Tag Archives: Curved Air

Album review: CURVED AIR – Air Cut (reissue)

CURVED AIR - Air Cut

Esoteric [Release date: 26.01.18] Interviewed in the booklet notes for Esoteric’s contemporaneous reissue of the bands’ 1970 debut ‘Air Conditioning’, chanteuse linchpin Sonja Kristina opined it – and this later release – to be her faves, and it’s clear why. … Continue reading

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Album review: CURVED AIR – Air Conditioning (reissue)

CURVED AIR - Air Conditioning

Esoteric [Release date: 26.01.18] Whether by design or default, Warner Bros hit something of a mother lode when they launched their UK music arm back in 1970 with the much trumpeted signing of this then-unknown talent. It was a leap … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 1)

FM - GIANTS OF ROCK - Butlins, Minehead, 26 January 2018 (Day 1)

News during the week that Wetherspoons had taken steak off their menu may not have been of great interest until we learn that Butlins also get their meat from the same source that is currently “under investigation”.  The loss of … Continue reading

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Album review: SONJA KRISTINA – Anthology

SONJA KRISTINA - Anthology

David Randall chatted to Sonja Kristina in May 2015 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio for a two-part career overview.  Part 2 is available here Curved Air Records [Release date 06.10.17] 2-CD In a review several years ago I referred … Continue reading

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Album review: CURVED AIR – Rarities Series Volume 2 – Curved Space and Infinity

CURVED AIR - Rarities Series Volume 2 - Curved Space and Infinity

Curved Air Records [Release date 04.11.16] 2-CD Volume 2 of a continuing series bring together a “then and now” of one of our treasured prog/psych bands.  The first disc accommodates 1990s recordings with Francis Monkman on guitar and which evolved … Continue reading

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Album review: CURVED AIR – The Curved Air Rarities Series Volume 1 – Tapestry Of Propositions

CURVED AIR - The Curved Air Rarities Series Volume 1 - Tapestry Of Propositions

Curved Air Records [Release date 05.08.16] We live in age when every album, every gig, seems to be heavily choreographed.  With albums pieced together and artists not necessarily sharing the same studio, or even continent, and gigs fixed to a … Continue reading

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News: RENAISSANCE & CURVED AIR – Pioneers of Symphonic/Art Prog tour together in April 2016

Renaissance

ANNIE HASLAM of RENAISSANCE (59:15) David Randall chats to Annie about prog rockers Renaissance Also available in several parts here Symphonic rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US & UK in support of … Continue reading

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News: JOHN LODGE interview and Part 2 of SONJA KRISTINA feature, Sunday 31 May 2015

John Lodge

Photo: Ricky Redman Get Ready to ROCK! Radio features two recent interviews on Sunday 31 May. Moody Blues bassist and songwriter John Lodge has recently released his first solo album for 38 years. “10,000 Light Years Ago’ was released on … Continue reading

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News: SONJA KRISTINA (Curved Air) interview on Sunday 3 May 2015

Curved Air - Giants Of Rock

Photo: Simon Dunkerley/GRTR! Sonja Kristina Special (Part 1) – 3 May 2015 by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Curved Air vocalist Sonja Kristina is the latest subject of a two-part special on internet-based Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. … Continue reading

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Gig review: CURVED AIR – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, 17 April 2015

CURVED AIR - Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, 17 April 2015

Sonja Kristina Special (Part 1) – 3 May 2015 by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud This is the first part of a two-part special when Sonja Kristina chats about her early career and Curved Air (58:38).  Part 2 … Continue reading

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Album review: SKY – Reissues (Sky, Sky 2)

Sky

Esoteric [Release date 01.12.14] CD/DVD These two reissues give us a welcome opportunity to re-evaluate that fusion of classical and prog that the band Sky purveyed back in 1979.  A “supergroup” of sorts bringing together the unlikely presence of classical … Continue reading

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Album review: CURVED AIR – North Star

Curved Air - North Star

Curved Air Records [Release date 17.03.14] Another heritage band who for the past years have been re-acquainting audiences with their brand of quirky progressive art-rock.  Sonja Kristina still retains her intriguing allure and the band is now bolstered by one-time … Continue reading

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News: CHERRY RED label showcase in April – win featured albums!

Cherry Red Records

The latest showcase for the Cherry Red group of record labels offers listeners a chance to win six of the featured albums! Listen in and then follow the link (below) to our competition page.  Competition closes 23:59 BST (GMT+1) 19 … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK, Butlins, Minehead, 7- 9 February 2014

Giants Of Rock - 7-9 February 2014

Floods, rain, rock music, more rain, howling wind, storms, seagulls, climactic guitar solos, wigs, trannies, vestal virgins, tarts, vicars, hot dogs, oceans of beer and more rain. It could only be Butlins Giants of Rock! Although the Giants of Rock didn’t … Continue reading

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Quick plays: CREMATORY, SONJA KRISTINA, SECTION A, SEB BACH, OVERLAND

Crematory - Antiserum

CREMATORY – Antiserum SPV www.spv.de [Release date 24.02.14] Crematory have a been around awhile starting out as a death metal band with gothic leanings and gradually steering more away from the death metal sound to a more industrial/gothic sound. This … Continue reading

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Album review: THE PROG COLLECTIVE – Epilogue

The Prog Collective

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 14.10.13] Billy Sherwood is a busy man.  The one-time Yes guitarist/keyboard player has carved out a niche coordinating a myriad of projects in recent years – some with a prog angle,  others with a ‘tribute’ … Continue reading

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