Classic album from one of prog rock’s leading exponents – with a different line up featuring electric violinist Eddie Jobson and guitarist Kirby.Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes by respected author and journalist Chris Welch.Expertly remastered – superb sound.
In 1970, original Curved Air member Darryl Way had given fresh prominence to the electric violin as a lead instrument in rock when he formed Curved Air with singer Sonja Kristina. After initial success, the original group line up was suspended for after a particularly gruelling US tour.Sonja Kristina then fronted a revamped version of the band that introduced two two teenage prodigies, the violinist Eddie Jobson, who later found fame with Roxy Music, and Kirby Gregory, the guitarist who subsequently joined Stretch. This line up of Curved Air, with Jim Russell (drums) and Mike Wedgwood (bass), recorded ‘Air Cut’ with producer Martin Rushent in 1973. These eight prog rock classic tracks, including Sonja’s composition ‘The Purple Speed Queen’,show Curved Air didn’t waste any time during Darryl’s absence and maintained their dynamic and high standard of musicianship.