Remember the Future

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Remember the Future
Nektar - Remember the Future.jpg
Studio album by Nektar
Released November 23, 1973 (1973-11-23)
Recorded August 1973
Studio Chipping Norton Studio, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England[1]
Genre Progressive rock, funk[2]
Length 35:40
Label Bacillus
Producer Peter Hauke and Nektar
Nektar chronology
...Sounds Like This
(1973)
Remember the Future
(1973)
Sunday Night at London Roundhouse
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Remember the Future is the fourth album from English progressive rock band Nektar. Much like their debut album Journey to the Centre of the Eye, it is a concept album which is formally divided into ten tracks but in fact consists of one continuous piece of music.

Release[edit]

Remember the Future was first released in 1973 by Bacillus (Bellaphon).

The album was re-released in 1990 on LP and CD by Germany's Bellaphon. The mix used for this release was the LP mix that was rejected. In 2002 Bellaphon remastered the album from the original tapes and reissued it on CD with two bonus tracks, which were Radio Promo edits. This was the first time that the correct LP mixes were released on CD.[3]

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[4] the remastered version was used and they added a third Radio edit of the title track. This version was also released as a SACD, which includes a 5.1 surround mix (which was actually the original 1973 quadraphonic mix with derived center and LFE channels added); 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.

In 2014, Cleopatra Records issued a 3-CD set of the original album, plus a bonus material CD and a CD consisting of rehearsals of new material the band recorded in 1974 at Chipping Norton studios.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nektar.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Remember the Future (Part I)"
a) "Images of the Past"
b) "Wheel of Time"
c) "Remember the Future"
d) "Confusion"
16:40
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Remember the Future (Part II)"
e) "Returning Light"
f) "Questions and Answers"
g) "Tomorrow Never Comes"
h) "Path of Light"
i) "Recognition"
j) "Let It Grow"
19:00
CD Release Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Remember the Future" ("Made in Germany" edit) 9:51
2. "Lonely Roads" (Radio Promo Only single edit) 3:50
3. "Let It Grow" (Radio Promo Only single edit) 2:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Allan "Taff" Freeman – keyboards, backing vocals, production
  • Roye Albrighton – guitars, lead vocals, production
  • Derek "Mo" Moore – bass guitar, backing vocals, production
  • Ron Howden – drums, percussion, backing vocals, production
  • Mick Brockett – lights, production
  • Peter Hauke - production
  • Barry Hammond - engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nektar Chronology". Retrieved 2007-11-26. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/remember-the-future-mw0000254440
  3. ^ Nektar. "Remember The Future". Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Nektar. "Discography". Retrieved 1 October 2010. 

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