Friday, January 24, 2020

Nektar "The Other Side"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Esoteric Antenna - EANTCD1082
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 24, 2020
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)

Derek “Mo” Moore - bass, vocals
Ron Howden - drums, vocals
Randy Dembo - bass, 12-string guitar
Ryche Chlanda - guitar, vocals
Kendall Scott - keyboards

For “The Other Side” the band updated some of  ideas from 1978 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.
‘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.
Devil's Door

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