Friday, March 28, 2008

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NEKTAR Releases Entire Catalog Digitally Via Hybrid Recordings

Hybrid Recordings and the legendary progressive rock band Nektar have entered into an agreement granting Hybrid worldwide rights (excluding Germany, Switzerland, and Austria) to digitally distribute Nektar’s entire catalog.

“We are thrilled to have Nektar’s remastered catalog available digitally through Hybrid Recordings,” says Al Cafaro, co-CEO Metropolitan Talent, Inc. “Our hope is to have their catalog revitalized through this process maybe leading us to work together on a new Nektar release.”
Formed in Hamburg, Germany, in 1969, Nektar was one of the first rock bands to introduce concept albums and full-album-length suites. Among the group’s storied successes are three gold-certified albums, “Remember the Future,” “Down to Earth” and “Recycled.” Nektar has continued into the present day with new albums and world tours.

In October 2003, Nektar negotiated full rights for its entire back catalog outside of Germany and began a full remastering campaign. April 2004 saw the release of the classic albums “Journey to the Centre of the Eye,” “A Tab in the Ocean,” and “Recycled” (all with previously unreleased bonus material). That month, a special, remixed CD boxed set of the band’s entire August 1974 concert at New York City’s Academy of Music was also released on the band’s own Dream Nebula imprint, part of the UK label Electric Discs.

The above albums and all future releases – remastered from the original tapes, using the highest standards – are available via download from sites such as iTunes.

Hybrid Recordings is a subsidiary of Metropolitan Talent, Inc., a multifaceted entertainment company led by co-CEO’s John Scher and Al Cafaro. The company’s concert division, Metropolitan Talent Presents, produces live events throughout the Northeast. An artist management division (Bruce Hornsby, Little Feat, Art Garfunkel, the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir & RatDog) and the independent Hybrid imprint (Johnette Napolitano, Gin Blossoms, Assembly of Dust, Jen Chapin) are also under the Metropolitan umbrella.

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