Air Cut

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Air Cut
Curved Air Aircut.jpg
Studio album by Curved Air
Released 1973
Recorded January-February 1973
Studio Advision Studios, London[1]
Genre Rock, progressive rock, folk rock
Length 39:59
Label Warner Bros.[1]
Producer Martin Rushent[1]
Curved Air chronology
Air Cut
Curved Air – Live

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.


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
5. "Armin" (Instrumental) - Jobson, Wedgwood, Kirby, Russell 3:16
6. "U.H.F." Kirby Kirby 6:06
7. "Two-Three-Two" Wedgwood Wedgwood 4:10
8. "Easy" Kristina Kristina 6:45


Curved Air
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


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