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Chameleon

by Bill Nelson

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City One 01:16
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Chameleon 02:51
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Astro Logic 02:03
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Tropicus 02:17
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O Vee 02:03
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On The Beam 02:08
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Mex-Arcana 02:03
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Man Machine 02:10
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Hip-No-Tize 01:59
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Blue Sky 01:29
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To A Child 01:24
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Rosalia 03:09
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Playback 02:00
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On The Beach 02:55
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Like A Dream 02:21
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Mitsukini 01:35

about

Chameleon is an instrumental album of 'library music', initially released towards the end of 1986 on the Themes International Music label.

On its release Chameleon was extremely difficult to obtain, as albums of library music (for use in production of TV and radio programmes) were always pressed in limited numbers and unavailable outside of their intended market.
After years of being unavailable to all but the most avid collectors, Chameleon was released as a limited edition CD in 2002.

"Very simply recorded, slightly quirky, short pieces...a little bit whimsical and often quite jolly...not so serious as Simplex or Chance Encounters...

You have to keep in mind that this was made as a Library Music album. Library music is created to be used as television or radio background music and will more often than not end up with a narrator speaking over the music...sometimes the music is chosen to lend a mood to a documentary film, so there will possibly be other sounds laid over the music by the TV studio technicians, as well as narration.
For this reason, one of the rules of library music is that it should contain no prominent melodies or a strong lead instrument. It has to function as aural wallpaper, a background atmosphere rather than a dominant musical motif." - Bill Nelson


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For further info and fan reviews, check out the album's web-page on the discography at: www.billnelson.com/chameleon

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released March 4, 2022

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Bill Nelson

Founder of Be-Bop Deluxe in 1973, guitarist Bill Nelson wrote all of the bands material. Signed to EMI, the band released five studio albums and scored a top ten UK hit with the single "Ships In The Night."
In 1979 Bill disbanded Be-Bop Deluxe and launched Red Noise.
As a solo artist he's worked with David Sylvian, Harold Budd and Cabaret Voltaire as well as producing The Skids and Gary Numan.
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