Curved Air

Curved Air - Phantasmagoria (1972) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 29, 2015
Curved Air - Phantasmagoria (1972) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]

Curved Air - Phantasmagoria (1972) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 306 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 134 Mb | Scans | 86 Mb | Time: 37:59
Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. | Cat.#: WPCR-16301

"Phantasmagoria" was the third album from the original Curved Air, first released in 1972. It was recorded during a period of change and upheaval, with at least one departure from the line up and internal debate about their musical direction. Nevertheless, the music remains of the highest order as befits a group that made such an enormous impact on the progressive rock scene. Vocalist supreme Sonja Kristina is heard on her compositions as ‘Marie Antoinette’ and ‘Melinda (More Or Less)’ and violinist Darryl Way cuts loose on electric violin and keyboards, notably on such interludes as ‘Ultra Vivaldi’. A host of guest musicians form a brass section to fill out the Curved Air sound.

Curved Air - Second Album (1971) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 28, 2015
Curved Air - Second Album (1971) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]

Curved Air - Second Album (1971) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 340 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 148 Mb | Scans | 96 Mb | Time: 42:27
Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. | Cat.#: WPCR-16300

A year after their tumultuous debut with ‘Air Conditioning’, Curved Air released their aptly titled ‘Second Album’ in September 1971. It was an instant success and shot to Number 11 in the UK album charts. It was helped along by the success of ‘Back Street Luv’, the second track that became a smash hit single - it reached Number 4 in the UK singles chart in August that year. Curved Air comprised Sonja Kristina (vocals), who also wrote ‘Young Mother’ with Darryl Way, the band’s outstanding young virtuoso violinist. With Francis Monkman on guitars and Florian Pilkington-Miksa on drums, the band was hailed as one of the most musically skilled of the Prog Rock era.

Curved Air - Air Conditioning (1970) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 27, 2015
Curved Air - Air Conditioning (1970) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]

Curved Air - Air Conditioning (1970) [Japan SHM-CD, 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 341 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 151 Mb | Scans | 89 Mb | Time: 45:19
Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. | Cat.#: WPCR-16299

Air Conditioning was the November 1970 debut album by British rock group Curved Air. It reached number 8 in the UK albums chart in December, 1970. An incredible slice of early 70's prog that is marred by a slight disruption from time to time where the instruments do not all fit together, but for the most part this is groundbreaking stuff that deserves to be remembered.

Curved Air - North Star (2014)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 4, 2014
Curved Air - North Star (2014)

Curved Air - North Star (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 471 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 192 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:15:54
Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Label: Curved Air Records | Cat.№: CRVE 002

UK progressive rock legends CURVED AIR, featuring iconic vocalist Sonja Kristina, have released a new CD, North Star. North Star is the band's first album featuring new studio material since 1976. The full-length CD features a mixture of re-recordings, cover songs and seven new original compositions, all housed in a lavish digi-pack.

Curved Air - Second Album (1971) [Japan 1st Press, 1997]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 22, 2013
Curved Air - Second Album (1971) [Japan 1st Press, 1997]

Curved Air - Second Album (1971) [Japan 1st Press, 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 266 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 101 Mb | Scans | Time: 42:24
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Label: Warner Bros. (Japan) | Cat.#: WPCR-1455

Second Album was the second album released by British rock group Curved Air. It reached No. 11 in the UK Charts on 9 October 1971, and "Back Street Luv" became a UK No. 4 chart hit on 7 August 1971.

Curved Air - The Lost Broadcasts (1971)  Music

Posted by uff at June 15, 2013
Curved Air - The Lost Broadcasts (1971)

Curved Air - The Lost Broadcasts (1971)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 4:3 (720:480), 29.97fps, 6580kbps | DD 2.0, 256kbps | 39 min | 2110Mb
rock | Gonzo Multimedia HST058DVD | rel: 2011 | no cover

The Lost Broadcasts are a series of DVD sets featuring performances that have rarely been seen since the original transmission on German television, in some cases more than forty years ago. Some of the artists featured within the series are legendary and these "Lost" performances will be a fine addition to any music fans collection.

Curved Air - Discography and Video (1970 - 2010) Restored  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 15, 2011
Curved Air - Discography and Video (1970 - 2010) Restored

Curved Air - Discography and Video (1970 - 2010)
13CD and 2DVD | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Scans and Covers Included | Label: Various | ~ 4555 or 1770 Mb
DVDs: NTSC 720 x 480 (16:9) / PAL 720x576 (4:3) | AC-3, 2 ch, 192Kbps / AC-3, 6ch, 448Kbps -> 3.56 + 3.58 Gb
Progressive Rock / Eclectic Prog

One of the most dramatically accomplished of all the bands lumped into Britain's late-'60s prog explosion, Curved Air was formed in early 1970 by violinist Darryl Way, a graduate of the Royal College of Music, and two former members of Sisyphus, keyboard player Francis Monkman and drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa. Adding bassist Robert Martin, the band named itself from avant-garde composer Terry Riley's A Rainbow in Curved Air, a touchstone that would inform much of their early work…

Curved Air - Air Conditioning (1970)  Music

Posted by uff at July 25, 2011
Curved Air - Air Conditioning (1970)

Curved Air - Air Conditioning (1970)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Warner | 270Mb

In its initial vinyl form, Curved Air's debut album is one of the prog rock movement's most prized artifacts – not for the music (for that, it goes without saying, is flawless), but for the picture-disc format which had never previously graced a 12" rock record. A glimmering of that sought-after magnificence lives on, of course, in the artwork which has graced every subsequent release, this Collectors' Choice reissue included. Sadly, however, no other attempt is made to replicate the original jewel; indeed, beyond a straightforward dub of the album, Air Conditioning's American CD debut is something of a disappointment. No bonus tracks, no liner notes, no remastering – nothing, in fact, beyond one of the finest classical rock fusions of the age. Curved Air were an unwieldy beast at the best of times, an uneasy liaison between Sonja Kristina's rampant rock sensibilities and her bandmates' undisguised virtuosity.

Curved Air - Second Album (1971)  Music

Posted by uff at July 8, 2011
Curved Air - Second Album (1971)

Curved Air - Second Album (1971)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Warner | 270Mb

Time has not treated Curved Air's second album kindly. Of course it was always dominated by "Back Street Luv," which isn't simply one of the band's own finest moments, it's also one of the crucial singles of the early 1970s. But across this straightforward reissue of the accompanying album, the savage innovation which was the hallmark of their Air Conditioning debut, and the brilliant eclecticism which would characterize their next set, is nowhere in sight. Which is weird, because it always used to sound quite good.

Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969) [2nd re-post]  Music

Posted by mook45 at Jan. 9, 2011
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969) [2nd re-post]

Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air (1969) [2nd re-post]
EAC | FLAC IMG,CUE+LOG = 264MB | 400 dpi Scans
Contemporary Classical | Label: CBS - MK 7315 | FSe/FSo/DL/FF/BS