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  • Audio CD (May 1, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B000EMSUCE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,166 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2006 Repertoire Records re-issue. 8 tracks in all.

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And Sonja was so easy to appreciate.
N H GRIFFITHS
Much punchier than its predecessors, it nonetheless had their extraordinary musicality and flair.
Mr. Thomas Thatcher
I've been waiting for this album to be released on CD for as long as there have been CDs.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By BENJAMIN MILER on May 26, 2006
Format: Audio CD
For their first three albums (Air Conditioning, Second Album, Phantasmagoria), the band kept a rather steady lineup, with Sonja Kristina, Francis Monkman, Darryl Way, and Florian Pilkington-Miksa. It was only the bassists the band was going through, as each of these three albums had a different bassist. By the time of their third album, they were on to Mike Wedgwood, who would later become a member of Caravan in the mid '70s (Cunning Stunts, Blind Dog at St. Dunstans). After Phantasmagoria, the band witnessed their biggest lineup change, with Florian Pilkington-Miksa, Francis Monkman, and Darryl Way gone. Mike Wedgwood decided to stay, and in comes two teenagers, a guitarist who simply gone by the name of Kirby (apparently briefly in Fleetwood Mac when Danny Kirwan left and before Bob Weston and Dave Walker came in) and a violinist and keyboardist named Eddie Jobson who would find even greater fame (Roxy Music, UK, Jethro Tull). New drummer was Jim Russell. We all know what lineup changes can do: a. make it obvious the band's best days are now behind them because they don't seem to have the same spirit or inspiration as previous members or simply clueless, or the band wanted new members to ride on what new musical fad was at the time, or in the case of Genesis, get rid of musicians to ride on newer pop fads b. not affect the quality of their music or c. greatly improve the band. Of course people are most happy with "b" and "c", the "c" has plenty of examples, like Yes or Genesis, realizing they needed better and more versatile musicians (i.e. Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins) and those bands did improve greatly when they acquired such musicians in to such bands.Read more ›
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N H GRIFFITHS on August 5, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I entirely agree with Kerry Liemar that CA, for all their merits, were not the progenitors( and neither were the embarrassing Genesis in at the genesis) of classical/ progressive rock.They weren't anywhere near that place and it was the likes of The Nice and the Moody Blues who can claim that 'honour'.

I first encountered CA as a 14 year old schoolboy who was bowled over visually by Sonja Kristina, and aurally by the boys whose musicianship could not be faulted.

After a gap of nearly 40 years,they came to my attention again when I was handed a flyer for their forthcoming 100 Club gig. On the back of that, I bought Retrospective to reassure myself that they really were as good as I remembered ( the past has a way of being capricious and playing tricks with what you had thought for all these years was the touchstone).CA were not as I remembered them: they were immeasurably better. The nearest I can get to an explanation as to why they were not commercially more successful is that Sonja was - and no doubt still is - so horny that CA couldn't be taken seriously by some. The snobbery of 'heads' was such that anything susceptible to easy understanding and appreciation was immediately suspect and passed over in favour of an album cover so obscure that you didn't always know what the hell you got.That didn't matter, though : the purpose was to flaunt the obscurity and tell anyone who asked that you had followed the band ( the word 'group'had no place for the progressives ) for 5 years or more and were now concernd that they were becoming too commercial and selling out.

And Sonja was so easy to appreciate.

40 years ago it never occurred to me that CA were particularly exemplars of progressive music.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By an amazon customer on April 6, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I've been waiting for this album to be released on CD for as long as there have been CDs. Curved Air is one of progressive rock's most underrated bands, and Air Cut their long lost jewel.

Thank you Repertoire for releasing this on CD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. E Jackson on July 5, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I've heard underrated bands before, and I've heard critically underrated ones. Curved Air definitely falls in the second category. You have a female singer who's absolutely great in all areas, in terms of sound and her ability to capture our ears with her exceptionally pretty voice. Then you have these wild, creative musical arrangements that floor me every time. Air Cut might be the bands shining moment. The classical influences are obvious and believable, and the vocal melodies please me every time as well. It's almost hard to believe they are in fact a rock band. A band that never got the recognition they honestly deserve.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ignaciocue on April 30, 2006
Format: Audio CD
17 year old keyboard wizard eddie jobson plays his ass off here. Then he went to play in roxy music, Zappa, UK and Tull. Some say this is one of Curved air?s more prog albums.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Thomas Thatcher on January 21, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The story of Curved Air is important to Air Cut, and it started with budding classical musicians Francis Monkman (keys, guitar) and Darryl Way (violin, keys) teaming up with Sonja Kristina (vocals) and ace drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa of the glass family fame, plus Ian Eyre on bass, to form one of the first classical rock bands. And in the face of a lot of scepticism, they were actually pretty good, both on record and live. The first LP, a picture disc called Air Conditioning sold well and was followed by CA Two, also a top seller and full of fabulous tunes. The third, Phantasmagoria, was met by very mixed reviews and indiffrent sales (for the time) and introduced Mike Wedgwood on bass, fresh from The Overlanders and The Nicky James Band. Apart from bass, though, Wedgwood, a relation of Josiah Wedgwood, the potter, Charles Darwin and Ralph Vaughan Williams, had a perfect-pitch voice, could play guitar, sax, clarinet, drums and keyboards very well and could also score for a full orchestra if needed. He also happens to be my son's Godfather.

However, after citing musical diffrences and the usual, Darryl, Francis and Florian all left after Phantasmagoria leaving ..... Sonja and Mike. Surprisingly, they decided to soldier and and went recruiting, and what they recruited was this: Eddie Jobson, aged 17, ex-Fat Grapple, on keyboards and violin, Kirby (Gregory), ex Armada, on guitar, and Jim Russell on kit. This bought the average age of the band to about 21. What nobody quite twigged, even then, was that Eddie was actually a genuine fully signed-up musical genius. And off they went to record the fourth album for Warners, Air Cut. And it was and is an absolute cracker.

Much punchier than its predecessors, it nonetheless had their extraordinary musicality and flair.
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