Airborne [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
The final Curved Air album before the band's late-1976 split is a somewhat under-rated effort, an album that may not be able to hold a candle to the superlative triumphs of their first three records, but still a strong summation of all that made the group so important in the first place. With founders Sonja Kristina and Darryl Way flanked by former Greenslade bassist Tony Reeves, future Police drummer Stewart Copeland, and guitarist Mick Jacques, Airborne kicks off with the delicious "Desiree" -- the band's last genuine chance of restoring former chart glories -- and peaks later with the moving "Heaven (Never Seemed So Far Away)." Those two tracks, at least, would not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
The final Curved Air album before the band's late-1976 split is a somewhat under-rated effort, an album that may not be able to hold a candle to the superlative triumphs of their first three records, but still a strong summation of all that made the group so important in the first place. With founders Sonja Kristina and Darryl Way flanked by former Greenslade bassist Tony Reeves, future Police drummer Stewart Copeland, and guitarist Mick Jacques, Airborne kicks off with the delicious "Desiree" -- the band's last genuine chance of restoring former chart glories -- and peaks later with the moving "Heaven (Never Seemed So Far Away)." Those two tracks, at least, would not have looked out of place on any of the band's better-feted releases. The rocky "Touch of Tequila," too, is a highlight and, if the album elsewhere sinks towards a more-or-less identikit mid-'70s rock rut ("Broken Lady," "Hot and Bothered") Kristina and Way, at least, retain enough of their old identity to ensure things never scrape the bottom of the barrel. Indeed, had the band's manic reinvention of "Baby Please Don't Go," a non-album single drawn from the same sessions, only been added to Airborne in favor of either of those turkeys, a mere "listenable" album would have been transformed into something altogether grander. [The 1994 edition did include a bonus cut of "Baby Please Don't Go."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/1994
  • Label: Repertoire
  • EAN: 4009910449325
  • Catalog Number: 4493
  • Sales rank: 173,276

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Desiree (3:14)
  2. 2 Kids to Blame (3:21)
  3. 3 Broken Lady (3:17)
  4. 4 Juno (3:24)
  5. 5 Touch of Tequila (3:51)
  6. 6 Moonshine (11:38)
  7. 7 Heaven (Never Seemed So Far Away) (3:20)
  8. 8 Hot and Bothered (2:55)
  9. 9 Dazed (4:19)
  10. 10 Baby Please Don't Go (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Curved Air Primary Artist
Henry Lowther Trumpet
Alan Skidmore Saxophone
Darryl Way Violin, Keyboards
Sonja Kristina Vocals
Bob Sargeant Organ
Jack Emblow Accordion
Mick Jacques Guitar
Robin Lumley Piano
Tony Reeves Bass, Keyboards
Frank Ricotti Conga
Technical Credits
Nick Bradford Engineer
Mark Brennan Liner Notes
Dennis MacKay Producer
Ray Staff Mastering
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