Rare Bird

Profile:
Progressive rock band. Formed in London, England in late 1969. Rare Bird was originally formed around the principle of keyboard dominated progressive rock, shunning the use of guitars.

Their eponymous debut album achieved critical success. Releasing five albums in total, they never achieved commercial success. They dissolved in early 1975, victims of a lack of recognition in their own country.

Line-ups:-
1969
Graham Field - Organ
Dave Kaffinetti - Electric piano
Steve Gould - Bass guitar and vocals
Mark Ashton - Drums.

1971
Dave Kaffinetti, Steve Gould
Fred Kelly - Drums
Andy "Ced" Curtis - Guitar
Paul Karas - Bass

1973
Dave Kaffinetti, Steve Gould, Fred Kelly, Andy "Ced" Curtis
Nic Potter - Bass

1974
Dave Kaffinetti, Steve Gould, Fred Kelly, Andy "Ced" Curtis
Andy Rae - Bass
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Albums

CAS 1005, CAS.1005 Rare Bird - Rare Bird album art Rare Bird Rare Bird (Album) Charisma, Charisma CAS 1005, CAS.1005 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ABCS-716 Rare Bird - As Your Mind Flies By album art Rare Bird As Your Mind Flies By (Album) Charisma ABCS-716 US 1970 Sell This Version
PD 5530 Rare Bird - Epic Forest album art Rare Bird Epic Forest (Album) Polydor, Polydor PD 5530 US 1972 Sell This Version
2383-211, 2383 211 Rare Bird - Somebody's Watching album art Rare Bird Somebody's Watching (Album) Polydor, Polydor 2383-211, 2383 211 UK 1973 Sell This Version
8F 6506 Rare Bird - Born Again album art Rare Bird Born Again (Album) Polydor 8F 6506 US 1974 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6228.200, 6228 200 Rare Bird - Sympathy album art Rare Bird Sympathy (EP) Philips, Philips 6228.200, 6228 200 France 1970 Sell This Version
6073301 Rare Bird - Simpatía = Sympathy album art Rare Bird Simpatía = Sympathy (Single) Philips 6073301 Peru 1970 Sell This Version
6077 900 Rare Bird - Sympathy album art Rare Bird Sympathy (Single) Charisma 6077 900 Greece 1970 Sell This Version
6073 302 Rare Bird - What You Want To Know album art Rare Bird What You Want To Know (Single) Charisma 6073 302 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
CP-477 Rare Bird - Sympathy album art Rare Bird Sympathy (Single) Probe CP-477 US 1970 Sell This Version
AS 103 Rare Bird - Empty Pages / Sympathy album art Traffic / Rare Bird Traffic / Rare Bird - Empty Pages / Sympathy(7", Mono, Jukebox) Island Records, Philips AS 103 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
AS 095 Rare Bird - Quando L'Amore Se Ne Andrà (Ceux Que L'Amour A Blessé) / Sympathy album art Johnny Hallyday / Rare Bird Johnny Hallyday / Rare Bird - Quando L'Amore Se Ne Andrà (Ceux Que L'Amour A Blessé) / Sympathy(7", Mono, Jukebox) Philips AS 095 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
PD-15079 Rare Bird - Birdman - Part One (Title No. 1 Again) album art Rare Bird Birdman - Part One (Title No. 1 Again) (Single) Polydor PD-15079 US 1972 Sell This Version
PD 15081 Rare Bird - Hey Man album art Rare Bird Hey Man (Single) Polydor PD 15081 US 1972 Sell This Version
CB 179 Rare Bird - Sympathy album art Rare Bird Sympathy Charisma CB 179 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2814-011 Rare Bird - Roadside Welcome album art Rare Bird Roadside Welcome(7", EP) Polydor 2814-011 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2058 402 Rare Bird - Virginia album art Rare Bird Virginia(7", Single) Polydor 2058 402 UK 1973 Sell This Version
PD 15087 Rare Bird - Somebody's Watching album art Rare Bird Somebody's Watching(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Polydor PD 15087 US 1973 Sell This Version
2383 286 Rare Bird - Negative Earth/Diamonds album art Barclay James Harvest, Rare Bird Barclay James Harvest, Rare Bird - Negative Earth/Diamonds (Single) Polydor 2383 286 UK 1974 Sell This Version
2058 471 Rare Bird - Body And Soul album art Rare Bird Body And Soul(7") Polydor 2058 471 UK 1974 Sell This Version
2058 591 Rare Bird - Don't Be Afraid album art Rare Bird Don't Be Afraid Polydor 2058 591 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
6837 401 Rare Bird - 98.6 / Sympathy album art Keith (2) / Rare Bird Keith (2) / Rare Bird - 98.6 / Sympathy(7", Single, Promo) Mercury 6837 401 France 1977 Sell This Version
EX 4333 Rare Bird - Sympathy album art Rare Bird Sympathy(7") Top 4 EX 4333 Iran Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

2480 169 Rare Bird - Super - Go Vol. III album art Focus (2), Love And Tears, West, Bruce & Laing, Kin Ping Meh, Rare Bird Focus (2), Love And Tears, West, Bruce & Laing, Kin Ping Meh, Rare Bird - Super - Go Vol. III(LP, Comp) Polydor 2480 169 Peru 1973 Sell This Version
9299 008 Rare Bird - Attention! Rare Bird! album art Rare Bird Attention! Rare Bird! (Comp) Fontana 9299 008 Germany 1974 Sell This Version

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LasseSweden

LasseSweden

May 26, 2011
Just listened to the song "Sympathy" while adding that singel here. Wowsa, it still gives me the chills, it just can't get better then this. Sure it's old but the feelings are still there inside the song and are as strong as when released. I recommend you to listen to it so you don't miss out on a wonderful piece :-)

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