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Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson
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England
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Bill Nelson is a British musician, painter and photographer. Born in 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.
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http://billnelson.com
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Releases on file (58)
Bill Nelson — Drive This Comet across the Sky Bill Nelson — Drive This Comet across the Sky
(Tremolo Boy DDL06, 2018, DL)
Bill Nelson — Luxury Wonder Moments Bill Nelson — Luxury Wonder Moments
(Sonoluxe CD043, 2017, CD)
Bill Nelson — New Northern Dream Bill Nelson — New Northern Dream
(Sonoluxe SLSCD 004, 2016, CD)
Bill Nelson — Perfect Monsters Bill Nelson — Perfect Monsters
(Sonoluxe CD 042, 2016, CD)
Bill Nelson — Altar Pieces Bill Nelson — Altar Pieces
(Sonoluxe CD032, 2014, CD)
Bill Nelson — The Dreamer's Companion Volume Two: In This I Reveal My Secret Identity Bill Nelson — The Dreamer's Companion Volume Two: In This I Reveal My Secret Identity
(Sonoluxe CD030, 2014, DL)
Bill Nelson — The Dreamer's Companion Volume Three: Songs of the Bel-Air Rocketmen Bill Nelson — The Dreamer's Companion Volume Three: Songs of the Bel-Air Rocketmen
(Sonoluxe CD031, 2014, DL)
Bill Nelson — Pedalscope Bill Nelson — Pedalscope
(Sonoluxe CD033, 2014, CD)
Bill Nelson — The Dreamer's Companion Volume One: How I Got My Secret Powers Bill Nelson — The Dreamer's Companion Volume One: How I Got My Secret Powers
(Sonoluxe CD029, 2014, DL)
Bill Nelson — Blip! Bill Nelson — Blip!
((Not on label) no#, 2013, CD)
Bill Nelson — Blip! 2 - The Tremulous Doo-Wah-Diddy Bill Nelson — Blip! 2 - The Tremulous Doo-Wah-Diddy
(Sonoluxe CD026, 2013, CD)
Bill Nelson — Joy through Amplification Bill Nelson — Joy through Amplification
(Sonoluxe CD022, 2012, CD)
Bill Nelson Matt Howarth — The Last of the Neon Cynics Bill Nelson Matt Howarth — The Last of the Neon Cynics
(Sonoluxe CD021, 2012, CD)
Bill Nelson — The Palace of Strange Voltages Bill Nelson — The Palace of Strange Voltages
(Sonoluxe CD023, 2012, CD)
Bill Nelson — Signals from Realms of Light Bill Nelson — Signals from Realms of Light
(Sonoluxe CD020, 2011, CD)
Bill Nelson — Fancy Planets Bill Nelson — Fancy Planets
(Sonoluxe CD013, 2009, CD)
Bill Nelson — Illuminated at Dusk Bill Nelson — Illuminated at Dusk
(Sonoluxe CD010, 2008, CD)
Bill Nelson — Mazda Kaleidoscope Bill Nelson — Mazda Kaleidoscope
(Sonoluxe CD011, 2008, CD)
Bill Nelson — Arcadian Salon Bill Nelson — Arcadian Salon
((Not on label) no#, 2006/2014, DL)
Bill Nelson — Neptune's Galaxy Bill Nelson — Neptune's Galaxy
(Sonoluxe CD004 , 2006/2014, DL)
Bill Nelson — Return to Jazz of Lights Bill Nelson — Return to Jazz of Lights
(Sonoluxe CD 005, 2006, CD)
Bill Nelson — The Alchemical Adventures of Sailor Bill Bill Nelson — The Alchemical Adventures of Sailor Bill
(Sonoluxe CD003, 2005/2014, DL)
Bill Nelson — Orpheus in Ultraland Bill Nelson — Orpheus in Ultraland
((Not on label) DOAO CD001, 2005/2014, CD)
Bill Nelson — Whimsy Bill Nelson — Whimsy
(Fabled Quixite USR103CD, 2003, 2CD)
Bill Nelson — Astral Motel Bill Nelson — Astral Motel
(Almost Opaque AOCD 003, 2002, CD)
Bill Nelson — Atom Shop Bill Nelson — Atom Shop
(Discipline DGM 9806, 1998, CD)
Bill Nelson — What Now, What Next Bill Nelson — What Now, What Next
(Discipline DGM9807, 1998, 2CD)
