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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Prog Legends Nektar’s “Recycled” 5CD Remastered and Expanded Box Set Released March 29, 2024

• NEW 5CD REMASTERED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC ALBUM

• NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES.

• FEATURING AN ADDITIONAL 32 TRACKS INCLUDING THE FIRST MIX OF THE ALBUM BY GEOFF EMERICK, ALONG WITH THREE CDS OF LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS FROM MASSEY HALL, TORONTO AND CALDERONE CONCERT HALL, LONG ISLAND ON THE 1976 RECYCLED TOUR

• WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET AND NEW ESSAY

First released in October 1975, Nektar’s “Recycled” was a conceptual work about the concerns of the impact of pollution and environmental damage to the earth and was recorded at the Chateau d’Herouville in France and at AIR Studios in London with sessions engineered by Geoff Emerick.

The album was also significant for the guest appearance of synthesizer player Larry Fast (of Synergy, who was later to work with Peter Gabriel). “Recycled” became another hit in Germany and the USA and spawned a long US and Canadian tour. The message of the album is arguably more pertinent than it was at the time of its original release and remains one of Nektar’s most highly regarded works.

This new 5CD edition features a newly remastered version of the album along with two rare single edits, a discarded early mix of the album by Geoff Emerick and an additional three CDs of live recordings from concerts at Massey Hall, Toronto and Calderone Concert Hall in Long Island on the band’s 1976 “Recycled” tour. The set also features an illustrated book and is a fine celebration of a progressive rock classic.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE
Recycled – 2024 Remaster
1 Recycle
2 Cybernetic Consumption
3 Recycle Countdown
4 Automaton Horrorscope
5 Recycling
6 Flight to Reality
7 Unendless Imaginations
8 Sao Paulo Sunrise
9 Costa Del Sol
10 Marvellous Moses
11 It’s All Over
Bonus tracks
12 Flight to Reality (single version)
13 It’s All Over (single version)

DISC TWO
Recycled – Original Geoff Emerick mix 1975 – 2024 Remaster
1 Recycle
2 Cybernetic Consumption
3 Recycle Countdown
4 Automaton Horrorscope
5 Recycling
6 Flight to Reality
7 Unendless Imaginations
8 Sao Paulo Sunrise
9 Costa Del Sol
10 Marvellous Moses
11 It’s All Over

DISC THREE
Live at Massey Hall, Toronto – 26 May 1976 – Previously unreleased
1 Sao Paulo Sunrise
2 Marvellous Moses
3 It’s All Over
4 Patch
5 Listen
6 Smile
7 Recycled
8 1-2-3-4
9 Let it Grow

DISC FOUR
Live at Calderone Concert Hall, Long Island, USA – 24 July 1975 – Previously unreleased
1 A Tab in the Ocean
2 Remember the Future Part One
3 Sao Paulo Sunrise
4 Marvellous Moses
5 It’s All Over

DISC FIVE
Live at Calderone Concert Hall, Long Island, USA – 24 July 1975 – Previously unreleased
1 Patch
2 Listen
3 Smile / Lonely Roads
4 Recycled
5 Let it Grow

To purchase: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/nektar-recycled-5cd-remastered-and-expanded-box-set/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Monday, March 18, 2024

Prog Legends Nektar To Release “Journey To The Other Side - Live At The Dunellen Theatre June 10, 2023” Through Deko Entertainment As A Fitting Tribute To Late Drummer & Founding Member Ron Howden

Stockton, NJ - Formed in Germany in 1969, Nektar favored extended compositions and concept albums over the constraints of pop. They were among the progenitors of the progressive rock movement of the 1970s as well as the jam-band scene that arose in the late 1990s. Their sound traveled well to the States, where they enjoyed Top 40 success with “A Tab in the Ocean” (1972) and “Remember the Future” (1973). Nearly 20 albums and a half-century later, the band’s artistic and personal charisma has earned them masses of devoted fans along with their latest album “The Other Side” (2020) which was Number 1 on Amazon Progressive Music.

As they begin the next 50 years of their career, they kick it off with “Journey to the Other Side – Live at The Dunellen Theatre June 10, 2023.” Recorded during the band’s 50th anniversary tour, this release captures the band in all their glory with a 2CD/Blu-Ray set with a 5-camera shoot and multi-track recording. Clocking in at over 2 and 1/2 hours and spanning the band’s entire career with classics like “Remember the Future Parts 1 & 2,” “A Tab in the Ocean,” and many more.

