2 LPs on 2 CDs: ALLEYCAT (1975);IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO (1977).
Nucleus includes: Ian Carr.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Jazz-rock fusion outfit Nucleus get a twofer treatment with 1975's ALLEYCAT and 1976's best-of collection DIRECT HITS appearing under one cover.
Personnel: Norma Winstone (vocals); Chris Spedding (guitar); Ken Shaw (electric guitar); Bob Bertles (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, C-melody saxophone); Tony Coe (bass clarinet); Karl Jenkins (oboe, electric piano); Kenny Wheeler (trumpet); Gordon Beck (electric piano); Dave MacRae (Fender Rhodes piano); Geoff Castle (keyboards, Moog synthesizer); Ron Matthewson, Jeff Clyne, Roy Babbington, Roger Sutton (bass guitar); Roger Sellers, John Marshall , Clive Thacker (drums); Chris Karan, Trevor Tomkins (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Alyn Shipton.
Q (p.129) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Ian Carr's band was the classiest act on the UK jazz-rock block in the early '70s: forceful, funky and never lacking invention."