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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live, Import
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B000000136
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 311,815 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. It Happened Today
2. Marie Antoinette
3. Back Street Luv
4. Propositions
5. Young Mother
6. Vivaldi
7. Everdance

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. Steele on 4 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
If you are already a fan of the group then this album presents them at their very best. The sheer virtuosity on display is quite dazzling. The drum sound is massive and the drummer, Florian Pilkington-Miksa, is top rate. The bass is agile, fast and powerful; thanks to Philp Kohn. Darryl Way's electric violin is wondrous, although classical purists would hate the sounds he wrung out of it. Then there's Francis Monkman, later of Sky. His lead guitar is competent and imaginative; his keyboard playing puts all of his contemporaries in the shade. Sonya Kristina's vocals are, at times, a little over the top, however she acquitted herself well over the course of the concert.
"Vivaldi" has to be the most outstanding track as well as the longest. Incredible violin, bass and synthesiser work. "Propositions" has a brilliant guitar passage, either Francis playing a duet with his delay line, or with another (uncredited) guitarist. The closing track, "Everdance", is the weakest link; it suffers by comparison with "Vivaldi", which immediately precedes it. All the tracks sound substantially different to their originals - don't expect the studio tracks with a bit of atmosphere. That isn't how things were done back then...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Greville Rob on 16 Sep 2008
Format: Audio CD
Warner Brothers' inaugural UK signing back in 1970, their first two albums charting, heralded as marking `the arrival of the intelligent, articulate rock musician', the singer the stuff of every boy's dream...

Released on Deram in 1975, this calling card brings seven of their most popular compositions recorded at two UK dates that year in a reunion of the original line-up that nails their reputation as a classy and vital live act.

Harder than their studio counterparts, `It Happened Today, `Marie Antoinette', charting single `Back Street Luv', and extended, blistering workouts of `Propositions' and `Vivaldi' summate the interplay between Way and keyboardist/guitarist Francis Monkman and catch Kristina's distinctive voice in agreeably throaty form.

Thrummingly entertaining, a valid point of entry to an intriguing band, this is also timely: those first two releases - Airconditioning and Second Album - are being reissued by Warner's classy Rhino imprint.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DB on 21 Aug 2008
Format: Audio CD
Rather disappointing. I've recently been revisiting some of the prog rock and fusion music that I liked in the late 60's and early 70's but hadn't listened to for some time. Would I like it as much as I did? The results have been gratifyingly mixed - I wouldn't want to think that my tastes have fossilised, but I also think that the best music should be timeless. Maybe it's because this is a live album, but I found much of the stuff here rather self-indulgent. I remember at the time being rather sniffy about "Back Street Luv", finding it too poppy and preferring Curved Air's more avant-garde material. Now I think it's the best thing on the album, probably because they had to work within the limitations of a single aimed at the charts. I don't mean that the rest is a dead-loss - far from it. Sonja Kristina's punky vocal style sounds very fresh, and I think the other tracks would be well worth covering by new bands, but with good professional production and strict editing. I suppose the problem lies with describing something new as "avant-garde". Really that is something that posterity should decide. It can only really be "avant garde" if lots of people followed up on the ideas expressed so that they now seem mainstream. "Experimental" is a better term, and I don't think Curved Air's experiments went anywhere. I now feel they were a fine rock band that somehow lost their way. But listen to it yourself and make up your own mind.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Big Ben TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Jun 2006
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The technical competence of this outstanding group of musicians goes without saying. In a live context the music vibe is powered by the rush from their enthusiastic audience.
What else can I say? You may well prefer some tracks over others. I probably enjoy the chart rocker, 'Back Street Luv' most - but your taste may differ - and besides it depends on my mood.
This is one of my all-time favourite CDs. Please crank the volume, because believe me, they were loud! Wearing headphones takes me right back. I was there for the whole tour, and they were kind enough to give me a credit on the sleeve.
Amazing band, fabulous CD.
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