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Remember The Future
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on March 17, 2004
¿Que es lo que hace a muchos no tolerar el rock progresivo? Larguísimas canciones que parecen no terminar nunca, poca variedad, supuesto virtuosismo que no va a ningún lado. Todo lo anterior combinado es signo claro de algo preocupante: incapacidad para hacer buena música. Por supuesto no todo el rock progresivo cae en la misma clasificación; ni siquiera toda la discografía de Nektar (por suerte) es igual a Remember the Future.
El disco consta de un solo largo tema dividido en dos partes llamado...Remember The Future. La primera parte es ligeramente superior, con algunos pasajes interesantes, sobre todo hacia el final cuando entra la guitarra y el ritmo se acelera, pero en general son casi 17 minutos progresivos sin mucha invención, con una instrumentación convencional y muy poco brillo.
La segunda y más extensa parte tiene un par de minutos vibrantes hacia la mitad, pero el resto es francamente para el olvido, sobre todo el final, en el que el grupo ataca con ritmos funk absolutamente fuera de contexto. Está bien no repetirse e intentar hacer algo diferente, pero ese no era el camino.
Respecto a la supuesta y legendariamente nefasta mezcla del disco, no puedo decir mucho, ya que no sé como suena en su versión original de vinilo, y a lo mejor perjudica bastante el sonido. Pero esto no es magia, y por mucha intervención negativa que se haya hecho, Remember seguirá siendo lo que es en cien años, con todas las remasterizaciones y mejoras por inventar.
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on May 6, 2004
I bought this album fairly recently[second handLP] simply because the cover and inside photo of the band looked Okay. Also because in the credits they thank the Man band for coming to Germany. I love Man, and was expecting something good. What I got was something that sounded like Crosby Stills Nash and Young's more mediocre songs gone wrong. There are a few bits where they do a Man impersonation, although not that well. Incidentally, there is a Man record entitled "Back into the future" which is real good.
Right, that was Side one, now to Side two..... coupla decent riffs, nice bit of vocal stuff for a few sec's towards the middle, wow that sounds familar. Another Man harmony.
I may sound a bit harsh about this album,it could have been a lot better with a bit less soft rock sound a là West Coast.
Also production sounds crap on the vinyl.
Hello- bit of Pink Floyd guitar towards the end, pretty good impersonation. Yeh, this album definitely goes on for a bit long in places, bit of a remix,make it a twenty minute song.
I've heard "A Tab in the Ocean"is the one to get.
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on December 22, 1998
This Nektar album is at best a curiosity. When Bellaphon reissued the Nektar catalogue on CD, they accidentally used a flawed master tape in which the keyboards phased out the guitars. The album was remastered before the vinyl was issued, but now, years later, the mistake has resurfaced. A more faithful version of Remember the Future is set to be released.
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on May 22, 2002
The original CD is flawed version of a great album and was apparently taken from the wrong tape. If you've heard the LP, you'll be greatly disappointed. The good news is a remastered CD, said to be faithful to the original record, is due for release by the band in June, 2002. My advice: wait for the reissue.
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on April 17, 2001
Yeah, I used to lay around all day listening to this album in the 70s. In looking at it now (I still have the side but haven't got the courage to listen to it), I would say it probably bites. Can't say I've heard the CD, but I can say what a strange place this rock we're living on, is.
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on December 9, 2001
The same as previous reviews...great album-forget the quad mix. Wait for the remaster or get the american or english vinyl.
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