The Practice of Everyday Life: Celebrating 40 Years of Recordings Box set, Import
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This is a very special set that will really light up your eyes when opening it up for the first time, the packaging is just beautiful and it's production limited, a keeper.
What makes this man's career so interesting is the vast body of work he has produced over the years and the varying content, there is something for everyone, multiple generations of listeners can enjoy any one of the discs in this collection.
Lastly, there is something to be said of a musician that plays all the instruments, sings all of the vocals, writes all of his own music and sells most of it on an obscure website, all in an effort to maintain control of the content, quality and artistry without interference, the results are documented here for you to hear.
I bought this after only some small exposure to Be-Bop Deluxe (BBD) back in 1974. I had no real knowledge of Bill Nelson at all. Wow!
I've had this box set since 2012 and over the years managed to listen, really listen, to all its component parts. Since then I have purchased the 'Futurist Manifesto' BBD set.
Besides the BBD tracks included (@ 27 or so) there is a HUGE amount of solo material. I'll admit that these solo works took me a little time to traverse, as well as appreciate. My first impressions were of the Bowie 'spiders from mars' era. The more I listened the more I saw how Nelson's work was so much more in complexity, lyrics, arrangement and wit. No commercial sell-out here, ever!
This set is now the gem of my various box set collections. And to think that the Jack Bruce 6cd set 'Will You Follow' was classy (it is very very good but design is nowhere near as nice), not to mention Robert Plant's 'Nine Lives' (excellent 'cept for the 9cd holding slats, cumbersome). This one blows them both away!
1. Photograph (A Beginning)
2. Northern Dreamer
3. See It Through
4. Love's a Way
5. Teenage Archangel - Be Bop Deluxe
6. Jets at Dawn - Be Bop Deluxe
7. Axe Victim - Be Bop Deluxe
8. Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape - Be Bop Deluxe
9. Darkness L'Immoraliste - Be Bop Deluxe
10. Night Creatures - Be Bop Deluxe
11. Music in Dreamland - Be Bop Deluxe
12. Maid in Heaven - Be Bop Deluxe
13. Jean Cocteau - Be Bop Deluxe
14. Sister Seagull - Be Bop Deluxe
15. Between the Worlds - Be Bop Deluxe
16. Swan Song - Be Bop Deluxe
17. Crystal Gazing - Be Bop Deluxe
18. Heavenly Homes - Be Bop Deluxe
19. Ships in the Night - Be Bop Deluxe
20. Crying to the Sky (Alternate Guitar Solo/Alternate Take) - Be Bop Deluxe
21. Sleep That Burns - Be Bop Deluxe
1. Modern Music
2. Dancing in the Moonlight (All Alone)
3. Honeymoon on Mars
4. Lost in the Neon World
5. Dance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids
6. Modern Music (Reprise)
7. Kiss of Light - Be Bop Deluxe
8. Forbidden Lovers - Be Bop Deluxe
9. Down on Terminal Street - Be Bop Deluxe
10. Life in the Air Age (Live) - Be Bop Deluxe
11. Piece of Mine (Live) - Be Bop Deluxe
12. Blimps - Be Bop Deluxe
13. Futurist Manifesto - Be Bop Deluxe
14. Lovers Are Mortal - Be Bop Deluxe
15. Surreal Estate - Be Bop Deluxe
16. Visions of Endless Hope - Be Bop Deluxe
17. Panic in the World (Juan Les Pins Mix/Remix) - Be Bop Deluxe
18. Don't Touch Me (I'm Electric)
19. Revolt Into Style
20. Furniture Music
21. Stay Young
22. Out of Touch
23. Do You Dream in Colour?
2. Life Runs Out Like Sand
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
My path to this boxed set was probably not the usual one. I first heard Bill Nelson's work via a few tracks on a sampler that the Discipline Global Mobile label put out called... Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Bice
Bill Nelson is one of the most underrated Guitarist/song writer of our time.
This set shows his 40 yrs.+ of genius.
This collection was a revelation to me. I didn't realize how long Bill Nelson's career has been, nor was I aware of the diversity of his music. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Klaatu
Bought it to be re-envigored to Bill. Didn't work. Nice to hear his many great tracks again but slushing through his Cocteau years is still hard to figure out. Read morePublished on August 5, 2013 by albie23
this is a well thought out collection of Bill Nelson's material and you get your money's worth.the packaging and layout of this collection is phemnominal. Read morePublished on June 16, 2013 by david adair
This is for Bill Nelson true fans only, this massive 8 disk set really covers Bill's career from beginning to the present. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by Bruce Dawson
I just got this box set delivered yesterday, and only 3 discs into it....I was (and still am) Very impressed with it. The packaging is amazing! Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Klash69
This set is a great retrospective of the career of a singular, creative artist and musician who continues to be prolific in his musical output. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Lars
I had kind of lost Bill Nelson from my radar since I would say 10 years. I had been a great fan of the Be Bop and post-Be Bop stuff. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Lovblad