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Nektar On Track

Every Album, Every Song

Scott Meze
UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95

Of all the British bands that rose to fame in rock’s golden age, Nektar remain the most mysterious and least documented. Because they chose to base themselves in West Germany, commentators in their native land tended to overlook them. They’re all but excluded from prog’s official narrative even though Remember The Future is a classic and one of very few European art rock albums to succeed in the USA.

This book reveals Nektar as much more than just a hit LP, celebrating works of equal stature which seemed to pour effortlessly from the players. Whether you know only the 1970s albums that show the band at the pinnacle, or you’ve followed their progress under leaders Roye Albrighton and now Derek Moore, here is everything you need to complete your understanding of an intriguing band as distinctive as their artwork and as dazzling as their light show.

It documents how Germany was both boon and bane for the band, how America tore them apart and pulled them back together, and how from Journey To The Centre Of The Eye to The Other Side, Nektar have a vision and a connection that brings them much closer to our lives than any other band of their stature.

The Author

Scott Meze’s many guises include music critic, science fiction author, and folk horror poet. For him, Nektar are the perfect nexus between the space rock that shifts the animal part of his brain out into the wonder of the universe and the prog that keeps his humanity grounded in the sheer inventive brilliance of our species. Scott abandoned the drippy dells of Somerset, UK, for the steamy swamp of Tokyo decades ago, and neither he nor his wife have a clue what he’s doing here.

Number of Pages: 160
Number of colour pictures: 47
ISBN: 9781789522570
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UK retail price: £15.99
US retail price: $22.95


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