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Curved Air
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Curved Air is a pioneering British progressive rock group of musicians from mixed artistic backgrounds. They are famed for their live performances and 'Art Rock' music — the quasi classical imprints of Terry Riley hooked onto beautiful and demonic violin (originally provided by Darryl Way) combined with electronic adventurous synths and interwoven with brilliant guitar wizardry mesmerisingly embroidered by the subliminal and exotic presence of the unique lead singer Sonja Kristina. The band recorded three successful albums before breaking up in 1972. Due to financial and contractual reasons, the band regrouped and disbanded a number of times during the 70s, though they were unable to regain the success of their early releases. They split in 1976 and remained inactive until 1990 (though a 1984 Way / Kristina collaboration was released under the band name), when a series of one-off live performances began. The band formally regrouped in 2008, and has continued since with varying personnel accompanying Kristina.
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Releases on file (16)
Curved Air — Curved Space & Infinity Curved Air — Curved Space & Infinity
(Curved Air Records CRV RS 002, 2016, 2CD)
Curved Air — Tapestry of Propositions Curved Air — Tapestry of Propositions
(Curved Air Records CRVERS001, 2016, CD)
Curved Air — North Star Curved Air — North Star
(Curved Air Records CRVE002, 2014, CD)
Curved Air — Live Atmosphere Curved Air — Live Atmosphere
(Curved Air Records CRVE 001, 2012, CD+DVD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Francis Monkman — Jam Francis Monkman — Jam
(Voiceprint VP258CD, 1991, CD)
Curved Air — Live 1990 Curved Air — Live 1990
(Membran Music 223174-205 , 1990/2005, CD)
Curved Air — Airborne Curved Air — Airborne
(Repertoire REP 5248, 1976/2011, CD)
Curved Air — Live at the BBC Curved Air — Live at the BBC
(Band of Joy BOJCD 014 , 1976/1995, CD)
Curved Air — Live Curved Air — Live
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2067, 1975/2008, CD)
Curved Air — Midnight Wire Curved Air — Midnight Wire
(Repertoire REP 5239 , 1975/2011, CD)
Curved Air — Air Cut Curved Air — Air Cut
(Repertoire REP 5061, 1973/2011, CD)
Curved Air — Lovechild Curved Air — Lovechild
(Repertoire REP 5181, 1973/2011, CD)
Curved Air — Phantasmagoria Curved Air — Phantasmagoria
(Repertoire REPUK 1139, 1972/2011, CD)
Curved Air — Second Album Curved Air — Second Album
(Repertoire REPUK 1141, 1971/2011, CD)
Curved Air — Airconditioning Curved Air — Airconditioning
(Repertoire REPUK 1140, 1970/2011, CD)

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