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Spooky Tooth: Nomad Poets – Live In Germany 2004 album review

Album Review

Neglected 60s/70s rockers Spooky Tooth captured live during reunion tour.

Initially released in 2007, Nomad Poets was recorded three years before at, respectively, Worpswede’s Music Halle and Hamburg’s Rock & Blues Im Park. These were shows on English rockers Spooky Tooth’s reunion tour of Europe, when the band featured original dual/duelling vocalist-keyboardists Gary Wright and Mike Harrison, and drummer Mike Kellie alongside new members Joey Albrecht (guitar, backing vocals) and Michael “Bexi” Becker (bass, backing vocals). Out of print for several years, the reissue of this two-disc affair now comprises an audio disc that features 10 tracks relying heavily on material from the band’s classic 1969 album, Spooky Two, and also a DVD film of the same performances. The latter also contains footage of Gary Wright recorded live in San Diego, California, back in 1976 performing Love Is Alive and Are You Weepin’, plus an interview with Wright and a slide show of Spooky photos.

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