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In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Air Conditioning”, the debut Curved Air studio album. It was recorded in July 1969, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Mark Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Sonja Kristina– lead vocals
  • Darryl Way– violin, backing vocals
  • Francis Monkman– guitars, keyboards
  • Rob Martin – bass
  • Florian Pilkington-Miksa– drums

Track listing:

  1. It Happened Today – Francis Monkman, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  2. Stretch – Darryl Way, Francis Monkman
  3. Screw – Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  4. Blind Man – Darryl Way, Rob Martin
  5. Vivaldi – Darryl Way
  6. Hide and Seek – Darryl Way, Sonja Kristina Linwood
  7. Propositions – Francis Monkman
  8. Rob One – Rob Martin
  9. Situations – Darryl Way, Rob Martin
  10. Vivaldi (With Cannons) – Darryl Way, Francis Monkman
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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Arista” label released “Sky 2”, the second Sky album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Studio 3” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by Haydn Bendall, Tony Clark, John Williams, Francis Monkman, Herbie Flowers, Tristan Fry and Kevin Peek.

Personnel:

  • John Williams– classical guitars
  • Francis Monkman– keyboards, synthesizers, harpsichord, piano, left-hand channel electric guitar
  • Herbie Flowers– bass guitar, tuba
  • Tristan Fry– drums, tuned percussion (drumkit, vibraphone, marimba, bass marimba, tympani & xylophones), trumpet
  • Kevin Peek– electric & classical guitars

Track listing:

  1. Hotta – Kevin Peek, Herbie Flowers
  2. Dance of the Little Fairies – Herbie Flowers
  3. Sahara – Kevin Peek
  4. Fifo – Francis Monkman
  5. Adagio – Francis Monkman
  6. Watching the Aeroplanes – Francis Monkman
  7. Tuba Smarties – Herbie Flowers
  8. Ballet-Volta – Praetorius, arr. John Williams
  9. Gavotte&Variations – Rameau
  10. Andante – Vivaldi, arr. John Williams
  11. Tristan’s Magic Garden – Tristan Fry
  12. El Cielo – traditional, arr. Williams
  13. Vivaldi – Darryl Way
  14. Scipio – Herbie Flowers
  15. Toccata – Bach, arr. Kevin Peek, Holmes