View “Drifting” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUVH_5kOKKQ

This recording has become a virtual remembrance of Nektar drummer and primary member, Ron Howden, who died suddenly at the ripe old age of 78 on September 29th, 2023. As founding member Derek “Mo” Moore states, “I think you will enjoy being part of Nektar’s 50th extended Anniversary Tour and glad we captured this performance. Rest in Peace Ron.”

The band is currently hard at work on their forthcoming trilogy “Mission To Mars.” The first installment is scheduled to hit in early June to coincide with the band’s tour which kicks off in New Jersey on June 7th.

Tickets for dates: https://nektarsmusic.com/events/

JUN  7:  Dunellen Theatre - Dunellen, NJ
JUN  9:  Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland OH
JUN 11:  Irving Theater - Indianapolis, IN
JUN 12:  The Token Lounge - Westland, MI
JUN 13:  The Arcada Theatre - St Charles, IL
JUN 15:  The Wildey Theatre - Edwardsville, IL (2pm Matinee Show)
JUN 15:  The Wildey Theatre - Edwardsville, IL (8pm Show)
JUN 18:  Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
JUN 19:  Daryl's House - Pawling, NY
SEP 5-8: Nene Valley Rock Festival 2024 - Grimsthorpe, UK

There are a limited number of autographed bundles available while supplies last: https://www.dekoentertainment.com/nektar
Bundle Includes:
• One (1) Nektar "Journey to The Other Side – Live at The Dunellen Theatre June 10, 2023" Double CD
• One (1) Nektar "Journey to The Other Side – Live at The Dunellen Theatre June 10, 2023" Blu-Ray
• One (1) Nektar "Journey to The Other Side – Live at The Dunellen Theatre June 10, 2023" T-Shirt
• One (1) Nektar "Journey to The Other Side – Live at The Dunellen Theatre June 10, 2023" 10x10 Signed Print

TRACKLIST
Introduction
The Light Beyond
A Tab in the Ocean
SkyWriter
I’m On Fire
Dream Nebula
Drifting
Cast Your Fate
A Day in the Life of a Preacher
Recycled 2
Show Me The Way
Remember the Future Part 1
Remember the Future Part 2
Look Through Me
Fidgety Queen
Good Day
Bonus Track:
Devils Door/King of Twilight – (Blu-Ray and Download Only)

For more information, visit:
www.dekoentertainment.com/nektar
https://nektarsmusic.com/


Deko Entertainment–Art Has Value

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Friday, September 1, 2023

Prog Legends Nektar “Remember The Future” 4CD/Blu-Ray Box Set Released November 24, 2023

A NEW 4CD / BLU RAY BOXED SET 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC ALBUM.

NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES

FEATURING NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND AND STEREO MIXES OF THE ALBUM ALONG WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE CONCERT FROM JANUARY 1974, THE 1973 QUAD MIX AND ADDITIONAL VIDEO CONTENT OF THE REMEMBER THE FUTURE PROMOTIONAL FILM, THE FILM OF WINGS FOR BBC TVs OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST AND THE LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “DESOLATION VALLEY / WAVES” FOR THE TV SHOW.

WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET AND NEW ESSAY

First released in November 1973, the album was a conceptual piece comprising a musical cycle divided into two parts and was recorded at Chipping Norton Studios in England. “Remember the Future” became the band’s most successful album, being a chart hit in Germany, but also reaching number 13 on the US Billboard charts without the band having ever toured America. It was a pivotal album for the band and broke them to a wider audience and remains one of Nektar’s most well-known and highly regarded works.

