Bill Nelson Fantastic Guitars

Bill Nelson - Getting The Holy Ghost Across (2013) {Cherry Red COCD 21009, 2CD Set rel 1986}

Bill Nelson - Getting The Holy Ghost Across (2013) {Cherry Red COCD 21009, 2CD Set rel 1986}
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© 1986, 2013 Cherry Red / Cocteau Discs | COCD 21009
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental Rock

ESOTERIC RECORDINGS imprint Cocteau Discs, the home of BILL NELSON’s catalogue between 1971 and 2001, continues their series of on-going releases with the newly remastered and expanded release of his 1986 album "GETTING THE HOLY GHOST ACROSS”. Released in 1986, the record was Bill’s sole album for the Portrait label, and was a superbly realised work. Previously released on CD as strictly limited edition of 500 copies on Bill’s Sonolux label, the album is hugely sought after on CD by collectors.
Bill Nelson - Crimsworth: Flowers, Stones, Fountains and Flames (1995)

Bill Nelson - Crimsworth: Flowers, Stones, Fountains and Flames (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Resurgence, RES104CD | ~ 273 or 146 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Abstract, Minimal, Ambient

This album contains the music he was commissioned to write for artist Rob Ward's "Crimsworth" installation. This comes in the form of two lengthy tracks…
Bill Nelson - The Strangest Things: A Collection Of Recordings 1979-1989 (1989)

Bill Nelson - The Strangest Things: A Collection Of Recordings 1979-1989 (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Enigma, 773372-2 | ~ 283 or 121 Mb | Scans Included
Art Rock, Experimental, Electronic, Modern pop, Ambient

This compilation of Nelson's work over a ten-year span follows an earlier Cocteau set, The Two-fold Aspect of Everything, which compiled single releases and oddities. Nelson is amazingly prolific, with many albums to his credit, and a growing list of box sets in various forms…

Bill Nelson - Chimera (1983) {2005 Mercury Remaster 9831027}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 17, 2016
Bill Nelson - Chimera (1983) {2005 Mercury Remaster 9831027}

Bill Nelson - Chimera (1983) {2005 Mercury Remaster 9831027}
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© 1983, 2005 Mercury / Universal | 9831027
Rock / Alternative / New Wave / Art Rock

Originally planned as a mere stopgap release between albums, Chimera turned out to be a welcome showcase for Bill Nelson at his peak, commercially and creatively. Following the triumph of his 1982 album The Love That Whirls, the British guitarist built Chimera in the same vein, setting his romantic and erotic poetry to the sort of synthesized settings favored by his younger pop peers. However, where much of Nelson's previous output had been a virtual one-man show, the six songs here benefit from his new desire to collaborate, most notably with Yellow Magic Orchestra drummer Yukihiro Takahashi (whose band Nelson had produced).

Bill Nelson - Model Village (2011) {Sonoluxe SLSCD 001}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 29, 2016
Bill Nelson - Model Village (2011) {Sonoluxe SLSCD 001}

Bill Nelson - Model Village (2011) {Sonoluxe SLSCD 001}
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© 2011 Sonoluxe / Bill Nelson | SLSCD 001
Rock / Alternative / Electronic / Art Rock / Ambient

A concept album celebrating a day in the life of an English Village. This instrumental album, is a sort of 'post-neo-classical' style…it's thematic, melodic and will give you hours of listening pleasure as you gradually become familiar with its multiple layers, colours and tonal textures. No guitars on this, only keyboards. The keyboard sounds are familiar from the backdrops to his usual releases, but the overall feel is orchestral, and not the usual ambient/pop/rock.
Bill Nelson - Songs Of The Blossom Tree Optimists (2011) {Sonoluxe SLSCD 002}

Bill Nelson - Songs Of The Blossom Tree Optimists (2011) {Sonoluxe SLSCD 002}
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© 2011 Sonoluxe / Bill Nelson | SLSCD 002
Rock / Alternative / Electronic / Art Rock / Ambient

Following on from 2011's 'Model Village,' Sonoluxe's Super-Listener Series presents 'Songs Of The Blossom Tree Optimists,' a 15 track, neo-baroque, dream-folk album featuring acoustic guitars, minimalist orchestra and percussion, all topped off with Bill's melodic vocals. The album's lush odes to Spring and the rustic, sensual pleasures of imaginary Summer evenings take the listener down green and leafy paths to secret gardens and shining fountains. A splendid companion piece to 'Model Village' but at the same time something entirely new.
Bill Nelson - Return To Tomorrow (2012) {Discs Of Ancient Odeon DOAO CD 007}

Bill Nelson - Return To Tomorrow (2012) {Discs Of Ancient Odeon DOAO CD 007}
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© 2012 Discs Of Ancient Odeon / Bill Nelson | DOAO CD 007
Rock / Alternative / Art Rock / Ambient

This is volume one in a series of albums designed to gather together rare and previously unreleased home recordings from the ‘80s onwards under the series title 'THESE TAPES REWIND'. From the mid ‘80s and into the early '90s my home studio, ('The Echo Observatory'), used a reel-to-reel analogue 16-track recorder. I mixed down via an analogue desk onto a very early SONY PCM F1 digital stereo machine. Whilst I released several albums recorded this way, there was a huge amount of material left 'on the shelf’.
Bill Nelson - The Palace Of Strange Voltages (2012) {Sonoluxe CD023}

Bill Nelson - The Palace Of Strange Voltages (2012) {Sonoluxe CD023}
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© 2012 Sonoluxe / Bill Nelson | CD023
Rock / Alternative / Ambient / Experimental / Art Rock / Modern Instrumental / Guitar

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.
Bill Nelson - Trial By Intimacy (The Book Of Splendours) (2012) {4CD Esoteric Recordings}

Bill Nelson - Trial By Intimacy (The Book Of Splendours) (2012) [4CD BoxSet] {Esoteric Recordings}
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© 1984, 2012 Esoteric Recordings / BN / Cherry Red | COCD 4007
Rock / Alternative / Art Rock / Ambient

Esoteric Recordings announce a new release on their recently launched Cocteau Discs imprint, a limited edition reissue of BILL NELSON’s classic 4 disc ambient boxed set "TRIAL BY INTIMACY (The Book of Splendours)”. The set was originally released on Bill’s Cocteau Records label in October 1984 and comprised recordings made by Bill at his Echo Observatory home studio. Comprising some eighty pieces of music, the set was a fine example of Bill Nelson’s grasp of Ambient music and has subsequently been hailed as a ground-breaking work. Long deleted, the set is made available once more with this newly re-mastered Cocteau Discs edition. The new release fully restores the original elements of the "TRIAL BY INTIMACY” box and is an exact facsimile, reproducing a 32 page book and eight art postcards that featured in the original set.
Bill Nelson - The Dreamshire Chronicles (2012) [2CD] {Sonoluxe CD024}

Bill Nelson - The Dreamshire Chronicles (2012) [2CD] {Sonoluxe CD024}
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© 2012 Sonoluxe / Bill Nelson | CD024
Rock / Alternative / Ambient / Experimental / Modern Instrumental / Guitar

'The Dreamshire Chronicles' is a double album, written and recorded in a sort of waking trance. I wasn't quite sure, when I began work on the project, what the concept of 'Dreamshire' might mean. Now, with hindsight, it seems to be about a haunted realm filled with beautiful ghosts. It's a place built on memory and fantasy, sometimes brightly lit, sometimes pale and flickering, shadowy. The two discs feature solid arrangements, but with nebulous overtones, big walls of sound that are also fragile and delicately transparent. 'Dreamshire' exists in a time and space somewhere between twilight and dawn.