1971 - Journey To The Centre Of The Eye (2004 Remaster) 1972 - A Tab In The Ocean 1972 - A Tab In The Ocean (2011 Remaster) (2CD) 1973 - ...Sounds Like This (2005 Remaster) (2CD) 1974 - Down to earth (2005 Remaster) 1974 - Remember The Future (2004 Remaster) 1974 - Remember The Future (2011 It's About Music) (2CD) 1975 - Recycled (2004 Remaster) 1976 - Nektar (1987 Remastered) (Compilation) 1977 - Magic Is A Child (2005 Remaster) 1977 - Nektar Live In New York (Live) 1978 - More Live Nektar In New York (Live) 1980 - Man In The Moon 1998 - The Dream Nebula (The Best 1971-1975) (2CD Compilation) (256 kbps) 2001 - The Prodigal Son 2002 - Greatest Hits Live (2CD Live) 2002 - Sunday Night at the London Roundhouse (1974) (2CD Live) 2004 - Evolution 2005 - Door To The Future (Live) 2008 - Book Of Days 2009 - Fortyfied (2CD Live) 2011 - Retrospective 1969-1980 (2CD Compilation) 2012 - A Spoonful Of Time 2013 - Time Machine
Nektar biography NEKTAR is probably the most German-like of the Seventies British bands, a fame that owes a lot to the town in which this band was founded (Hamburg) and to their stylistic approach (Assimilated to Krautrock). NEKTAR was formed in 1969 by Allan FREEMAN (keyboards & vocals), Roye ALBRIGHTON (guitars & vocals), Derek MOORE (bass, Mellotron & vocals) and Ron HOWDEN (drums).
Their earliest albums were hard rock that drew heavily from the space-rock and PINK FLOYD styles of the same period. The 70's gave them the occasion to issue some masterpieces, like for example "Remember the Future" (1973) and "Recycled" (1975). Each is a conceptual album that is a nice blend of melodic guitar and keyboards with a vocal story. "Journey To The Centre Of The Eye" is a mindblowing epic with lots of echoplex guitar and dual Mellotrons which is quite in tune with the Krautrock stuff going on around them, yet is definitely British. "Tab in the Ocean" and "Magic is a Child" had shorter songs and were less less satisfying. Fortunately there is a compilation album just called NEKTAR (1976) which has all the best bits of the albums and is highly recommended. Country: United Kingdom / Germany Current members Ron Howden - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1969-1978, 2003-present) Klaus Henatsch - keyboards, backing vocals (2007-present) Lux Vibratus - bass (2014-present) Former members Roye Albrighton - guitars, bass, lead vocals (1969-1976, 1978, 1979-1982, 2000-2016; his death) Mick Brockett - special effects (1969-1977) Allan "Taff" Freeman - keyboards, synthesisers, backing vocals (1969-1978, 1979-1981, 2000-2004) Derek "Mo" Moore - bass, keyboards, backing vocals (1969-1978, 2002-2003) Keith Walters - special effects (1969-1972) Larry Fast - synthesisers (1975-1978, 2002-2003) Dave Nelson - guitars, lead vocals (1976-1978) Ryche Chlanda - guitars, backing vocals (1978) Dave Prater - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1979-1982) Carmine Rojas - bass, backing vocals (1979-1982, 2006) Tommi Schmidt - keyboards, backing vocals (1981-1982) Ray Hardwick - drums, percussion (2000-2003) Randy Dembo - bass, bass pedals, backing vocals (2003-2006) Tom Hughes - keyboards, backing vocals (2004-2006) Steve Adams - guitars, backing vocals (2006-2007) Desha Dunnahoe - bass, backing vocals (2006-2007) Steve Mattern - keyboards (2006-2007) Peter Pichl - bass (2007-2012) Billy Sherwood - bass (2012-2014)