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Journey To The Centre Of The Eye

Nektar Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cleopatra Records
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,482 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Prelude
2. Astronaut's Nightmare
3. Countenance
4. The Nine Lifeless Daughters of the Sun
5. Warp Oversight
6. The Dream Nebula I
7. The Dream Nebula II
8. It's All in the Mind
9. Burn Out My Eyes
10. Void of Vision
11. Pupil of the Eye
12. Look Inside Yourself
13. Death of the Mind

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is it,a lost prog-rock masterpiece! 5 April 2001
Format:Audio CD
Lost by not being as popular as it`s prog-rock peers but this is an extraordinary tribute to one's senses,i`ve had it for over a year and I`ve listened to it who knows how many times.Still has as much mystery and exitment as id did when I first got it!People with a sense of musical adventure should feel free to endulge themselves in this masterpiece no time period for those kind of things it`sart with a bit of science pushed intothe envelope.
Melodic,dramatic,mysterious,this is a prog-rock group that should be considered seriously if you like bands like King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator.I think Roye Allbrighton may have been an influence on verve guitarist Nick Mccabe.I can say that I find this album is worth sharing my thoughts,more than my Captain Beefheart review.It has some themes of sensory overload this is always a treat.It's a good cerebral album,perfect to understand true power in music! WARNING NOT FOR THE FAINT AT HEART!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nektar - Journey To The Centre of The Eye 12 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
Although Nektar enjoyed a steady if underrated career through the 1970s (and enjoyed a recent mini-revival with the Greatest Hits Live album plus studio work) it was their first two albums, Journey To The Centre of the Eye and Tab In The Ocean, which established them as one of the leading progressive rock exponents. Thereafter, pop creeped in too pervasively, though Sounds Like This had some great tracks and a laudible commitment to spontaneity and energy. If A Tab In The ocean is a little more polished, Journey scores for its pure energy and willingness to abandon form in favour of some outrageous experimentation. It looks to the continent for its avant garde-ness; it looks to the UK for its blending of themes and rhythms, but like all great albums it is a unique stand-alone monument, and a 'must-have' for progressive rock enthusiasts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Late psych 5 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
Nektar's 1971 introduction is a far cry from their meticulous, tightly-crafted later albums, though it is rather obviously a concept effort. The opening 'Prelude' sounds like an out-take from Pink Floyd's psych classic, 'Interstellar Overdrive,' with its improvised guitar and a dated organ sound that prevails across much of the album. Indeed, the harsh production suggests the late 1960s rather than the early 1970s. Lyrical content is sparse, but the music burns with vitality and enthusiasm, sounding occasionally like early Deep Purple or Uriah Heep, but usually probing more experimental territory. The first half is uniformly ingenious and dramatic, the second half less so, as 'Burn Out My Eyes' does become a little monotonous. On the whole, though, this is a fiery album. It's a shame there was no sequel; 'Return to the Hole in your Ear' anyone?
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5.0 out of 5 stars An overlooked prog/pysch masterpiece 18 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
In now painfully familiar fashion, the music industry abandoned the SACD format almost before anyone could get around to purchasing a player. Worse still, the secondary market for SACDs has all but killed off interest in the format by way of a pricing strategy, so over-inflated as to turn a mere disc into a luxury item. You'd have to have a darn good reason to want to pay over one hundred pounds for a disc ...

Which is not to say this SACD issue of Nektar's 'Journey to the Centre of the Eye' is not worth getting hold of. Undoubtedly it is, but you might want to adopt a patient attitude and shop around for a few months ... in the end I managed to pick up a very good, near new copy for just under thirty quid, and although even that seemed like quite a bit of cash to hand over, I'm really glad I got hold of this. I don't plan on letting it go any time soon.

In a nutshell, JTTCOTE is a concept album - the concept being, appropriately enough for its era, fear of nuclear war coupled with alien enlightenment ... boy, this could've been one lame album. Actually the opposite turns out to be the case. I have to confess I always have a moment of dread when I think of concept albums. They are innately self-conscious and if that self-consciousness is evident in the performance, it all gets a bit Spinal Tap. So I guess if you're gonna commit to making a psych/prog concept album you've got to embrace willing abandonment and just go for it. But that approach can also make for a fairly grim outcome, where the performance becomes totally over the top, far too dense and thematically incoherent (I won't bother to name names cos you all know who I mean) ...

But Nektar, on this album, achieve that rare combination of prog/psych plausibility alongside musical restraint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prog classic 12 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I spent years searching for this album on vinyl (before ebay) now I get to listen to it in its remastered glory!
Nektar at their best1
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