Bill Nelson — Magnificent Dream People Bill Nelson — Magnificent Dream People
(Populuxe POPU-002-CD, 1997, CD)
Bill Nelson — Weird Critters Bill Nelson — Weird Critters
(Populuxe POPU-001, 1997, CD)
Channel Light Vessel — Excellent Spirits Channel Light Vessel — Excellent Spirits
(Hannibal HNCD 1514, 1996/2008, CD)
Bill Nelson — After the Satellite Sings Bill Nelson — After the Satellite Sings
(Gyroscope GYR 6616-2, 1995, CD)
Bill Nelson — Buddha Head Bill Nelson — Buddha Head
(Populuxe POPU004CD, 1995, CD)
Channel Light Vessel — Automatic Channel Light Vessel — Automatic
(Hannibal HNCD 1501, 1994/2005, CD)
Bill Nelson — Return to Tomorrow Bill Nelson — Return to Tomorrow
(Discs of Ancient Odeon CD 00, 1993/2012, CD)
Bill Nelson — Deep Dream Decoder Bill Nelson — Deep Dream Decoder
(Populuxe POPU005CD, 1992/1995, CD)
Roger Eno with Kate St John — The Familiar Roger Eno with Kate St John — The Familiar
(Gyroscope CAROL 6601-2, 1992, CD)
Bill Nelson — Luminous Bill Nelson — Luminous
(Esoteric Recordings COCD1003, 1991/2012, CD)
Rain Tree Crow — Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow — Rain Tree Crow
(Virgin CDV 2659, 1991, CD)
Bill Nelson — Altar Pieces Bill Nelson — Altar Pieces
(Sonoluxe CD 032, 1990/2014, CD)
Bill Nelson — Simplex Bill Nelson — Simplex
(Cocteau COCD 1005, 1990/2012, CD)
Bill Nelson — Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights Bill Nelson — Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights
(Esoteric Recordings COCD 21014, 1987/2017, 2CD)
Bill Nelson — Map of Dreams Bill Nelson — Map of Dreams
(Enigma 7 73389-2, 1987/1989, CD)
Bill Nelson — Chameleon Bill Nelson — Chameleon
(Fabled Quixote USR-101-CD, 1986/2002, CD)
David Sylvian — Gone to Earth David Sylvian — Gone to Earth
(Virgin V2-86003, 1986, CD)
Bill Nelson — A Catalogue of Obsessions Bill Nelson — A Catalogue of Obsessions
(Enigma 7 73379-2, 1984/1989, CD)
Bill Nelson — Chamber of Dreams (Music from the Invisibility Exhibition) Bill Nelson — Chamber of Dreams (Music from the Invisibility Exhibition)
(Enigma 7 73377-2, 1984/1989, CD)
Bill Nelson — Pavilions of the Heart and Soul Bill Nelson — Pavilions of the Heart and Soul
(Enigma 7 73378-2, 1984/1989, CD)
Bill Nelson — The Summer of God's Piano Bill Nelson — The Summer of God's Piano
(Enigma 7 73376-2, 1984/1989, CD)
Yukihiro Takahashi — Wild & Moody Yukihiro Takahashi — Wild & Moody
(Spalax 14503, 1984/1997, CD)
Bill Nelson — Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam Bill Nelson — Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam
(Mercury 983 1025, 1981/2005, CD)
Bill Nelson's Red Noise — Sound-on-Sound Bill Nelson's Red Noise — Sound-on-Sound
(Harvest SHSPX 4095, 1979/2012, CD)
Be Bop Deluxe — Drastic Plastic Be Bop Deluxe — Drastic Plastic
(Harvest CDP 7 94733 2, 1978/1990, CD)
Be Bop Deluxe — Live! In the Air Age Be Bop Deluxe — Live! In the Air Age
(One Way S21-18465, 1977/1995, CD)
Be Bop Deluxe — Modern Music Be Bop Deluxe — Modern Music
(Harvest CDP 7 94731 2, 1976/1990, CD)
Be Bop Deluxe — Sunburst Finish Be Bop Deluxe — Sunburst Finish
(Esoteric Recordings PECLEC22643, 1976/2018, 2CD)
Be Bop Deluxe — Futurama Be Bop Deluxe — Futurama
(Harvest CDP 7 92074 2, 1975/1990, CD)
Be Bop Deluxe — Axe Victim Be Bop Deluxe — Axe Victim
(Harvest CDP 7947262, 1974/1991, CD)
Bill Nelson — Northern Dream Bill Nelson — Northern Dream
(Smiled SM777CD, 1971/1996, CD)

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