This 50th Anniversary edition comprises 4 CDs and a multi-region Blu Ray disc and features a newly remastered original stereo mix of the album along with and additional two CDs featuring a previously unreleased concert recorded at the Stadthalle, Munster, Germany in January 1974 and stunning new 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo mixes of the album from the original multi track tapes. Also included on the Blu ray disc are the original 1973 Quad mix and additional video content comprising of the rare “Remember the Future” promotional film, the film of “Wings” shown on BBC TVs Old Grey Whistle Test and a live performance of “Desolation Valley / Waves” for the same TV show.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE
Remember the Future – The 50th Anniversary remaster
1 Remember the Future Part One
2 Remember the Future Part Two
Bonus track
3 Let it Grow (Live Erbach, Germany April 1973)

DISC TWO
Remember the Future – The 50th Anniversary stereo remix
1 Remember the Future Part One
2 Remember the Future Part Two
Bonus tracks
3 Lonely Roads (German promo single version)
4 Let it Grow (German promo single version)

DISC THREE
Live at Stadthalle, Munster, Germany 28th January 1974
Previously unreleased
1 King of Twilight
2 Desolation Valley
3 A Day in the Life of a Preacher
4 Cast Your Fate

DISC FOUR
Live at Stadthalle, Munster, Germany 28th January 1974
Previously unreleased
1 Odyssee
2 That’s Life
3 Fidgety Queen
4 Ron’s On
5 Show Me the Way
6 Little Boy
7 Need Love
8 Smile / Lonely Roads
9 Let it Grow

DISC FIVE
Remember the Future
96 kHz / 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound mix / stereo remix / original stereo mix / 1973 Quad mix
1 Remember the Future – Part One
2 Remember the Future – Part Two
Visual content
1 Remember the Future – (promotional film 1973)
2 Wings (BBC TV “Old Grey Whistle Test” – 10th July 1973)
3 Desolation Valley / Waves (BBC TV “Old Grey Whistle Test” – 23rd October 1973)

To pre-order: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/nektar-remember-the-future-4cd-blu-ray-box-set/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, Billy James, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Drummer Mark Murdock To Release 3rd Solo Album “False Readings” Featuring Prog Legends Nektar

“False Readings” is drummer Mark Murdock’s third solo prog-rock release which features Fernando Perdomo, whom Mark performed with in the ‘Out to Sea Band’ on the 2022 Cruise to the Edge. Also contributing on selected songs are recurring guest artists from the band ‘Nektar’ with Ron Howden, Derek ‘Mo’ Moore and Nektar newcomers, Ryche Chlanda and Kendall Scott.

Mark says, “‘False Readings’ comes after the release of two experimental in my Cymbalic Encounters catalog; ‘Overexposure’ and ‘Cerulean Cathedral.’ There may be traces of these works on some elements of the music, as some of the material was composed near the same time frame, while offering some new dimensions to my works.

False Readings” (Track List)

1. Distant Sirens
2. Volatility Swaying
3. Remain in Darkness
4. Until I Reach the End
5. Pure as the Driven Snow
6. False Readings
7. Symposium of the Greatest Failures
8. Singularities
9. The Extremities of My Dreams
10. Ending World Overture

Mark Murdock/drums, keyboards, synthesizers & percussion
Tim Pepper/vocals
Fernando Perdomo/guitar on songs 2, 4 & 8
Ron Howden/drums on songs 3 & 5 *Courtesy of Nektar
Derek ‘Mo’ Moore/bass on song 2 *Courtesy of Nektar
Ryche Chlanda/guitar song 2 *Courtesy of Nektar
Kendall Scott/synth solo on song 6 *Courtesy of Nektar
Ken Hall/guitar on songs 1, 6 & 7
Katsumi Yoneda/electric guitar on song 5
Dave Juteau/guitar on song 3 & 7
Daniel Kubota/12 string guitar on song 5/electric guitar on songs 9 & 10
David Rambeau/ending lead guitar on song 3

All compositions, lyrics and music by Mark Murdock
Produced by Mark Murdock
Mixed and Mastered by Mark Murdock
Cover photo by Satomi taken in Kagoshima, Japan
Copyright 2022

Digital audio available on Bandcamp and all digital platforms:
https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/false-readings

False Readings” YouTube videos:

Distant Sirens
https://youtu.be/9jFIBIQN7X4

Volatility Swaying
https://youtu.be/QZmZfvCkVIU

Remain in Darkness
https://youtu.be/56DtxO-id5U

Until I Reach the End
https://youtu.be/j2UfGUuDz4I

Pure as the Winter Snow
https://youtu.be/Eew7sd4N_NU

False Readings
https://youtu.be/g7G0pPNdAb4

Symposium of the Greatest Failures
https://youtu.be/_8WKGOoVvI4

Singularities
https://youtu.be/lK9yQQuZdVc

The Extremities of My Dreams
https://youtu.be/lK9yQQuZdVc

Ending World Overture
https://youtu.be/2etG0ozrYLE

Also available from Mark Murdock:

