Nektar Live in New York 1974

Live In New York is a live album by prog rock group Nektar.

It was recorded at The Academy Of Music in New York City on September 28th 1974, a few months before the studio album Down To Earth was released.

It comes in three formats:

  1. the original album
  2. a supplemental album called More Live In New York
  3. Complete Live In New York remastered in 2011

Nektar Live in New York

Songs On Nektar Live in New York

The original Live In New York album:

1. It’s All Over Now
2. Good Day
3. A Day In The Life Of A Pr
4. Desolation Valley
5. That’s Life
6. Show Me The Way
7. King Of Twilight
8. Woman
9. Good Ol Rock N Roll

More Live In New York

1. Fidgety Queen
2. That’s Life
3. Show Me The Way
4. Marvelous Moses
5. It’s All Over Now
6. Astral Man
7. Remember The Future Part 1
8. Remember The Future Part 2
9. King Of Twillight

As a purist, I prefer the Complete Live In New York but this is only available at a reasonable price as a digital download. It also has the original concert set list order with Remember the Future given prominence.

Disc 1

  1. Introduction – 1:02
  2. Astral Man – 2:58 (originally on the album Down to Earth)
  3. Remember The Future, Part 1 – 16:14 (Remember the Future)
  4. Marvelous Moses – 8:35 (later appears on Recycled)
  5. It’s All Over / Good Day – 12:13 (the first part later appears on Recycled)
  6. That’s Life – 6:28
  7. Show Me The Way – 6:27 (Down to Earth)

Disc 2

  1. A Day In The Life Of A Preacher – 15:42 (Sounds Like This)
  2. Desolation Valley – 9:57 (A Tab in the Ocean)
  3. Remember The Future, Part 2 (Tomorrow Never Comes) – 8:14 (Remember the Future)
  4. Remember The Future, Part 2 (Recognition) – 7:43 (Remember the Future)
  5. Crying In The Dark / King Of Twilight – 10:01 (both on A Tab in the Ocean)
  6. What Ya Gonna Do? – 4:06 (previously played on Sunday Night at the London Roundhouse)
  7. Medley: Johnny B. Goode / Sweet Little Rock & Roller / Blue Suede Shoes / Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – 6:54
  8. Fidgety Queen – 5:49 (Down to Earth)

The original recordings suffered from poor sound which rather hid the well performed versions of their accessible prog rock. The 2011 remastered version is much better and lets the songs flourish.

As an English band based in Germany, Nektar avoided the hype that pushed other British prog bands to fame and fortune in the early 1970s and they are overlooked by many who would enjoy their performances.

Nektar had four members:

Roye Albrighton- lead vocals, guitar
Allan “Taff” Freeman – keyboards, backing vocals
Derek “Mo” Moore – bass, backing vocals
Ron Howden – drums, percussion

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