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Bill Nelson’s “Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights” 2CD Remastered & Expanded Edition With Bonus Tracks To Be Released July 28!

For Immediate Release

Bill Nelson’s “Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights” 2CD Remastered & Expanded Edition With Bonus Tracks To Be Released July 28!

New remastered & expanded 2CD edition of the classic 1987 ambient double album with 21 bonus tracks drawn from the original 1988 CD edition & a rare limited edition EP

London – Esoteric Recordings’ imprint Cocteau Discs, dedicated to the work of BILL NELSON, are proud to announce the release of a deluxe 2 disc digipak limited edition of the classic collection “Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights.”

Originally issued on Bill’s Cocteau label in 1987, the double set featured two distinct works; “The Angel at the Western Window” and “The Book of Inward Conversation.” In his note for the original release Bill Nelson declared; “The music presented on these two albums marks the consolidation of several years of musical and philosophical practice. Almost every piece was conceived during moments of intense stillness or ‘magical vacuity.’ Of all the music I have made, this is, perhaps, the most personal and yet the least demonstrative.”

“Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights” has now become a highly regarded collection of beautifully evocative ambient music in the prolific discography of Bill Nelson. Long out of print, this Cocteau Discs remastered limited edition presents this wonderful double album once again, restoring the original artwork in the collection in a deluxe 2CD digipack set.

It also features 21 bonus tracks drawn from the 1988 CD edition and a rare limited edition EP included with the very first LP pressing of the double album.

TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE:
THE ANGEL AT THE WESTERN WINDOW
1. WEST KEEP
2. THE SPIRIT CANNOT FAIL
3. PILOTS OF KITE
4. SEVENTH SEAL
5. PHANTOM GARDENS
6. THE ANGEL OF HEARTH AND HOME
7. VILLEFRANCHE INTERIOR
8. NIGHT TIDES
9. FIRST MEMORY
10. AZURE EXTENSION
11. RADIANT SPIRES
12. THE EVENING PEAL
13. THRENODIA
14. A SHORT DRINK FROM A CERTAIN FOUNTAIN
15. BODY OF LIGHT
16. AT THE CENTRE
17. SELF-INITIATION
18. THE WORD THAT BECAME FLESH
19. THE HERMETIC GARDEN
20. REVOLVING GLOBES
21. THE FOUR SQUARE CITADEL
22. LITTLE DAUGHTERS OF LIGHT
23. ORIENT OF MEMPHIS
24. THE ANGEL AT THE WESTERN WINDOW ADDITIONAL

BONUS TRACKS NOT ON ALBUM OR CASSETTE RELEASE:
25. THE PIANO ROOM
26. RAIN DANCE
27. ACHING HEART
28. ARISING
29. WELCOME TO REALM SEVEN
30. WITHOUT A BLUE HORIZON
31. FEMALE NEBULA
32. DEMON RAISING
33. BURNING THE GROVE OF SATYRS
34. THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF
35. REALM OF ARCHONS
36. THE ROSSETTI EFFECT
37. INFINITE STATION
38. PIANO ANGELICA

DISC TWO:
THE BOOK OF INWARD CONVERSATION
1. MY DARK DAEMON
2. THE DOVE CONSUMED (THE SERPENT SLUMBERS)
3. CALLING HEAVEN, CALLING HEAVEN, OVER
4. PATH OF RETURN
5. THEURGIA
6. STAIRCASE TO NO PLACE
7. EVOCATION OF A RADIANT CHILDHOOD
8. THE KINGDOM OF CONSEQUENCE
9. THE DIVINE RAPTURES OF SISTERHOOD
10. BRIGHT STAR (MOONLIGHT OVER OCEAN BLUE)
11. A BIRD OF THE AIR SHALL CARRY THY VOICE
12. CLOTHED IN LIGHT AMONGST THE STARS
13. GNOSIS
14. BRINGERS OF LIGHT TO THE FEAST
15. HASTENING THE CHARIOT OF MY HEART’S DESIRE
16. TRANSCENDENT
17. CONSOLAMENTUM ECCLESIA GNOSTICA (MUSIC FOR THE INTERIOR CHURCH)
18. SET ME UP AS A SEAL UPON THINE HEART
19. MYSTERIUM
20. KATHAROS
21. DAY OF ETERNITY
22. EVENING ADORATION
23. ECCLESIA GNOSTICA
24. YOUNG ANGELS BY AN ANCIENT RIVER
25. FINIS GLORIA MUNDI

(TRACKS 18 – 25 TAKEN FROM THE 7-INCH EP ORIGINALLY AVAILABLE WITH THE FIRST LP PRESSING OF “CHANCE ENCOUNTERS IN THE GARDEN OF LIGHTS”)

Release date July 28, 2017

For more information:
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Bill Nelson’s official website: http://www.billnelson.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Bill Nelson’s “After The Satellite Sings” To Be Reissued By Esoteric Recordings September 29, 2014

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For Immediate Release

Bill Nelson’s “After The Satellite Sings” To Be Reissued By Esoteric Recordings September 29, 2014

London, UK – ESOTERIC RECORDINGS imprint Cocteau Discs, the home of BILL NELSON’s catalogue between 1971 and 2001, continues their series of ongoing releases with the release of a newly remastered edition of the album, “AFTER THE SATELLITE SINGS”.

The album was recorded in 28 days at Fairview Studios in East Yorkshire in 1995 and saw Bill push his constantly evolving musical boundaries still further. A collection of fine songs and three instrumental pieces, “After the Satellite Sings” is a fine album that remains fascinating and engaging nearly two decades on from its first release.

