Price: £18.99
Format: boxset
Artist: Bill Nelson
Availability: 24-11-2017
CatNo: COCD31015
A deluxe limited edition triple CD set, Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory features ithree long out of print albums recorded at Bill Nelson’s home studio in 1981 and 1982:
 
Sounding the Ritual Echo - Originally issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill’s 1981 album Quit Dreaming And Get On the Beam.
 
Das Kabinet - A soundtrack to a production of The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari by The Yorkshire Actors Company issued as an LP on Bill’s Cocteau label in 1981.
 
La Belle Et La Bete - A soundtrack to a stage production of Jean Cocteau’s classic 1946 film Beauty & The Beast, first issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill’s 1982 album The Love That Whirls.
 
This remastered 2017 Cocteau Discs collection presents the albums in their original artwork in a clamshell box.
CD 1 - “SOUNDING THE RITUAL ECHO (ATMOSPHERES FORDREAMING)”:
 
1. ANNUNCIATION
2. SOUNDING THE RITUAL ECHO
3. SLEEP
4. NEAR EAST
5. EMAK BAKIA
6. MY INTRICATE IMAGE
7. ENDLESS ORCHIDS
8. THE HEAT IN THE ROOM
9. ANOTHER WILLINGLY OPENED WINDOW
10. VANISHING PARADES
11. GLASS FISH (FOR THE FINAL AQUARIUM)
12. CUBICAL DOMES
13. ASHES OF ROSES
14. THE SHADOW GARDEN
15. OPIUM
 
CD 2 - “DAS KABINET”:
 
1. THE ASYLUM
2. WALTZ
3. THE FAIRGROUND
4. DOCTOR CALIGARI
5. CESARE THE SOMNAMBULIST
6. MURDER
7. THE FUNERAL
8. THE SOMNAMBULIST AND THE CHILDREN
9. CALIGARI DISCIPLINES CESARE
10. CALIGARI FEEDS CESARE
11. CALIGARI OPENS THE CABINET
12. JANE DISCOVERS CESARE
13. THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF JANE
14. THE DREAM DANCE OF JANE AND THE SOMNAMBULIST
15. ESCAPE OVER THE ROOFTOPS
16. THE UNMASKING
17. THE SHOT
18. THE CABINET CLOSES
 
CD 3 - “LA BELLE ET LA BETE”:
 
1. OVERTURE
2. THE FAMILY
3. SISTERS AND SEDAN CHAIRS
4. IN THE FOREST OF STORMS
5. THE CASTLE
6. THE GATES
7. THE CORRIDOR
8. THE GREAT HALL
9. DREAMS (THE MERCHANT SLEEPS)
10. FEAR (THE MERCHANT WAKES)
11. THE ROSE AND THE BEAST
12. MAGNIFICENT (THE WHITE HORSE)
13. BEAUTY ENTERS THE CASTLE
14. THE DOOR
15. THE MIRROR
16. CANDELABRA AND GARGOYLES
17. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
18. TRANSITION NO. 1
19. TRANSITION NO. 2
20. THE HUNT
21. THE GIFT
22. THE GARDEN
23. TRANSITION NO. 3
24. TRANSITION NO. 4
25. THE TRAGEDY
26. TRANSITION NO. 5
27. THE ENCHANTED GLOVE
28. TEARS AS DIAMONDS (THE GIFT REVERSES)
29. THE BEAST IN SOLITUDE
30. THE RETURN OF THE MAGNIFICENT
31. TRANSITION NO. 6 (THE JOURNEY)
32. THE PAVILION OF DIANA
33. TRANSFORMATION NO.1
34. TRANSFORMATION NO. 2
35. THE FINAL CURTAIN