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Gleaming Without Lights

by Bill Nelson

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First released on CD in 2007. this guitar-based instrumental album proved a big hit with Bill's fans...

"The ‘Gleaming Without Lights’ album was created as a vehicle for a thirty seven minutes and fifty seconds long instrumental composition called ‘Dreamland Illuminated’, originally recorded as the soundtrack for an autobiographical video I made in 2006.
Despite being originally intended as a video soundtrack, ‘Dreamland Illuminated’ also functions independently of its visual context, as a long-form instrumental work.
The other six tracks on the ‘Gleaming Without Lights’ album have been chosen to complement the piece and to provide a sympathetic framework within which it can sit.
To some extent, the entire album fits within the autobiographical concept. The track ‘North-East’, for instance, is intended to conjure up visions of the rugged North Yorkshire coastline, an area of natural beauty that has fascinated me throughout my life." - Bill Nelson.

As always, the download includes the album artwork as PDF Files.

For further info - visit www.billnelson.com/gleaming-without-lights


released October 2, 2020


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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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