Prog Rock band Nektar have published first single ‘Skiwriter’/’Devil’s Door’ from their upcoim album ‘The Other Side’. The band that permor in the album is formed by: Derek “Mo” Moore, Ron Howden, Mick Brockett, Ryche Chlanda, Randy Dembo and Kendall Scott. The music was composed in 1978 period and after 40 years can see the light.
Mo speak on new single: “Sky Pilot I wrote in 1978 but did not like it so much, it was OK but not finished. Ryche switched it around and wrote the music for the verse and it became ‘SkyWriter’ which I love. Words are by Ryche, Mick and myself. It’s a story of a guy whose significant other…wife, girlfriend, mother, dies and he is up in the sky writing letters which he hopes she will see. All part of ‘The Other Side’ concept. By the way it does not say he was flying IN anything, I will leave that to your imagination.”
The B-side of the single “Devils Door was an old 1974 song we played in a couple of concerts back in the day but we never finished it, I think the chorus was a little too high and we had never taken it into the studio to finish it. Ryche, Mick and I wrote lyrics for it and got it ready to record. While we were getting ready I realized that Roye Albrighton’s introduction guitar sounded great, I suggested starting off the song with it which was enthusiastically received by all. It became a great piece of music and the beginning vocal even sounds like Roye. The story is of flying near the and flying away from the Devils Door which is beyond the Other Side…”.
It’s available on 12-inch vinyl an CD single from Progstock. Nektar’s new album will be released on Esoteric Records in January 2020.
Vinyl Edition contain:
‘SkyWriter’ in its longer form 7:53 (A-side)
‘Devils Door’ 8:09 (B-side)
CD Digipack Edition contain
‘SkyWriter’ in its longer form 7:53
‘Devils Door’ 8:09
‘SkyWriter’ Radio Edit 5:20
For more info and buy the album visit Nektar‘s website.