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Rare BirdRare Bird

Tracklist

Iceberg6:46
Times4:00
You Went Away4:17
Melanie3:27
Beautiful Scarlet5:23
Sympathy2:30
Natures Fruit2:32
Bird On A Wing4:13
God Of War5:08

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    Cover of Rare Bird, 1969-11-00, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album
    Charisma – CAS 1005, Charisma – CAS.1005UK1969UK1969
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    Cover of Rare Bird, 1969-11-00, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, White Label
    Charisma – CAS 1005UK1969UK1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1969, CassetteRare Bird
    Cassette, Album, Stereo, Snap Case Box
    Probe – M 54514US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1970, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
    Probe – CPLP-4514, ABC Records – CPLP-4514-SUS1970US1970
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Sympathy, 1970, VinylSympathy
    LP, Album
    Philips – 6369 900France1970France1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1970, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Single-slip
    Command – CPLP-4514, Probe – CPLP-4514, ABC Records – CPLP-4514
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    Canada1970Canada1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1970-01-00, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album
    Probe – CPLP-4514, Command – CPLP-4514US1970US1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1970, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album
    Philips – 6369 900Germany1970Germany1970
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Sympathy, 1970, VinylSympathy
    LP, Album
    Philips – 6369 900 NItaly1970Italy1970
    Cover of Simpathy, 1970, VinylSimpathy
    LP, Album
    Philips – 63 69 900Spain1970Spain1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Sympathy, 1970, CassetteSympathy
    Cassette, Album
    Philips – 7164 001France1970France1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Sympathy, 1970, VinylSympathy
    LP, Stereo
    Philips – PST5159South Africa1970South Africa1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1970, CassetteRare Bird
    Cassette, Stereo
    Probe – 5003-4514, ABC Records – 5003-4514US1970US1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1970, 8-Track CartridgeRare Bird
    8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo
    Probe – 8003-4514US1970US1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Sympathy, 1973, VinylSympathy
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Phonodor – 13058Israel1973Israel1973
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1978, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Charisma – 6369 900Germany1978Germany1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1985, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Repress
    Charisma – 206 979, Virgin – 206 979Europe1985Europe1985
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 1990-08-21, CDRare Bird
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Virgin Japan – VJCP-2547, Charisma – VJCP-2547Japan1990Japan1990
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 2007, CDRare Bird
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 2001UK2007UK2007
    Cover of Rare Bird, 2007, CDRare Bird
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release
    Esoteric Recordings (4) – ECLEC 2001Russia2007Russia2007
    New Submission
    Cover of Sympathy, 2008, CDSympathy
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Magic Records (2) – 3930786France2008France2008
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 2013, CDRare Bird
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 2001UK2013UK2013
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 2018, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Klimt Records – MJJ391 LPFrance2018France2018
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, , VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Virgin – 206 979-270, Charisma – 206 979-270EuropeEurope
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, , VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album
    Philips – 6369 900AustraliaAustralia
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Rare Bird, , VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Absinthe Records – ARLP 503FranceFrance
    Cover of Rare Bird, , VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album
    Philips – 5661ArgentinaArgentina
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, , CDRare Bird
    CD, Album, Remastered, Repress
    Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 2001UKUK
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, , 8-Track CartridgeRare Bird
    8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo
    Probe – M 84514USUS
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, , CDRare Bird
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release, Stereo, Mono
    Esoteric Recordings (4) – ECLEC 2001RussiaRussia
    New Submission
    • tarmstrong's avatar
      tarmstrong
      Bought this because it was Prog rock. And I am glad I did, it is an excellent album and every track is a winner. A great addiopn to my collections for this gender.
      • KinesisCD's avatar
        KinesisCD
        Rare Bird was the first band with an album released on Tony Stratton Smith’s Charisma label, also home to Genesis, The Nice, Van der Graaf Generator and others. This is Rare Bird’s first album, on which they were a quartet with two keyboardists (mostly organ, also electric piano and harpsichord) but no guitarist. Singer Steve Gould later auditioned for Genesis after Gabriel had left; a guy named Collins got the gig though. Rare Bird’s self-titled debut album was released in 1969. This album includes their single Sympathy, which was a hit in the UK and Europe (though it probably never cracked the U.S. charts). Marillion later covered it. This and their next album As Your Mind Flies By are Rare Bird’s best albums, classics of the formative days of progressive rock. Two members left after these, and the later albums didn’t measure up. This is the remastered 2007 Esoteric label edition, with two bonus tracks.
        • Mperkins37's avatar
          Mperkins37
          Front of the cover has a 2mm or so rivet? for some reason, you can make it out in the pics of this one, so I know it was likely there on all for a reason, anyone know why?
          • alexanderkingtickle's avatar
            any reason they switched sides A and B on the US release?
            • kermorvan's avatar
              kermorvan
              Impressive sound quality! Laminated cover, this album is a masterpiece!
              • pdvgin's avatar
                pdvgin
                Fantastic pressing - very deep and smooth, great bass and drums, unique sound - one of the best in my collection!
                • sungnakum's avatar
                  sungnakum
                  Test press, promo. It was missing. ----------------------- ----------------------
                  • bunkerlab's avatar
                    bunkerlab
                    What an incredible band! PERFECT songs! They deserve more recognition, for sure.
                    • JohnsonLee's avatar
                      JohnsonLee
                      So much enjoyment in this. Over and over I listen again.
                      • eminkovitch's avatar
                        eminkovitch
                        Underrated gem despite the hit single Sympathy, which just about about everyone will immediately recognize. This album should be among the classics of the genre.

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