Jonathan Wilson ‎– Rare Birds

Bella Union ‎– BELLA730VX, Bella Union ‎– BELLA730V
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Gold

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A1 Trafalgar Square
Bass – Jake BlantonDrums – Joey WaronkerVocals – Holly Laessig, Jessica Wolfe*Vocals, Piano, Twelve-String Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Banjo, Organ [Hammond & Vox], Synthesizer – JW*
A2 Me
Bass – Jake BlantonCello – Derek Stein, Pete Jacobson*Drums – Joey WaronkerOrgan, Mellotron, Synthesizer [Arp String Ensemble], Arranged By [Strings] – Drew EricksonSaxophone [Echoplex Saxophone], Effects – Ziad RabieViolin, Viola – Tom LeaVocals, Piano, Celesta, Bells [Tubular Bells], Vocoder, Synthesizer – JW*
A3 Over The Midnight
Piano [Helpinstill Piano], Vocals – Jeff RamunoPiano, Synthesizer – John Kirby (3)Vocals – Krystle WarrenVocals, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Zither, Synthesizer, Vocoder – JW*
B1 There's A Light
Bass – Jake BlantonCello – Derek Stein, Pete Jacobson*Drums – Joey WaronkerGuitar, Vocals, Vocoder, Piano, Synthesizer, Bass [Fuzz Bass], Synthesizer [Arp Solina], Arranged By [Strings] – JW*Organ, Piano – John Kirby (3)Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg LeiszViola, Violin, Arranged By [Strings] – Tom LeaVocals – Holly Laessig, Jessica Wolfe*
B2 Sunset Blvd.
Bass – Jake BlantonCello – Derek Stein, Pete Jacobson*Drums, Percussion – Joey WaronkerViola, Violin, Arranged By [Strings] – Tom LeaVocals – Omar VelascoVocals, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocoder, Celesta, Bells [Concert Bells] – JW*
B3 Rare Birds
Bass Guitar – Jake BlantonDrums – Joey WaronkerElectronic Drums – Dan Bailey (3)Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg LeiszSlide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer [Moog Bass], Synthesizer [Arp Synthesizer], Vibraphone – JW*Vocals – Holly Laessig, Jessica Wolfe*, Omar Velasco
B4 49 Hair Flips
Cello – Derek Stein, Pete Jacobson*Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Sampler – JW*Viola, Violin, Arranged By [Strings] – Tom LeaVocals – Josh Tillman*, Krystle Warren
C1 Miriam Montague
Cello – Derek Stein, Pete Jacobson*Drums – Dan Bailey (3)Mellotron – Jeff RamunoPiano, Vocals, Vocoder, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Organ, Synthesizer, Zither, Sampler, Arranged By [Strings] – JW*Saxophone – Ziad RabieSynthesizer [Mini Moog] – John Kirby (3)Viola, Violin, Arranged By [Strings] – Tom LeaVocals – Josh Tillman*
C2 Loving You
Piano, Synthesizer [Bass Synthesizer], Bongos – JW*Vocals – Lana Del ReyVocals, Zither, Sampler – Laraaji
C3 Living With Myself
Drums, Percussion – Joey WaronkerLap Steel Guitar – Greg LeiszSynthesizer – John Kirby (3)Synthesizer [Moog Bass] – Dan HorneVocals – Lana Del ReyVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer, Sampler – JW*
D1 Hard To Get Over
Cello – Derek Stein, Pete Jacobson*Shaker [Old Bay Shaker], Vocals – Jeff RamunoViola, Violin, Arranged By [Strings] – Tom LeaVocals, Vocoder, Drums, Shaker [Old Bay Shaker], Bass Guitar, Organ [Hammond], Piano, Synthesizer, Guitar, Sampler, Effects [Point source feedback] – JW*
D2 Hi-Ho The Righteous
Pedal Steel Guitar – Greg LeiszSynthesizer [Moog], Mellotron – Jeff RamunoVocals, Vocoder, Drums, Bass, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Organ, Zither, Celesta, Gong, Synthesizer – JW*
D3 Mulholland Queen
Cello – Derek SteinPiano, Vocals [Forward and backwards], Synthesizer, Sampler – JW*Viola, Violin, Arranged By [Strings] – Tom Lea

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Limited indies only edition on gold vinyl in gold-foiled sleeve, includes 32-page booklet, poster, six stickers and download code.

First cat# on sticker, second on spine.

German retailer JPC sold this including a limited edition tote bag made of natural cotton with a green pattern and title of the LP.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered on back): 5414940008081
  • Barcode (Printed on sleeve): 5414940007596
  • Label Code: LC 13556
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): BH02958-01 A1 BELLA-730V-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): BH02958-01 B1 BELLA-730V-B CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C etched): BH02958-02 C1 BELLA-730V-C CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D etched): BH02958-02 D1 BELLA-730V-D CB

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BELLA730V Jonathan Wilson Rare Birds(2xLP, Album) Bella Union BELLA730V Europe 2018 Sell This Version
BELLA730CD Jonathan Wilson Rare Birds(CD, Album) Bella Union BELLA730CD UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
BELLA730CD Jonathan Wilson Rare Birds(CD, Album) Bella Union BELLA730CD USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
none Jonathan Wilson Rare Birds(CDr, Album, Promo, Wat) Bella Union none UK 2018 Sell This Version
BELLA730VX, BELLA730V Jonathan Wilson Rare Birds(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Bella Union, Bella Union BELLA730VX, BELLA730V Europe 2018 Sell This Version


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March 18, 2018
Excellent album, totally dig this emotional journey...
Beautiful package...but the pressing on record side D is not up to expected standard. Lots of klicks here and there. I had my second "Gold" copy and its the same problem. Especially sadly on the last song. Quality check failed here..


March 16, 2018
Great album

Gold is poor pressing on sides 3 and 4