Flying Again - Columbia 1975
Let it be said at once; this is not FBB as they were in the beginning. You can’t help missing the great vocals from Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman, and the songwriting really is far less interesting than what it used to be. This does not mean that "Flying Again" does not have its moments. Especially two songs stand out positively. The group provides a fine soulful version of "You Left the Water Running" and "Building Fires" is unexpectedly different and arranged atypically for the group. The rest of the songs are, however, characterized by too much niceness and predictability, and all good reason should attribute that I leave the group with this, still, decent album. But since "Flying Again" has been released as port of two original albums on one CD together with the sequel "Airborne" and I shall return with a few comments about this album too at some point.