Sunday, 12 November 2017

Bill Nelson ‎– "Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam (Expanded)" (1981)


So while we're on the subject of young William Nelson, here's the next ,more synth orientated record which dropped the 'Red Noise' suffix to concentrate on the 'star'.
Always striving for the experimental but accessible pop song,these dozen or so synth pop ditties were written around the same time as the material for 'Red Noise',which is why it sounds almost the same. He was/is always prolific, and even pushing 70 he has released four albums this year.....so far!
Although I lost interest in his music from here onward, one must respect his relentless creativity which shows little sign of abating.
This LP contains at least one synth-pop classic in "Do you dream in colour?",and this remastered version comes with plenty of nice bonus tracks,to further enhance your listening experience.....and don't forget he even had time to produce the early 'A Flock Of Seagulls' tracks on his own Cocteau label.Which I guess is something of a millstone around his neck?...but at least he didn't produce 'U2' like Eno did!? What were you doing Briaaaaaan!!!!!!

Tracklist:

1 Banal 3:53
2 Living In My Limousine 4:10
3 Vertical Games 3:15
4 Disposible 5:55
5 False Alarms 2:51
6 Decline And Fall 4:43
7 White Sound 4:10
8 Life Runs Out Like Sand 5:23
9 A Kind Of Loving 4:16
10 Do You Dream In Colour 3:46
11 U.H.F. 4:41
12 Youth Of Nation On Fire 4:05
13 Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam 3:39
Bonus Tracks:
14 Mr. Magnetism Himself 3:11
15 Living In My Limousine (Remix) 4:20
16 Birds Of Tin 2:20
17 Love In The Abstract 3:34
18 Be My Dynamo 2:11
19 Rooms With Brittle Views 3:53
20 All My Wives Were Iron 1:31


3 comments:

rev.b said...

Hadn't heard this one, thanks for the chance to.

Anonymous said...

Thank you !

Anonymous said...

Have this as a double album https://www.discogs.com/Bill-Nelson-Quit-Dreaming-And-Get-On-The-Beam/release/484392
and in those days I loved the second part