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2.64 | 10 ratings | 3 reviews | 10% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Body and Soul (3:09)
2. Epic Forrest (3:16)
3. Roadside Welcome (4:27)
4. Passing Through (4:27)
5. Diamonds (4:06)
6. Turn Your Head (4:38)
7. Virginia (3:11)
8. Don't Be Afraid (3:46)
9. Hey Man (5:52)
10. Reaching You (3:31)
11. Hard Time (3:06)
12. Red Man (3:44)
13. Somebody's Watching (5:02)
14. Dollars (8:40)
15. All That I Need (live) (4:24)
16. Third Time Around (live) (5:16)
17. High in the Morning (3:32)

Total Time 74:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Camm / Gould / Curtis / Kaffinetti / Karas / Kelly / Hall / Chaplin / Fataar / Korda

Releases information

CD Polydor 065008

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RARE BIRD Third Time Around: An Introduction to Rare Bird ratings distribution

(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (10%)

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Review by Sean Trane
2 stars If you are a first line-up of Rare Bird fan, this compilation album can only deceive you because it is a condensť of their Polydor years/albums and excludes their first two Charisma albums (there is a compilation called Sympathy for those first two albums). Deceived as a proghead, that is because as Graham Field and another member departed, they got replaced by a guitarist breaking, thus their double KB attack and their sound was dramatically changed , grew closer to funky rock as each new album arrived even though the remaining Kafinetti and singer Gould retained the writing ends of most of the tracks. Epic Forest is present with three tracks and its follow-up Somebody has six or seven but I am not sure the best tracks are present here with the exception of Dollar. This compilation does reflect, though, well enough the new musical directions chosen by the band, hence two stars (the odd good tracks on the latter albums are not worth hunting the vinyls down. For those interested, you should hear Nic Potter's (ex-VdGG) bass on a few tracks, and I believe John Wetton might have also helped in the later days of the band. No matter how you read this compilation or the albums it's making references at, Rare Bird were out for some bland music that was just lost in the tons of radio-friendly music it had to compete with.

I have not seen the original albums of this second line-up released on Cd yet (but I have not looked them up specifically either), but I suppose Esoteric Records will someday remedy to this situation

Latest members reviews

2 stars Rare bird??? this rare Rare Bird????....I for one miss,Mr.Graham Field....he's on the picture.....but not on the record????...Who puts a great artist,on a record,he's no way near???....The name is Polydor.....trying,I suppose,to make money.Shame on them. So now we have one of best artist ... (read more)

Report this review (#30482) | Posted by | Friday, October 29, 2004 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I love all Rare Bird music and if this CD had included Peace of Mind ,Lonely Street and More and More it would have got five stars from me.Whether it can be classed as Progressive rock is debatable.Ofcourse the first two Rare Bird albums 'Rare Bird'and' As Your Mind Flies By' are classic ground ... (read more)

Report this review (#30479) | Posted by | Friday, July 9, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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