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Curved Air

Curved Air were briefly a sensation in the world of British progressive rock because of the sensual vocals of Sonja Kristina’s (aveteran of the musical Hair) and Darryl Way’s romantic violin. This was the same combination tested in California by It’s aBeautiful Day. Francis Monkman (the real genius behind their compositions) added a synthesiser. Air Conditioning (1970)contains “Vivaldi”, their most celebrated piece. Second Album (1971) delivered their only hit, “Back Street Luv”, and the twelve-minute “Piece of Mind”. Their artistic peak was reached with Phantasmagoria (1 ...read more

Curved Air were briefly a sensation in the world of British progressive rock because of the sensual vocals of Sonja Kristina’s (aveteran of the musical Hair) and Darryl Way’s romantic violin. This was the same combination tested in California by It’s aBeautiful Day. Francis Monkman (the real genius behind their compositions) added a synthesiser. Air Conditioning (1970)contains “Vivaldi”, their most celebrated piece. Second Album (1971) delivered their only hit, “Back Street Luv”, and the twelve-minute “Piece of Mind”. Their artistic peak was reached with Phantasmagoria (1972), but the band dissolved after Air Cut(1973), with Eddie Jobson taking over violin and keyboard duties. Kristina was joined by her husband Stewart Copeland (futureThe Police) for a new version of Curved Air that released Midnight Wire 1975) and Airborne (1976). « hide

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LPs
North Star
2014

3
1 Votes
Airborne
1976

2.6
10 Votes
Midnight Wire
1975

3.2
12 Votes
Air Cut
1973

4.2
24 Votes
Phantasmagoria
1972

4
31 Votes
Second Album
1971

4
22 Votes
Air Conditioning
1970

3.8
24 Votes
Live Albums
Alive, 1990
2000

2.5
1 Votes
Live at the BBC
1995

Live
1975

2.5
1 Votes
Compilations
Retrospective
2010

Reborn
2008

3.5
1 Votes
Lovechild
1990

1.9
4 Votes
The Best of Curved Air
1976

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