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AIRBORNE

Curved Air

 

Eclectic Prog

2.47 | 32 ratings

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Slartibartfast
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2 stars A new addition to my collection, Airborne is Curved Air's last studio album to date, and from a progressive point of view, a better album than the previous Midnight Wire. Notable for being the last of two studio albums of CA and including Stewart Copeland on drums (soon to be a Police man). Although it suffers from commercialitis like Midnight Wire, it has more good prog moments, and the poppy stuff isn't too bad for pop. Broken Lady, Moonshine, and Dazed are the best tracks here, more true to the original progressive spirit of the band than the rest. Juno has some nice vibes. Robin Lumley of Brand X even puts in a guest appearance.

Kristina's got some samples of her '90's Acid Folk stuff posted on her web site. Looks like I'll need to do some further exploration.

Dang it, I just noticed I already reviewed this one. Here's the remastered review. Heh, heh, heh:

Curved Air's last album, well sort of. Not much for the progressive music fan here. Of interest Robin Lumley of Brand X shows up on one track and this is one the ones with Stewart Copeland doing drums, who many may know went on to The Police. The last two CA albums turned out to be fairly non-impressive commercial affairs, Darryl Way did return to the fold for those.

There are three tracks of interest to the prog lover on this one: Broken Lady, Moonshine, and Dazed. The rest aren't bad for pop, so if you're a fan of the earlier Curved Airs, you might enjoy them. My favorite of those is Touch Of Tequila, might have something to do with my love of that spirit. My CD has a bonus track of a cover of Baby Please Don't Go, which though not prog, isn't a bad version of that song.

Certainly a proggier album than Midnight Wire.

Slartibartfast | 2/5 |

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