Rare Bird

Rare Bird

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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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Rare Bird Discography

Albums

Rare Bird Rare Bird (Album) Charisma, Charisma UK 1969 Sell This Version
Rare Bird As Your Mind Flies By (Album) Charisma UK 1970 Sell This Version
Rare Bird Epic Forest (Album) Polydor, Polydor US 1972 Sell This Version
Rare Bird Somebody's Watching (Album) Polydor, Polydor US 1973 Sell This Version
Rare Bird Born Again (Album) Polydor US 1974 Sell This Version
3930786 Rare Bird Sympathy(CD, Album, RE) Magic Records (2) 3930786 France 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Rare Bird What You Want To Know (Single) Philips Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Rare Bird Sympathy (Single) Charisma US 1970 Sell This Version
6228.200, 6228 200 Rare Bird Sympathy(7", EP) Philips, Philips 6228.200, 6228 200 France 1970 Sell This Version
AS 103 Traffic / Rare Bird Traffic / Rare Bird - Empty Pages / Sympathy(7", Mono, Jukebox) Island Records, Philips AS 103 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
6228 201 Rare Bird Simpatia(7", EP, Mono) Philips 6228 201 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
AS 095 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
Rare Bird Birdman - Part One (Title No. 1 Again) (Single) Polydor US 1972 Sell This Version
PD 15081 Rare Bird Hey Man(7", Promo) Polydor PD 15081 US 1972 Sell This Version
CB 179 Rare Bird Sympathy(7") Charisma CB 179 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2058 402 Rare Bird Virginia(7", Single) Polydor 2058 402 UK 1973 Sell This Version
none Barclay James Harvest / Rare Bird Barclay James Harvest / Rare Bird - Negative Earth / Diamonds(Flexi, 7") Polydor none UK 1974 Sell This Version
2058 471 Rare Bird Body And Soul(7") Polydor 2058 471 UK 1974 Sell This Version
Rare Bird Don't Be Afraid Polydor Italy 1975 Sell This Version
6837 401 Keith (2) / Rare Bird Keith (2) / Rare Bird - 98.6 / Sympathy(7", Single, Promo) Mercury 6837 401 France 1977 Sell This Version
Rare Bird Sympathy / Beautiful Scarlet Old Gold (2) UK 1979 Sell This Version
ex 4333 Rare Bird Sympathy(7") Top 4 ex 4333 Iran Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Rare Bird Attention! Rare Bird! (Comp) Fontana Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Rare Bird Sympathy (Comp, Album) Charisma UK 1970 Sell This Version
2384 078 Rare Bird Rare Bird(LP, Comp) Polydor 2384 078 UK 1977 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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