Lavish eight CD box set from the acclaimed guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter, released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Nelson's recording career. This is the most extensive and detailed anthology of Bill's astoundingly creative career to date. Over the past four decades Bill has consistently proved himself to be one of Britain's most original and creative musicians, exploring an astonishing diversity of musical styles, consistently pushing musical boundaries and earning the admiration of legions of fans throughout the world and enlightened critics alike. As a guitarist, Bill ranks as a great and uniquely gifted figure, but this eclectic selection of tracks also highlights his work as a singer/songwriter and instrumental composer. The set begins with his earliest recordings and includes previously unreleased material by Be Bop Deluxe, along with examples from Bill's extensive solo catalogue, exploring a wide range of styles. Esoteric.
‘The Awakening Of Dr Dream’ is an album of instrumentals, mainly guitar oriented. The style ranges through ambient, rock, melodic and even a little jazz, making for a richly varied listening experience. The album is not available as a physical CD, but is an exclusive digital download only via this Bandcamp page. It comes complete with full downloadable artwork at no extra cost. I hope you will enjoy it!
The Last Of The Neon Cynics is a collaborative project by Bill Nelson and comic book artist Matt Howarth. The download includes a 110 page high-rez full colour PDF graphic novel and all the original CD artwork. All music composed, played and recorded by Bill Nelson. Comic book graphic novel story and artwork by Matt Howarth.
Released October 2012 - Limited Edition of 1,000 CDs. It contains long-form instrumentals, mostly improvised compositions centered around keyboards, treated guitars and electronica. Hard to describe but somewhere between the 'Non Stop Mystery Action' album and some of the live improvs I (Bill Nelson) performed at last year's Leeds College of Music concert. Only 7 tracks but it is over 74 minutes long in total. This release sees a return to Bill's 'nostalgia for the future' home-spun music, which has represented his sound for a number of years now. This is one of two releases put together for the annual Nelsonica get-together recently in York. 'Return To Tomorrow', the other release, is next up.
The story begins with the composer's father Leopold with whom Mozart conducted a passionate and tortured correspondence. It is Leopold who knows Mozart's secrets. And there is another voice: that of the music itself. Music is the key to unlocking the emotions of Mozart, starting in this film with the great piano works.
Released July 2012. Limited Edition of 1,000 CDs. 'Joy Through Amplification' is perhaps the most 'rock' oriented Bill Nelson album for some years. It features raw, edgy guitar work and strong percussion. The album's 13 vocal tracks are separated by 13 short, abstract guitar instrumental interludes which provide an experimental element, almost like an album within an album.
Blip! contains 22 vocal and instrumental tracks originally released in June 2013 as a highly collectable limited edition pressing of 500 CDs. Blip! 2 'The Tremulous Doo-Wah-Diddy' album contains 14 vocal and instrumental tracks in a similar style to the first Blip album. Was originally produced as a limited edition hand-made CDr which was signed by Bill and given to each person who attended the launch party for the first Blip! album. It was highly sort after due to there being under 200 copies. All music composed, played and recorded by Bill Nelson.
This is the compilation of music given free to all attendees at the recent 2-day 'Nelsonica' in York and is very much a mixture of Bill's rock, pop, lyrical, guitar-based and ambient recordings.