Folk/Progressive Rock U.K. 1970s Rare Bird – ” Flight”

Folk/Progressive Rock U.K. 1970s

Rare Bird (London, U.K.) Progressive Rock Band

” Flight” B1-BD Epic track/Side-long track (four parts : part 1. As your mind flies by – part 2. Vacuum – part 3. New York – part 4. Central Park) included on the album “As Your Mind Flies By”

Released on Charisma Records (CAS. 1011)   in September 1970

Line-up/Credits :

Steve Gould / lead vocals, bass, guitar
Dave Kaffinetti / electric piano, keyboards
Graham Field / Hammond organ, keyboards
Mike Ashton / drums, backing vocals

With:

Andrew Curtis / guitar
Fred Kelly / drums

Lyrics :

Part I: As Your Mind Flies By
Flowing rivers, craggy mountainside
Wondering, watching as your mind flies by
Get your feet down to the ground, better try
Now’s the time to free your mind, fly fly fly
Hold your head up to the sky, fly high
See the heaven’s open doors fly by
Angels hold you near
Now your path is clear
God has cast out fear
Mind fly by
Cast yourself and sail into the sun
You’ve had your fun
Cast yourself and sail into the sun
You’ve had your fun
Now your time has come
Now your time has come
Now your time has come
Now your time has come
Part II: Vacuum
Part III: New Yorker
Man in the street with a long black coat
Short black cat who looks like a goat
Chances are he’s one of the few
Looks no different from me and you
New Yorker, he’d better not, ooh
New Yorker, must go down easy, yeah
Part IV: Central Park
There’s an evil little man with a gun in his hand
Somebody said you know he plays for a band
What’s he doing? Central Park, you know after dark
He’s the lunar, he’s the groover
He’s the head park shark
Head park shark
Head park shark
Head park shark
Head park shark
Head park shark
Head park shark
Rare Bird – “As Your Mind Flies By” Album cover photo (front)
rare bird as your mind flies by 1 (2)

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