Alive, 1990

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Alive, 1990
Curved Air Alive 1990.jpg
Live album by Curved Air
Released Nov 28, 2000
Recorded 23 September 1990
Venue The Town and Country Club 2, London[1][2]
Genre Progressive rock, folk rock
Length 72:58
Label Mystic
Producer Francis Monkman
Curved Air chronology
Live at the BBC
(1976)Live at the BBC1976
Alive, 1990

Alive, 1990 is a recording from the Curved Air reunion concert 23 September 1990. The lineup reunited Sonja Kristina, Francis Monkman, Florian Pilkington-Miksa and Darryl Way, sixteen years after the last time all four of them played together.

Aside from the ambient introductory piece "Twenty Years On", all the material was taken from Curved Air's first three albums, with a particular emphasis on the debut album. Most of the running time is devoted to songs from the debut album.

The introductory track, "Twenty Years On", was taken from an audience recording on a mono cassette recorder, and hence is of exceptionally poor sound quality. Since the album was compiled chiefly for fans of the group, it was decided that it would be better to include a low-quality recording of the intro than none at all.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Twenty Years on (Intro)" (Francis Monkman, Darryl Way) – 4:11
  2. "It Happened Today" (Sonja Kristina, Monkman) – 5:31
  3. "Stretch" (Monkman, Way) – 4:29
  4. "Hide and Seek" (Kristina, Way) – 6:52
  5. "Marie Antoinette" (Kristina, Way) – 7:04
  6. "Melinda (More or Less)" (Kristina) – 4:14
  7. "Situations" (Rob Martin, Way) – 5:43
  8. "Young Mother" (Kristina, Way) – 7:06
  9. "You Know" (Kristina, Way) – 3:45
  10. "Propositions" (Monkman) – 5:15
  11. "Vivaldi" (Way) – 9:59
  12. "Everdance" (Monkman) – 4:15
  13. "Backstreet Luv" (Ian Eyre, Kristina, Way) – 4:26


Curved Air
Guest musician
  • Rob Martin – bass on "Vivaldi"
Production credits


  1. ^ "Curved Air Home Page". Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  2. ^ "allmusic ((( Alive, 1990 > Overview )))". Retrieved 2009-08-28. 

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