Visitors from Another Planet
https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/visitors-from-another-planet

The Phoenix has Risen
https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/the-phoenix-has-risen

Era-2 (The New York Recordings/Eyes Down)
https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/era-2-eyes-down-the-n-y-c-recordings

Era-2 (Phoenix Recordings/Seacloud)
https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/era-2-the-phoenix-recordings

Correspondence:
markmurdockmusic@gmail.com
Cymbalic Encounters: cymbalicencounters@gmail.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Monday, June 7, 2021

Prog Legends Nektar’s “Vinyl Sides Live” Tour to Kick Off September 2021

When the vinyl meets the road!

For more than 50 years, Nektar has taken legions of fans on audio-visual journeys to far reaches of the universe and the depths of the ocean with their immersive blend of sight and sound. These prog-rock pioneers have been champing at the bit to get back on the road and are excited to announce they will tour America’s Northeast and Midwest this autumn, with many more dates scheduled through Spring 2022.

The “Vinyl Sides Live” Tour marks Nektar’s eagerly awaited return to the road, spotlighting some of the best-loved “album sides” from their evergreen catalog, as well as 2020’s acclaimed release, “The Other Side,” plus new material. Nektar changes their live show every single night; fans love to follow along on the journey.

Founding member Mo Moore says, “After doing 31 dates at the beginning of 2020 and getting into tour shape, we were stopped in our tracks by COVID.”

The band made the most of this ‘down time’ by preparing for their upcoming tour, adding another 90 minutes of music to the 3 hours of repertoire they performed on the previous tour. Audiences will be treated to entire album sides from some of Nektar’s epic recordings – including “A Tab in the Ocean,” “Remember the Future” and “Recycled,” as well as “The Other Side.” Rounding out the shows will be expanded offerings from other albums; unfinished tunes from 1978 that the band has rediscovered; as well as brand new compositions the band has created during their weekly online and in person get-togethers.

“I think the next shows are going to be even more exciting, as we will continue our direction of not doing the same set twice if we have multiple dates at one venue or are playing two gigs that are drivable,” says Mo. “This keeps the music fresh and gives incentives to our ‘Nektarines’ to attend more than one show, knowing they will be different.”

Nektar has captured the imagination and admiration of listeners the world over with their multimedia concerts, melding a jam-band vibe with superb musicality and a visual cornucopia that perfectly complements the performance. A Nektar show is an unparalleled feast for the senses.

Formed in Germany in 1969 by British expats, Nektar soaked up the musical freedom they found in their new home, favoring extended compositions and concept albums over the constraints of pop. They were among the progenitors of the progressive rock movement of the 1970s as well as the jam-band scene that arose in the late 1990s. Their sound traveled well to the States, where they enjoyed Top 40 success with “A Tab in the Ocean” (1972) and “Remember the Future” (1973). Nearly 20 albums and a half-century later, the band’s artistic and personal charisma has earned them masses of devoted fans, who have flocked to festivals such as NearFest and ProgStock, and venues like the Wildey Theatre (where they perform multi-night sold-out shows) to indulge their passion for the Nektar experience.

Currently, Nektar features three of the original members – Derek ‘Mo’ Moore (bass guitar, vocals), Ron Howden (drums, percussion, vocals) and Mick Brockett (visual environment). Ryche Chlanda (guitar, vocals) and Randy Dembo (bass guitar, bass pedals, 12-string guitar, vocals) are alums of previous Nektar incarnations. World-class multi-instrumentalist Kendall Scott completes the lineup on keyboards; his performance credits include Project/Object and Ryche Chlanda’s Flying Dreams. They will be joined onstage by Maryann Castello on backing vocals, and Maryann will also oversee merchandise sales and VIP events.

“The Other Side” has been hailed as “an epic concept album” and “the best recording by Nektar since ‘Recycled.’”

“The whole album is a love song,” says Mo. It’s also a memorial to friends the band has lost, including fellow founding member Roye Albrighton, who passed in 2016, and their long-time sound mixer Vinny Schmid.

Mick Brockett, whose visuals are integral to Nektar performances, is upgrading his renowned light show with assistance from the band’s digital wizard, Jay Petsko. The update will incorporate additional film clips plus a rich trove of previously unseen photos of the band on and off tour.

