Nektar

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...Sounds Like This
Used Import - UAD 60041
1973 UK 2LP Original Housed In A Gatefold Jacket. Both LPs Appear Glossy. more
A Tab In The Ocean
New - LP - PPSD 98017
Sealed 1976 US Issue. CC. “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. A Stronger Influence Can Be Felt On Roye Albrighton's Guitar Playing, Which Is More Structural, And Derek Moore's Basslines Are Sturdier And More Expressive. Although It's Hard To Ignore The Slight Rock Feel Of The Album In Parts, The Five Songs As A Whole Harbor The Band's Surreal Mien Of Progressive Rock. Even The Lyrics Sound As If More Concern Has Been Given To Them, Coming Off As An Equal Part Of Nektar's Music Without Drifting Away Into Obscurity. Best Of All, A Tab In The Ocean Completes The Task Of Holding The Interest Of The Fans That Enjoyed Their Debut Album.” – Mike Degagne, All Music Guide more
A Tab In The Ocean
Used - LP - PPSD 98017
1972 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. Cut At Sterling Sound. Gold Promo Stamp On Jacket. Appears Unplayed, But Vinyl Has A Couple Of Inaudible "Swishy" Pressing Plant Marks. “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. A Stronger Influence Can Be Felt On Roye Albrighton's Guitar Playing, Which Is More Structural, And Derek Moore's Basslines Are Sturdier And More Expressive. Although It's Hard To Ignore The Slight Rock Feel Of The Album In Parts, The Five Songs As A Whole Harbor The Band's Surreal Mien Of Progressive Rock. Even The Lyrics Sound As If More Concern Has Been Given To Them, Coming Off As An Equal Part Of Nektar's Music Without Drifting Away Into Obscurity. Best Of All, A Tab In The Ocean Completes The Task Of Holding The Interest Of The Fans That Enjoyed Their Debut Album.” – Mike Degagne, All Music Guide. more
A Tab In The Ocean
Used Import - UAG 29499
1972 UK Original In Gatefold. Light Top Seam Split. “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. A Stronger Influence Can Be Felt On Roye Albrighton's Guitar Playing, Which Is More Structural, And Derek Moore's Basslines Are Sturdier And More Expressive. Although It's Hard To Ignore The Slight Rock Feel Of The Album In Parts, The Five Songs As A Whole Harbor The Band's Surreal Mien Of Progressive Rock. Even The Lyrics Sound As If More Concern Has Been Given To Them, Coming Off As An Equal Part Of Nektar's Music Without Drifting Away Into Obscurity. Best Of All, A Tab In The Ocean Completes The Task Of Holding The Interest Of The Fans That Enjoyed Their Debut Album.” – Mike Degagne, All Music Guide. more
Down To Earth
New - LP - PPSD 99005
Sealed 1975 Gatefold Original. “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. "That's Life," Powered By Chattering Drums And A Positively Orgasmic Rickenbacker Bass Sound, Is A Standout Of Progressive Rock Showmanship. Delicate Pieces Like "Little Boy" And "Early Morning Clown" — Where Albrighton Uses Rotating Leslie Speakers To Great Effect — Alternate With Pub Rockers Like "Fidgety Queen" And The Lumbering Funk Of "Nelly The Elephant." For New Fans, This Album Is The Place To Start; And If They're Willing To Take It On Its Own Terms, Old Fans Might Find A Place In Their Heart For It Too. “ Paul Collins, AMG. more
Down To Earth
Used - LP - UAG 29680
1974 UK Brown Label Original Housed In A Textured Gatefold Jacket. LP Appears Virtually Unplayed. Jacket Is VG+. more
Down To Earth
New Import - 9167-98005
Sealed 1975 Canadian Gatefold Original. Small Cut Out Hole. Light Rubbing On Bottom Seam Where Shrink Wrap Has Been Torn. “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. "That's Life," Powered By Chattering Drums And A Positively Orgasmic Rickenbacker Bass Sound, Is A Standout Of Progressive Rock Showmanship. Delicate Pieces Like "Little Boy" And "Early Morning Clown" — Where Albrighton Uses Rotating Leslie Speakers To Great Effect — Alternate With Pub Rockers Like "Fidgety Queen" And The Lumbering Funk Of "Nelly The Elephant." For New Fans, This Album Is The Place To Start; And If They're Willing To Take It On Its Own Terms, Old Fans Might Find A Place In Their Heart For It Too.“ Paul Collins, AMG. more
