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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, Stereo, 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-4514Canada1970Canada1970
    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 Sympathy, 1970, VinylSympathy
    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, Reissue, Repress, Stereo
    Virgin – 206 979, Charisma – 206 979-270Europe1985Europe1985
    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, 1990-08-21, CDRare Bird
    CD, Album, Promo, 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, 2015, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
    Absinthe Records – ARLP 503France2015France2015
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Rare Bird, 2018, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Klimt Records – MJJ391 LPFrance2018France2018
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, 2023, VinylRare Bird
    LP, Album, Reissue, Orange
    Klimt Records – MJJ391COFrance2023France2023
    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, Stereo
    Philips – 6369900ArgentinaArgentina
    New Submission
    Cover of Rare Bird, , CDRare Bird
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    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

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    Reviews

    • Worli's avatar
      Worli
      Great sounding record! Quality control may be a bit on the slow side considering my inner sleeve was creased and pinched.
      • sungnakum's avatar
        sungnakum
        The problem with the Rare Bird is, they were good musicians till their 3rd (this) album, later they play funky commercial music, but their first 2 album would be the best, if they would have been play more instrumental interpretations with long tracks, like the second album track1. But with that track also has a problem, after the "psychedelic part flapping wing-effect" the music became boring till the end. :( If they would be like that, as I mentioned, their albums now would worth thousands in the rare prog lp collectors.
        • Vinylophilist's avatar
          Excellent pressing and full dynamic sound. Recommended re-issue. Ten words.
          • 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. ----------------------- ----------------------

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