Devil's Door 5. The Light Beyond 6. Look Through Me 8. This is the first studio album since Roye passed away, so it was never going to be easy to capture that classic Nektar sound, but somehow, they have done just that. Not only does this album sound as if it was recorded in the Seventies and the dated keyboard sounds being utilised are obviously a large part of that , but some of it was actually written and performed back then, and there are even further surprises for Nektar fans.
The unrecorded song "Skypilot" has now been turned into "Skywriter", and was even released as a single, with new lyrics by Mick, Mo and Ryche. Although it was actually performed live as long ago as , it never featured on a Nektar album. Up until , he'd been known as Michael Murphey , but that year he began making a series of film acting appearances, starting with Gus Trikonis ' Take This Job and Shove It, and began using his middle name in films and on albums, as a way of distinguishing himself from the actor Michael Murphy Manhattan.
Additionally, his re-recording of "Carolina in the Pines" rose to the country Top Ten in , outperforming the original Epic version. In , Murphey moved to Warner Bros. Records, making his debut on the label with Tonight We Ride.
It was after this that Murphey returned to one of the first loves of his life, cowboy music. In , he cut an album, Cowboy Songs , made up of traditional and well-known popular songs from the genre, including "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds. That success, in turn, led the label to establish its Warner Western imprint, which, in addition to Murphey who also produced a lot of the work , has also recorded the harmony group the Sons of the San Joachin , veteran singing cowboy Herb Jeffries , and poet Waddie Mitchell.
Murphey has since recorded a number of additional albums featuring Western songs. Cowboy Songs III featured a duet with the late Marty Robbins , no doubt inspired by the success of Natalie Cole 's "Unforgettable" duet with her own father -- using a voice track recorded by Robbins in -- on the song "Big Iron.
He has also organized a series of annual celebrations of the American West, called West Fest, which he has staged in various Western states.
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