Northern Dream - Bill Nelson

Northern Dream
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the launch of a new imprint, Cocteau Discs, the home of Bill Nelson’s catalogue between 1971 and 2001.

The series of ongoing releases begins with the re-release of Bill’s classic album Northern Dream, recorded on rudimentary equipment at Holyground studios in Wakefield in 1971. One of the first truly independently produced albums to be released in Britain, the album featured wonderful compositions such as Everyone’s Hero, End of the Seasons, Love’s a Way and Smiles . Championed by John Peel, the album paved the way for Bill’s future career with his bands Be Bop Deluxe and Red Noise and for his highly regarded solo career.

Watch Bill Nelson talking to Esotreric Label Manager Mark Powell about his life and music exclusively for cherryred.tv:

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Photograph (A Beginning) / Everyone’s Hero / House Of Sand / End Of The Seasons / Rejoice / Love’s Away / Northern Dreamer / Bloo Blooz / Sad Feelings / See It Through / Smiles / Chymepeace (An Ending)
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Luminous
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 re-mastered edition of the album, "Luminous” from 1990. The album has been unavailable for over 20 years and was described by BILL NELSON as "A fragment from my home studio sketchbook. A collection of previously unreleased songs which have been preserved in their original raw state. The rule was to use only first takes and to move from the initial idea to final mix in as short a time as possible. Although the recordings were made with the use of limited technology, I hope that the result captures something of the charm and innocence of spontaneous improvised songwriting…”

Press:-

"Post-Bop Bill delivers the dreamy synthpop goodies. He was the sparkling axe victimiser in Be Bop Deluxe, the uniformed new waver in Bill Nelson’s Red Noise, and a solo artist and producer who very nearly fit the 80s perfectly with his dreamy synthpop.”  

Classic Rock Magazine

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Practically Wired (or how I became guitar boy)
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 release of a newly remastered edition of the album, "PRACTICALLY WIRED (or HOW I BECAME GUITAR BOY)” from 1995.

The album has been unavailable for over ten years and was described by BILL NELSON as "An instrumental guitar album – The plan was to record very quickly and spontaneously; no preparation except for a list of moods and titles. ‘Practically Wired’ is a Polaroid snapshot of a personal paradise…a dream of electric guitars”.

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

Press:-

"Don't expect much languid Duane Eddy twanging - Nelson gets mad-busy from the off as frenetic opener Roses And Rocketships explodes in a barrage of cut-ups, samples and twists. In fact, it's a relief when the album calms down, easing into what might be called grooves and allowing him to charm over the seductive, mid-tempo Pink Buddha Blues, or the ultra-mellow Kid With Cowboy Tie. Perhaps a spirtual heir to Jeff Beck's Blow By Blow, and admirably ambient". (7/10*)

Chris Roberts - Classic Rock (Summer 2012)

 

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Tasmanian Tiger EP (Strictly Limited Edition on CD & 7" Vinyl)
TASMANIAN TIGER - A STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION 4-TRACK COLOURED VINYL 7” EP IN GATEFOLD SLEEVE PACKAGED WITH 4 TRACK CD. RELEASED ON 10th FEBRUARY 2014. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW...

Marc Almond is back with a brand new 4-track EP, featuring a plethora of excellent ‘friends’ including Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and Carl Barat (The Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things). Following the successful experience with double A single ‘Burn Bright/The Dancing Marquis’, legendaryproducer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T-Rex, The Moody Blues, Morrissey) is also back working alongside Marc.

Next to producer Tris Penna, Visconti lends a helping hand on string arrangements and mixing duties for the opening track, ‘Tasmanian Tiger’, and ‘Death of a Dandy’, the latter inspired by the recent death of Soho’s tragic artist Sebastian Horsley and featuring special guest Danielz from T-Rex tribute ‘T.Rextasy’. Jarvis Cocker brings to the mix an infectious electro-pop number he wrote for the occasion, ‘Worship Me Now’, where he also features on backing vocals and takes care of production with Jason Buckle (All Seeing I). Completing the excellent recording, ‘Love Is Not On Trial’ sees Almond continuing his collaboration with Carl Barat, his co-star in the 2012 opera ‘Poppea’ at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Produced again by Tris Penna, the song was written especially for Marc by Carl, who also features on guitar and vocals.


