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LOVECHILD

Curved Air

 

Eclectic Prog

2.62 | 33 ratings

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NucDoc
3 stars Following the release of their 1972 masterpiece "Phantasmagoria" which however did not do at all well as fare as sales were concerned, Curved Air split up.The main reason was the personal and musical differences within the band. Retaining the band name, Vocalist Sonja Kristina and bassist Mike Wedgwood (who had replaced Eyre for Phantasmagoria) brought in an entire new lineup - Jim Russell (drums), Kirby Gregory (guitar), and Eddie Jobson (violin, synths). This line up released two albums, Air Cut in early 1973 and this one, their second album titled "Lovechild". However the band split up once again with Eddie Jobson moving on to replace Brian Eno in ROXY MUSIC and Wedgewood joining CARAVAN. For this reason the Lovechild album was shelved and was only (finally) released in 1990. Although this album does not compare well with the standard set by the earlier recordings it is still worth listening to. Eddie Jobson on violin provides a good idea of what was to follow in his future career and of course Sonja Kristina's vocals are as powerful as ever. On the whole this is a good album and even though it cannot be compared to the magnificent "Phantasmagoria" it is certainly worth listening to and I can safely say that this is an essential album for the CURVED AIR fans.
NucDoc | 3/5 |

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