Mick creates a visual environment that directly reflects what the band is playing on stage. “I’m like the Wizard of Oz, behind the curtain,” Mick says. “I’m ‘playing’ this all in real time.”

NEKTAR ‘VINYL SIDES LIVE’ TOUR DATES

SEPT 22 - DARYL’S HOUSE CLUB - PAWLING, NY
SEPT 23 - THE LINDA/WAMC - ALBANY, NY
SEPT 24 - HAMBURG PALACE THEATRE - HAMBURG, NY
SEPT 25 - BEACHLAND BALLROOM - CLEVELAND, OH
SEPT 26 - TOKEN LOUNGE - WESTLAND, MI
SEPT 29 - IRVING THEATER - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
SEPT 30 - THE WILDEY THEATRE  - EDWARDSVILLE, IL
OCT 01 - THE WILDEY THEATRE - EDWARDSVILLE, IL
OCT 02 - THE WILDEY THEATRE - EDWARDSVILLE, IL
OCT 06 - PABST THEATER - TURNER HALL - MILWAUKEE, WI
OCT 07 - ARCADA THEATRE - ST. CHARLES, IL
OCT 08 - DES PLAINES THEATRE - DES PLAINES, IL
OCT 29 - NEW JERSEY PROGHOUSE - RAHWAY, NJ
OCT 30 - THE BEARSVILLE THEATER - WOODSTOCK, NY

MANY MORE SHOWS TO COME! VISIT WWW.NEKTARSMUSIC.COM FOR UPDATES

Check out https://nektarsmusic.com/epk for more information about the band, high-resolution images, video and more.

Official Facebook page: Nektar – The Legendary Rock Band (Official):
https://www.facebook.com/nektarRocks

Fan Pages:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2213439438
Nektar Appreciation Society (private group)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nektarfans

Instagram: @nektar.official

Nektar YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEd-HQa3RmFXHUEQ9j_PJA

Nektar tour publicity: Kate Goldsmith, kate@nektarsmusic.com
Booking: Ozark Talent, Steve Ozark (785) 760-3143, OzarkTalent@gmail.com

Nektar press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Prog Legends Nektar Release "Live at The Wildey Theatre"


Nektar is pleased to announce Live at The Wildey Theatre! A digital download. From our sold out show on March 7, 2020. Both video and audio are available now to download from our website.

Nektar Live From The Wildley Theatre was filmed on Nektar's Up Close and Intimate Tour of North America. The show focuses on new and classic Nektar tracks spanning their 50 year career. With Mick Brockett's stunning visual concepts this is not to be missed. Nektar have always been great live performers and this latest release is a great addition to any fan's collection.

“This is 100% pure, genuine Nektar - easily the best video of the band ever captured, it's raw, it's real, and it's exactly as it felt being there.”



Track List:
The Light Beyond
A Tab In The Ocean
Devils Door
The Dream Nebula
It’s All In The Mind
Driftin’
Love Is/The Other Side
SkyWriter
Remember The Future Pt. 1
It’s All Over
Remember The Future Pt. 2-3
Look Through Me
I’m On Fire
Fidgety Queen
Good Day

You have three options for purchase:
Audio only FLAC and 320kbps mp3 format. Minimum $10.00 Donation
Video only .mp4 1080 HD format. Minimum $15.00 Donation
Purchase Both Audio & Video Format. Minimum $20.00 Donation.

To Purchase:
https://nektarsmusic.com/nektar-live-at-the-wildey-theatre/

And don't forget Nektar's new album The Other Side



The Other Side – The new double vinyl LP by Nektar.
1. I'm on fire
2. SkyWriter
3. Love is / The Other Side
4. Drifting
5. Devil’s Door
6. The Light Beyond
7. Look Through me
8. Y Cant I B more like U (2020)

And while you're at it, check out the rest of our website and web store! There you will find all the classic Nektar lp's. All in stunning remastered, multi colored vinyl.

For more information: https://nektarsmusic.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Prog Rock Review: Nektar-The Other Side

Release Date: January 24, 2020
Label:  Independent
Website



Early influencers of the ’70s prog-rock movement, Nektar has returned with a satisfying new release. The Other Side reaches into the past and skillfully carries the band’s groundbreaking sound into the modern age. Like many prog-rock pioneers, Nektar took chances. Their debut album, for example, contained a single 40-minute song. As with any early 70s band that is fortunate enough to remain together, Nektar has gone through changes. Today, Nektar consists of three original members (Mo Moore, Ron Howden & Randy Dembo), a returning stint player (Ryche Chlanda), and a new keyboardist (Kendall Scott).