The eclectic 4 track EP is available on a strictly limited edition turquoise coloured 7" vinyl in a beautifully designed gatefold sleeve, complete with a CD of the same four songs.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE-ORDER AND THE RECORD WILL NOT BE SENT OUT UNTIL FEBRUARY 2014

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C86 – THE DELUXE EDITION (3CD Boxset)
Cherry Red is delighted to release this deluxe 3 CD boxset edition of the original iconic NME indie cassette compilation.

Curated by the same team behind last year’s award-winning 5-CD box set Scared To Get Happy, this highly anticipated reissue will be
housed in a 'clamshell'-style hinged box, with a chunky booklet including a 11,500-word sleeve-note by Neil Taylor and lots of pretty pictures.

In the NME's own words...


"
The album, first released on a cassette with NME in 1986, went on to inspire a generation of indie bands and features music by Primal Scream, The Pastels, Shop Assistants and The Wedding Present among many others.


Former NME writer Neil Taylor, who assisted in compiling the original 22 track album nearly 30 years ago, has written the liner notes for the reissue and helped with the curation of two bonus discs of material which will include songs exclusive to CD and some never released before including tracks by The Love Act, North of Cornwallis and Paul Groovy & The Pop Art Experience."



Here's the track list in full...


C86 – DELUXE EDITION


DISC 1 – ORIGINAL ALBUM:
1. PRIMAL SCREAM Velocity Girl
2. THE MIGHTY LEMON DROPS Happy Head
3. THE SOUP DRAGONS Pleasantly Surprised
4. THE WOLFHOUNDS Feeling So Strange Again *
5. THE BODINES Therese
6. MIGHTY MIGHTY Law
7. STUMP Buffalo *
8. BOGSHED Run To The Temple *
9. A WITNESS Sharpened Sticks
10. THE PASTELS Breaking Lines *
11. AGE OF CHANCE From Now On, This Will Be Your God *
12. SHOP ASSISTANTS It's Up to You *
13. CLOSE LOBSTERS Firestation Towers *
14. MIAOW Sport Most Royal
15. HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT
I Hate Nerys Hughes (From The Heart)
16. THE SERVANTS Transparent
17. MacKENZIES Big Jim (There's No Pubs In Heaven) *
18. BIG FLAME New Way
(Quick Wash And Brush Up With Liberation Theology) *
19. WE’VE GOT A FUZZBOX AND WE’RE GONNA USE IT
Console Me *
20. McCARTHY Celestial City *
21. THE SHRUBS Bullfighter's Bones *
22. THE WEDDING PRESENT This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer!)

DISC 2:
1. THE JUNE BRIDES Just The Same
2. YEAH YEAH NOH Another Side To Mrs Quill
3. THE PRIMITIVES Lazy
4. JESSE GARON & THE DESPERADOES Splashing Along
5. THE BAND OF HOLY JOY Rosemary Smith
6. THE McTELLS Virginia M.C. *
7. B.M.X. BANDITS E102
8. ONE THOUSAND VIOLINS Like One Thousand Violins
9. THE DENTISTS Peppermint Dreams
10. THE MEMBRANES Everything’s Brilliant
11. THE WEATHER PROPHETS Worm In My Brain
12. THE BRILLIANT CORNERS Meet Me On Tuesdays
13. TALULAH GOSH I Told You So
14. PIGBROS Hedonist Hat
15. 14 ICED BEARS Inside
16. ST. CHRISTOPHER Go Ahead, Cry *
17. THE GROOVE FARM Captain Fantastic (Demo)
18. KILGORE TROUT The Peacock Nose *
19. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Inside Me
20. THE HIT PARADE You Didn't Love Me Then
21. THAT PETROL EMOTION Mine
22. THE TURNCOATS One Breath *
23. A RIOT OF COLOUR Skink (Flexi Version) *
24. PAUL GROOVY & THE POP ART EXPERIENCE
Tune In, Turn On, Trip Out **
25. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Darkness And Colour

