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Nektar - Door to the Future - The Lightshow Tapes Volume 1 CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.37 | 15 ratings

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2 stars An important job at Nektar shows is taken by lightman Mick Brockett, who has been with the band for ages. During his lightshow performances he recorded many Nektar shows. This CD contains material he recorded during two dates of the German tour of 1974. On this album you can hear five unreleased pieces and some alternative versions of tracks you already know.

The album opens with The Devil's Door, one of the unreleased pieces. It is a good track and could have come from the album Sounds Like This. It sounds very familiar. Next are two tracks that were released before. They are played well, but are not of particular interest. Next is another "new" one Anyway/Sorrow. It is just vocals and guitar, but it doesn't really stand out. This is followed by Little Boy and Odysee. The latter track was already played when Nektar was still called Prophecy. She's so heavy was later renamed to Fidgety Queen, at this time it sounded a bit like Deep Purple's Smoke on the Water. Ronīs on is a drum solo (which I don't like at all). Show me the Way is segued into I Need Love/Tomorrow. The album ends with a heavy rendition of some pieces from Remember the Future.

It is always a treat to hear Nektar live. There are however better albums if you want to do that. The sound quality of this one is OK, but not outstanding. It is always interesting to hear some unreleased tracks or tracks in an embryonic phase, but if you are not are big Nektar fan you should not buy this album.

Agemo | 2/5 |


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