Product Code: L 45931/2
Artist: Sky
Origin: Australia
Label: Ariola (1983)
Format: 2 X LP
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Cover: VG+
Record: VG+
Genre: Classical , Prog Rock , Rock U

Sky 2

A very smart package, double album and gatefold cover.

Sky 2 is the second album by English/Australian instrumental progressive rock band Sky, released in 1980. Despite being a double album it reached number one in the British Album charts, and at the time was the fastest double album to receive platinum status in the UK,[1] while the instrumental single "Toccata" peaked at 5 in the British Singles Chart.[2]

Francis Monkman played guitar on the 20-minute rock suite "FIFO" because, in his words, "I felt it necessary to inject a grunge element".[3] "FIFO" stands for "First In, First Out", and is a song about computer processing.[4]

The track "Vivaldi", is Sky's own version of an earlier track by fellow progressive rock band Curved Air, of which Monkman was formerly a member. It originally appeared on their 1970 album "Air Conditioning".