Cocteau Records

Cocteau Records

Profile:
Cocteau Records was an independent label started by Bill Nelson and his former manager Mark Rye in 1980.
Named after Jean Cocteau, the famous French artist, philosopher, filmmaker, etc etc..., the label released numerous recordings during the 1980's, most of which were Bill Nelson solo releases.

It was also the launching pad for A Flock Of Seagulls, whose first single Bill produced and released on his label. The strength of that record led to their signing by Jive Records.

Other artists who recorded for Cocteau were Yukihiro Takahashi, Man Jumping, To Heaven A Jet, Last Man In Europe, Fiat Lux, and a number of Nelson vehicles such as Jobson-Nelson, Revox Cadets, Scala (2), and Bill Nelson's Orchestra Arcana.
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Distributed in the USA by the suite beat music group
w. el segundo bl.
hawthorne, CA 90250
Sites:
[l11895]

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1034-1-J The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls  album cover A Flock Of Seagulls The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (Comp) 1034-1-J US 1986 Sell This Version
72269-3 Secret Ceremony (Theme From Brond)  album cover Scala (2) Featuring Bill Nelson & Daryl Runswick Scala (2) Featuring Bill Nelson & Daryl Runswick - Secret Ceremony (Theme From Brond)(CD, Mini, Single) Restless Records, Cocteau Records 72269-3 US 1987 Sell This Version
4.25 513 Listen  album cover A Flock Of Seagulls Listen(Cass, Album) Jive, Jive, Jive, Jive 4.25 513 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
6.25 502 Listen  album cover A Flock Of Seagulls Listen(LP, Album, DMM) Jive, Jive, Jive, Jive 6.25 502 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
7 73344-1 Optimism  album cover Bill Nelson's Orchestra Arcana* Optimism(LP, Album) Enigma (4) 7 73344-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 73344-2 Optimism  album cover Bill Nelson's Orchestra Arcana* Optimism(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73344-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 73372-2 The Strangest Things (A Collection Of Recordings 1979-1989)  album cover Bill Nelson The Strangest Things (A Collection Of Recordings 1979-1989)(CD, Comp) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73372-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73373-2 Savage Gestures For Charms Sake  album cover Bill Nelson Savage Gestures For Charms Sake(CD, MiniAlbum, RE) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73373-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73374-2 Das Kabinet / La Belle Et La Bete  album cover Bill Nelson Das Kabinet / La Belle Et La Bete(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73374-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73374-4 Das Kabinet / La Belle Et La Bete  album cover Bill Nelson Das Kabinet / La Belle Et La Bete(Cass, Comp) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73374-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73376-2 The Summer Of God's Piano  album cover Bill Nelson The Summer Of God's Piano(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73376-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73377-2 Chamber Of Dreams (Music From The Invisibility Exhibition)  album cover Bill Nelson Chamber Of Dreams (Music From The Invisibility Exhibition) (Album) 7 73377-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73378-2 Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul  album cover Bill Nelson Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul(CD, Album, RE) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73378-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73379-2 A Catalogue of Obsessions  album cover Bill Nelson A Catalogue of Obsessions(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73379-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73380-2 The Two-Fold Aspect Of Everything  album cover Bill Nelson The Two-Fold Aspect Of Everything(2xCD, Comp) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73380-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73380-4 The Two-Fold Aspect Of Everything  album cover Bill Nelson The Two-Fold Aspect Of Everything(Cass, Comp) Cocteau Records, Enigma (4) 7 73380-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73383-2 Cocteau Signature Tunes  album cover Various Cocteau Signature Tunes(CD, Comp) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73383-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73383-4 Cocteau Signature