Recycled (Nektar album)

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Studio album by Nektar
Released October 1975 (Germany)
January 1976 (US)
January 1977 (UK)
Recorded July - August 1975
Studio Château d'Hérouville, Val-d'Oise, France and Air Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, Space rock
Length 36:45
Label Bacillus (Germany)
Passport Records (US)
Decca (UK)
Producer Peter Hauke, Nektar
Nektar chronology
Down to Earth
Live in New York

Recycled is the sixth album from English progressive rock band Nektar. It is a concept album addressing the band member's concerns about the environment. The songs on side one tell the tale of a nightmarish future in which only "recycled energy" remains, while the songs on side two revolve around more present-day concerns about tourism despoiling untouched wilderness.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Allmusic gave the album a mixed retrospective review. They criticized the album as lacking the instrumental prowess, enthusiasm, and band cohesion that the players had shown on Nektar's previous albums. However, they acknowledged that "What does hold strong is Nektar's ability to conjure up a science-fiction atmosphere through the unorthodox application of percussion, guitar, and keyboards."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by Nektar.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Recycle" 2:47
2. "Cybernetic Consumption" 2:12
3. "Recycle Countdown" 1:51
4. "Automaton Horrorscope" 3:08
5. "Recycling" 1:46
6. "Flight to Reality" 1:18
7. "Unendless Imagination?" 4:36
Side two
No. Title Length
8. "São Paulo Sunrise" 3:05
9. "Costa del Sol" 4:04
10. "Marvellous Moses" 6:37
11. "It's All Over" 5:21


  • Roye Albrighton - lead vocals, guitars
  • Mick Brockett - visual environment
  • Alan "Taff" Freeman - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ron Howden - drums, percussion
  • Derek "Mo" Moore - bass, backing vocals
Additional personnel
  • Larry Fast - orchestral Moog arrangements & playing
  • The English Chorale conducted by Robert Howes, arranged by Christian Kolonovits


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