…Sounds Like This (1973)

Producer: A NEKTAR Composition
Number of discs: 1
Roye Albrighton: guitar, lead vocals
Derek “Mo” Moore: bass, backing vocals
Ron Howden: drums, percussion
Allan “Taff” Freeman: keyboards, backing vocals
Mick Brockett: lighting, projections and visual effects
Concepts by Mo & Mick
Music by Roye, Taff, Mo & Ron
Lyrics by Roye, Mo & Mick.
A NEKTAR composition.

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Good Day (6:43)
2. New Day Dawning (5:01)
3. What Ya Gonna Do? (5:24)
4. 1-2-3-4 (12:43)
5. Do You Believe In Magic? (7:15)
6. Cast Your Fate (5:44)
7. A Day In The Life Of A Preacher (12:55)
a. Preacher
b. Squeeze
c. Mr. H
8. Wings (3:45)
9. Odyssey (14:26):
– a) Ron’s On
– b) Never Never Never
– c) Da-Da-Dum

Total Time: 74:05

Bonus CD from 2006 remaster:
1. Good Day (7:10)
2. New Day Dawning (5:36)
3. Sunshine Down On The City (13:02)
4. Da Da Dum (6:30)
5. What Ya Gonna Do? (6:50)
6. It’s All In Your Mind (12:48)
7. Cast Your Fate Jam (20:25)
8. Wings (3:54)

Total Time: 76:26

Line-up / Musicians

– Roye Albrighton / lead vocals, guitars
– Allan “Taff” Freeman / keyboards, vocals
– Derek “Mo” Moore / bass, vocals
– Ron Howden / drums, percussion, vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Helmut Wenske

2xLP Bellaphon – BDA7501 (1973, Germany)
2xLP United Artists – UAD60041/42 (1973, UK)

CD Bellaphon – 290-09-003 (1990, Germany)
2xCD Dream Nebula – DNECD1213 (2006, UK) Remastered by Paschal Byrne and bonus CD with 8 previously unreleased tracks from 1972-73


“Sounds Like This” was recorded over three days in February of 1973 at studio Dierks (Germany), the “live in the studio” intent was to give their fans a taste of what a live Nektar show really sounded like without the overdubs and remixes.

These pieces actually pre date the first two Nektar releases (Journey & Tab), many are from Roye Albrighton or from Mo, Taff & Ron (Prophecy) compositions from their pre Nektar days. These individual songs had actually accumulated during the first two years of Nektar playing on the road, so they needed to be laid down on vinyl to make way for newer material to come (RTF)… thus the “Live in the Studio” idea came to pass as the easiest way to preserve these songs. Some of these pieces were first recorded in 1970, but those “Boston Tapes” were never deemed suitable for release, thus these songs were still floating around the 1972 live performances to keep them alive and fresh. This double album was a way for Nektar to move forward by recording their past for posterity.
So, had the NATURAL order of Nektar’s musical progression been followed, “NEKTAR SOUNDS LIKE THIS”would have been the FIRST release by the band!

For the sake of accuracy, we decided to list all the songs that are on the bonus cd in the correct order and not the just the ones listed in the booklet that were accidently left off.***

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