

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3 stars Many Prog fans obviously consider RB's second release their best effort but I've to say I prefer their debut to this one since it offered much more of variation (which is for me one of the most important criteria for progressive music). Of course here we have an epic side-long track, something being certainly unique for this band and the Hammond sound comes here even more massive than on the previous one. But even this half of the record which is the more interesting one with some nice choir sound and slightly experimental organ effects especially in the first two parts "As your mind flies by" and "Vacuum" happens to sound rather dated to my ears I've to say. Moreover the rest of "Flight" and the first half of the album consisting of more or less rock ballads in Procol vein and some more rocking songs cannot keep up the quality level set by those parts. The first song "What you want to know" could fit nicely on a sampler for old romantic love songs and the following three ones fall somehow into the category of "sounding nice for one listen but rather forgettable". Overall I consider this album a quite good one in organ-driven Proto-Prog but essential only for huge fans of Hammond sound in particular.
hdfisch | 3/5 |


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