Curved Air

Album: Sky Trails (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • David Crosby recorded this complex track with his son and frequent collaborator, James Raymond. The song features a flamenco guitar intro that Raymond actually composed on keyboards. Crosby marvelled to USA Today:

    "I don't know how he did it. I am completely flummoxed by it. When I heard it I said, 'Who did you get to play the guitar?' And he said, 'Me.' I said, 'Oh, come on. You can't possibly have played that. It's inconceivable.' But, yeah, he did. He's that good."

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