Nektar – Remember The Future (1973) [Reissue 2004] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Nektar – Remember The Future (1973) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:51 minutes | Scans included | 2,32 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 51:40 mins | Scans | 1017 MB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

Remember the Future is the fourth album from English progressive rock band Nektar. It is a concept album featuring one song divided into two parts. On the original LP, each side contained one of the two parts. In 2004 Remember the Future was once again re-released, but this time by the UK’s Eclectic Discs/Dream Nebula Recordings. For this reissue the remastered version was used and they added a third Radio edit of the title track. This version was also released as a SACD, with a 5.1 surround mix on the SACD layer; the 2 channel audio CD layer contains the 2002 remix. Track 3 (“Remember the Future”) is an edit released on a various artists compilation album titled “Made In Germany”. Tracks 4 and 5 are radio promo only single edits.

Among Nektar fans, there are many who consider Remember the Future to be the band’s creative peak. The album certainly creates the grounds for making that argument. Indeed, it is an ambitious work that is essentially one composition divided into two parts. The whole is performed in a very seamless and competent manner. Still, many critics just plain didn’t get it. The juxtaposition of the two opinions makes this album to Nektar much like what Tales From Topographic Oceans was to Yes. The truth is probably somewhere between the two points, as it usually is. It truly is a very entertaining, well-written, and well-performed disc that showcases a very underrated band at the top of their game. Although this album isn’t one of their best, it definitely is not a slouch. It does have a few elements that detract from it a bit, though. First, there is a ’70s funk sound prevalent on the album that tends to date it a bit. Second, it can get to feel a bit repetitive. The final detriment is that the production quality sometimes feels a bit AM radio-ish and flat. All of these things only go so far in removing the album from the “masterpiece zone,” though. The bottom line is that this is a fine progressive rock release that should please not only fans of the band, but fans of groups like Yes and Genesis equally well.


01. Remember The Future – Part One
02. Remember The Future – Part Two
03. Remember The Future (“Made In Germany” Edit) [STEREO LAYER ONLY]
04. Lonely Roads (Radio Promo Only Single Edit) [STEREO LAYER ONLY]
05. Let It Grow (Radio Promo Only Single Edit) [STEREO LAYER ONLY]



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