Curved Air, that delightful British band that had their heydey in the early 70's, are often called "progressive folk-rock". Actually, if one were to take into account all their major influences, the correct label might be: "Progressive folk-rock, classical-jazz, theatrical-phantasmagorical musical band, sometimes including strings and horns, as well!" In short, there is no type of musical genre that the band did not incorporate into their rich sound-stew. Second Album boasts such fabulous songs as "Young Mother" (a nice keyboard-laden piece reportedly about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), the hit single "Back Street Luv" (in which a great guitar hook heralds a situation many girls are all too familiar with), "Jumbo" (a lovely symphonic ballad about touring featuring Sonja Kristina's beautiful voice), "Everdance" (featuring a fabulous, throbbing band into highlighted by Darryl Way's gypsy violin), and best of all, "Piece of Mind" (a stunning twelve-minute tour-de-force featuring incredible lyrics by Francis Monkman, delicious vocals by Sonja, and mind-blowing playing by all!). Curved Air could have, and should have, been one of the great early progressive bands, and Sonja Kristina should be recognized as one of the pioneer women of rock (Gee, I wonder if Stevie Nicks ever listened to any Curved Air; it sure sounds like it, only Curved Air did it better!) Get this CD at once!