Tunes  album cover Various Cocteau Signature Tunes(Cass, Comp) Cocteau Records 7 73383-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73384-2 Sound-On-Sound  album cover Red Noise (2) Sound-On-Sound(CD, Album, RE) Cocteau Records, Enigma (4) 7 73384-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73384-4 Sound-On-Sound  album cover Red Noise (2) Sound-On-Sound(Cass, Album, RE) Cocteau Records 7 73384-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73385-4 Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam  album cover Bill Nelson Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam(Cass) Cocteau Records 7 73385-4 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
7 73386-2 The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart)  album cover Bill Nelson The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart)(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73386-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73388-2 Iconography  album cover Bill Nelson's Orchestra Arcana* Iconography(CD, Album, RE) Enigma (4), Cocteau Records 7 73388-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73389-2 Map Of Dreams  album cover Bill Nelson Map Of Dreams(CD, Album) Enigma Records (3), Cocteau Records 7 73389-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 73389-4 Map Of Dreams  album cover Bill Nelson Map Of Dreams(Cass, Album, Dol) Cocteau Records 7 73389-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
AGM 1S Losing You  album cover Stranger Than Fiction Losing You(7", Single) Ambergris Records, Ambergris Records AGM 1S UK 1980 Sell This Version
CDJCD 22 Duplex - The Best Of Bill Nelson  album cover Bill Nelson Duplex - The Best Of Bill Nelson(2xCD, Comp) Cocteau Records CDJCD 22 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CD JEAN 20 Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights  album cover Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights(2xCD, Album) Cocteau Records CD JEAN 20 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CD JEAN 89 Demonstrations Of Affection  album cover Bill Nelson Demonstrations Of Affection(4xCD, Album + Box) Cocteau Records CD JEAN 89 UK 1989 Sell This Version
COQ 1 Do You Dream In Colour?  album cover Bill Nelson Do You Dream In Colour? (Single) COQ 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
COQ 2 ... A Certain Bridge  album cover Last Man In Europe ... A Certain Bridge(7") Cocteau Records COQ 2 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Coq 3 Talking  album cover A Flock Of Seagulls Talking (Single) Coq 3 UK 1981 Sell This Version
COQ 4 Airfields / Tony Goes To Tokyo (And Rides The Bullet Train)  album cover To Heaven A Jet / The Revox Cadets* To Heaven A Jet / The Revox Cadets* - Airfields / Tony Goes To Tokyo (And Rides The Bullet Train)(7") Cocteau Records COQ 4 UK 1981 Sell This Version
COQ 5 Sleepcycle  album cover Bill Nelson Sleepcycle(7", EP) Cocteau Records COQ 5 UK 1982 Sell This Version
COQ 6 Playback  album cover Q (16) Playback(7", Single) Cocteau Records COQ 6 UK 1982 Sell This Version
COQ 7 Panic In The World  album cover Be Bop Deluxe Panic In The World(7", Single) Cocteau Records COQ 7 UK 1983 Sell This Version
COQ 8 Revolt Into Style  album cover Bill Nelson's Red Noise* Revolt Into Style(7") Cocteau Records COQ 8 UK 1983 Sell This Version
COQ9 Feels Like Winter Again / This Illness  album cover Fiat Lux Feels Like Winter Again / This Illness(7", Single) Cocteau Records, Cocteau Records COQ9 UK 1982 Sell This Version
COQ 10 Touch And Glow  album cover Bill Nelson Touch And Glow(7", Single) Cocteau Records COQ 10 UK 1982 Sell This Version
COQ 11 King Of The Cowboys  album cover Bill Nelson King Of The Cowboys(7", EP) Cocteau Records COQ 11 UK 1982 Sell This Version
COQ 12 Dancing On A Knife's Edge  album cover Bill Nelson Dancing On A Knife's Edge(7", EP) Cocteau Records COQ 12 UK 1983 Sell This Version
COQ 13 The World And His Wife  album cover Bill Nelson The World And His Wife(7", EP) Cocteau Records COQ 13 UK 1983 Sell This Version
COQ 14 Hard Facts From The Fiction Department  album cover Bill Nelson Hard Facts From The Fiction Department(7", EP) Cocteau Records COQ 14 UK 1984 Sell This Version
COQ 15 Acceleration  album cover Bill Nelson Acceleration (Single) COQ 15 UK 1984 Sell This Version
coq 17 Giants Of The Perpetual Wurlitzer  album cover Bill Nelson Giants Of The Perpetual Wurlitzer(7", EP) Cocteau Records coq 17 UK 1984 Sell This Version
COQ 20 The Cote D'Azur E.P.  album cover Bill Nelson The Cote D'Azur E.P.(7", EP) Cocteau Records COQ 20 UK 1986 Sell This Version
