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Trial By Intimacy (The Book of Splendours) 4CD LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET - Bill Nelson

Trial By Intimacy (The Book of Splendours) 4CD LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET
THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF THESE FANTASTIC BOX SETS AVAILABLE SIGNED BY BILL NELSON HIMSELF - GET YOUR COPY NOW!


A LIMITED EDITION NEWLY REMASTERED 4CD DELUXE CLAMSHELL BOXED SET OF BILL NELSON’S RARE AND LEGENDARY AMBIENT COLLECTION OF RECORDINGS ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON COCTEAU RECORDS IN 1984

INCLUDES REPLICA OF THE ORIGINAL BOX FEATURING A 48 PAGE BOOK, 4CDs IN SLIPCASED ARTWORK AND POSTCARDS OF BILL NELSON’s ILLUSTRATIONS
 
Esoteric Recordings announce a new release on their recently launched Cocteau Discs imprint, a limited edition reissue of BILL NELSON’s classic 4 disc ambient boxed set "TRIAL BY INTIMACY (The Book of Splendours)”.   The set was originally released on Bill’s Cocteau Records label in October 1984 and comprised recordings made by Bill at his Echo Observatory home studio. Comprising some eighty pieces of music, the set was a fine example of Bill Nelson’s grasp of Ambient music and has subsequently been hailed as a ground-breaking work.   Long deleted, the set is made available once more with this newly re-mastered Cocteau Discs edition. The new release fully restores the original elements of the "TRIAL BY INTIMACY” box and is an exact facsimile, reproducing a 32 page book and eight art postcards that featured in the original set.  
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THE SUMMER OF GOD’S PIANO        

DISC ONE: 1.     ANTENNAE TWO 2.     TRANSMISSION (NBC 97293) 3.     THE SLEEP OF HOLLYWOOD 4.     THE CELESTIAL BRIDEGROOM 5.     UNDER THE RED ARCH 6.     ORIENT PEARL 7.     SACRAMENT 8.     FALLING BLOSSOMS 9.     THE DIFFICULTY OF BEING 10.  ZANONI 11.  THE CHINESE NIGHTINGALE 12.  TANTRA 13.  SOON SEPTEMBER (ANOTHER ENCHANTMENT) 14.  RURAL SHIRES 15.  PERFIDIO INCANTO 16.  THE LOST YEARS 17.  THE CHARM OF TRANSMIT 18.  NIGHT THOUGHTS (TWILIGHT RADIO) 19.  WYSTERIA 20.  SWING 21.  SNOWFALL 22.  REALM OF DUSK 23.  OVER OCEAN


CHAMBER OF DREAMS (Music from the Invisibility Exhibition)


DISC TWO: 1.     THE BLAZING MEMORY OF INNUENDO 2.     INTO THE LUMINOUS FUTURE 3.     A DIP IN THE SWIMMING POOL REACTOR 4.     TOMORROWLAND (THE THRESHOLD OF 1947) 5.     LISTENING TO LIZARDS 6.     ENDLESS TORSION 7.     MY SUBLIME PERVERSION 8.     EROS IN AUTUMN 9.     SLEEPLESSNESS 10.   THE LATEST SKYLINE 11.   TRAIN OF THOUGHT 12.   PARKS AND FOUNTAINS, CLOUDS AND TREES 13.   THE GOLDEN BOUGH 14.   FOREVER ORPHEUS 15.   IN ARCADIA 16.   SENTIMENTAL 17.   AUTUMN FIRES 18.   WILD BLUE YONDER


