Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Rare Bird - Born Again CD (album) cover


Rare Bird


Crossover Prog

2.63 | 51 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
1 stars Their previous album had little to with their great organ sound and prog oriented earlier albums.

This band was really creative during their hey days, which few of us were able to share. I discovered the band in the early seventies thanks to their great hit-single "Sympathy". But their album works were really interesting as well.

IMO, the peak of their career was "As Your Mind Flies".

This album is on par (unfortunately) withy their previous "Somebody Is Watching". Very poor compositions : heartless, emotionless, progless. In a word : useless. Funky, soulish for most of the songs.

There is actually very little to remember from this album. "Piece Of Mind" starts promisingly, but turns out to be a syrupy rock ballad. Still, it is one of the few bearable songs featured on "Born Again".

The best advice is just to stay away from this dreadful album. I'm trying hard to find one single interesting song from this work. But this is like the quest for the Holy Grail. Impossible. Such a sad ending .

Still, this album might have been of some influence for a band like "Supertramp" especially if you listen to "Last Tango In Beaulah". The intro is particularly good and the keyboard play automatically reminds me of the upcoming work of this great band. The second (but last) good song here.

Unlike the title of this album, "Rare Bird" will never be born again. Unfortunately. One star.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this RARE BIRD review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.