NANTUCKET – Nantucket ’78 [Wounded Bird Records remastered]

By the time NANTUCKET were signed to Epic (1978), they had already amassed a strong following in their home state of North Carolina and the surrounding region with their relentless touring schedule and equally tenacious live performances (the band even won a spot opening for AC/DC on select dates of its U.S. tour).
However, unlike most Southern rock bands à la Skynyrd or Molly Hatchet, Nantucket had more in common with the arena rock sound of Boston or TOTO. The music and production values are on par with the aforementioned groups, and of course their self-titled debut needed a proper remastered CD reissue.
Great specialized label Wounded Bird Records came at the rescue of this a fun, melodic, no-frills rock & roll record, but it’s also the sound of a band struggling to harness its live energy (many Nantucket bootleg performances demand high prices from collectors) in the recording studio.
Out of print WOU very good remaster now being sold for over $100…

NANTUCKET – V [Retrospect Records remastered]

As requested, here’s the more AOR album from North Carolina’s best melodic rock export of the ’70s and ’80s; NANTUCKET. Starting activities in the second half of the Seventies, NANTUCKET released three pretty rocking albums signed to major label Epic and toured with big names from the industry.
Entering the Eighties the band released two albums, being this fifth effort tited “V” appeared in 1984, and of course, embracing the American AOR sound from the era.
“V” was originally released via a NC local recording label, hence the LP became quite hard to find over the years. It wasn’t until Retrospect Records remastered & reissued “V” on CD for the first time that most fans from all over the world were able to discover for the first time this classic Eighties US AOR record.
Great melodies, catchy songs, and the sound quality obtained with the remastering is very good…