DISC 3:
1. THE CHESTERF!ELDS Sweet Revenge
2. THE JASMINE MINKS World’s No Place
3. STITCHED-BACK FOOT AIRMAN Why *
4. RAZORCUTS Sad Kaleidoscope
5. TREEBOUND STORY I Remember *
6. THE NIGHTINGALES Part Time Moral England
7. EPISODE FOUR Strike Up Matches
8. THE AVONS Everything’s Going Right *
9. MEAT WHIPLASH Here It Comes
10. KING OF THE SLUMS Spider Psychiatry *
11. HAPPY MONDAYS Freaky Dancin’
12. BIFF BANG POW! Love’s Going Out Of Fashion
13. BLUE AEROPLANES Tolerance (Remix)
14. LAWRENCE & THE COMFORTABLE SOCIETY Heartache *
15. LAUGH Take Your Time, Yeah (Flexi Version) *
16. NORTH OF CORNWALLIS Billy Liar **
17. POP WILL EAT ITSELF Mesmerized
18. BENNY PROFANE Hang Fire *
19. GO! SERVICE Real Life
20. JANITORS Good To Be The King *
21. THE CLAIM Gullible’s Travels
22. THE AUCTIONEERS Scoop **
23. NOSEFLUTES Perfect Cockney Hard-On *
24. THE LOVE ACT Hep Clothes **
25. THE ENORMOUS ROOM I Don’t Need You *

** = previously unreleased
* = new to CD (or we think so, anyway)

This triple disc deluxe edition of C86 is set to be one of the most sought after box set releases of the year, but don't take our word for it - here's what some of the world's most respected music blogs have to say about it...

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/76077

http://pitchfork.com/news/54343-iconic-c86-indie-pop-compilation-gets-three-disc-72-track-deluxe-reissue/

http://louderthanwar.com/cherry-reds-c86-boxset-tracklisting-and-cover-now-finalised/

http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/mar/14/c86-myths-nme-indie-cassette-debunked


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BOX SET WILL BE RELEASED ON 9TH JUNE AND PRE-ORDERS WILL NOT BE DESPATCHED BEFORE THAT DATE. TO PRE ORDER YOUR COPY CLICK ON THE 'ORDER NOW' BUTTON BELOW...

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Dancing Marquis
FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH TONY VISCONTI, JARVIS COCKER, CARL BARAT and DANIELZ

•    New release ‘Dancing Marquis’ compiles together the 6 tracks released previously on two strictly limited edition vinyl EPs and adds another two brand new tracks and two exclusive and stunning remixes.

•    In 2013, Marc Almond realised the ambition of a lifetime when he attended a few recording sessions with the legendary record producer Tony Visconti, famous for his work with David Bowie, Hazel O'Connor, T-Rex, The Moody Blues and Morrissey. The stunning results of their unique collaboration are the two tracks 'Burn Bright' / 'The Dancing Marquis' that kick-off this CD.

•    Next to producer Tris Penna, Tony Visconti also lends a helping hand on string arrangements and mixing duties on two further tracks, ‘Tasmanian Tiger’, and ‘Death of a Dandy’, the latter inspired by the recent death of Soho’s tragic artist Sebastian Horsley and which also features special guest Danielz from T-Rex tribute ‘T.Rextasy’.

•    Carrying on in this collaborative vein, the CD also includes the talents of Martin McCarrick (Siouxsie And The Banshees, Therapy?) contributing  cello on the hearteningly buoyant 'Burn Bright' and strings on the title-track 'The Dancing Marquis', a song that Marc Almond wrote 'with Henry Paget 5th Marquess of Anglesey in mind'.   

•    Jarvis Cocker brings to the mix an infectious electro-pop number he wrote especially for Marc, ‘Worship Me Now’, where he also features as a special guest on backing vocals and on the production duties with Jason Buckle (All Seeing I). Two additional dance remixes of ‘Worship Me Now’ are also included exclusively on this release. ‘Love Is Not On Trial’ sees Marc Almond continuing his collaboration with Carl Barat (Libertines), his co-star in the 2012 opera ‘Poppea’ at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

•    Produced again by Tris Penna, the song was written especially for Marc by Carl, who also features on guitar and vocals.

•    Completing this release are two further all new tracks, So What’s Tonight? and Idiot Dancing.

This product is released June 16 2014 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:


1.    THE DANCING MARQUIS
2.    BURN BRIGHT
3.    TASMANIAN TIGER
4.    WORSHIP ME NOW
5.    LOVE IS NOT ON TRIAL
6.    DEATH OF A DANDY
7.    SO WHAT’S TONIGHT?
8.    IDIOT DANCING
9.    WORSHIP ME NOW (STARCLUSTER REMIX)
10.    WORSHIP ME NOW (SPATIAL AWARENESS REMIX)
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