Bill Nelson

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William Nelson
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Bill Nelson is a British musician, painter and photographer. Born December 18, 1948 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire (England) he is best known as the founder of Be Bop Deluxe (1972-1978), although he is also a prolific and accomplished solo artist in his own right.

Following an education at Wakefield College Of Art, Bill Nelson's first recorded works were contributions to Holyground recordings A-Austr: Musics From Holyground (1970) and Astral Navigations (1971). His first solo album Northern Dream was released on Smile Records in 1971 and saw notable airplay by John Peel. A year later Bill formed Be Bop Deluxe, a venture that under Nelson's guidance morphed from its initial blues and glam rock beginnings into a stylistically experimental endeavour that encompassed elements of prog rock, new wave, art rock and proto punk. Bill disbanded Be Bop Deluxe in 1978, however these influences were taken further for his next project Red Noise (1978-1979), after recording Sound On Sound he concentrated on working as a solo musician and received critical acclaim for his experimental synth-pop releases Do You Dream In Colour?, Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam and The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart). The latter part of the 1980s saw Nelson progress into increasingly esoteric territory as his personal interest in occult and gnostic beliefs were packaged alongside voluminous ambient albums which were created with the immediacy of creative inspiration. This work ethic saw the release of a staggering amount of music. Despite personal and financial troubles through the late 1980s he has maintained a prolific recorded output and although he does not tour he makes a single public performance each year at annual 'Nelsonica' events in Yorkshire, England.
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LAF 2182 Northern Dream — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Northern Dream (Album) Smile Records (9) LAF 2182 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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6359 055 Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam (Album) Mercury 6359 055 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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JC 2 Das Kabinett ('The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari') — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Das Kabinett ('The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari')(LP, Album) Cocteau Records JC 2 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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PVC-101, PVC 101 The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart) / La Belle Et La Bete (Beauty And The Beast) — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart) / La Belle Et La Bete (Beauty And The Beast) (Album) Mercury, Mercury PVC-101, PVC 101 US 1982 Sell This Version
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S-3497A Chimera — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Chimera (MiniAlbum) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury S-3497A Malaysia 1983 Sell This Version
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JCM 3 Savage Gestures For Charms Sake — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Savage Gestures For Charms Sake (MiniAlbum) Cocteau Records JCM 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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JC 9 A Catalogue Of Obsessions — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson A Catalogue Of Obsessions (Album) Cocteau Records JC 9 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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JC 7 Chamber Of Dreams (Music From The Invisibility Exhibition) — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Chamber Of Dreams (Music From The Invisibility Exhibition) (Album) Cocteau Records Ltd. JC 7 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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JC 8 Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul (Album) Cocteau Records JC 8 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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JCS 12 Sounding The Ritual Echo (Atmospheres For Dreaming) — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Sounding The Ritual Echo (Atmospheres For Dreaming) (Album) Cocteau Records JCS 12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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JEAN 2 Trial By Intimacy (The Book Splendours) — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Trial By Intimacy (The Book Splendours) (Album) Cocteau Records JEAN 2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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PRT 26602 Getting The Holy Ghost Across — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Getting The Holy Ghost Across (Album) Portrait PRT 26602 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
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TIM 1050 Chameleon — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Chameleon (Album) Themes International Music TIM 1050 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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BN 1, 450115 1 Living For The Spangled Moment — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Living For The Spangled Moment(LP, MiniAlbum) Portrait, Portrait BN 1, 450115 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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JEAN 20 Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights (Album) Cocteau Records JEAN 20 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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TCJC 19, TC-JC 19 Map Of Dreams — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Map Of Dreams (Album) Cocteau Records TCJC 19, TC-JC 19 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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JCCD 25 Nudity — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Nudity (Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 25 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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TC JEAN 89 Demonstrations Of Affection — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Demonstrations Of Affection Cocteau Records TC JEAN 89 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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TCJC 27 Details — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Details (Album) Cocteau Records TCJC 27 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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TCJC 24 Chimes And Rings — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Chimes And Rings (Album) Cocteau Records TCJC 24 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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TCJC 26 Heartbreakland — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Heartbreakland (Album) Cocteau Records TCJC 26 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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TC JC 6, TCJC - 6 The Summer Of God's Piano — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson The Summer Of God's Piano (Album) Cocteau Records TC JC 6, TCJC - 6 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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JCCD 23 Simplex — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Simplex (Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 23 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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none Altar Pieces — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Altar Pieces (Album) The Orpheus Organisation none UK 1990 Sell This Version
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ILLUSION 024 Luminous — Bill Nelson Bill Nelson Luminous (Album) Imaginary Records ILLUSION 024 UK 1991 Sell This Version

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geoffrion.marco

geoffrion.marco

December 4, 2020
escuse me for the repetition,this is a first time for a "commentaire"
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geoffrion.marco

geoffrion.marco

December 4, 2020
the best,weird,crazy,genious guitarist,musician and prolific ,compositeurof 20th and beginning 21th century!
and a master and member of a fabulous band BE BOP DE LUXE!
many many THANKS MR BILL NELSON.
Marko.

Superenigmatix

Superenigmatix

June 18, 2019
The best guitarist in the entire known universe? Very Probably!

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