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Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}

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Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}

Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}
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© 2011 Esoteric / Cocteau Discs / Cherry Red | COCD 1001
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental / Guitar

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.
Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}

Bill Nelson's 1971 solo debut (after playing in several local bands) was financed by his local record store, the Record Bar in Wakefield, England. After a copy found its way to BBC disc jockey, John Peel, he began playing tracks regularly, which helped pave the way for a real record contract (the label initially wanted him to re-record Northern Dream, but he had other ideas, which led to the formation of Be Bop Deluxe). While largely acoustic, singer-songwriter fare – at some points he sounds like an Anglicized Neil Young, in fact, filtered through Michael Chapman – and typical of its day (even down to the way Nelson looks on the back cover, with patched flares and long, stringy hair), there's also a spirit of future experimentalism lurking under the songs. The backwards guitar work that tops and tails "Sad Feelings" offers a hint of things to come, while both "House Of Sand" and "See It Through" recall Be Bop's "Jets At Dawn." One thing never in doubt is his guitar ability. While it's hardly as developed as it would become, "Smiles," for example, illustrates some excellent picking. The songwriting has an engaging naiveté, an innocence that would soon vanish, but that's part of its charm, too. While hardly essential, it's still fascinating for anyone interested in Nelson's roots, and it is the foundation of his sound.
Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}


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tracklist:
01 - Photograph (A Beginning)
02 - Everyone's Hero
03 - House Of Sand
04 - End Of The Seasons
05 - Rejoice
06 - Love's A Way
07 - Northern Dreamer (1957)
08 - Bloo Blooz
09 - Sad Feelings
10 - See It Through
11 - Smiles
12 - Chymepeace (An Ending)

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Bill Nelson / Northern Dream

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Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}

Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}