Recycled (Nektar album)

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Studio album by
Released October 1975 (Germany)
January 1976 (US)
January 1977 (UK)
Recorded July - August 1975
Studio Château d'Hérouville, Val-d'Oise, France and Air Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock[1]
Length 36:49
Label Bacillus (Germany)
Passport Records (US)
Decca (UK)
Producer Peter Hauke, Nektar
Nektar chronology
Down to Earth
Live in New York

Recycled is the sixth album from English progressive rock band Nektar. It is a concept album addressing the band members' concerns about the environment. There are only two songs on the album, one for each side, titled simply "Part One" and "Part Two". "Part One" tells the tale of a nightmarish future in which only "recycled energy" remains, while "Part Two" revolves around more present-day concerns about tourism despoiling untouched wilderness.


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Allmusic [1]

Allmusic gave the album a mixed retrospective review. They criticized the album as lacking the instrumental prowess, enthusiasm, and band cohesion that the players had shown on Nektar's previous albums. However, they acknowledged that "What does hold strong is Nektar's ability to conjure up a science-fiction atmosphere through the unorthodox application of percussion, guitar, and keyboards."[1]

Track listing

All songs written and arranged by Nektar.


  • Roye Albrighton - lead vocals, guitars
  • Mick Brockett - visual environment
  • Alan "Taff" Freeman - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ron Howden - drums, percussion
  • Derek "Mo" Moore - bass, backing vocals
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