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Beautiful Scarlet - The Recordings: 1969 - 1975 (Re-Mastered Boxed Set) (6CD)

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
6
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
30-04-2021
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Barcode:
5013929475687
Packaging:
Box Set
Catalog Number:
ECLEC62756

Description

  • A NEW 6CD BOXED SET ANTHOLOGY CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RARE BIRD RECORDED BETWEEN 1969 AND 1975
  • FEATURING 59 TRACKS ON 6 CDs INCLUDING THE ALBUMS RARE BIRD, AS YOUR MIND FLIES BY, EPIC FOREST, SOMEBODY’S WATCHING & BORN AGAIN ALONG WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DISC RECORDED LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE IN 1974 AND A FURTHER 12 BONUS TRACKS DRAWN FROM RARE SINGLES, AN EP AND A STUDIO OUT-TAKE.
  • ALL NEWLY REMASTERED
  • INCLUDES AN ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH EXTENSIVE ESSAY & INTERVIEWS WITH STEVE GOULD & MARK ASHTON & POSTER
  • COVERAGE ON ALL SPECIALIST & NATIONAL RADIO
  • REVIEWS IN “UNCUT”, “MOJO”, “RECORD COLLECTOR” & “CLASSIC ROCK” MAGAZINES & ALL PRESS
  • COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of BEAUTIFUL SCARLET – THE RECORDINGS 1969 – 1975, a newly re-mastered 6 CD boxed set featuring all of the albums and singles released by legendary band RARE BIRD on both the Charisma and Polydor labels between 1969 and 1975. Formed in 1969 with a line up featuring GRAHAM FIELD (organ), DAVE KAFFINETTI (keyboards), STEVE GOULD (vocals, bass) and MARK ASHTON (drums), RARE BIRD had the distinction of being the first act to be released on Tony Stratton Smith’s gloriously eclectic label Charisma records (also the home of GENESIS, THE NICE and VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR to name but a few) and for their excellent self-titled debut album released in late 1969 and their 1970 international hit single Sympathy. Despite selling a million copies worldwide, neither their debut album or the excellent follow up AS YOUR MIND FLIES BY (issued in 1970) enjoyed the sales of their debut single.

This lack of commercial success saw the departure of Graham Field and Mark Ashton, leaving Gould and Kaffinetti to form a new line-up in 1971 adding ANDY “CED” CURTIS (lead guitar), FRED KELLY (drums) and PAUL KARAS (bass, vocals) to the band, with Steve Gould undertaking the role of second guitarist in addition to that of vocalist. Signing to Polydor Records in late 1971, Rare Bird recorded the excellent album EPIC FOREST the following year. The album was lavishly packaged with early copies featuring a poster and a bonus 7-inch EP with three additional tracks. In 1973 the band changed line-ups once more with departure of Paul Karas. He was replaced by NIC POTTER (previously with VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR) and the band recorded the fine album SOMEBODY’S WATCHING the same year. The album featured guest JOHN WETTON on bass for the track “DOLLARS”.

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Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Iceberg
  3. Times
  4. You Went Away
  5. Melanie
  6. Beautiful Scarlet
  7. Sympathy
  8. Natures Fruit
  9. Bird On A Wing
  10. God Of War
  11. Devils High Concern
  12. Sympathy (Mono Single Version)
  13. Down On The Floor
  14. Hammerhead
  15. Im Thinking
  16. Flight/As Your Mind Flies By/Vacuum
  17. New Yorker
  18. Central Park
  19. What You Want To Know (Mono Single Version)
  20. Hammer Head (Mono Single Version)
  21. Red Man (1971 Version)
  22. Baby Listen
  23. Hey Man
  24. House In The City
  25. Epic Forest
  26. Turning The Lights Out
  27. Her Darkest Hour
  28. Fears Of The Night
  29. Turn It All Around
  30. Title No. 1 Again
  31. Roadside Welcome
  32. Four Grey Walls
  33. Youre Lost
  34. Somebodys Watching
  35. Third Time Around
  36. Turn Your Head
  37. More And More
  38. Hard Time
  39. Who Is The Hero
  40. High In The Morning
  41. Dollars
  42. A Few Dollars More
  43. Virginia
  44. Lonely Street
  45. Body And Soul
  46. Live For Each Other
  47. Diamonds
  48. Reaching You
  49. All That I Need
  50. Redman
  51. Peace Of Mind
  52. Harlem
  53. Lonely Street
  54. Last Tango In Beulah
  55. Dont Be Afraid
  56. Passin Through
  57. Somebodys Watching (Live 1974)(Previously Unreleased)
  58. Third Time Around (Live 1974)
  59. Hard Time (Live 1974)(Previously Unreleased)
  60. All That I Need (Live 1974)
  61. Lonely Street (Live 1974)(Previously Unreleased)
  62. Live For Each Other (Live 1974)(Previously Unreleased)
  63. Last Tango In Beulah (Live 1974)(Previously Unreleased)
  64. Dollars (Live 1974)(Previously Unreleased)
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