Be Bop Deluxe - Live! in the Air Age (1977)

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Be Bop Deluxe - Live! in the Air Age (1977)
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Be Bop Deluxe - Live! in the Air Age (1977)

Highest UK chart position: 10
UK: Originally released on Harvest SHVL 816 in July 1977, Early vinyl editions came with bonus live EP Harvest PSR 412. Some issued on clear vinyl.
US: Originally released on Harvest SKB 11666 on white vinyl
US: 12" white vinyl promo sampler on Harvest
UK: Compact disc released on EMI CZ 331 in February 1991 with extra tracks
US: Compact disc rereleased in 1995 on One Way Records with extra tracks

Recorded Live at London, Leeds & Bournemouth by Rolling Stones Mobile Studio
Produced by John Leckieand Bill Nelson

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Art Rock band that featured guitarist extarordinaire Bill Nelson. Good for the uninitiated especially Sunburst Finish in which Nelson explores his version of the future with pop songs with flashy guitar.

The music is not categorized as progressive in the style of Mellotron/keyboard symphonics, but is more within the realm of intelligent rock music comparable in spirit to Peter Hammill's solo material. For those unfamiliar with Be-Bop Deluxe, Modern Music or Sunburst Finish would probably be the best starting points.

Excellant guitar oriented rock with intelligent lyrics and mood shifts ranging from hard-edged to very subtle and passive.

Bill Nelson's mid-70's band, they produced a long string of albums that range from art-rock to mainstream pop, yet always very inventive, intelligent and generally progressive. The best of the bunch are probably Futurama, and Sunburst Finish, which feature plenty of excellent tunes and Nelson's trademark guitar pyrotechnics.

Life In The Air Age
Ships In The Night
Piece Of Mine
Fair Exchange
Mill Street Junction
Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape
Blazing Apostles
Sister Seagull
Maid In Heaven

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