Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Masters from the Vaults Curved Air|
Actor: Curved Air
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This DVD features the classic 1972 line-up of Curved Air, featuring Sonja Kristina, Daryl Way, Francis Monkman, Mike Wedgewood and Florian Pilkingon Miska, digitally remastered and recorded in full 5.1 surround sound audi... more »
Truth versus reality
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The claim that the Curved Air stuff was recorded in Dolby 5.1 is a fantasy.This is merely a re-master of an old programme filmed for Belgian T.V in the early 70s and it sounded very mono to me.O.K so there isn't lots of Curved Air stuff around but even so it was woefully short.Disappointed as it wasn't really an improvement in quality from the same programme material I recorded from an ITV programme over 20 years ago on VHS tape."
It's better than no record of this great band
Mr. Thomas Thatcher | Salisbury, UK | 01/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The last record of the classic Monkman/Way/Pilkington-Miksa/Kristina/Wedgwood line-up and, as always, a missed opportunity. Vivaldi, Darryl's interminable instrumental, was OK on stage, but dies on the small screen but Melinda fares much better, with Sonja playing nice running clawhammer guitar. Marie Antoinette is the best of the bunch, with clever playing by all and good vocals from Mike and Sonja. High points? As always, Florian's drumming is a treat, a presentation of time-keeping and flair, and Mike is good throughout. Sonja is always first-class except when she gets carried away and growls: and Darryl and Francis are, of course, talented and exceptional musicians. Why do they always choose the less exciting songs for video?!
Still, the bottonm line is that it's good to see this gang of excellent musicians in the heady days when you could see five top bands playing their own music in five consecutive nights. Not so now. Curved Air carved out their own niche and nobody has quite filled it. Good.
Mr. Thomas Thatcher | 03/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you really hanker for some nostalga, then the 4 tracks on this 30 minute DVD will help some. However, it really just leaves you wanting to hear a lot more. (Not actually sure if there really is much Curved Air footage around) Anyway, still giving it a 3 star rating, because some is better than none. Also, the extra are pretty good. There is a Daryl Way interview which is again short but interesting. There is also a short 16 minute complitation of other rock bands available on this label. (this is an English site, but has NTSC versions of classic artists - Prices are in pound sterling and you have to about double that to get dollar price - glad I have friends still in UK) For me though, the best part of the DVD and the longest part is the Classic Rock Showcase featuring music/information about 7 bands. Be warned though, this has cost me more money as I now want to buy Karnataka and Mostly Autumn DVD's after watching the one track on each artist. Also enjoyed the little vinettes on Caravan, Nektar, and Uriah Heep's accoustically driven DVD (which looks good and if ever it comes back in stock at Amazon it will probably be added to the collection)
All in all the cheap price is worth it for a bit of Nostalga - but be warned it is short.
What has happened to all the old footage that must be around somewhere???"