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Rare Bird


Crossover Prog

3.76 | 100 ratings

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4 stars A beautiful tail is about to be born...

Rare Bird appears at the late 60's with a lot promising self-titled debut. Their music consists to Rock compositions that go from Crossover, to Progressive and Symphonic. Considering that era, when a lot of Prog Monsters were about to be born, Rare Bird presents a beautiful album, that excites the interest of many.

Steve's Gould guitar and bass playing are mainly presenting a Classic Rock style that fits to the whole project so well. Steve has also a wonderful voice, so special and particular. His voice and Graham's hammond give the album his own character. The compositions are mainly arranged to the Hammond and keys performing, presenting a lot of doubled parts, beautifully put together, reminding Deep Purple's Jon Lord. Mike's drum playing (often fast and technical) and his beautiful voice (mainly for backing vocals) complete this amazing group.

Despite the fact that ''Rare Bird'' was recorded in the late 60's, the sound of this album is clearly a 70's one. And that adds a nice feeling and atmosphere. Rare Bird enter the Prog Scene with an interesting debut, boding their next album, ''As Your Minds Flies By'', that will bring them into a wider recognition.

A very talented band presenting a beautiful album! 4 stars...

FatalV | 4/5 |


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