PAVILIONS OF THE HEART AND SOUL   


DISC THREE: 1.     GIFT OF THE AUGUST TIDE 2.     LOVING TONGUES 3.     BLUE NUDE 4.     IN THE REALM OF BELLS 5.     YOUR NEBULOUS SMILE 6.     THE GLANCE OF A GLITTERING STRANGER 7.     ANOTHER KISS FOR YOUR SLENDER NECK 8.     THE WARMTH OF WOMEN’S EYES 9.     SEDUCTION (RITUAL WITH ROSES) 10.   DREAMED EMBRACES 11.   HERSELF WITH HER SHADOW 12.   THE EXQUISITE CORPSE 13.   ARDENT HANDS 14.   HER LAUGHING TORSO 15.   MIGRATING ANGELS 16.   LES AMOUREUX 17.   MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON 18.   MOUNTAINS OF THE HEART 19.   WILLOW SILK 20.   TENDER ENCOUNTERS (STATE OF GRACE) 21.   MELANCHOLIA 22.   THE ETERNAL FEMALE


A CATALOGUE OF OBSESSIONS


DISC FOUR: 1.     SEX PARTY SIX 2.     WIDER WINDOWS FOR THE WALLS OF THE WORLD 3.     TIME IN TOKYO 4.     HAPPILY ADDICTED TO YOU 5.     SNAKES WITH WINGS 6.     THE BOY PILOTS OF BANGKOK 7.     EROTIKON 8.     BIRDS IN TWO HEMISPHERES 9.     WINDMILLS IN A WORLD WITHOUT WIND 10.  LOVE’S FIRST KISS 11.  INITIATION OF THE HEART’S DESIRE 12.  EDGE OF TEARS 13.  TEST OF AFFECTION 14.  WORDS ACROSS TABLES 15.  A PROMISE OF PERFUME 16.  THIS DANGEROUS AGE 17.  THE GLASS BREAKFAST 18.  TALK TECHNIQUE 19.  THE LAST SUMMER FOR DANCING 20.  VIEW FROM A BALCONY

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The Practice of Everyday Life - Celebrating 40 Years of Recordings -
The year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of BILL NELSON's recording career and to celebrate this Esoteric Recordings announce a new release on their recently launched Cocteau Discs imprint, the lavish boxed set THE PRACTICE OF EVERYDAY LIFE Celebrating Forty Years of Recordings." This is the most extensive and detailed anthology of Bill's astoundingly creative career to date.

Over the past four decades Bill has consistently proved himself to be one of Britain's most original and creative musicians, exploring an astonishing diversity of musical styles, consistently pushing musical boundaries and earning the admiration of legions of fans throughout the world and enlightened critics alike. As a guitarist, Bill ranks as a great and uniquely gifted figure, but this eclectic selection of tracks also highlights his work as a singer/songwriter and instrumental composer.


The 1971 album Northern Dream was the first release of his illustrious career. Although recorded on rudimentary
  equipment at a small Wakefield recording studio, the record was a fine early example of an independently produced album. Northern Dream was championed by the legendary DJ John Peel and paved the way for Bill's future career, beginning with his legendary band Be Bop Deluxe, (a group who recorded five successful studio albums plus a live album for EMI's Harvest label), and the equally innovative Red Noise. His acclaimed solo career continued with the release of the album Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam , and a succession of diverse releases for both major labels and his own independent company, Cocteau Records (a venture which saw Bill become a pioneer of the do-it-yourself approach to recording and releasing music).

Track listed by Bill himself, this deluxe anthology gathers together more than 150 tracks over Eight CDs. The set begins
  with his earliest recordings and includes previously unreleased material by Be Bop Deluxe, along with examples from Bill'sextensive solo catalogue, exploring a wide range of styles. The anthology also includes a selection of material from his more recent albums, self-released by Bill on his Sonoluxe label. The set is rounded off by the inclusion of a bonus CD featuring two previously unreleased BBC Radio One sessions from 1981 and 1983 respectively.

THE PRACTICE OF EVERYDAY LIFE Celebrating Forty Years of Recordings is a lavish tribute to a true original.


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"Nelson’s creative restlessness manifests itself in myriad musical voyages (he even dabbles in drum’n’bass on 1996’s After The Satellite Sings), recording for the most part in his home studio to his own deadlines.”  

Record Collector May 2012

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