Fables And Dreamsongs

by Bill Nelson

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First released on CD in November 2010, Fables and Dreamsongs (A Golden Book of Experimental Ballads) features a mix of vocal and instrumental tracks.

"Fables and Dreamsongs was inspired, in part, from the 'Golden Wonder Books' that my mother owned as a child, and from which she read to me when I was a little boy. These thick, beautifully illustrated compendiums contained classic fables and stories by Britains best authors and artists. Looking at them now, what strikes me is how high the standard of writing was. The vocabulary used, (though they were children's stories), was so much more sophisticated than our modern day approach to children's literature. I suspect that many of these tales would prove difficult for contemporary adults to grasp, let alone children. There certainly was no 'talking down' involved. Back when these books were published, in the 1920s and '30s, the elegance, descriptive and emotive properties of the English language magically connected with children, even at an early age. (Well, they certainly did with me, thanks to my mother reading to me from these books when I was still an infant.)
So, whilst Fables and Dreamsongs is a 'book' of experimental ballads, it is also firmly rooted in the feelings I had when I sat by my mother's side as an infant, as she read to me from these wonderful collections of classic children's literature." - Bill Nelson

This download comes complete with artwork as PDF files.
For further details and fan reviews head to the album's dedicated page at Dreamsville... www.billnelson.com/fables-dreamsongs

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released September 3, 2021

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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 "Ship In The Night." In 1979 Bill disbanded Be-Bop Deluxe and launched Red Noise.
As a solo artist he's worked with the David Sylvian, Harold Budd and Cabaret Voltaire as well as producing The Skids and Gary Numan.
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