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Nektar - Remember The Future (1973) [3CD Limited Edition 2014] (Repost)

Nektar - Remember The Future (1973) [3CD Limited Edition 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 771 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 316 MB | Covers - 384 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cleopatra Records (CLP 0274)

A unique deluxe box edition of prog legends Nektar most critically acclaimed album Remember The Future. Comes with a bonus disc of the famous Chipping Norton Studios session recorded live on March 27, 1974. Among Nektar fans, there are many who consider Remember the Future to be the band's creative peak. The album certainly creates the grounds for making that argument. Indeed, it is an ambitious work that is essentially one composition divided into two parts. The whole is performed in a very seamless and competent manner. Still, many critics just plain didn't get it. The juxtaposition of the two opinions makes this album to Nektar much like what Tales From Topographic Oceans was to Yes…
Nektar - Remember The Future (1973) [Reissue 2004] MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Nektar - Remember The Future (1973) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:51 minutes | Full Scans included | 2,44 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/44,1 kHz | 51:40 mins | Scans | 598 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound

Remember the Future is the fourth album from English progressive rock band Nektar. It is a concept album featuring one song divided into two parts. On the original LP, each side contained one of the two parts. In 2004 Remember the Future was once again re-released, but this time by the UK's Eclectic Discs/Dream Nebula Recordings. For this reissue the remastered version was used and they added a third Radio edit of the title track. This version was also released as a SACD, with a 5.1 surround mix on the SACD layer; the 2 channel audio CD layer contains the 2002 remix. Track 3 ("Remember the Future") is an edit released on a various artists compilation album titled "Made In Germany". Tracks 4 and 5 are radio promo only single edits.

Nektar - Live In New York (1977) [2CD Japanese Edition] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 14, 2019
Nektar - Live In New York (1977) [2CD Japanese Edition] (Repost)

Nektar - Live In New York (1977) [2CD Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 658 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 288 MB | Covers - 209 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 132140-1)

The problem with progressive rock artists recording live albums lies in the fact that the same feeling of wonderment, musical vastness, and escapism mustered on their studio releases is difficult to capture on-stage. Half of this dilemma plagues Nektar's Live in New York release recorded in 1977, while the rest of the album's disappointments stem from the group's removal of their early-'70s progressive sound altogether. The nine cuts that make up Live in New York fail to show the true essence of their progressive beginnings, with the songs embellishing more of a straight-ahead rock & roll style. Gone are the long keyboard wanderings, the abstract guitar trips that spiral into the rest of the musical interplay, and the fantastic ambience that was once formed by the music's overall trippiness…
Nektar - Sunday Night At The London Roundhouse (1974) [2CD Japanese Edition] (Repost)

Nektar - Sunday Night At The London Roundhouse (1974) [2CD Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 614 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 250 MB | Covers - 194 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 132135-6)

Sunday Night at the London Roundhouse was the first live album by the English progressive rock band Nektar. The clear sound really adds to the powerhouse performances on cuts like "King of Twilight", and "Desolation Valley", two absolute Nektar classics from the A Tab in the Ocean album. "A Day in the Life of a Preacher" gets an extended twenty-minute treatment, filled with all sorts of hard rock muscle complements of Albrighton's distorted guitar work and Allan "Taff" Freeman's raging Hammond. Disc 2 contains most of "Remember the Future", perhaps the bands signature work, as well as "1-2-3-4", "Odyssey" and "What Ya Gonna Do?". If ever the term "the band was really 'on' that night" applied to a live album, this would certainly be a candidate.

