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Roye Albrighton
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The Follies of Rupert Treacle
Review by Gary Hill
This solo release from Nektar guitarist/vocalist Roye Albrighton is definitely that, a solo release. Do not expect a Nektar album here.
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Nektar
Review by Gary Hill

Interview with Roye Albrighton of Nektar from 2011


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Nektar - A Spoonful of Time
Review by G. W. Hill

The whole “do an album of covers” concept is a popular approach these days.


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Nektar - A Tab in the Ocean (Deluxe Edition)
Review by Gary Hill

This is a reissue of the classic A Tab in the Ocean album from Nektar. 


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Nektar - A Tab In The Ocean (Remaster)
Review by Gary Hill
When I first discovered Nektar, my favorite album by them was without a doubt Remember The Future. The thing is, the only copy of A Tab in the Ocean that I ever had was an LP that was scratched almost to point of total unplayability.
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Various Artists - Devil's Domain: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Review by Gary Hill
While not everything here lands under progressive rock, there is a lot of prog in this set. There is also a lot of artsy soundtrack music that fits under the prog banner.

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Nektar - Down to Earth
Review by G. W. Hill
This Nektar album might not get the attention of Recycled or Remember the Future, but it's really a classic Nektar set.

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The Prog Collective - Epilogue
Review by G. W. Hill

This is quite a cool set. The main man behind this is Billy Sherwood, and I always like the stuff he does.


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Various Artists - Fly Like an Eagle - An All-Star Tribute to Steve Miller Band
Review by G. W. Hill

Cleopatra Records loves doing these tribute albums, typically with Billy Sherwood in charge.


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Nektar - Fortyfied
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve been a big fan of Nektar for many years. They have always been one of the better obscure bands out there and I’ve always wanted to see them live, but I’ve yet to have the chance.
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Nektar - Journey to the Centre of the Eye
Review by G. W. Hill

This is a reissue of the first Nektar album with a live disc as a bonus.


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Various Artists - Light My Fire - A Classic Rock Salute To the Doors
Review by G. W. Hill

I’ve always been a big fan of the Doors.


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Nektar - Live at NEARfest, 2002
Review by Stephen Ellis
I had never had an opportunity to see this band before even though I have been a serious fan since 1972. It seems they never toured in the southern states for some reason! I had "tripped" to every one of their CD's (well actually LP's back then) and when reading of their show, lights included, I could only dream of what such a musical adventure would be like.
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Nektar - Live in Bremen
Review by Gary Hill
Nektar front-man Roye Albrighton passed away while this album was being prepared for release. I've read that this was actually his last live performance with the band.

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Nektar - Magic Is A Child
Review by Gary Hill
1977's Magic Is A Child was never considered by fans to be among Nektar's best, because it is a lot more accessible and less prog rock-oriented than the majority of their catalog. The album's low esteem is really less about the quality of this album, though and more about the incredibly high quality of the rest of the band's repertoire.
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Nektar - Man In The Moon
Review by Gary Hill
In the 1980's hair metal and new wave were king. It must have been really hard to be a prog band in those days because so many of them felt the urge to jump on the pop bandwagon to try to stay afloat.
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Nektar - Man in the Moon/Evolution
Review by G. W. Hill

This new release features remastered versions of two previously released Nektar discs with some bonus tracks.


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Nektar - Recycled
Review by Gary Hill
Recycled is arguably the masterwork by this fairly obscure progressive rock band. Basically an epic piece divided into 11 movements, Recycled utilizes the tools of progressive rock (both unique and reminiscent of other bands) to create a very interesting piece of work.
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Nektar - Recycled (Remaster)
Review by Gary Hill
In the world of '70's progressive rock there are the clear leaders of the pack, bands like Genesis, Yes, Kansas and King Crimson. These groups achieved both critical and commercial succes while producing their brand of the complex musical form.
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Nektar - Remember The Future
Review by Gary Hill
There are those who consider Remember The Future to be the creative peak of Nektar's career. Certainly there are reasons to buy into that philosophy.
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Nektar - Remember The Future (Remaster)
Review by Gary Hill
Another classic album from the progressive rock cult legends Nektar, this is part of their series of remasters of their back catalog. This album, a concept one consisting of two extended pieces (technically one piece, but limitations of the vinyl LP time format necessitated their splitting it into two sections) is one of the most impressive pieces of work from the band, and arguably the genre in general.
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Nektar - Remember the Future - 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Review by G. W. Hill
So, this new edition of a classic Nektar album is awesome. The whole epic has been covered by me at MSJ before.
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Nektar - Remember The Future Deluxe Edition
Review by Larry Toering

This is the fantastic deluxe edition of one of Nektar's best. I


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Nektar - Retrospektive 1969-1980
Review by G. W. Hill

In their first incarnation Nektar were sort of an obscure band.


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Various Artists - Songs of the Century: An All-Star Tribute To Supertramp
Review by G. W. Hill

I am a big fan of pretty much anything Billy Sherwood is involved with and I love Supertramp, so when I heard Sherwood was in charge of assembling an all star tribute to Supertramp, I was excited.


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Various Artists - Space Rock Invasion DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

I had to miss this tour due to unforeseen circumstances, but now I can check it on this DVD. 


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Various Artists - Space Rock Invasion DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

I had to miss this tour due to unforeseen circumstances, but now I can check it on this DVD. 


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Various Artists - The Rift - Dark Side of the Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Review by Gary Hill
This new soundtrack album features some killer music. It leans on the space rock, trippy side of the equation.

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Nektar - Time Machine
Review by G. W. Hill

There were three new albums this time that disappointed me a bit.


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Jerry Goodman - Violin Fantasy
Review by G. W. Hill

This album is fully instrumental. It’s a great disc, too. Some of the music here has appeared elsewhere (although most of the time in different arrangements)


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Various Artists - Who Are You - An All-Star Tribute to the Who
Review by G. W. Hill

I like The Who quite a bit. I mean, they aren’t one of my favorite bands, but I do really like them.


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