COQ 21 Wiping A Tear From The All Seeing Eye  album cover Scala (2) Featuring Bill Nelson & Daryl Runswick Scala (2) Featuring Bill Nelson & Daryl Runswick - Wiping A Tear From The All Seeing Eye(7", Single, Promo) Cocteau Records COQ 21 UK 1987 Sell This Version
COQ 22 Bill Nelson Ecclesia Gnostica(7") Cocteau Records COQ 22 UK 1987 Sell This Version
COQ 22 Do You Dream In Colour?  album cover Bill Nelson Do You Dream In Colour?(7") Cocteau Records COQ 22 UK 1989 Sell This Version
COQ CD 21 Secret Ceremony (Theme From Brond)  album cover Scala (2) Featuring Bill Nelson & Daryl Runswick Scala (2) Featuring Bill Nelson & Daryl Runswick - Secret Ceremony (Theme From Brond)(CD, Mini, Single) Cocteau Records COQ CD 21 UK 1987 Sell This Version
COQP15 Acceleration  album cover Bill Nelson Acceleration(12", Pic) Cocteau Records COQP15 UK 1984 Sell This Version
COQ T 3 Talking (Remix)  album cover A Flock Of Seagulls Talking (Remix)(12", Single) Cocteau Records COQ T 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
COQ T 7 Panic In The World  album cover Be-Bop Deluxe* Panic In The World COQ T 7 UK 1983 Sell This Version
COQ T 8 Bill Nelson's  Red Noise  album cover Red Noise (2) Bill Nelson's Red Noise(12") Cocteau Records, Cocteau Records COQ T 8 UK 1983 Sell This Version
COQ T 15 Acceleration  album cover Bill Nelson Acceleration COQ T 15 US 1984 Sell This Version
COQ T 16 Aerotropics Remix  album cover Man Jumping Aerotropics Remix (EP, Single) COQ T 16 UK 1985 Sell This Version
COQ T 18 Stranger Things Have Happened  album cover Yukihiro Takahashi Stranger Things Have Happened(12") Cocteau Records COQ T 18 UK 1985 Sell This Version
COQ T 19 Sex - Psyche - Etc  album cover Orchestra Arcana Sex - Psyche - Etc(12") Cocteau Records COQ T 19 UK 1985 Sell This Version
COQ T 21 Secret Ceremony (Theme From Brond)  album cover Scala (2) Featuring Bill Nelson & Daryl Runswick Scala (2) Featuring Bill Nelson & Daryl Runswick - Secret Ceremony (Theme From Brond)(12") Cocteau Records COQ T 21 UK 1987 Sell This Version
COQ T 22 Life In Your Hands  album cover Bill Nelson Life In Your Hands(12", EP) Cocteau Records COQ T 22 UK 1989 Sell This Version
D1-73337 Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights  album cover Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights (Album) D1-73337 US 1987 Sell This Version
D2-73337 Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights  album cover Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights(2xCD, Album) Enigma (4), Cocteau Records D2-73337 US 1988 Sell This Version
D4-73337 Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights  album cover Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights(Cass, Album) Enigma (4), Cocteau Records D4-73337 US 1988 Sell This Version
HIP 41 The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls  album cover A Flock Of Seagulls The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (Comp) HIP 41 UK 1986 Sell This Version
IBM CD 81 The Indie Scene 81  album cover Various The Indie Scene 81(CD, Comp) Connoisseur Collection IBM CD 81 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JC 1 The Ballad Of Etiquette  album cover Richard Jobson with Virginia* and Josephine* Richard Jobson with Virginia* and Josephine* - The Ballad Of Etiquette(LP, Album) Cocteau Records JC 1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
JC 2 Das Kabinett ('The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari')  album cover Bill Nelson Das Kabinett ('The Cabinet Of Doctor Caligari')(LP, Album) Cocteau Records JC 2 UK 1981 Sell This Version
JC 5 Jumpcut  album cover Man Jumping Jumpcut(LP) Cocteau Records JC 5 UK 1984 Sell This Version
JC 6 The Summer Of God's Piano  album cover Bill Nelson The Summer Of God's Piano(LP, Album) Cocteau Records JC 6 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JC 8 Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul  album cover Bill Nelson Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul(LP, Album) Cocteau Records JC 8 UK 1984 Sell This Version
JC 9 A Catalogue Of Obsessions  album cover Bill Nelson A Catalogue Of Obsessions(LP, Album) Cocteau Records JC 9 UK 1984 Sell This Version
JC 13 Signature Tunes  album cover Various Signature Tunes(LP, Comp) Cocteau Records JC 13 UK 1986 Sell This Version
JC 14 Sound On Sound  album cover Bill Nelson's Red Noise* Sound On Sound (Album) JC 14 US 1986 Sell This Version
JC 18 Iconography  album cover Orchestra Arcana Iconography (Album) JC 18 UK 1986 Sell This Version