Journey To The Centre Of The Eye
Used Import - BLPS 19064
Early-Mid 70's Reissue, With Bellaphon Logo Boxed On Label & Made In Germany Below. Housed In A Beautiful Laminated Jacket. "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. Just As Hawkwind Was Exploring The Depths Of Outer Space With Their Progressive Tendencies On Most Of Their Albums, Journey To The Centre Of The Eye Musically Probed The Inner Universe Of The Mind And Body With Its Very Own Conceptual Field Trip. "Burn Out My Eyes" And "Warp Oversight" Are Let Loose With Buzz-Saw Vocals And Hazy, Undefined Guitar Chords Which Converge And Fade Into Background Rhythms, While The 54 Seconds Of "Look Inside Yourself" Is A Short, Illusory Voyage That Ends Too Soon. Nektar's Freewheeling Sound Is Best Felt On Journey And On Their Next Three Releases, As By The End Of The Decade, Their Progressive Moods And Ambient-like Suites Started To Get Harder And Take On More Of A Mainstream Feel." AMG Review By Mike DeGagne. more
Live In New York
Used - LP - BLS 5557
1977 2LP Gatefold Original. Jacket Has Light Wear, Vinyl Is Near Mint. more
Magic Is A Child
Used - LP - PD-1-6115
1977 US Original, Santa Maria Press (Per Runout Etching.) "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. The Opening "Away From Asgard" Is A Fine Slab Of Norse Storytelling, Tied Into The Vast Dark Forests Of Northern Germany (Where The Band Was Still Based), While "Midnight Light" Also Has A Romantic Germanic Tinge, As It Eulogizes The Village Of Seeheimut. "Love To Share," In Contrast, Is An Unabashed Beatles Tribute, Riddled With Affectionate Borrowings And An Oddly Effective Backward Drum, While "On The Run (The Trucker)" Still Sounds Like A Slice Of Aor Radio Filler." AMG Review By Jo-Anne Greene. more
Man In The Moon
Used - LP - 202 215-320
1980 German Original. Appears Unplayed. “The 1980s Are Well Known In Rock Music Circles As The Era Of Hair Metal, That Offshoot Of The Thunderous Variant Of Hard Rock That Always Seemed More Concerned With Image Than Substance. Interestingly Enough, This Release From The Very Beginning Of That Era Features An Opening Cut That Feels Much Of The Influence Of That Metallic Genre. Do Not Expect This Disc To Come Across As Another Remember The Future Or Tab In The Ocean. Indeed, Don't Even Expect To Hear Magic Is A Child Here. The Truth Of The Music Presented On The CD Is That It Is A Far More Pop-Oriented Sound Than Nektar Ever Presented Before. The Cuts Are Rather Short And Catchy. The Thing Is, As Un-Progressive Rock As The Somewhat Legendary Prog Group Made With This One, There Is Still Some Strong Material Presented. The One Factor That Truly Steals The Show And Makes This Worthwhile Is The Powerful Vocal Performance Of Roye Albrighton. It Is A True Tribute To His Voice That This Disc Works As Well As It Does, In Much The Same Way That Judas Priest's Turbo Is A Tribute To The Power Of Rob Halford.” Gary Hill, All Music Guide. more
Nektar
Used - LP - BLPS 19224
1976 German Original. more
Recycled
Used - LP - BLPS 19219
1975 German Original. more
Recycled
Used - LP - PPS-9811
1976 US Original, Santa Maria Press. Housed In A Gatefold, Without Original Inner. Excellent Copy. more
Remember The Future
Used Import - BLPS 19164 Q
1973 German Quadraphonic Original In Matte Laminated Gatefold. I Finely Tuned Concept Album That Left Critics And Fans Divided But Has Stood The Test Of Time And Has Found A More Common Ground. Same Ol' Story. more
Remember The Future
Used - LP - PPS 98002
Beautiful 1974 Gatefold Original. Appears Unplayed. Slight Rubbing On Seams. more
Sounds Like This
Used - LP - UAD 60041/42
Beautiful 1973 UK 2LP Original Housed In A Gatefold Jacket. Both LPs Appear Glossy, Unplayed. more
Sunday Night At London Roundhouse Live
Used - LP - BLPS 19182
1974 German Gatefold Original On The Bellaphon Imprint. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Sunday Night At The Roundhouse
New - LP - 00468756
Sealed, Out Of Print, Limited Edition Purple Vinyl Reissue Housed In A Gatefold Cover. This Is Number 300 Of 500 Copies. more

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