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Rare Bird


Crossover Prog

2.81 | 74 ratings

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4 stars Somebody's Watching - but is anyone listening? That was the question which Rare Bird were grapping with as they crafted their fourth album, since it was now some four years after Sympathy gave them their last hit single and fickle audiences hadn't stuck with them in the intervening time.

Anyone who was still paying attention, though, may well have concluded that this album was Epic Forest Part 2, a similar mix of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young-esque West Coast folk rock with elements of bluesy hard rock, all mixed together with progressive sensibilities that retained a link to their early albums without going for a full symphonic prog compositional approach.

This time around, the West Coast folk rock aspect seems to be a bit more prominent, the hard rock seems to be dialled back a little, but at the end of the day it's a similar enough prospect that if you liked Epic Forest, you will like this - but if you think Rare Bird took a wrong turn on that album, this won't convince you otherwise.

Warthur | 4/5 |


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