JC 19 Map Of Dreams (Music From The Soundtrack Of The TV Series)  album cover Bill Nelson Map Of Dreams (Music From The Soundtrack Of The TV Series)(LP, Album) Cocteau Records JC 19 UK 1987 Sell This Version
JC21 Optimism  album cover Orchestra Arcana Optimism(LP, Album) Cocteau Records JC21 UK 1988 Sell This Version
JCC-14 Sound On Sound  album cover Bill Nelson's Red Noise* Sound On Sound(Cass, Album, RE) Cocteau Records JCC-14 US 1986 Sell This Version
JCCD 6 The Summer Of God's Piano  album cover Bill Nelson The Summer Of God's Piano(CD, Album, RE) Cocteau Records JCCD 6 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JCCD 7 Chamber Of Dreams (Music From The Invisibility Exhibition)  album cover Bill Nelson Chamber Of Dreams (Music From The Invisibility Exhibition)(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JCCD 8 Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul  album cover Bill Nelson Pavilions Of The Heart And Soul(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 8 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JCCD 9 A Catalogue Of Obsessions  album cover Bill Nelson A Catalogue Of Obsessions(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 9 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JCCD 10 The Two-Fold Aspect Of Everything  album cover Bill Nelson The Two-Fold Aspect Of Everything(CD, Comp) Cocteau Records, Cocteau Records JCCD 10 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JCCD 12 Sounding The Ritual Echo (Atmospheres For Dreaming)  album cover Bill Nelson Sounding The Ritual Echo (Atmospheres For Dreaming)(CD, Album, RE) Cocteau Records JCCD 12 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JC CD 15 Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam  album cover Bill Nelson Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JC CD 15 UK 1986 Sell This Version
JC CD 16 The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart)  album cover Bill Nelson The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart)(CD, Album, RE) Cocteau Records JC CD 16 UK 1986 Sell This Version
JC CD 17 Chimera / Savage Gestures For Charms Sake  album cover Bill Nelson Chimera / Savage Gestures For Charms Sake(CD, Comp) Cocteau Records JC CD 17 UK 1987 Sell This Version
JC CD 19 Map Of Dreams  album cover Bill Nelson Map Of Dreams(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JC CD 19 UK 1987 Sell This Version
JC CD 21 Optimism  album cover Bill Nelson's Orchestra Arcana* Optimism(CD, Album) Cocteau Records, Cocteau Records JC CD 21 UK 1988 Sell This Version
JCCD 23 Simplex  album cover Bill Nelson Simplex(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 23 UK 1990 Sell This Version
JCCD 24 Chimes And Rings  album cover Bill Nelson Chimes And Rings(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 24 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JCCD 25 Nudity  album cover Bill Nelson Nudity(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 25 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JCCD 26 Heartbreakland  album cover Bill Nelson Heartbreakland(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 26 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JCCD 27 Details  album cover Bill Nelson Details(CD, Album) Cocteau Records JCCD 27 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JC CD 15, 16, 17 Magpie Box Set  album cover Bill Nelson Magpie Box Set(3xCD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Magpie Direct Music Ltd., Cocteau Records JC CD 15, 16, 17 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JCD 4 Das Kabinet / La Belle Et La Bete  album cover Bill Nelson Das Kabinet / La Belle Et La Bete(2xLP, Comp) Cocteau Records JCD 4 UK 1982 Sell This Version
JCD 10 The Two-fold Aspect Of Everything  album cover Bill Nelson The Two-fold Aspect Of Everything(2xLP, Album, Comp) Cocteau Records, Cocteau Records JCD 10 UK 1984 Sell This Version
JCD 22 Duplex - The Best Of Bill Nelson  album cover Bill Nelson Duplex - The Best Of Bill Nelson(2xLP, Comp) Cocteau Records JCD 22 UK 1989 Sell This Version
JCM 3 Savage Gestures For Charms Sake  album cover Bill Nelson Savage Gestures For Charms Sake(LP, MiniAlbum) Cocteau Records JCM 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
JCS 11 Wild & Moody  album cover Yukihiro Takahashi Wild & Moody(LP, Album) Cocteau Records JCS 11 UK & France 1985 Sell This Version
JCS 12 Sounding The Ritual Echo (Atmospheres For Dreaming)  album cover Bill Nelson Sounding The Ritual Echo (Atmospheres For Dreaming) (Album) JCS 12 UK 1985 Sell This Version