The Cocteau Discs edition fully restores the original album artwork and features a new note by Bill Nelson.

“ ‘After The Satellite Sings’ is an interesting album on many levels and I’m pleased to see it being given a re-release.” – Bill Nelson

• NEW REMASTERED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1995 ALBUM BY BILL NELSON – UNAVAILABLE FOR MANY YEARS
• BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & NEW ESSAY

TRACK LIST:

1. DEEPLY DAZZLED
2. DREAMSTER 2 LR
3. FLIPSIDE
4. STREAMLINER
5. MEMORY BABE
6. SKULL BABY CLUSTER
7. ZOOM SEQUENCE
8. ROCKET TO DAMASCUS
9. BEAUTIFUL NUDES
10. OLD GOAT
11. SQUIRM
12. WOW! IT’S SCOOTERCAR SEXKITTEN!
13. PHANTOM SEDAN (THEME FROM TAIL-FIN CITY)
14. ORDINARY IDIOTS
15. V-GHOST (FOR HAROLD AND ELLEN)
16. BLINK-AGOG

For more information: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=4807

Bill Nelson’s official website: http://www.billnelson.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Goldmine Review of Getting the Holy Ghost Across by Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson Getting the Holy Ghost Across

Bill Nelson – not Be Bop, but still Deluxe

March 12, 2014 | Dave Thompson

Be Bop Deluxe were an interesting band. Regardless of whether or not you actually liked them (and a lot of people didn’t, which is why they remained a defiantly second division act in terms of rock history), they never failed to fascinate; and, in so doing, erected an aura around themselves that defied you to ever reject them out of hand.

They certainly traced a fascinating musical trajectory, from the studied-chic glam of their debut Axe Victim, to the icicle new wave of their farewell Drastic Plastic, Be Bop essentially delineated the course that British rock’s most potent obsessions would trace through the decade, and did so with just enough of a head start that only David Bowie could really claim to have topped them as an influence.

“Ships In The Night,” their sole major hit single, remains a pristine moment of pomp amid the drudgery of 1976, and Modern Music, their best-selling album (#12, fact fans) prefigured punk with a potency that only Zig’s Low could otherwise reach for. And that came out a few months later.

As Brian Eno probably didn’t really say about the Velvet Underground, but that hasn’t stopped people repeating it, not many people listened to Be Bop Deluxe. But everyone who did formed a synthipop band – and, in so doing, translated the angular cool of their role model into something that even your gran could tap toes to.

They split in 1978, which was both the right time and the wrong. Right, because it meant frontman Bill Nelson could move on to something else, something more in tune with the demands of the time… Red Noise. And wrong, because Be Bop surely had more to offer, if only because their albums-so-far had skirted across so many crucial issues that who knows what they might have posited next?

For the rest of the review, please visit the Goldmine website!


Bop-N-Jazz Review of Getting the Holy Ghost Across by Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson Getting the Holy Ghost Across

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bill Nelson Getting The Holy Ghost Across Esoteric 2014

Bill Nelson was and continues to remain a lyrical visionary just slightly ahead of his time.
Brent Black / http://www.criticaljazz.com

In the late 1970’s Bill Nelson was heralded as one of the finest guitarists in England. A member of the legendary British art rock pioneers Be Bop Deluxe, Nelson was unknowingly charting a lyrical course of influence for progressive rock with his technical precision on the fret board and a lyrically inventive course of imagery that continues to inspire today. Quirky, eclectic, at times experimental all fall short in attempting to place this proverbial musical square peg in a round hole. The 1986 release Getting The Holy Ghost Across” has been a rare and coveted gem among collectors and is now getting a second chance at life as a stellar reissue.

For the full review, please visit the Bop-N-Jazz website!


Remastered and Expanded Edition Of Bill Nelson’s Highly Collectible 1986 Album ‘Getting The Holy Ghost Across’ Now Available!

Bill Nelson Getting the Holy Ghost Across

For Immediate Release

Remastered and Expanded Edition Of Bill Nelson’s Highly Collectible 1986 Album ‘Getting The Holy Ghost Across’
Now Available!

London, UK – ESOTERIC RECORDINGS imprint Cocteau Discs, the home of BILL NELSON’s catalogue between 1971 and 2001, continues their series of ongoing 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 realized 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.

This Cocteau Discs edition is expanded over two CDs to include all the material from the “LIVING FOR THE SPANGLED MOMENT” and the “WILDEST DREAMS” 12-INCH EPs, (featuring three tracks previously unreleased on CD). The reissue fully restores the original album artwork and features a new note by Bill Nelson.

CD 1:
1. Suvasini
2. Contemplation
3. Theology
4. Wildest Dreams
5. Lost in Your Mystery
6. Rise Like a Fountain
7. Age of Reason
8. The Hidden Flame
9. Because of You
10. Pansophia

CD2 (Bonus CD)
1. Wildest Dreams (Wild Mix)

Taken from the “Wildest Dreams” 12-inch EP

2. Heart and Soul
3. Living for the Spangled Moment
4. Feast of Lanterns
5. Illusions of You
6. Word for Word
7. Finks and Stooges of the Spirit
8. Nightbirds

Taken from the “Living for the Spangled Moment” 12-inch EP

9. Self Impersonation
10. Wildest Dreams (single version)
11. The Yo-Yo Dyne

Taken from the “Wildest Dreams” 12-inch EP

To purchase: Bill Nelson – ‘Getting The Holy Ghost Across’ remastered & expanded edition DBL-CD:
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Bill Nelson official website: http://www.billnelson.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, Billy James, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com