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This deluxe/digitally remastered version of British progressive-rock band Nektar's iconic Remember the Future (1973) features a full second disc with a live performance of other works, culled from a 2007 concert in Brazil.
The original two-part recording of "Remember the Future," is followed by a live rendition, although no information is provided in the album notes, concerning the date or location. The album soared through the Billboard charts amid substantial global visibility and impressive sales.
"Remember the Future" is a near flawless progressive-rock extravaganza, entwined with gutsy guitar parts, firm pulses, and tuneful hooks that echo the psychedelic era. With Roye Albrighton's hard-rock crunch chords and airy vocals, the composition translucently merges ethereal virtues with pumping grooves and memorable choruses. In one segment, Albrighton injects phased guitar voicingsquite popular during the dayinto a rock waltz, amid Ravel-like progressions and whispery themes. Spiced with spacey romanticism, the reissue offers an enticing trip down memory lane, while reemphasizing the creative spark that enveloped the rock world in the 1970's.
Personnel: Allan "Taff" Freeman: keyboards, vocal; Roye Albrighton: guitar, lead vocal; Derek "Mo" moore: bass, vocal; Ron Howden: drums, percussion, vocal; Mick Brockett: lights.
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.