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Rare Bird - Sympathy/Devil's High Concern CD (album) cover

SYMPATHY/DEVIL'S HIGH CONCERN

Rare Bird

 

Crossover Prog

3.64 | 6 ratings

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Progfan97402
4 stars I am not a big collector of singles, but I knew I needed this one. Anyways, this is Rare Bird's first single, which came after the release of their debut album. "Sympathy" because something of a hit in certain parts of the woods, but not in my neck of the woods. For a song dating from 1969 I'm a bit surprised at the relevance of the lyrics, although of course this written during the Vietnam War-era. But what makes the purchase of this single essential is the non-album B-side "Devil's High Concern". I own the LP of their debut, looked like there was enough room to cram this song on, so why didn't they? A great organ-driven piece that's high paced, sounding like, well, classic Rare Bird. I especially dig those organ solos from Graham Field. Really it's too bad many never got to hear this, although Esoteric includes this great song as a bonus cut, so you don't have to search for a single.
Progfan97402 | 4/5 |

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