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Rare Bird [1969]
     

Rare Bird [1969]

by Rare Bird
 
This debut featured an organist and an electric pianist, but no guitarist, resulting in a moody Hammond-heavy album from a band that would later become more progressive and varied in its sound. "Beautiful Scarlet" shifts easily from histrionic soul to offhanded slow-four interludes, and the instrumental "Iceberg" shows off the organist Graham

Overview

This debut featured an organist and an electric pianist, but no guitarist, resulting in a moody Hammond-heavy album from a band that would later become more progressive and varied in its sound. "Beautiful Scarlet" shifts easily from histrionic soul to offhanded slow-four interludes, and the instrumental "Iceberg" shows off the organist Graham Field and the rest of band's chops well. The whispered vocals and weird background noises of "God of War" achieves the kind of creepy gloom appropriate to an era of carpet bombing and napalm. Indeed, the production and instrumentation of this album makes it very much of a period piece, though certainly not in any derogatory sense.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2007
Label:
Esoteric
UPC:
5013929710122
catalogNumber:
2001
Rank:
40527

Tracks

  1. Beautiful Scarlet
  2. Sympathy
  3. Nature's Fruit
  4. Bird on a Wing
  5. God of War
  6. Iceberg
  7. Times
  8. You Went Away
  9. Melanie

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rare Bird   Primary Artist
Mark Ashton   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Nic Potter   Bass
Ced Curtis   Guitar
Graham Field   Organ
Dave Kaffinetti   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Paul Karas   Bass
Fred Kelly   Drums
Steve Gould   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Saxophone,Vocals

Technical Credits

Mark Ashton   Composer
John Anthony   Producer
Ken Burgess   Producer
Andy Curtis   Producer
Graham Field   Composer
Paul Holland   Producer
Dave Kaffinetti   Composer
Peter Rice   Producer
Steve Gould   Composer,Producer

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