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  1. Not as a single album, because in 2013 they...

    Not as a single album, because in 2013 they "escaped" onto one of Cleopatra records re-re-releases of "Remember the Future" packages on the PURPLE PYRAMID label.
    The 3 disc box set has a cool cover...
  2. To set the record straight, when Larry Fast was...

    To set the record straight, when Larry Fast was asked to go to the Chateau to add synth tapestries on Recycled with Nektar in 1975, it began as a session, but later Larry DID tour AS a member of the...
  3. SLT was live in the studio, a quick session to...

    SLT was live in the studio, a quick session to properly record some of the songs which we had played live but which did not fit into the "concept" or "epic" phase we had begun with JTtCotE and Tab......
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    I love to read how diverse the Nektar audience is...

    I love to read how diverse the Nektar audience is here. It is true that each of the classic albums appealed to different tastes in music (the "disco" mentioned was actually calypso).. and different...
  5. Of course I'm a little biased when it comes to...

    Of course I'm a little biased when it comes to Nektar, so I like all three classic Nektar live releases, each for different reasons.
    The Roundhouse is my favorite, as after it was first hastily...
  6. You and Paul did a cool tribute to Roye... ...

    You and Paul did a cool tribute to Roye...
    Thankyou, from myself AND on behalf of the extended and scattered areas of the Nektar family on both sides of the pond.

    Mick B.
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    Just to let everyone know that I am totally...

    Just to let everyone know that I am totally bummed out by the news, even if it wasn't entirely unexpected.
    His long and often painful fight was kept under wraps for years.... I respected his wishes...
  8. The SLT "live in the studio" rendition was also...

    The SLT "live in the studio" rendition was also shorter, due to time restrictions on the length of the double vinyl at that time, however, in theaters and clubs around England & Germany, 1234 was...
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    It has been the tradition to play it at Mid-day...

    It has been the tradition to play it at Mid-day on a bunch of radio stations for a few years now... more added each year.
    Who really gives a shoot about a genre when it is plain good patriotic...
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    When the ship docked in Miami on Thursday, the...

    When the ship docked in Miami on Thursday, the 2015 tour was over. Set lists (i.e. Roye in Kansas City earlier) were few and far between, so if anyone was taking notes, a few overall thoughts about...
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    So far no mention of it on Nektar facebook pages...

    So far no mention of it on Nektar facebook pages Scott... (nothing since the 15th),
    so I can't tell how (or if) the gig went down, however I'm sure somebody knows,
    because that Kansas City gig was...
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    Thanks Ron... There won't be many more of my...

    Thanks Ron...
    There won't be many more of my promotional posts, so a Tab in Tel Aviv could be my last.
    Tonight (24th) Roye does his solo gig in Kansas City.
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    Wild, 'cos WXPN just took over the transmission...

    Wild, 'cos WXPN just took over the transmission tower from my absolute fave radio station... W-NTI in Hackettstown... so echoes goes out over the air on four wavelengths including 91.9 tonight at...
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    Thanks for the London reviews guys.... next stop...

    Thanks for the London reviews guys.... next stop Kansas City, then the cruise.

    A Tab in Tel Aviv, 10/10/2015...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY3vHVVVADU

    ... I wonder if maybe somebody...
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    Yes, IMO the band is relying far too much on...

    Yes, IMO the band is relying far too much on social media to promote shows. It only works when you have thousands of people in the local area who are all getting promotional messages. Timely radio...
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    Wow... what an onslaught of reviews from so many...

    Wow... what an onslaught of reviews from so many fans here... I'm overwhelmed with the response.
    I hope they find a LOT of new fans in Israel tonight.... Tel Aviv for one night only (like...
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    The ORIGINAL title was "Nektar, Greatest Hits...

    The ORIGINAL title was "Nektar, Greatest Hits Live" ... somewhat presumptuous as there were so few "hits"... however, this double CD was originally released late in 2002 by Classic Rock productions...
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    Sorry mate, I thought it was slightly better than...

    Sorry mate, I thought it was slightly better than a mere "bump" for your post as I'm interested
    in videos of live gigs too, but I also highlight the sentence that inspired my reply...
    Many...
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    I have a shitload of cassettes & VHS tapes, FULL...

    I have a shitload of cassettes & VHS tapes, FULL of great live concerts since 1984 (& older)... finally going to CDs and DVDs in the nineties. I bought doubles of my earlier favorites, but I skipped...
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    .... OK, Yet that was also a very legitimate (as...

    .... OK, Yet that was also a very legitimate (as in legal) question. :roll
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    I just did their visual projections at the...

