Bill Nelson ‎– Trial By Intimacy (The Book Of Splendours)

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Cocteau Discs ‎– COCD 4007, Esoteric Recordings ‎– COCD 4007
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Box Set, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
4 × CD
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Tracklist

The Summer Of Gods Piano
1-1 Antennae Two 0:45
1-2 Transmission (N.B.C. 97293) 3:50
1-3 The Sleep Of Hollywood 1:41
1-4 The Celestial Bridegroom 2:59
1-5 Under The Red Arch 3:09
1-6 Orient Pearl 2:25
1-7 Sacrament 2:46
1-8 Falling Blossoms 3:02
1-9 The Difficulty Of Being 0:53
1-10 Zanoni 2:03
1-11 The Chinese Nightingale 1:24
1-12 Tantra 1:30
1-13 Soon September (Another Enchantment) 1:50
1-14 Rural Shires 2:49
1-15 Perfidio Incanto 1:19
1-16 The Lost Years 2:28
1-17 The Charm Of Transit 3:45
1-18 Night Thoughts (Twilight Radio) 1:29
1-19 Wysteria 0:41
1-20 Swing 2:30
1-21 Snowfall 2:03
1-22 Realm Of Dusk 3:01
1-23 Over Ocean 1:29
Chamber Of Dreams (Music From The Invisibility Exhibition)
2-1 The Blazing Memory Of Innuendo 2:16
2-2 Into The Luminous Future 2:17
2-3 A Dip In The Swimming Pool Reactor 2:35
2-4 Tommorowland (The Threshold Of 1947) 3:14
2-5 Listening To Lizards 2:29
2-6 Endless Torsion 2:03
2-7 My Sublime Perversion 1:25
2-8 Eros In Autumn 1:16
2-9 Sleeplessness 6:12
2-10 The Latest Skyline 1:18
2-11 Train Of Thought 3:27
2-12 Parks And Fountains, Clouds And Trees 2:55
2-13 The Golden Bough 3:38
2-14 Forever Orpheus 1:48
2-15 In Arcadia 2:14
2-16 Sentimental 2:03
2-17 Autumn Fires 2:20
2-18 Wild Blue Yonder 1:06
Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul
3-1 Gift Of The August Tide 2:38
3-2 Loving Tongues 4:05
3-3 Blue Nude 1:35
3-4 In The Realm Of Bells 2:11
3-5 Your Nebulous Smile 2:42
3-6 The Glance Of A Glittering Stranger 1:24
3-7 Another Kiss For Your Slender Neck 2:08
3-8 The Warmth Of Women's Eyes 1:22
3-9 Seduction (Ritual With Roses) 2:48
3-10 Dreamed Embraces 0:49
3-11 Four Pieces For Imaginary Strings: Herself With Her Shadow 0:29
3-12 Four Pieces For Imaginary Strings: The Exquisite Corpse 0:53
3-13 Four Pieces For Imaginary Strings: Ardent Hands 1:05
3-14 Four Pieces For Imaginary Strings: Her Laughing Torso 0:53
3-15 Migrating Angels 1:24
3-16 Les Amoureux 2:48
3-17 Meshes Of The Afternoon 0:56
3-18 Mountains Of The Heart 2:07
3-19 Willow Silk 2:13
3-20 Tender Encounters (States Of Grace) 1:53
3-21 Melancholia 2:47
3-22 The Eternal Female 2:58
A Catalogue Of Obsessions
4-1 Sex Party Six 4:44
4-2 Wider Windows For The Walls Of The World 2:16
4-3 Time In Tokyo 3:05
4-4 Happily Addicted To You 1:03
4-5 Snakes With Wings 2:09
4-6 The Boy Pilots Of Bangkok 2:29
4-7 Erotikon 1:49
4-8 Birds In Two Hemispheres 1:45
4-9 Windmills In A World Without Wind 2:24
4-10 Love's First Kiss 1:41
4-11 Initiation Of The Heart's Desire 2:01
4-12 Edge Of Tears 1:49
4-13 Test Of Affection 2:27
4-14 Words Across Tables 1:50
4-15 A Promise Of Perfume 3:09
4-16 This Dangerous Age 2:06
4-17 The Glass Breakfast 1:53
4-18 Talk Technique 2:12
4-19 The Last Summer For Dancing 2:10
4-20 View From A Balcony 1:56

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All tracks ℗ 1984 Bill Nelson, Under exclusive license to Cherry Red Records Ltd.
© 2012 Cherry Red Records Ltd, Under exclusive license from Bill Nelson.

Limited edition remastered 4xCD boxed set of Bill Nelson's classic 1984 4LP set.
A facsimile of the original boxed set (originally subtitled The Book Splendours" due to a typo) including 8 postcards and a reproduction of the "Arcane Eye" book of photographs.

The individual albums have been issued separately on CD before, but never as a set.

"I have often found a painter's sketchbook and his finished work to be of equal interest. Despite their apparent lack of sophistication, sketches invariably posses a simplicity and freshness encapsulating all the essential qualities of an idea. It is with this promise in mind that I release 'Trial By Intimacy', a musical sketchbook of instrumental moods captured during many private moments over the last few years.

Although recorded on 'low-tech' domestic equipment, these eighty-three pieces of music are not to be confused with 'demo-tapes' but as a continuation of the process begun in 1979-1980 with my "Sounding The Ritual Echo" album. The set is presented unpolished and complete with all its technical deformities for which I offer no apology. Despite or perhaps because of this, these previously unreleased pieces have become very dear to my heart.

Intuition, spontaneity and the high disregard for error correction were the only rules adhered to during the recording process (Laziness sometimes possessing its own virtue). Each piece of music was dealt with as an infant deals with a building-blocks and instinct was always given precedence over reason.

A great deal of time has been spent editing the material into the four albums contained here although there are as yet another forty or so pieces not represented. I acknowledge the difficulties presented to the listener by such a large volume of music and can only suggest that listening should not be rushed in any way. Time and patience will, I hope unveil the innocent charm of what for me has been both a labour of love and a personal exorcism."

- Bill Nelson, Oct '84.

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