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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc One
1. Prelude
2. Astronaut's Nightmare
3. Warp Oversight
4. The Dream Nebula (Part One)
5. It's All in the Mind
6. A Tab in the Ocean
7. Do You Believe in Magic (single version)
8. New Day Dawning
9. Wings (single version)

Disc Two
1. Cast Your Fate
2. King of Twilight
3. Remember the Future (Part One)
4. Oop's (Unidentified Flying Abstract)
5. Fidgety Queen * Recycle
6. Cybernetic Consumption
7. Recycle Countdown
8. Automaton Horrorscope
9. Recycling
10. Flight to Reality
11. Unendless Imaginations

Line-up / Musicians

- Roye Albrighton / lead vocals, guitars
- Mick Brockett / lights
- Allan "Taff" Freeman / keyboards, backing vocals
- Ron Howden / drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Derek "Mo" Moore / bass, backing vocals

- Larry Fast (Synergy) / orchestral Moog sounds

Releases information

Purple Pyramid, 1998 CLP 0301-2

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NEKTAR The Dream Nebula: The Best Of 1971-1975 ratings distribution

(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (62%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

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Review by Gatot
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3 stars I only knew NEKTAR when sometime in seventies a local magazine down here at my country, AKTUIL, released a compilation cassette titled as "Rock Vibrations" where there was one track from Nektar called "Fidgety Queen". The music was quite strange for my ears but with more spin, I come to an enjoyment stage of the music. This compilation CD helps widen my horizon towards NEKTAR music. The music is a good balance between hard rock, psychedelic and space music. Since then I purchased the full fledge album "Recycled" by Nektar. That was the only exploration and experience that I got with Nektar and I did enjoy the album. In fact, it was very difficult to find other Nektar albums in the seventies during that time, in my country.

So when this compilation that comprises double CDs covering the best of Nektar in seventies I was so interested with the CD. In fact when I started spinning the CD, my initial reaction was that I enjoy the music. It flows beautifully with quite good melodies and tight arrangements. As far as harmonies, I can find the band tries to blend the sounds of classic rock music with psychedelic as well as symphonic style. I especially enjoy the intertwining roles of keyboards and guitar throughout the passages of the music. Long tracks like "Remember The Future" (Part One) is a good one - combining classic sounds and the work of keyboards. "Unendless Imaginations" is also a good one with varied styles and relatively long duration.

Overall, this compilation might not represent the best Nektar has ever released but it's a good prog collection.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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1 stars Unfortunately, this is a weak compilation, and does not serves as an introduction to Nektar music for a newcomer, nor as a souvenir to fans/collectors (there are no rarities or previously unreleased material). Worst of all, the song selection could be better (by the way, clocking at aproximate ... (read more)

Report this review (#40779) | Posted by M. B. Zapelini | Friday, July 29, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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