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Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.95 | 545 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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5 stars Oh, what a CD! The best Nektar ever done. While their previous work has been in a little psychedelic/hard rock vein, Remember The Future is their truly progressive opus: a concept album with one long song divided in 2 parts (actually the two sides of the old vinyl LPs). I was 15 at the time of its release and I was completely hooked since the first listening. Unfortunately I never bought the record, only listen to it at a friends house. And now, after 25 years without hearing a single note of it, I bought the remaster CD version and I find myself enjoying it now as much as I did in the past.

The band was in full swing at the time, being considered one of the most promising rising brithsh prog group in the early 70´s. And Remember The Future live up to that expectation. Great melodies, a tight sound, wonderful harmonies, a concept and storyline that really work. The band was quite bold, adding some beautiful harmony vocals not very common for an european prog band and great funky guitar licks. Somehow it worked better than anyone could expect. Even Roye Albringhton´s singing changed. While in the past his voice was ok, but not outstanding, on this record it reaches new heights. The guy really sings his ass off doing a magnificent interpretation of the characters. And the rest of the band is not far behind puting a great vocal suport every time the music calls for it. Amazing!

Remember The Future is a 70´s prog classic and my favourite Nektar album ever. It´s only fault is maybe the fact that it´s such a short record (only 35 minutes). But you´ll enjoy every second of it. After more than 30 years it is still relevant and beautiful. Not many concept albums can claim such a feat.

Tarcisio Moura | 5/5 |


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