These are experimental rock songs with driving, complex rhythms supporting flights of fancy on keyboard and guitar. Think of Jones & Bonham of Led Zeppelin meeting Rick Wakeman of YES meeting Steve Hacket of Genesis. The most enjoyable moments on this album come when the band flies away from the derivative and predictable choruses and allows Chlanda and Scott to take the listener to new heights.

Case in point is the opening track, “I’m on Fire.” The lyrics Mo Moore wrote in 1978 for his fiancĂ© fall flat against the imaginative underlying sonic texture. “SkyWriter” is a more accessible and reminiscent of an Asia track bridging prog with pop. On the other side of the coin, “Love Is/The Other Side” is a masterful progression of melodies and tempos taking off mid-way and not relenting until the end. “The Light Beyond” and “Look Through Me” are slower, more orchestral, and introspective songs heavy on keyboard with strains of Alan Parsons.

At times it feels as if The Other Side is attempting to combine the experimental and ethereal nature of progressive rock with down-to-earth hard rock sensibilities. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. As a listener, I found myself tuning out for the chorus and turning in for the jams. Overall, the offering is strong, and the experience is worthwhile. The better news is that Nektar is still producing quality albums and is still touring. Legend has it that they do not let their live audiences down, so check out their tour list and go see this iconic band while you have the chance.

Tom Endyke - MuzikMan.net Staff
January 23, 2019

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Tracks:
1. I’m On Fire
2. SkyWriter
3. Love is/The Other Side
4. Drifting
5. Devil’s Door
6. The Light Beyond
7. Look Through Me
8. Y Can’t I B More Like U

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Prog Legends Nektar Return With Stunning New Studio Album "The Other Side"


The Stunning New Studio Album From Legendary Nektar - Released January 24, 2020 on Esoteric Antenna

Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the stunning new studio album by the legendary band Nektar. Throughout the 1970s Nektar released a series of acclaimed albums, scoring chart success in Germany (where the British band was based) and later in the USA (where the band relocated). Following the passing of original guitarist / vocalist Roye Albrighton in 2016, fellow founder members Derek “Mo” Moore (bass, vocals), Ron Howden (drums, vocals) & Mick Brockett (lyrics, visual conceptions) reunited in late 2018 along with Randy Dembo (bass, 12-string guitar), Ryche Chlanda (guitar, vocals) & Kendall Scott (keyboards) to begin work on a new album.

Ryche Chlanda originally recorded with Nektar in 1978, and for “The Other Side” the band updated some of those ideas which evolved in the basement of Mo Moore’s house in Chatham, New Jersey. Ron Howden, Mo and Ryche collaborated on much of the music heard on the album. The 1978 unrecorded song “Skypilot” has evolved into “Skywriter” in 2020. With new lyrics by Mick, Mo and Ryche

“I’m On Fire” is the musical adaptation of a poem written by Mo for his soon-to-be wife, Nicki, during that same time period of 1978. The closing track, “Devil’s Door”, was originally performed live in 1974, but never featured on a Nektar album. Updated and recorded for this album, the song features the presence of the late Roye Albrighton on the introduction to the track, whose wonderful guitar part was taken from a live soundboard recording made in 1974.

Kendall Scott’s distinctive & versatile keyboard presence has enhanced this considerably, whilst Randy Dembo, who originally joined Nektar in 2004, brings a uniting presence on 12-string and bass guitars, rounding out the instrumental arrangements. Ron Howden has been a continual driving force of the band, weathering all versions of Nektar since its conception in 1969. With Mick Brockett now back in the fold (with his visual concepts and ideas as an essential part of the band making the music and light theatre a reality). “The Other Side” is a stunning album from a legendary band.

