The Cleopatra Records family has lost one of its closest friends and brightest stars. Nektar vocalist/guitarist Roye Albrighton passed away peacefully at the age of 67. Albrighton had just recently completed the text for a full-length book (co-written by Dave Thompson) about the group he founded and led, prog rock heroes Nektar. The book chronicles the rise of Nektar from their formation in Hamburg, Germany 1970 through their early releases that culminated in the now classic Remember The Future album (1973). Later albums found the band collaborating with Peter Gabriel keyboardist Larry Fast on Recycled (recorded by famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerich). Albrighton left the band in 1977 before returning to the fold two years later for Man In The Moon. Though the group officially disbanded in 1980, they reformed stronger than ever with a new album in 2000, Prodigal, and followed that with 2004’s Evolution and 2006’s Book Of Days.