Nektar - Recycled (1975) [Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 5, 2019
Nektar - Recycled (1975) [Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)

Nektar - Recycled (1975) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 453 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers - 203 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 132138)

While the instrumental alliances that take place throughout Recycled aren't nearly as solid as on Journey to the Center of the Eye or Remember the Future, the album still harbors some of Nektar's intergalactic progressive rock penchants, although a slight decline in the band's cohesion is apparent. Guitarist Roy Albrighton lacks his usual gusto on most of the tracks, but tends to show signs of earlier days on both "Flight to Reality" and "Automatic Horrorscope." What does hold strong is Nektar's ability to conjure up a science-fiction atmosphere through the unorthodox application of percussion, guitar, and keyboards…
Nektar - ...Sounds Like This (1973) [2CD Japanese Edition] (Repost)

Nektar - …Sounds Like This (1973) [2CD Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 693 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 296 MB | Covers - 220 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 132129-30)

One thing you can not criticize Nektar for and that is making albums that sound the same. "Sounds Like This" was the result of a 2 day live in studio recording experiment without great gobs of editing and studio trickery.. They were pretty much just captured live and raw. The end result is still a very much psychedelic Nektar rock sound with a certain raw vibe throughout. The big problem with "Sounds Like This" was that it was sandwitched between "Tab In The Ocean" and "Remember The Future" and has forever been sadly greyed out by many in perspective. This might be really Nektar's most rock oriented album but still carries lots of progressive tendencies. This album was originally released as a double vinyl album and clocks in at about 75 mins and really does not stop from start to finish. Overall a superb album.
Nektar - A Tab In The Ocean (1972) [2CD Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)

Nektar - A Tab In The Ocean (1972) [2CD Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 665 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 275 MB | Covers - 203 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 132127-8)

A Tab in the Ocean mirrors Nektar's first album, but only to a certain degree. While their sound still basks in lengthy keyboard passages and fantastic lyrics, the psychedelia is traded in for a more directional and established approach, with longer tracks and a tighter progressive structure. There's an obvious cohesiveness between the guitar and keyboard tandem, with an attempt at shaping a concept through the album's five tracks. Both the title track and the 19 minutes of "King of Twilight" are Tab in the Ocean's best examples of Nektar's maturing process, with sleek instrumental runs that taper off into the lyrics as opposed to a more improvised feel that surrounded their last album…
Nektar - Journey To The Centre Of The Eye (1971) [2CD Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)

Nektar - Journey To The Centre Of The Eye (1971) [2CD Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 529 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 208 MB | Covers - 208 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 132133-4)

Nektar's debut album was one of their finest releases, saturated with abstract psychedelia and a wonderful science-fiction motif that is magnified through the rigorous but dazzling Mellotron of Allan Freeman and Roye Albrighton's nomadic guitar playing. Throughout Journey's 13 cuts, Nektar introduced their own sort of instrumental surrealism that radiated from both the vocals and from the intermingling of the haphazard drum and string work. With the synthesizer churning and boiling in front of Howden's percussive attack and Mick Brockett's "liquid lights," tracks like "Astronaut's Nightmare," "It's All in the Mind," and both "Dream Nebula" cuts teeter back and forth from mind-numbing, laid-back melodies to excitable, open-ended excursions of fantastical progressive rock…
Nektar - Magic Is A Child (1977) [Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)

Nektar - Magic Is A Child (1977) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 383 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 170 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 132139)

Magic Is a Child was released in 1977, the debut for new Nektar guitarist Dave Nelson. Carrying on, though, from where their last set left off, Nektar's fascination with shorter, punchier songs continued unabated, even while the keyboards continued to swell and the guitars shifted ever more toward the symphonic. Nektar's brightening vistas were new, however, and a fatal flaw as far as their fans were concerned. They didn't want breezy pop, and breezy pop fans didn't want Nektar, while the band's new label, Polydor, apparently didn't care either way. The art department did spring for the 13-year-old Brooke Shields to appear on the front cover, but that was it in terms of promotion. Thematically, too, little about Magic Is a Child recalls Nektar's days as prog darlings…

Nektar - Down To Earth (1974) [Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 3, 2019
Nektar - Down To Earth (1974) [Japanese Edition 2013] (Repost)

Nektar - Down To Earth (1974) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 413 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 159 MB | Covers - 202 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Belle Antique (BELLE 132137)

Depending on who you ask, this is either Nektar's greatest or worst album. As Albrighton explained later, it was the band's attempt to re-invent itself as someone else - like the Magical Mystery Tour. Old fans were appalled; but as the first album to get much airplay in the U.S., it brought in new fans who found it by far their most accessible work. Its progressive and funk elements are set around a demented circus theme, with the songs introduced by a loony Teutonic ringmaster…