Originally signed to maverick pop label Heavenly who got Sony backing to release their first album. The self-titled debut The Rockingbirds came out to critical acclaim in 1992, and was loved equally by alternative music fans, country aficionados and singer-songwriter buffs. Defiantly bucking UK trends of the early 90s, The Rockingbirds anticipated the alt-country revolution, and sat comfortably alongside like-minded contemporaries like The Jayhawks and Uncle Tupelo.
“The Return of the Rockingbirds is one of the most exciting album releases this year. Hopefully it means British Alt-Country/Country Rock of the very highest quality is back on the agenda.” - No Depression
“The Return of The Rockingbirds, a brand new record by one of the greatest country rock groups of all time.” - Caught By The River
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