North Star (Curved Air album)

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North Star
Studio album by Curved Air
Released 17 March 2014
Recorded Ilkatron Studios
Genre Progressive rock, Folk rock
Length 75:54[1]
Label Curved Air Records
Producer Curved Air and Beric Wickens
Curved Air chronology
Airborne
(1976)
North Star
(2014)

North Star is a studio album by Curved Air and was released on 17 March 2014. [2] It was the first studio album of mostly new material since the band reformed in 2008, following 2008's Reborn (mostly re-recordings of material from their first five albums, with two new tracks), 2010's Retrospective (a "best-of" anthology of original recordings from 1970-1976 plus three tracks by MASK) and 2012's Live Atmosphere (live performances from 2010/11).

Background and recording[edit]

Although guitarist Kit Morgan is credited as co-writer of the seven new songs, by the time of recording he had left the band and his place was taken by the returning Kirby Gregory.

Three songs that originally appeared on the first two Curved Air albums were re-recorded, plus one from a Sonja Kristina solo album, and three covers of songs originated by other bands.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Harris/Kristina/Morgan/Norton/Pilkington-Miksa/Sax unless otherwise noted

  1. "Stay Human" – 3:50
  2. "Time Games" – 6:23
  3. "Puppets" (Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina) – 5:20
  4. "Images and Signs" – 6:44
  5. "Interplay" – 5:41
  6. "Spider" – 4:39
  7. "Magnetism" – 6:32
  8. "Colder Than A Rose In Snow" (Paul Travis, Norma Tager) – 4:26
    • first appeared on the 1980 "Sonja Kristina" album
  9. "Spirits in the Material World" (Gordon Sumner) – 4:58
  10. "Old Town News" – 5:08
  11. "Situations" (Darryl Way, Rob Martin) – 6:14
  12. "Chasing Cars" (Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Jonny Quinn, Tom Simpson, Paul Wilson) – 4:54
  13. "Young Mother" (Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina) – 6:45
  14. "Across The Universe" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:20

Personnel[edit]

Curved Air
Production credits[3]
  • Marvin Ayres – advisor, engineer, vocal engineer
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Nuno Fernandes – engineer
  • Carl Glover – graphic design, montage, photography
  • Michael Inns – portraits
  • Chris Smith – engineer
  • Ben Williams – engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North Star - Curved Air | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "CURVED AIR Ft. Sonja Kristina Release New CD 'North Star' - BWWMusicWorld". broadwayworld.com. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "North Star - Curved Air | Credits | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 11 May 2014.