Curved Air ‎– Airconditioning

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The first issue of the Airconditioning album was on a picture disc in the UK. The black side with the 'mandala' image was Side A, the light 'dynamo' image was Side B.

This picture disc was used as a subsequent image on a white cover for reissues. The first non-picture disc in the UK was on the green Warner Bros. Label; WSX 3012. The cover image was the 'dynamo' side - which had the art of the text changed to read WSX 3012 A. The wax was etched WS 3102. When the Kinney operation took over in the UK a 'K' prefix was used for the two K 56004 releases (Which was stamped onto vinyl that still bore "WS 3012" etched on the wax). The 1st 'K' release had a green label, the 2nd an illustrated blue label, with cat# on cover. Both had the 'black' side on cover.

Versions (54)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WSX 3012 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, Pic) Warner Bros. Records WSX 3012 UK 1970 Sell This Version
WS 3012 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records WS 3012 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
WS 3012 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records WS 3012 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Y8W 3012 Curved Air Airconditioning(8-Trk, Album) Warner Bros. Records Y8W 3012 UK 1970 Sell This Version
WB M 81903 Curved Air Airconditioning(8-Trk, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB M 81903 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1903 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1903 US 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1903 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WS 1903 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1903, WS-1903 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WS 1903, WS-1903 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
HWBS 321-11 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album) Hispavox HWBS 321-11 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
WS 3012 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, Pic) Warner Bros. Records WS 3012 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
WS 1903 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WS 1903 US 1970 Sell This Version
WB 7 1903 Curved Air Airconditioning(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 7 1903 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
WS 1903 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP) Warner Bros. Records WS 1903 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
WSX 3012 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WSX 3012 UK 1971 Sell This Version
WSX 3012 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WSX 3012 UK 1971 Sell This Version
WBC 1134 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC 1134 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
K 56004 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records K 56004 UK 1971 Sell This Version
K 56004 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records K 56004 UK 1971 Sell This Version
K56004P Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, Pic, RP) Warner Bros. Records K56004P UK 1972 Sell This Version
WSX 3012 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, Pic, RP) Warner Bros. Records WSX 3012 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
K 56004 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records K 56004 UK 1973 Sell This Version
WB 26041 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 26041 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
WB 26041, MID-317 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 26041, MID-317 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
WB 26041, 26 041-F, 26 041 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 26041, 26 041-F, 26 041 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
WB 26041, 26 041-F, 26 041 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 26041, 26 041-F, 26 041 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
WB 26041, 26 041-F, 26 041 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 26041, 26 041-F, 26 041 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
P-4520W Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records P-4520W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
LECD 9.01023 O Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album) Line Records LECD 9.01023 O Germany 1991 Sell This Version
WPCP-4222 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCP-4222 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
LECD 9,01023 0 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE, RP) Line Records LECD 9,01023 0 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
7599-26433-2 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26433-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
WPCR-1454 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE) WEA Japan, Warner Bros. Records WPCR-1454 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
CCM-148-2 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-148-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
CACD 11000403, CSCD 11000403 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) ООО "Канкард", ООО "Канкард" CACD 11000403, CSCD 11000403 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
WPCR-12548 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-12548 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
8122-79906-7 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2) 8122-79906-7 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
REPUK 1162 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records REPUK 1162 UK 2011 Sell This Version
REPUK 1140 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Repertoire Records REPUK 1140 UK 2011 Sell This Version
WPCR-16299 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-16299 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
PECLECLP 2616 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RM) Esoteric Recordings PECLECLP 2616 2018 Sell This Version
PECLEC22616 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, RM) Esoteric Recordings PECLEC22616 UK 2018 Sell This Version
MAR-182864 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RM + CD, RM) Marquee MAR-182864 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
ZCW 3012 Curved Air Air Conditioning(Cass, Album, Oli) Warner Bros. Records ZCW 3012 UK Unknown Sell This Version
K456004 Curved Air Air Conditioning(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) Warner Bros. Records K456004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
46 081, 46081, WS 3012 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 081, 46081, WS 3012 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
46081 Curved Air Air Conditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 46081 France Unknown Sell This Version
7599-26433-2 Curved Air Airconditioning(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-26433-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
P-8029W Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records P-8029W Japan Unknown Sell This Version
WSX 3012 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Warner Bros. Records WSX 3012 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WB 26041, 26 041-F, 26 041 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 26041, 26 041-F, 26 041 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
WS 1903 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WS 1903 US Unknown Sell This Version
K56004 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records K56004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
K 56004 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records K 56004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
K 56004 Curved Air Airconditioning(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records K 56004 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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KDSutherland

