When Nektar was planning the 2020 tour Mo Moore assured me that EVERYTHING was going to archived, (rehearsals, demos, sound checks, and of course the shows themselves) and that the plan was to find creative ways to release these archives to the most ardent fans, so as to make sure it was a win win both for the band as well as their loyal devotees.That day is now upon us, with the announcement of a subscription series called “The Nektarine Archives”!
Fans who sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription will receive a minimum of one “major” (full show) video and or audio download per month, as well as additional things such as rehearsal clips, unseen photographs, and even the occasional web store discounts.
The first release in this subscription series is the Shank Hall show from Milwaukee on March 2, 2020. The tour was on its third leg at this point, and all cylinders were clearly firing as this one looks and sounds amazing. This show epitomizes the “Intimate 2020” tour, and feels totally different from what you (hopefully) saw in the St Louis download. All 31 shows from the 2020 tour were recorded both audio and video, and although this is an excellent choice to kick things off, each show feels different. A great start to begin the Nektarine Archives for sure.
As an added bonus the 2020 version of “It’s All Over Now” will also be included as download to help kick things off for those who subscribe for the full year.
But there is so much more in the vault, to be shared. Old unseen photographs, rehearsals, early versions of classic Nektar songs. Audio and video clips Thu The Ears…
There will also be the ability to purchase, without having to buy the subscription package, individual concerts from The “Intimate 2020 Tour”.
I hope many of you will climb aboard for this ride, I think it is really going to be a special part of the Nektar Universe.
The cost of the Necktarine’s Archives is $100 for 1 year and $70 for a 6 month subscription.