    I just did their visual projections at the Schuylkill festival show last night (their third time with Jibberjazz).
    Tremendous show with perfect moonlight above the whole well attended affair.
    The...
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    If it's Thursday 24th of September, that means...

    If it's Thursday 24th of September, that means the 2015 mini-tour of Europe is finally underway.
    Is anyone here attending any of the German gigs?
    (I know a few are hitting London, too bad Hackett...
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    A very nice AND very fair review from Tokyo (via...

    A very nice AND very fair review from Tokyo (via FB)......
    NEKTAR The Legendary Rock Band
    Yesterday at 4:41pm
    Nektar Concert Review
    9th September 2015
    Billboard Tokyo, 2nd Set
    It's taken...
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    I was jus' wondrin' if anyone else on PE is going...

    I was jus' wondrin' if anyone else on PE is going to be in Schuylkill Haven on the 26th?
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    I dunno Casey, but tune into this 2014 audience...

    I dunno Casey, but tune into this 2014 audience video.....
    https://www.facebook.com/nektarRocks/videos/vb.321098117968237/850130481731662/?type=2&theater
    (Hope that works, 'cos the Nektar project...
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    What IS probably worth mentioning here is that...

    What IS probably worth mentioning here is that tomorrow (Wed 9th Sept) Roye, Ron, Klaus and Tom will be playing (and recording) TWO shows at the "Billboard" in Tokyo Japan...
    This will be their...
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    That bogus band is still playing Brooklyn on the...

    That bogus band is still playing Brooklyn on the 10th,
    however, they have since changed their name to....
    wait for it....
    NEJTAR.
    Yup, Nejtar... so how original is that?
    Anyhoo... I...
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    It seems there is another bogus Nektar,...

    It seems there is another bogus Nektar, advertising their gig at the Palisades Club in Brooklyn on Monday August the 10th ($5 admission for 5 bands) at 8pm. ...
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    I still have the vinyl copy I bought in Hamburg...

    I still have the vinyl copy I bought in Hamburg in 1970... I was intrigued by the electronic effects (back then) as well as the overall concept. I too liked here come the fleas and after seeing this...
  30. Thread: RIP Chris Squire

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    Wow... Too soon, too quick. RIP Chris... YOU...

    Wow... Too soon, too quick. RIP Chris... YOU knew, so thankyou for making it VERY clear that you handed over the baton to Billy with your whole heart, enabling Yes to carry on, even without you.
    You...
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    The Ozrics are coming back to headline the...

    The Ozrics are coming back to headline the Schuylkill festival (Meeting of the Minds # 8) the weekend of September 26th, which is when they play (around 10pm 'til midnight or more)....
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    I'm OK, thanks for askin'... however, all I can...

    I'm OK, thanks for askin'... however, all I can do presently is substantiate that the Euro club tour has been announced. I'll confirm their shows and post the entire Nektar tour on the project site...
  33. ...and with NO changes in the line-up, the sound...

    ...and with NO changes in the line-up, the sound on consecutive Nektar albums changed from 1971 thru 1976, including A Tab in the Ocean to Sounds like This to Remember the Future to Down to Earth to...
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    March 2015 UPDATE... The title of the new...

    March 2015 UPDATE...
    The title of the new studio album is "Technicians of the Sacred"....
    this is from the OT site...
    It's from the Ozrics 30 Years of Erpsongs facebook page. Brandi was chatting...
  35. Ed & Brandi certainly appreciate as many tactile...

    Ed & Brandi certainly appreciate as many tactile sales as possible.... so it'd be nice to keep this thread alive for a while.
    Please take yer vitamins people... this box set is a bargain.
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    The Ozrics are putting the finishing touches on...

    The Ozrics are putting the finishing touches on their latest studio album,
    a tremendous feat following the devastating fire that destroyed their studio in 2013.
    It is also their first double...
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    Not sure if more will surface, I'd have to ask...

    Not sure if more will surface, I'd have to ask Big Toddy. When we teamed up for the Meeting of the Minds festival two months later, I reminded him to put the Ozrics video up on his site...
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    Sorry, I almost forgot to post some Ozric videos...

    Sorry, I almost forgot to post some Ozric videos from the MadSummer Meltdown last June... enjoy.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY3pyhAOEmk
    2. ...
  39. To KNOW it is to LOVE it..... to me , this has...

    To KNOW it is to LOVE it..... to me , this has encapsulated the essence of instrumental Floyd, with a final Gilmour hook to bring you back round...
    It absolutely grows on you.... because all the...
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    I've had a few chapters written which touch upon...

