Air Cut

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Air Cut
Studio album by Curved Air
Released 1973
Recorded at ADVISION January/February 1973[1]
Genre Rock, progressive rock, folk rock
Length 39:59
Label Warner Bros.[1]
Producer Martin Rushent[1]
Curved Air chronology
Phantasmagoria
(1972)
Air Cut
(1973)
Curved Air – Live
(1975)

Air Cut is the fourth studio album by Curved Air and was recorded in 1973,[2] following the departure of three of the band's founding members. Only Sonja Kristina and Mike Wedgwood remained in the band from their previous album[3] and Air Cut took them in a more rock-oriented direction.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [3]

While offering high praise for the track "Metamorphosis", Allmusic's reaction to the album was otherwise lukewarm, stating that most of the songs were straightforward rock numbers and "pictured a group trying to widen its audience without sounding convinced it was the right thing to do." It concluded that Air Cut's main point of interest is the debut of Eddie Jobson.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Purple Speed Queen"   Kirby, Kristina Kirby 3:20
2. "Elfin Boy"   Kristina Jobson 4:20
3. "Metamorphosis"   Kristina Jobson 10:30
4. "World"   Wedgwood Wedgwood 1:32

Side two[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Armin"   none Jobson, Wedgwood, Kirby, Russell 3:16
2. "U.H.F."   Kirby Kirby 6:06
3. "Two-Three-Two"   Wedgwood Wedgwood 4:10
4. "Easy"   Kristina Kristina 6:45

Personnel[edit]

Additional credits
  • Artwork design by Modula
  • Artwork illustration based on drawing by Ian Fink
  • Engineer – Paul "The Rock" Hardiman
  • Photography – Mal Linwood-Ross & Mike Putland

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Curved Air - Air Cut (LP, Album) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  2. ^ "CURVED AIR Air Cut music reviews and MP3". www.progarchives.com. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  3. ^ a b c François, Couture. "Air Cut review". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-05-09.