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Special Metal

by Bill Nelson

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Nick Bradey
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Nick Bradey Bill Nelson more than maintains his usual
high standards .
Coach Matt
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Coach Matt Rocking the Dreamboat has it all for me. Great groove, melody, and of cause the words of Bill Nelson !! None of his recordings ever disappoint.
Nigel William Palmer
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Nigel William Palmer Just wondering which track you might have used the Chad Valley "Clown" guitar that we gave you for your Birthday some years ago? :-)
Best Wishes and kisses from Linda xxx
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Tim If you are a be Bop Deluxe fan who hasn't encountered much of Bill Nelson's work since then, this is an easy point of entry. After that get the cd Joy Through Amplification and then everything else! Favorite track: Special Metal.
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'Special Metal' is an outsider album for me, one which I didn't feel like committing to a physical CD, (which normally I would do for new albums,) but instead decided to allocate it to a digital download only release. It's an album which, as the title suggests, strays into heavy rock territory but with some ballad intervals. It might be said that it falls out of character for me, especially when I tend to eschew rock music for something less brutal these days. But it's an interesting proposition, with a certain dynamism that can only be regarded as straight ahead 'rock', albeit with some twists and turns that, inevitably, locate it firmly in a more contemporary mode. I think some of you might enjoy it!

The album comes complete with printable PDF artwork.

For further album information and fan reviews visit www.billnelson.com/special-metal


released April 8, 2016


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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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