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Re: Your last listen

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Nektar 'Remember The Future, Live In New Jersey 2002' (2023)

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One of the bands that I fanatically collect is 70's psych/space-rock outfit Nektar. Here the original lineup is reunited after a 26-year break to play the American Nearfest festival. Energy levels are at roof-blowing intensity as the group run triumphantly through highlights from their 70's heyday. Including a complete rendition of the classic 'Remember the Future'. Also synth-maestro Larry Fast comes along to help with an extended performance of 'Recycled'.

Only 500 copies of the CD were made and I found it at a discount price!

Groovy! :dance:

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Re: Your last listen

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Re: Your last listen

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Sometimes, out of the blue, a little voice in the back of my head whispers insistently, "You should go and listen to ...." and this time it advised me to get out the one CD I have from 60's/70's Jazz-Rock pioneers Colosseum. This disc is one I purchased out of curiosity years ago and have never really given a chance; wrong time, wrong mood.

Colosseum 'Valentyne Suite' (1969)

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No doubt many here will be familiar with this outfit featuring the likes of Jon Hiseman and Dave Greenslade but, for me, this band is a new find. A powerful and gritty mix of styles played with passion and energy. The only comparison that comes to my mind is Manfred Mann Chapter Three (who I love) so there is plenty for me to enjoy.

This has whetted my appetite and I've ordered more discs from Colosseum / Tempest / Colosseum II and will be diving into those when they arrive.

Git on down ! :music-headbanger:
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Re: Your last listen

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Fretless wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:07 pm Sometimes, out of the blue, a little voice in the back of my head whispers insistently, "You should go and listen to ...." and this time it advised me to get out the one CD I have from 60's/70's Jazz-Rock pioneers Colosseum. This disc is one I purchased out of curiosity years ago and have never really given a chance; wrong time, wrong mood.

Colosseum 'Valentyne Suite' (1969)

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No doubt many here will be familiar with this outfit featuring the likes of Jon Hiseman and Dave Greenslade but, for me, this band is a new find. A powerful and gritty mix of styles played with passion and energy. The only comparison that comes to my mind is Manfred Mann Chapter Three (who I love) so there is plenty for me to enjoy.

This has whetted my appetite and I've ordered more discs from Colosseum / Tempest / Colosseum II and will be diving into those when they arrive.

Git on down ! :music-headbanger:
Colosseum Live (1971) is the best live album ever made. I don't want to undersell it or anything, :lol: but I think both Chris Farlowe and Clem Clempson peaked on that album.
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Re: Your last listen

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Check.

Colosseum Live on order.

:grin: :guiness;
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Re: Your last listen

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Re: Your last listen

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A trio of live albums just arrived from a 2nd-hand Ebay shop.

Some solid listening pleasure for the evening. :dance:

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Jane 'At Home Live' (1977)

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A powerful act from the German 'Krautrock' period, Jane have a sound that is often compared to early Pink Floyd but to me it lies in a middle-ground between the classic heavy groove of Deep Purple and the psychedelic space-outs of Hawkwind. Anyhow, Jane do have their own identity with chunky slabs of Hammond-organ, Minimoog wibble-wobbles, loud guitar solos and a rhythm section to die for.

Great stuff and nowhere do they do themselves more justice than on this double-live LP featuring a massive 19-minute instrumental workout on side 4. Must have been a blast on stage.

Definitely a band to check out for Classic Rock fans - especially the 70's releases.

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Re: Your last listen

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Pink Floyd - The endless river
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Re: Your last listen

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Brand X 'Nuclear Burn' (2014)

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4CD anthology release containing all 6 albums from the Jazz-Rock legends' original run. Featuring superb SQ thanks to careful remastering and a selection of BBC session tracks.

Been looking for this for ages and finally found it at an advantageous price.

:dance:

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