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Air Pocket is the second album by American keyboardist Roger Powell released on Bearsville Records in 1980. It includes 11 tracks all written, performed, and sung by the artist, and features Todd Rundgren on ebow guitar on one track. Other credits include John Holbrook, Cleve Pozar, and Mark Styles.[1] Voted the #1 album of 1980 by a reader poll in Keyboard Magazine.[2]

Air Pocket
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 30, 1980
Recorded1979
StudioUtopia Sound Studios Woodstock, NY
GenreRock, Art Rock, Prog-Rock
LabelBearsville Records
ProducerRoger Powell
Roger Powell chronology
Cosmic Furnace
(1973)
Air Pocket
(1980)
Connections to the World
(1991)

Contents

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Roger Powell.

No.TitleLength
1."Lunar Plexus" 
2."Landmark" 
3."Air Pocket" 
4."Windows" (Also appears on the Utopia album Oops! Wrong Planet) 
5."Emergency Splashdown" 
6."Morning Chorus" 
7."March Of The Dragonslayers" 
8."Prophecy" 
9."Sands of Arrakis" 
10."Dragons "N' Griffins/Mr Triscuits Theme" (Different versions appear on the Utopia albums Ra and Another Live) 
11."Pipeline '76" (Bonus track on CD reissue) 

PersonnelEdit

  • John Holbrook – rhythm guitar, engineer
  • Roger Powell – vocals, synthesizer, keyboards, producer
  • Cleve Pozar – drums
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar
  • Mark Styles – keyboards
  • Produced by Roger Powell

ChartsEdit

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
1980 Pop Albums 203

ReferencesEdit