NEW EXPANDED 2 DISC (CD / DVD) EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1971 ALBUM BY CURVED AIR

WITH FIVE BONUS TRACKS (FOUR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED) & A DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) OF
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED PROMOTIONAL FILMS AND TELEVISION PERFORMANCES FROM THE
UK, FRANCE & GERMANY IN 1971

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 “Second Album”. Released in 1971 the album featured 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 Ian Eyre (bass).

The album featured the classic hit single ‘Back Street Luv’ along with such classic tracks as ‘Young Mother’, ‘Jumbo’, ‘Puppets’, ‘Everdance’ and ‘Piece Of Mind’ and was an acclaimed hit album in the UK and Europe. This expanded two-disc CD / DVD edition of “Second Album” includes five bonus tracks taken from a BBC Radio John Peel session in January 1971 and the entire live performance recorded for the BBC’s John Peel’s Sunday Concert in March 1971. The release has been re-mastered by Francis Monkman and also includes an additional DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring a recently discovered and previously unreleased promotional film from 1971, Warner Brothers presents Curved Air, featuring the tracks ‘It Happened Today’, ‘Vivaldi’ and ‘Screw’, along with the band’s appearance filmed for the French TV show Pop Deux in July 1971 and their performances for the German TV show Beat Club the same year.

“Second Album” restores the original album artwork and features a lavishly illustrated booklet with an essay by Malcolm Dome featuring exclusive interviews with Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way and Francis Monkman.

DISC ONE
SECOND ALBUM: RE-MASTERED
1. YOUNG MOTHER
2. BACK STREET LUV
3. JUMBO
4. YOU KNOW
5. PUPPETS
6. EVERDANCE
7. BRIGHT SUMMER’S DAY ’68
8. PIECE OF MIND

BONUS TRACKS
9. YOUNG MOTHER IN STYLE

BBC RADIO ONE JOHN PEEL “TOP GEAR” SESSION – RECORDED 5TH JANUARY 1971
10. IT HAPPENED TODAY
11. BLIND MAN
12. PROPOSITIONS (INCLUDING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BLOW YOURSELF UP)
13. VIVALDI

BBC RADIO ONE “JOHN PEEL SUNDAY CONCERT” RECORDED 4TH MARCH 1971 AT THE BBC PARIS THEATRE, REGENT STREET, LONDON
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC TWO
CURVED AIR
TELEVISION & PROMOTIONAL FILMS 1971
1. IT HAPPENED TODAY
2. VIVALDI
3. SCREW

“WARNER BROTHERS PRESENT CURVED AIR” A 1971 PROMOTIONAL FILM
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
4. BACK STREET LUV
5. PROPOSITIONS
6. INTERVIEW
7. VIVALDI

“POP DEUX” – FRENCH TELEVISION FILMED 6TH JULY 1971 AT
TAVERNE DE L’OLYMPIA, PARIS
FIRST BROADCAST 4TH SEPTEMBER 1971 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
8. IT HAPPENED TODAY
9. PROPOSITIONS
10. VIVALDI

“BEAT CLUB” – RADIO BREMEN TV, GERMANY RECORDED MARCH 1971

11. BACK STREET LUV
12. PIECE OF MIND
13. BACK STREET LUV (VERSION 2)

“BEAT CLUB” – RADIO BREMEN TV, GERMANY RECORDED SEPTEMBER 1971

DISC ONE
SECOND ALBUM: RE-MASTERED
1. YOUNG MOTHER
2. BACK STREET LUV
3. JUMBO
4. YOU KNOW
5. PUPPETS
6. EVERDANCE
7. BRIGHT SUMMER’S DAY ’68
8. PIECE OF MIND

BONUS TRACKS
9. YOUNG MOTHER IN STYLE

BBC RADIO ONE JOHN PEEL “TOP GEAR” SESSION – RECORDED 5TH JANUARY 1971
10. IT HAPPENED TODAY
11. BLIND MAN
12. PROPOSITIONS (INCLUDING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BLOW YOURSELF UP)
13. VIVALDI

BBC RADIO ONE “JOHN PEEL SUNDAY CONCERT” RECORDED 4TH MARCH 1971 AT THE BBC PARIS THEATRE, REGENT STREET, LONDON
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC TWO
CURVED AIR
TELEVISION & PROMOTIONAL FILMS 1971
1. IT HAPPENED TODAY
2. VIVALDI
3. SCREW

“WARNER BROTHERS PRESENT CURVED AIR” A 1971 PROMOTIONAL FILM
PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
4. BACK STREET LUV
5. PROPOSITIONS
6. INTERVIEW
7. VIVALDI

“POP DEUX” – FRENCH TELEVISION FILMED 6TH JULY 1971 AT
TAVERNE DE L’OLYMPIA, PARIS
FIRST BROADCAST 4TH SEPTEMBER 1971 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
8. IT HAPPENED TODAY
9. PROPOSITIONS
10. VIVALDI

“BEAT CLUB” – RADIO BREMEN TV, GERMANY RECORDED MARCH 1971

11. BACK STREET LUV
12. PIECE OF MIND
13. BACK STREET LUV (VERSION 2)

“BEAT CLUB” – RADIO BREMEN TV, GERMANY RECORDED SEPTEMBER 1971
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