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NEW EXPANDED 2 DISC (CD / DVD) EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1972 ALBUM BY CURVED AIR
WITH THREE BONUS TRACKS (TWO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED & ONE NEVER BEFORE ON CD) & A DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) OF THE BELGIAN TV “POP SHOP” PERFORMANCE & THREE SONGS FROM AUSTRIAN TV IN 1972 OFFICIALLY RELEASED ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME
RESTORES THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK & BOOK, ALONG WITH A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH ESSAY & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of an expanded 2 disc edition of the acclaimed Curved Air album “Phantasmagoria”. Released in 1972 the album was the first to feature a line-up of Sonja Kristina (vocals, acoustic guitar), Darryl Way (violin, piano), Francis Monkman (guitar, keyboards, VCS3), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums) and new member Mike Wedgwood (bass, vocals).
The band’s third album featured such classic tracks as ‘Marie Antoinette’, the album title track and ‘Melinda (More or Less)’ and was acclaimed and another hit album in the UK and Europe. This expanded two-disc edition includes three bonus tracks, namely two previously unreleased versions of ‘Marie Anotinette’ and ‘Melinda (More or Less)’ with French and Italian lyrics respectively and the non-album single ‘Sarah’s Concern’ (released on CD for the first time).
The release has been remastered by Francis Monkman and also includes a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring the band’s appearance on the Belgian TV show “Pop Shop” in 1972 and their performances on the Austrian TV show “Spotlight” the same year.
“Phantasmagoria” features an illustrated booklet with an essay by Malcolm Dome featuring exclusive interviews.
DISC ONE: CD
1. MARIE ANTOINETTE
2. MELINDA (MORE OR LESS)
3. NOT QUITE THE SAME
7. WHOSE SHOULDER ARE YOU LOOKING OVER ANYWAY?
8. OVER AND ABOVE
9. ONCE A GHOST, ALWAYS A GHOST
10. SARAH’S CONCERN
A-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN MARCH 1972
11. MARIE ANOINETTE (FRENCH LYRICS VERSION)
12. MELINDA (MORE OR LESS) (ITALIAN LYRICS VERSION) MIXED AT ADVISION STUDIOS, LONDON
1ST FEBRUARY 1972 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
DISC TWO: DVD
1. MARIE ANOINETTE
3. MELINDA (MORE OR LESS)
“POP SHOP” – RTBF TELEVISION, BELGIUM
RECORDED IN APRIL 1972
1. MELINDA (MORE OR LESS)
3. ULTRA VIVALDI
“SPOTLIGHT” – ORF TV AUSTRIA
22ND OCTOBER 1972
*** Pre-order before 1st September to receive a free, exclusive A3 retail campaign poster ***Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by the legendary VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR. Mastered and cut at Abbey Road studios, this 180 gram vinyl release of “Do Not Disturb” is limited. Also available on CD here.