Complete your Curved Air collection. Curved Air. Phantasmagoria (LP, Album). Records, Warner Bros.
Phantasmagoria is a music studio album recording by CURVED AIR (Eclectic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1972 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Phantasmagoria Esoteric 2018.
Phantasmagoria by Curved Air. 12 songs. Format – mp3. Download album for free and listen online on Myzcloud. Songs in album Curved Air - Phantasmagoria (1972). 06:20 320 Кб/с 1109. 2. Melinda (More Or Less).
But still, Phantasmagoria is a fabulous album, the culmination of all that Curved Air promised over the course of its predecessors; the yardstick by which all rock/classical hybrids should be measured. The opening "Marie Antoinette" sets the scene with lovely melody, impassioned vocal and a terrifically understated band performance which complements every syllable uttered by vocalist Sonja Kristina
Phantasmagoria is another classic from Curved Air. As I mentioned earlier, Esoteric Recordings have hit another home run and I can’t wait for the reissue of Second Album which comes out at the end of August. In the words of Lewis Carroll, This is a ‘one-ghost’ house, and you, when you arrived last summer, may have remarked a Spectre who was doing all that ghosts can do to welcome the new-comer. Cheetah (3:32) 05. Ultra-Vivaldi (1:24) 06. Phantasmagoria (3:15) 07. Whose Shoulder Are You Looking Over Anyway? (3:24) 08.
ide One. Antoinette" (Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina Linwood) (6:20) (More or Less)" (Linwood) (3:25) Quite the Same" (Way, Linwood) (3:44) (Way) (3:33) (Way, Francis Monkman) (2:22)
Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The centerpiece of the album however is the 19'29" epic, four part Phantasmagoria suite which was written largely by Francis Monkman with contributions by Sonja. This is a decent large-scale composition that boasts some exceptionally intricate time signatures and fantastic ensemble playing. This CD reissue by Collector's Choice Music is just OK and has a few informative liner notes that discuss some historical tidbits, along with specifics about the Phantasmagoria album itself.
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Electric Piano, Guitar – Francis MonkmanSynthesizer, Tubular Bells, Performer [Melon], Written-By – Darryl WayVocals – Mike WedgwoodWritten-By – Linwood*
|A2||Melinda (More Or Less)
Acoustic Guitar – Sonja KristinaFlute – Annie StewartHarpsichord – Francis MonkmanWritten-By – Linwood*
|A3||Not Quite The Same
Piano, Synthesizer – Francis MonkmanSynthesizer, Written-By – Darryl WayTrombone – Alan Gout, Chris Pyne, David Purser, Steve SaundersTrumpet – Crispian Steele-Perkins, George Parnaby, Jim Watson*, Paul CoshWritten-By – Linwood*
Harpsichord, Guitar – Francis MonkmanWritten-By – Darryl Way
Written-By – Darryl Way, Francis Monkman
Organ, Piano, Written-By – Francis MonkmanVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Mike Wedgwood
|B2||Whose Shoulder Are You Looking Over Anyway
Written-By – Francis Monkman
|B3||Over And Above
Organ, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Guitar, Tubular Bells, Gong, Written-By – Francis MonkmanTrombone – Alan Gout, David Purser, Steve SaundersTrumpet – Crispian Steele-Perkins, Jim Watson*, Paul CoshVocals – Mike WedgwoodXylophone, Vibraphone – Frank Ricotti
|B4||Once A Ghost Always A Ghost
Harpsichord, Percussion [Assorted], Written-By – Francis MonkmanPercussion [Assorted] – Florian Pilkington-MiksaPercussion [Assorted], Other [Hooters, Noises] – Colin Caldwell, Jean Akers, Mal Linwood-RossTrumpet – George Parnaby, Jim Watson*, Paul CoshVibraphone, Congas – Frank RicottiVocals, Guitar, Percussion [Assorted] – Mike WedgwoodWritten-By – Linwood*
- Art Direction – Richard Rockwood
- Bass – Mike Wedgwood (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B2, B4)
- Design [Illustration] – John Gorham
- Drums – Florian Pilkington-Miksa (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B3, B4)
- Mastered By – PF*
- Producer – Curved Air
- Producer, Engineer – Colin Caldwell
- Violin – Darryl Way (tracks: A2, A3, B1, B3)
- Vocals – Sonja Kristina (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B4)
NotesMore credits: Track A4 also featuring Doris the Cheetah. Track A5: Recorded at E.M.S. (London); Sequenced on a Synthi 100 Synthesizer.
Track B2: Recorded at E.M.S. (London) by kind permission of Peter Zinovieff; This track consists entirely of tapes of Sonja's voice analysed and processed ba a PDP 8/L computer and a Synthi 100 Synthesizer. The final tapes were edited and prepared for performance ba Francis Monkman and Robert Carvell.
From credit-sheet: "Recorded at Advision Studios (London), March 1972 (except where otherwise stated".
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side 1, stamped): K 46158-A2
- Matrix / Runout (Side 2, stamped): K 46158-B2
|K 46158, K46158||Curved Air||Phantasmagoria (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records||K 46158, K46158||UK||1972|
|WB 2628||Curved Air||Phantasmagoria (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||WB 2628||US||Unknown|
|7599-26194-2||Curved Air||Phantasmagoria (CD, Album, RE)||Warner Bros. Records||7599-26194-2||Germany||1997|
|K 446158||Curved Air||Phantasmagoria (Cass, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||K 446158||Italy||1972|
|WPCP-4224||Curved Air||Phantasmagoria (CD, Album, RE)||Warner Music Japan Inc., Warner Bros. Records||WPCP-4224||Japan||1991|