    I've had a few chapters written which touch upon my immersion into the British / European scene from 1967 to 72. I just can't seem to get any further right now, 'cos it's a tough job that will tell...
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    Great live band, I liked them when they opened on...

    Great live band, I liked them when they opened on the Stones Steel Wheels tour.
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    I heard The Endless River "promo single" when it...

    I heard The Endless River "promo single" when it was premiered on W-NTI in NJ today. Cranked it up in the car and pulled off the road. It was nice, predictable and very Gilmour... more like a missing...
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    What can I say? It's forty years on, yet, as back...

    What can I say? It's forty years on, yet, as back then, if you weren't actually THERE, others (especially those who weren't even of age at the time) still have no idea what they missed.
    The "Sound...
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    Casey, The October tour of Europe was cancelled...

    Casey,
    The October tour of Europe was cancelled back in July due to "health reasons which required a lengthy recovery"... and there have been zero updates on Royes' Nektar facebook or official sites...
  45. ...even I have to agree with Tab... so thanks,...

    ...even I have to agree with Tab... so thanks, 'cos it saved me from posting it first, even tho' JttCotE remains special BECAUSE it was Nektars' first.... it has long since become a nostalgic relic....
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    IMO, the double CD of that same 2001 Nearfest...

    IMO, the double CD of that same 2001 Nearfest show is actually better than this DVD.
    I say this only because I was actually hoping that after 40 years I might finally have a visual record of a...
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    I also have an abbreviated copy of the Schuylkill...

    I also have an abbreviated copy of the Schuylkill setlist, which was very similar to Boston...
    Dots, Invisible, OgMaBe, Mooncalf, Dog, Sploosh, Rhino, Xingu, Sultana, Sky, Myriapod, Turf, Synth Jam...
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    An incredible show last night under the stars in...

    An incredible show last night under the stars in Schuylkill PA. The Ozrics were on top form and played a nicely segued set for two hours while we combined our lights for an intense audio visual...
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    Time to bump this thread, not just 'cos of our...

    Time to bump this thread, not just 'cos of our short attention spans...
    but because the Ozrics are touring the Eastern USA right NOW.
    Hope to see some of you in Pennsy.
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    Royalties??? That would be what's left for...

    Royalties??? That would be what's left for "Nektar" (the "band" and the "composers") after everyone else takes out their expenses for advertising, pressings, artwork, packaging, tours, advances etc.?...
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    Thanks Ron.... As a persona non grata, I never...

    Thanks Ron.... As a persona non grata, I never see any of this re-re-released stuff.
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    Looks like the same Nearfest gig, with the...

    Looks like the same Nearfest gig, with the original Nektar line-up.
    .... all recorded June 29th 2002, as per the Classic Rock release.
    It seems that Cleopatra now wants a piece of our reunion...
  53. OK.... So it's only been on PE for a week,...

    OK.... So it's only been on PE for a week, but.....

    http://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/9083-Did-Led-Zeppelin-Really-Rip-Off-Spirit-Taurus
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    OK, never mind. This first wekend might have some...

    OK, never mind. This first wekend might have some mud outside.. but the music will move inside for THIS Friday evening if rain threatens the big stage, and maybe again for the Saturday activities...
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    19th June : Family Roots Festival, Smoke Rise...

    19th June : Family Roots Festival, Smoke Rise Ranch, Glouster, OH, USA
    20th June : Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI, USA
    24th June : Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA
    25th June : Brooklyn Bowl,...
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    Ozrics are playing in the East in June,...

    Ozrics are playing in the East in June, headlining the MadSummer Meltdown festival on June 28th and gigs around NYC.
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    2014 weekend Jibberjazz festivals in PA

    I probably should have left Jibberjazz out of the thread title because these weekend festivals are a musical mix of R&R, prog, funk & jam bands with sprinkles of folk & jazz for contrast, so once the...
  58. Thread: Mick Brockett

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    It seems that I am recovering much better than...

    It seems that I am recovering much better than the Nektar Project site.

    While the domain name is changing official ownership, it could be Monday before the site finally stabilizes with all the...
  59. Thread: Mick Brockett

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    Again, thanks to everyone... I should be...

    Again, thanks to everyone... I should be independently mobile after my check-up next week.
    In the meantime, thanks to Mo, TheNektarProject.com domain has been re-activated, so the site should be...
  60. Thread: Mick Brockett

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    OK guys...... I'M BAAAAAACK ! Sincere thanks to...

    OK guys...... I'M BAAAAAACK !
    Sincere thanks to ALL of you for your thoughts, prayers and karma, tho' the surgeon team and pretty nurses at Pocono Medical Center in Stroudsburg have to take most of...
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