Rare Bird - As Your Mind Flies By CD (album) cover


Rare Bird


Crossover Prog

4.02 | 131 ratings

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Tonny Larz
5 stars This being 1970..a time of guitar and guitar "heroes"...its rather strange to imagine a band coming forward, with absolutely no guitars ( bass exceptet)..such a band were Rare bird! Steve Gould (Vocals/Bass) Graham Field (Keyboards) Dave Kaffinetti (Keyboards) and Mark Ashton ( Drums /Vocals). And i must say they manage quite well (actually extremely- well) The songs are well build...themes well thought out....the singing are (acquired taste?) IMO very great!! The themes are wonderful-as is the songs......actually..i think in times of guitar ruling...its quite nice to hear some "real" tunes...build upon ..well..themes alone and believe you me...these guys were capable ( oohhh.they´r were great !!). Greenslade did the same stunt...only several years later!! Anyhow..back to the main - feature Rare Bird....they were indeed a Rare bird. The classical keyboard build up.... the wonderful songs...the sheer enthusiasm of the sound coming out of this GEM!! Hey...you youngsters (progfreaks born after 70´)...i know you´re headed for the future.. but....STOP...a while.....go back...listen to Rare Bird ( and other bands from that era)... Life is NOT guitarsolos/powerchords and brilliantly looking gents. Its also music from the- early seventies.....plain and simple.....Rare Bird´s music on this album, contains of 5 tracks...with... track five " Flight" divided into 4 sequences.....and i promise you..its a wonderful trip... a musically special trip.........im not ashamed to call this a: MASTERPIECE!!!!
Tonny Larz | 5/5 |


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