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• A LIMITED EDITION REMASTERED 3 CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET FEATURING THREE RARE AMBIENT ALBUMS ORIGINALLY RECORDED IN 1981 & 1982
• FEATURING THE ALBUMS “SOUNDING THE RITUAL ECHO”, “DAS KABINET” & “LA BELLE ET LA BETE”
• CDs IN REPLICA CARD SLEEVES

Esoteric Recordings’ imprint Cocteau Discs, dedicated to the work of BILL NELSON, are proud to announce the release of a deluxe 3 disc clamshell boxed set limited edition collection – “Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory”.

The set features three albums, all recorded at Bill Nelson’s Yorkshire home studio, the Echo Observatory, in 1981 and 1982 – “Sounding the Ritual Echo” (originally issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill’s 1981 album “Quit Dreaming and Get On the Beam”), “Das Kabinet” (a soundtrack to a production of “The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari” by The Yorkshire Actors Company issued as an LP on Bill’s Cocteau label in 1981) and “La Belle et La Bete” (a soundtrack to a stage production of Jean Cocteau’s classic 1946 film “Beauty & the Beast”, first issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill’s 1982 album “The Love That Whirls”).

All of the recordings featured in this set demonstrate Bill’s creativity utilising primitive recording equipment by today’s standards. As Bill has stated; “The music was recorded on a domestic four track machine. A high degree of self-discipline was in order. All of the recordings forming “Dreamy Screens” have now become highly regarded in the prolific discography of Bill Nelson.

Long out of print, this Cocteau Discs re-mastered limited edition presents these three wonderful albums once again, restoring the original artwork in the collection in a clamshell boxed set.

Track List:

DISC ONE:
“SOUNDING THE RITUAL ECHO (ATMOSPHERE’S FOR DREAMING)”

1. ANNUNCIATION
2. SOUNDING THE RITUAL ECHO
3. SLEEP
4. NEAR EAST
5. EMAK BAKIA
6. MY INTRICATE IMAGE
7. ENDLESS ORCHIDS
8. THE HEAT IN THE ROOM
9. ANOTHER WILLINGLY OPENED WINDOW
10. VANISHING PARADES
11. GLASS FISH (FOR THE FINAL AQUARIUM)
12. CUBICAL DOMES
13. ASHES OF ROSES
14. THE SHADOW GARDEN
15. OPIUM

DISC TWO:
“DAS KABINET”

1. THE ASYLUM
2. WALTZ
3. THE FAIRGROUND
4. DOCTOR CALIGARI
5. CESARE THE SOMNAMBULIST
6. MURDER
7. THE FUNERAL
8. THE SOMNAMBULIST AND THE CHILDREN
9. CALIGARI DISCIPLINES CESARE
10. CALIGARI FEEDS CESARE
11. CALIGARI OPENS THE CABINET
12. JANE DISCOVERS CESARE
13. THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF JANE
14. THE DREAM DANCE OF JANE AND THE SOMNAMBULIST
15. ESCAPE OVER THE ROOFTOPS
16. THE UNMASKING
17. THE SHOT
18. THE CABINET CLOSES

DISC THREE:
“LA BELLE ET LA BETE” (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST)

1. OVERTURE
2. THE FAMILY
3. SISTERS AND SEDAN CHAIRS
4. IN THE FOREST OF STORMS
5. THE CASTLE
6. THE GATES
7. THE CORRIDOR
8. THE GREAT HALL
9. DREAMS (THE MERCHANT SLEEPS)
10. FEAR (THE MERCHANT WAKES)
11. THE ROSE AND THE BEAST
12. MAGNIFICENT (THE WHITE HORSE)
13. BEAUTY ENTERS THE CASTLE
14. THE DOOR
15. THE MIRROR
16. CANDELABRA AND GARGOYLES
17. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
18. TRANSITION NO. 1
19. TRANSITION NO. 2
20. THE HUNT
21. THE GIFT
22. THE GARDEN
23. TRANSITION NO. 3
24. TRANSITION NO. 4
25. THE TRAGEDY
26. TRANSITION NO. 5
27. THE ENCHANTED GLOVE
28. TEARS AS DIAMONDS (THE GIFT REVERSES)
29. THE BEAST IN SOLITUDE
30. THE RETURN OF THE MAGNIFICENT
31. TRANSITION NO. 6 (THE JOURNEY)
32. THE PAVILION OF DIANA
33. TRANSFORMATION NO.1
34. TRANSFORMATION NO. 2
35. THE FINAL CURTAIN

DISC ONE:
“SOUNDING THE RITUAL ECHO (ATMOSPHERE’S FOR DREAMING)”

1. ANNUNCIATION
2. SOUNDING THE RITUAL ECHO
3. SLEEP
4. NEAR EAST
5. EMAK BAKIA
6. MY INTRICATE IMAGE
7. ENDLESS ORCHIDS
8. THE HEAT IN THE ROOM
9. ANOTHER WILLINGLY OPENED WINDOW
10. VANISHING PARADES
11. GLASS FISH (FOR THE FINAL AQUARIUM)
12. CUBICAL DOMES
13. ASHES OF ROSES
14. THE SHADOW GARDEN
15. OPIUM

DISC TWO:
“DAS KABINET”

1. THE ASYLUM
2. WALTZ
3. THE FAIRGROUND
4. DOCTOR CALIGARI
5. CESARE THE SOMNAMBULIST
6. MURDER
7. THE FUNERAL
8. THE SOMNAMBULIST AND THE CHILDREN
9. CALIGARI DISCIPLINES CESARE
10. CALIGARI FEEDS CESARE
11. CALIGARI OPENS THE CABINET
12. JANE DISCOVERS CESARE
13. THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF JANE
14. THE DREAM DANCE OF JANE AND THE SOMNAMBULIST
15. ESCAPE OVER THE ROOFTOPS
16. THE UNMASKING
17. THE SHOT
18. THE CABINET CLOSES

DISC THREE:
“LA BELLE ET LA BETE” (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST)

1. OVERTURE
2. THE FAMILY
3. SISTERS AND SEDAN CHAIRS
4. IN THE FOREST OF STORMS
5. THE CASTLE
6. THE GATES
7. THE CORRIDOR
8. THE GREAT HALL
9. DREAMS (THE MERCHANT SLEEPS)
10. FEAR (THE MERCHANT WAKES)
11. THE ROSE AND THE BEAST
12. MAGNIFICENT (THE WHITE HORSE)
13. BEAUTY ENTERS THE CASTLE
14. THE DOOR
15. THE MIRROR
16. CANDELABRA AND GARGOYLES
17. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
18. TRANSITION NO. 1
19. TRANSITION NO. 2
20. THE HUNT
21. THE GIFT
22. THE GARDEN
23. TRANSITION NO. 3
24. TRANSITION NO. 4
25. THE TRAGEDY
26. TRANSITION NO. 5
27. THE ENCHANTED GLOVE
28. TEARS AS DIAMONDS (THE GIFT REVERSES)
29. THE BEAST IN SOLITUDE
30. THE RETURN OF THE MAGNIFICENT
31. TRANSITION NO. 6 (THE JOURNEY)
32. THE PAVILION OF DIANA
33. TRANSFORMATION NO.1
34. TRANSFORMATION NO. 2
35. THE FINAL CURTAIN
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