I first heard Air Conditioning at a friend's house in 1971, on his father's, then up market HiFi and was I impressed!
Early the following year and by now, earning a wage I purchased my own copy and it has remained a favourite ever since.
As most of us eventually did, I purchased the first generation Warner CD and as I have already mentioned on another Curved Air review, this offering was afflicted by a muddy, opaque quietness, so it disappointed from the first play. I have held off till now, buying any subsequent reissue until I noticed that Repertoire had released the Curved Air catalogue. Repertoire had already impressed me with reissues by Amon Duul II and Gentle Giant, so I have now ordered and received the first three and best Curved Air albums.
Repertoire's Air Conditioning is such an improvement on the Mk 1 CD that I have played it four times in the past few days and it sounds so fresh again, like listening to it for the first time, 42 years ago! My favourite track? Platinum Star must go to "Situations".