KDSutherland

August 16, 2018
referencing Airconditioning, CD, Album, RE, CCM-148-2
so bloody bad, avoid at all costs. Just terrible. I'm not sure they could have made it worse?
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

June 2, 2018
referencing Airconditioning, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, RM, PECLEC22616
Nice collection. However, Esoteric have got a lot of their info wrong, one of the session dates is wrong, and they never did any John Peel sessions (according to the BBC Keeping It Peel pages that is. Though Peel did play at least 4 album tracks by them). The one dated 10th November 1970 (actually 28 April 1970, so no doubt this is a re-broadcast date?) and those with a radio announcer are from the Alan Black show - you cannot mistake him for John Peel!
StevenPDarr1

StevenPDarr1

May 1, 2018
referencing Air Conditioning, LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RM, PECLECLP 2616
The RSD pic disc sounds great! Superior to my US WB copy from the 70’s. The remastering is apparent. Picture discs rarely sound this good. Cool that they replicated the original UK version of the LP, which was also a picture disc. Odd for those times - 1970! I didn’t see picture discs in regular production till latter 70’s.
thecrunchybisquit

thecrunchybisquit

April 21, 2018
referencing Air Conditioning, LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RM, PECLECLP 2616
Very glad to see this album get some attention. It has the sound quality that should be expected of a picture disc, but nonetheless, it was pressed very well. It's a great record for any fan of Curved Air or Progressive Rock 👍
SirPeter

SirPeter

August 31, 2015
referencing Airconditioning, LP, Album, Pic, RE, WSX 3012
Hello
There appears to be non-clarification here of what is being shown, along with confusion of issue?

(Images 1+2) the Picture Disc, has the white side printed as
WSX 3012 B - would make this Side 2

(Images 3+4) the laminated picture sleeve has numbered the white side
(dynamo if you prefer) as WSX 3012 A.

If one is stating here that the white side design is Side A because of the expression on the cover, then the track listing here on this page is in the incorrect order!

swagski

swagski

March 30, 2009
referencing Airconditioning, LP, Album, Pic, WSX 3012

The release of this album helped to herald in two revolutionary aspects of the 1970's into the mainstream of the popular music scene.

The first was the sound of the electric violin. Played here by Curved Air's Darryl Way and found on the mind-blowing 1969 'Hot Rats' album of Frank Zappa, on tracks played by violin virtuosos Sugar Cane Harris and Jean Luc Ponty.

The second was the advent of the mass-produced picture disc. This album was one of the first, following the introduction of colored vinyl. Developed at the time by Metronome Records GmbH (a subsidiary of Polydor Records) these new picture discs were made by creating a five-layer lamination, consisting of a core of black vinyl with kiln dried paper decals on either side, and then outer skins of clear vinyl film (manufactured by 3M) on the outsides. The pressing process was plagued by air bubbles being trapped in the layers, resulting in an inferior but acceptable sound quality. The picture disc has come a long way since and it's a shame that Curved Air didn't have today's disc technologies when they released this.

The soft passages and ambient interludes of their work, heavy with the Terry Riley influence that helped source their name, is done no justice by the reproduction quality. However, most listeners at the time were too busy chemically exploring their inner selves, or expanding their visual concepts by staring at this album spinning, to notice This is definitely one for the nostalgic or avid Curved Air collector. Those who want to hear the tracks properly would do better with one of the latter CD releases.