TRACK LISTING
1. I’m On Fire
2. SkyWriter
3. Love is / The Other Side
4. Drifting
5. Devil’s Door
6. The Light Beyond
7. Look Through me
8. Y Cant I B more like U (2020)

To pre-order: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/nektar-the-other-side-cd/



Nektar US Tour Dates
JANUARY 8 - Sellersville, PA (Sellersville Theater)
JANUARY 9 - Kennet Square, PA (Kennet Flash)
JANUARY 10 - Dunellen, NJ (NJ ProgHouse @ Roxy & Dukes)
JANUARY 11 - Baltimore, MD (Orion Studio)
JANUARY 12 - Baltimore, MD (Orion Studio)
JANUARY 14 - New York, NY (The Iridium)
JANUARY 15 - New York, NY (The Iridium)
JANUARY 16 - New York, NY (The Iridium) 2 shows
FEBRUARY 09 - Manchester, NH (Roxy Theater)
FEBRUARY 10 - Cambridge, Boston, MA (The Middle East Upstairs)
FEBRUARY 11 - Northampton, MA (The Iron Horse)
FEBRUARY 12 - Pawling, NY (Daryl’s House)
FEBRUARY 20 - Albany, NY (Linda WAMC)
FEBRUARY 21 - Auburn, NY (Auburn Public Theater)
FEBRUARY 22 - Hamburg, NY (Hamburg Palace Theater)
FEBRUARY 23 - Toronto, ON (The Garrison)
FEBRUARY 25 - Westland Detroit MI (The Token lounge)
FEBRUARY 26 - Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom)
FEBRUARY 28 - Cincinnati , OH (Ludlow Garage)
FEBRUARY 29 - Indianapolis, IN (Irving Theater)
MARCH 01 - Chicago, IL (Reggie’s)
MARCH 02 - Milwaukee WI (Shank Hall)
MARCH 03 - Minneapolis, MN (Granada Theater)
MARCH 04 - Kansas City KS (Record Bar)
MARCH 05 - Edwardsville, IL (Wildey Theater) (SOLD OUT)
MARCH 06 - Edwardsville, IL (Wildey Theater)
MARCH 07 - Edwardsville, IL (Wildey Theater) 2 shows (BOTH SHOWS SOLD OUT)
MARCH 08 - Fayetteville AR, (George's Majestic Lounge)

For more information:
Website: nektarsmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/nektarRocks
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Instagram: instagram.com/nektar.official
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Prog Legends Nektar Release New Single "SkyWriter"


Available on 12-inch vinyl, CD single and digitally!

Prog legends Nektar have released their first single “SkyWriter” B/W “Devil's Door” in October from their eagerly anticipated forthcoming new album “The Other Side”! This is the first new studio album by Nektar made in the United States since 1977!

The original members of Nektar; Derek “Mo” Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. They've added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78' band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.

The music for Nektar's new album “The Other Side” comes from the 1978 era when they were writing in Mo's basement in Chatham, New Jersey. This music was put on pause for the last 40 YEARS and it's now time to release it with new input and fresh ideas. The music is growing exponentially as Nektar continue rehearsing and writing and letting it take the band to new heights.

Of the new single, Mo explains, “'Sky Pilot' I wrote in 1978 but did not like it so much, it was OK but not finished. Ryche switched it around and wrote the music for the verse and it became 'SkyWriter' which I love. Words are by Ryche, Mick and myself. It's a story of a guy whose significant other...wife, girlfriend, mother, dies and he is up in the sky writing letters which he hopes she will see. All part of “The Other Side” concept. By the way it does not say he was flying IN anything, I will leave that to your imagination.”

The b-side of the single “'Devils Door' was an old 1974 song we played in a couple of concerts back in the day but we never finished it, I think the chorus was a little too high and we had never taken it into the studio to finish it. Ryche, Mick and I wrote lyrics for it and got it ready to record. While we were getting ready I realized that Roye Albrighton's introduction guitar sounded great, I suggested starting off the song with it which was enthusiastically received by all. It became a great piece of music and the beginning vocal even sounds like Roye. The story is of flying near the and flying away from the Devils Door which is beyond the Other Side...”

The 12-inch Vinyl and CD single will first be available at ProgStock, which the band will be performing - October 11th – 13th. Nektar's new album will be released on Esoteric Records in the UK in January 2020.



The Vinyl will include:
“SkyWriter” in its longer form 7:53 (A-side)
“Devils Door” 8:09 (B-side)

CD digipack will include:
“SkyWriter” in its longer form 7:53
“Devils Door” 8:09
“SkyWriter” Radio Edit 5:20

Opening guitar on “Devils Door” is by Roye Albrighton
cover art is by Helmut Wenske



Thank you from all of us at Nektar.....
Derek, Ron, Mick, Ryche, Randy, and Kendall

To purchase Nektar's new single “SkyWriter” B/W “Devil's Door”: www.nektarsmusic.com

For more information:
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Prog Legends Nektar Celebrate 50th Anniversary With New Studio Album "The Other Side"

New Kickstarter Campaign started offering rare Nektar memorabilia!

