After two progressive rock albums with Rare Bird, Graham Field flew to greener pastures with Fields. The band featured a lineup of Field on organ, Andy McCulloch (late of Lizard) on drums and Alan Barry on everything else (vocals and double-necked bass/guitar). Their eponymous debut was reminiscent of Rare Bird but more musical, in many ways the more fitting followup to their first two records. Unfortunately, CBS shelved their second album (eventually released as Contrasts in 2015), and the trio went their separate ways. Their debut remains a sought-after collectible among prog aficionados that will appeal to fans of ELP, The Nice, Procol Harum and (of course) Rare Bird.
A Friend of Mine/ While The Sun Still Shines / Not So Good / Three Minstreals / Slow Susan // Over And Over Again / Feeling Free / Fair-Haired Lady / A Place To Lay My Head / The Eagle. Released on elpee in 1971 in the UK (CBS, S 69009), Israel (CBS, 64563) and the Netherlands (CBS, S 64563) with gatefold cover and poster. Re-issued on remastered CD in the UK (Esoteric, ECLEC2207). Re-issued on limited edition (500) 180g vinyl elpee in 2016 (Black Gold, BG 008).
A Friend of Mine (1972)
b/w Three Minstrels. Released on 7-inch in 1972 in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands (CBS, S 7555) with regional picture sleeves.
CONTRASTS: URBAN ROAR TO COUNTRY PEACE (2015)
Let Her Sleep / Wedding Bells / Someone To Trust / Wonder Why / Music Was Their Game / The Old Canal / Put Out To Grass / Storm / Set Yourself Free / The River / Free. Originally recorded in 1972 and released on CD on April 7, 2015 in the UK (Esoteric).