Price: £51.99
Format: boxset
Artist: Be Bop Deluxe
CatNo: PECLEC52698
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Be Bop Deluxe Modern Music Deluxe Bill Nelson Surround 4CD_DVD
A limited five disc (4cd/1dvd) deluxe box set edition of Modern Music, the 1976 studio release by Be Bop Deluxe.
 
Features:
 
* Re-mastered from the original tapes.
* 2019 stereo and 5.1 mixes by Stephen W Tayler.
* Previously unreleased out-takes from the album sessions. 
* A BBC Radio In Concert performance from October 1976.
* A session for BBC TV’s Old Grey Whistle Test show broadcast in November 1976.
* A previously unreleased 'official bootleg' of a performance at The Riviera Theater in Chicago in March 1976 recorded for FM Radio.
* A 68 page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. 
* A replica poster and postcards. 
 
Recorded in June and July 1976 at Abbey Road Studio Three, Modern Music was the fourth album by Be Bop Deluxe and the second to feature the line-up of Bill Nelson (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Charles Tumahai (bass, vocals), Andy Clark (keyboards) and Simon Fox (drums). 
 
Co-produced by Nelson and John Leckie, the expansive Modern Music ‘suite' which dominated the album was inspired by Bill’s experiences of America, the disillusionment with the US music business and a longing for home. 
DISC ONE: CD
 
MODERN MUSIC
THE ORIGINAL STEREO MIX:
 
1. ORPHANS OF BABYLON
2. TWILIGHT CAPERS
3. KISS OF LIGHT
4. THE BIRD CHARMERS DESTINY
5. THE GOLD AT THE END OF MY RAINBOW
6. BRING BACK THE SPARK
7. MODERN MUSIC
8. DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT (ALL ALONE)
9. HONEYMOON ON MARS
10. LOST IN THE NEON WORLD
11. DANCE OF THE UNCLE SAM HUMANOIDS
12. MODERN MUSIC (REPRISE)
13. FORBIDDEN LOVERS
14. DOWN ON TERMINAL STREET
15. MAKE THE MUSIC MAGIC
BONUS TRACK
16. SHINE (B-SIDE OF SINGLE)
 
DISC TWO: CD
 
MODERN MUSIC
THE NEW STEREO MIX:
 
1. ORPHANS OF BABYLON (NEW STEREO MIX)
2. TWILIGHT CAPERS (NEW STEREO MIX)
3. KISS OF LIGHT (NEW STEREO MIX)
4. THE BIRD CHARMERS DESTINY (NEW STEREO MIX)
5. THE GOLD AT THE END OF MY RAINBOW (NEW STEREO MIX)
6. BRING BACK THE SPARK (NEW STEREO MIX)
7. MODERN MUSIC (NEW STEREO MIX)
8. DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT (ALL ALONE) (NEW STEREO MIX)
9. HONEYMOON ON MARS (NEW STEREO MIX)
10. LOST IN THE NEON WORLD (NEW STEREO MIX)
11. DANCE OF THE UNCLE SAM HUMANOIDS (NEW STEREO MIX)
12. MODERN MUSIC (REPRISE) (NEW STEREO MIX)
13. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (NEW STEREO MIX)
14. DOWN ON TERMINAL STREET (NEW STEREO MIX)
15. MAKE THE MUSIC MAGIC (NEW STEREO MIX)
BONUS TRACKS
16. SHINE (NEW STEREO MIX)
17. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (FIRST VERSION)
18. THE BIRD CHARMER’S DESTINY (FIRST VERSION)
 
DISC THREE: CD
 
BBC RADIO ONE “IN CONCERT”
RECORDED 2ND OCTOBER 1976 AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON, LONDON
 
1. MAID IN HEAVEN (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
2. BRING BACK THE SPARK (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
3. KISS OF LIGHT (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
4. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
5. FAIR EXCHANGE (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
6. SHIPS IN THE NIGHT (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
7. TWILIGHT CAPERS (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
8. MODERN MUSIC (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
i. MODERN MUSIC
ii. DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT (ALL ALONE)
iii. HONEYMOON ON MARS
iv. LOST IN THE NEON WORLD
v. DANCE OF THE UNCLE SAM
HUMANOIDS
vi. MODERN MUSIC (REPRISE)
9. BLAZING APOSTLES (BBC IN CONCERT 1976)
 
DISC FOUR: CD
 
LIVE AT THE RIVIERA THEATRE, CHICAGO 21ST MARCH 1976 –
THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG
 
1. FAIR EXCHANGE (LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
2. STAGE WHISPERS (LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
3. LIFE IN THE AIR AGE (LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
4. SISTER SEAGULL (LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
5. ADVENTURES IN A YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPE (LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
6. MAID IN HEAVEN (LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
7. SHIPS IN THE NIGHT (LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
8. BILL’S BLUES (LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
9. BLAZING APOSTLES (LIVE 1976 – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
 
DISC FIVE: DVD
 
MODERN MUSIC
THE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX / NEW STEREO MIX (96 KHZ / 24-BIT) / ORIGINAL STEREO MIX (96 KHZ / 24-BIT)
 
1. ORPHANS OF BABYLON (5.1 MIX)
2. TWILIGHT CAPERS (5.1 MIX)
3. KISS OF LIGHT (5.1 MIX)
4. THE BIRD CHARMERS DESTINY (5.1 MIX)
5. THE GOLD AT THE END OF MY RAINBOW (5.1 MIX)
6. BRING BACK THE SPARK (5.1 MIX)
7. MODERN MUSIC (5.1 MIX)
8. DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT (ALL ALONE) (5.1 MIX)
9. HONEYMOON ON MARS (5.1 MIX)
10. LOST IN THE NEON WORLD (5.1 MIX)
11. DANCE OF THE UNCLE SAM HUMANOIDS (5.1 MIX)
12. MODERN MUSIC (REPRISE) (5.1 MIX)
13. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (5.1 MIX)
14. DOWN ON TERMINAL STREET (5.1 MIX)
15. MAKE THE MUSIC MAGIC (5.1 MIX)
BONUS TRACKS
16. SHINE (5.1 MIX)
17. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (FIRST VERSION) (5.1 MIX)
18. THE BIRD CHARMER’S DESTINY (FIRST VERSION) (5.1 MIX)
 
VISUAL CONTENT
1. FORBIDDEN LOVERS (BBC OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1976)
2. DOWN ON TERMINAL STREET (BBC OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST 1976)