Nektar - 1974 - Sunday Night At The London Roundhouse 
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock
Country : England
NEKTAR biography (Progarchives):
NEKTAR is probably the most German-like of the Seventies British bands, a fame that owes a lot to the town in which this band was founded (Hamburg) and to their stylistic approach (Assimilated to Krautrock). NEKTAR was formed in 1969 by Allan FREEMAN (keyboards & vocals), Roye ALBRIGHTON (guitars & vocals), Derek MOORE (bass, Mellotron & vocals) and Ron HOWDEN (drums).
Their earliest albums were hard rock that drew heavily from the space-rock and PINK FLOYD styles of the same period. The 70’s gave them the occasion to issue some masterpieces, like for example "Remember the Future" (1973) and "Recycled" (1975). Each is a conceptual album that is a nice blend of melodic guitar and keyboards with a vocal story. "Journey To The Centre Of The Eye" is a mindblowing epic with lots of echoplex guitar and dual Mellotrons which is quite in tune with the Krautrock stuff going on around them, yet is definitely British. "Tab in the Ocean" and "Magic is a Child" had shorter songs and were less less satisfying. Fortunately there is a compilation album just called NEKTAR (1976) which has all the best bits of the albums and is highly recommended.
Nektar - 1974 - Sunday Night At The London Roundhouse review:
A short and deceiving example what Nektar is capable of. Recorded live before English audience, only first song, “Desolation Valley” from 1972 “A Tab in the Ocean” album, carries a progressive mark. Although other songs, like “A Day in the Life of a Preacher” and “Ooop’s”, do carry a Nektar sound mark, are just more or less hard rock songs played in a different manner, and with style and instruments commonly not used in hard rock.
1. Desolation valley (9:50)
2. A day in the life of a preacher featuring the birth of oh Willie (11:30)
3. Oop's (unindentified flying abstract) (6:37)
4. Mundetango (6:25)
5. Summer breeze (2:40)
Total Time: 37:02
- Roy Albrighton / lead vocals, guitars
- Mick Brockett / lights
- Alan "Taff" Freeman / keyboards
- Ron Howden / drums, percussion
- Derek "Mo" Moore / bass