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    Posted: June 21 2011 at 11:50
Second album and Phantasmagoria are my very favourite albums by Curved Air, which ones for you ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2011 at 11:58
Phantasmagoria is easily my favourite of theirs - it's the album where everything finally clicked, combining a good strong set of songs (I thought the selection on Second Album were a little weak) with decent production values (the sound quality on their first album is pretty awful on most of the versions I've heard). First album is also pretty decent if you can get past the shoddy production, as is Air Cut.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2011 at 12:21
i agree the sound is realy mediocre on the first album  Wacko
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2011 at 15:16
Air Cut is a 5* album, my next favourite being Second Album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2011 at 15:51
There was quite awhile there when I was only familiar with and knew about #1, #2, Phantasmagoria, and Midnight Wire.  Took me a long time to warm up to the last one.  When I first got it Pipe Of Dreams was the only track I liked.  Then I discovered Air Cut while browsing used records.  My latest "lost" album is Love Child, which is rather good too.  The two live albums (I think there are only two) are worth getting, particularly if you cringe at the sound quality of the first album as they both have tracks from that one. Airborne and Midnight Wire are straight at the bottom of my list.  Non essential, though I do have them and did get MW on CD.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2011 at 00:58
I've only got four albums and one DVD (Beat Club performance circa 1972). The DVD is the one that I put on the most. Sonja is a very comely lassWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2011 at 08:30
i feared to get the dvd because it's old stuff, how is the sound ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2011 at 08:34
Got a few Curved Air albums - Second Album is best IMHO. I facebooked Sonja Kristina and she was really nice to me. Lovely lady, gorgeous voice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2011 at 14:03
Originally posted by jean-marie jean-marie wrote:

i feared to get the dvd because it's old stuff, how is the sound ?
 
its fine
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2011 at 16:03
Originally posted by jean-marie jean-marie wrote:

Second album and Phantasmagoria are my very favourite albums by Curved Air, which ones for you ?


The same as you. Debut and fourth album are great as well. Over and Above might be my favorite track. Amazingly complex stuff from a group that never was about being complex. Sonia's a really underrated vocalist. Lovely tone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2011 at 16:28
Second Album and Phantasmagoria are the only ones I've heard, both are lovely.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2011 at 17:19
yes , love Sonja singing, sometimes swich repeat on Marie Antoinette......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2011 at 17:33
I'd say Phantasmagoria and Live are my faves.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2011 at 08:59
Originally posted by jean-marie jean-marie wrote:

yes , love Sonja singing, sometimes swich repeat on Marie Antoinette......
I think what I like about it is that she's more than willing to sing in a mid-60s "chanteuse" style if the song demands it, which is a refreshing change from rock vocalists trying desperately to keep up to date with each other. Might have been a bit unfashionable at the time but it certainly sets her apart from female vocalists in other mid-tier prog bands of the time like Affinity or Catapilla, who tended to want to sound like Grace Slick or Janis Joplin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2011 at 16:41
Originally posted by Warthur Warthur wrote:

Originally posted by jean-marie jean-marie wrote:

yes , love Sonja singing, sometimes swich repeat on Marie Antoinette......
I think what I like about it is that she's more than willing to sing in a mid-60s "chanteuse" style if the song demands it, which is a refreshing change from rock vocalists trying desperately to keep up to date with each other. Might have been a bit unfashionable at the time but it certainly sets her apart from female vocalists in other mid-tier prog bands of the time like Affinity or Catapilla, who tended to want to sound like Grace Slick or Janis Joplin.
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