Nektar: The Legendary Rock Band are recording a new album! This is the first new studio album made in the United States since 1977!!

We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!

The original members of Nektar; Derek “Mo” Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. We've added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78' band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.

The music for our new album “The Other Side” comes from the 1978 era when we were writing in Mo's basement in Chatham, New Jersey. This music was put on pause for the last 40 YEARS and it's now time to release it with new input and fresh ideas. The music is growing exponentially as we continue rehearsing and writing and letting it take us to new heights.

Nektar has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the new album!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nektarmusic/nektars-new-studio-album-the-other-side


Nektar in the studio July 2019

What are next steps for Nektar?
The reason we are here on Kickstarter is to generate the necessary funds and freedom to do this album in a suitable manner without a record company. We would like to release a CD, a DVD on the “Making of the New Album,” and writing and tweaking of the music. A double-vinyl album, all with excellent artwork by our friend and collaborator, Helmut Wenske, the original artist in the tradition of classic Nektar. After the album is released, in 2020, we will make a Blu-Ray DVD with the light show so you, our fans, can have music and visuals that you can take home with you.

We also need to set up touring to bring the music and the visual light show to you throughout 2020. In order to give you, our fans, our unique experience, we need your help now!

In appreciation for your donations, Nektar would like to give back to you. Here are SOME of the items you will receive depending on the pledge you choose:
Autographed CD's and Advanced Digital Download MP3 of the new album “The Other Side”
Original 1970's Nektar Man Poster
Classic Nektar Yellow T-Shirts with the Nektar Man
Original 1970's Nektar Man Artwork by Helmut Wenske - Original/Reproduction Posters and Classic Nektar Yellow T-Shirts
Embroidered Blue Polo Shirt with Classic Nektar Logo
Framed and Unframed Fine Art Prints of “Tab in the Ocean,” “Remember The Future,” “Recycled,” and “Sounds Like This”
The Nektar Fine Art Print Collection
Original Handwritten Nektar Lyrics that includes all notes and cross-outs
Autographed Nektar Stationary from 1973
Your name on the new album credits
Executive Producer credits
VIP Seats and All-Access Passes
Breakfast with Nektar in any town Nektar is playing live
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

What are other ways you can help?
Thanks to various social media outlets; FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter, you can show your support by sharing this campaign link to extend our reach to our wonderful fans around the globe who are loyal and love the Nektar experience. We so appreciate you and your efforts to help us!

The classic Nektar spirit is still very much alive, building on the band's rediscovered popularity. The Nektar family is determined to continue bringing Nektar's Music and Light Theater to YOU around the world. You've heard what we are doing. We would love you to be part of the experience and see you at our shows. It's guaranteed to be EPIC! Your support means the world to us!

Thank you from all of us at Nektar.....
Derek, Ron, Mick, Ryche, Randy, and Kendall


Nektar taking an in-studio break; Randy Dembo, Ryche Chlanda, Kendall Scott, Derek “Mo” Moore, Mick Brockett, Ron Howden -  Photo Credit: Jay Petsko

Risks and challenges
It is Nektar's position to NEVER put you at risk. It's simple - if we do not make our goal, you will never be charged. By you helping us meet our goal, we will ensure you receive the rewards we promised for each pledge.

In appreciation of your help, we will keep you, our fans, updated every step of the way. We will post regularly any changes in deadlines if they should arise, when limited quantity items are met, and our status of meeting our goal. If you have any questions, please message us directly through Kickstarter and we will respond as soon as possible.

As a bonus, we will provide you exclusive tidbits from the studio all the way to the completion of our project. YOU will be included in our experience!

For more information:
Website: nektarsmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/nektarRocks
Facebook: facebook.com/groups/nektarfans
Instagram: instagram.com/nektar.official
Twitter: twitter.com/NektarThe
YouTube: Nektar The Legendary Rock Band: youtube.com/channel/UCoEd-HQa3RmFXHUEQ9j_PJA?view_as=subscriber

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com