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Nektar - Sunday Night At The London Roundhouse (1974) CD (album) cover




Psychedelic/Space Rock

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Andy Long
4 stars The latest in the series of Nektar remasters from the wonderful Eclectic Discs label sees a brand new and complete edition of the band's landmark live album from 1974. The original album was a single vinyl release and featured this track listing : Desolation valley /A day in the life of a preacher featuring the birth of oh Willie /Oop's (unindentified flying abstract)/Mundetango/Summer breeze (2:40). However (as I recall) just three of those tracks came from the actual gig and the other two were from a live studio set, which has since been released as 'Oops Unidentified Flying Abstract' on the Bellaphon label (good luck with finding that!). The new edition has been extensively remastered and sounds absolutely stunning! The full track listing from the 2CD set is as follows : CD One: King of Twilight; Desolation Valley; A Day in the Life of a Preacher (full version); Summer Breeze; Cast Your Fate CD Two: Remember the Future Part One; Odyssey (Ron's On); 1-2-3-4; Let It Grow; Woman Trouble. Any Nektar fans out there will quickly seed that this is a collection of some of their finest material. The opening two tracks come from my favourite of all the Nektar albums, 'A Tab In The Ocean' and the set also features almost the whole of 'Remember The Future' Even if you've got the original vinyl or the earlier CD reissue it's still well worth picking up this as there is so much extra stuff here! Also the sound quality is so far superior to that of the 'Live In New York' set. The closing track on disc 1 'Cast Your Fate' is a classic example of Nektars cocktail of ballsy rock and melancholia, just one of a handful taken from the classic 'Sounds Like This' album, which is also due for re- issue soon.
Andy Long | 4/5 |


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