by Bill Nelson

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Coach Matt Great flowing E-bow !! Bill has always been in the forefront in being able to express his music as a painting, Put headphones on,, it will really blow you away !! Favorite track: Come To Me In My Dreams.
Nick Bradey
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Nick Bradey excellent set .difficult to pick a favourite track. you will not be disappointed .

Alan Foxall
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Alan Foxall A beautifully atmospheric album, drenched in glorious E Bow - love it :) Favorite track: Six Legged Critter Singing In The Trees.
Louise Anne Zacek-Baker
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Louise Anne Zacek-Baker i had the fortunate opportunity to meet bill, as a rogue american guest in York a few years ago; and i am stimmied with his music, (i'm a fellow artisan) this is quite a brilliant and enigmatic "plaything"... so i now imbibe. CHEERS! Favorite track: Come To Me In My Dreams.
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Roger Carvey When you purchase and download this wonderfully intimate album from the truly talented Mr. Nelson, please play "Lagoon" first, which is simply heartache-lovely, setting the mood for the otherworldly tracks you'll experience. Full of the experience and musical exploration that consistently fills Bill's daily life, each track offers the various snapshots of his joy of creation as he records at home (several tracks here are among Bill's favorites!). Favorite track: Rainclouds Over Paris Of My Dreams.
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"Plaything" is an album of guitar-based instrumentals, in a similar style to my 'The Romance Of Sustain' album. The album's packaging was created by respected American artist Frank Olinsky who has designed covers for many major musical artists. (Frank's original artwork is downloadable along with the album.) The 'Plaything' CD has been out of print for several years now and has become a sought after item amongst collectors. This digital re-issue will enable more people to hear the music on 'Plaything' without being forced to pay the premium prices asked for second-hand copies of the original CD. The album contains some of my personal favourite instrumental recordings, particularly 'Rainclouds Over Paris Of My Dreams,' 'A Prayer To Sleep With Mercurial Women,' 'The Revenge Of The Man In The Burning Ice Cream Van,' 'The Embarkation Song Of The Last Fast Airship,' 'Come To Me In My Dreams' and 'Six-Legged Critter Singing In The Trees.' I'm pleased to make this music available again and hope you will enjoy exploring its twists and turns." Bill Nelson September 2014.

Originally released as a limited edition CD in 2003.
Catalogue No. Universal Twang Records UTCD 002

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released September 11, 2014


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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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