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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 grew up listening to mainstream '70s rock then ended up on the staff at the college paper at San Diego State, and volunteered to review heavy metal LPs. My second semester, the music editor dropped a Fenton Robinson LP on my desk, Night Flight. You like metal; they play guitar--he plays guitar, the editor told me
I grew up listening to mainstream '70s rock then ended up on the staff at the college paper at San Diego State, and volunteered to review heavy metal LPs. My second semester, the music editor dropped a Fenton Robinson LP on my desk, Night Flight. You like metal; they play guitar--he plays guitar, the editor told me. If we don't run a review, Alligator Records is going to stop servicing us.
Night Flight opened up a whole new world for me--the blues led me, inevitably, to Basie, who led to Duke, who led to Mingus, who led to Miles, who led to ...