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Artist: Rare Bird
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Rare Bird Beautiful Scarlet The Recordings 1969-1975 Boxset
Beautiful Scarlet is a remastered 6CD anthology collecting the music of underrated Progressives Rare Bird recorded between 1969 and 1975 for the Charisma and Polydor labels.
 
Includes Rare Bird (1969), As Your Mind Flies By (1970), Epic Forest (1972), Somebody’s Watching (1973), Born Again (1974), various singles and outtakes, and a previously unreleased CD of the band’s entire live set recorded by Polydor Records at the Theatre Royal, London in June 1974. 
 
The set contains an illustrated booklet featuring exclusive interviews with Steve Gould and Mark Ashton plus a facsimile of the rare poster given with initial copies of Epic Forest.
CD1
RARE BIRD
RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 1969
 
1. ICEBERG
2. TIMES
3. YOU WENT AWAY
4. MELANIE
5. BEAUTIFUL SCARLET
6. SYMPATHY
7. NATURES FRUIT
8. BIRD ON A WING
9. GOD OF WAR
 
BONUS TRACKS
 
10. DEVIL’S HIGH CONCERN
11. SYMPATHY (MONO SINGLE VERSION)
A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE
 
CD2
AS YOUR MIND FLIES BY
RELEASED IN SEPTEMBER 1970
 
1. DOWN ON THE FLOOR
2. HAMMERHEAD
3. I’M THINKING
4. FLIGHT
i. AS YOUR MIND FLIES BY
ii. VACUUM
iii. NEW YORKER
iv. CENTRAL PARK
 
BONUS TRACKS
 
5. WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW (MONO SINGLE VERSION)
6. HAMMER HEAD(MONO SINGLE VERSION) A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE
7. RED MAN (1971 VERSION) RECORDED AT CENTRAL SOUND STUDIOS, LONDON IN 1971
 
CD3
EPIC FOREST
RELEASED IN NOVEMBER 1972
 
1. BABY LISTEN
2. HEY MAN
3. HOUSE IN THE CITY
4. EPIC FOREST
5. TURNING THE LIGHTS OUT
6. HER DARKEST HOUR
7. FEARS OF THE NIGHT
8. TURN IT ALL AROUND
9. TITLE NO. 1 AGAIN
 
BONUS TRACKS
 
TAKEN FROM A LIMITED EDITION 7-INCH EP GIVEN WITH FIRST EDITION OF EPIC FOREST
10. ROADSIDE WELCOME
11. FOUR GREY WALLS
12. YOU’RE LOST
 
CD4
SOMEBODY’S WATCHING
RELEASED IN AUGUST 1973
 
1. SOMEBODY’S WATCHING
2. THIRD TIME AROUND
3. TURN YOUR HEAD
4. MORE AND MORE
5. HARD TIME
6. WHO IS THE HERO
7. HIGH IN THE MORNING
8. DOLLARS
9. A FEW DOLLARS MORE
 
BONUS TRACKS
 
10. VIRGINIA
11. LONELY STREET A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE
 
CD5
BORN AGAIN
RELEASED IN MAY 1974
 
1. BODY AND SOUL
2. LIVE FOR EACH OTHER
3. DIAMONDS
4. REACHING YOU
5. ALL THAT I NEED
6. REDMAN
7. PEACE OF MIND
8. HARLEM
9. LONELY STREET
10. LAST TANGO IN BEULAH
 
BONUS TRACKS
 
11. DON’T BE AFRAID
12. PASSIN’ THROUGH A & B-SIDES OF SINGLE
 
CD6
LIVE AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE, LONDON JUNE 1974
 
1. SOMEBODY’S WATCHING (LIVE 1974) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
2. THIRD TIME AROUND (LIVE 1974)
3. HARD TIME (LIVE 1974) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
4. ALL THAT I NEED (LIVE 1974)
5. LONELY STREET (LIVE 1974) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
6. LIVE FOR EACH OTHER (LIVE 1974) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
7. LAST TANGO IN BEULAH (LIVE 1974) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
8. DOLLARS (LIVE 1974) (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)