Price: £12.75
Format: cd
Artist: Be Bop Deluxe
Availability: 06-12-2019
CatNo: PECLEC22699
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Be Bop Deluxe Modern Music Bill Nelson 2CD
An expanded 2 CD edition of Modern Music, the 1976 studio release by Be Bop Deluxe.
 
Re-mastered from the original master tapes, this edition features 19 bonus tracks drawn from the 2019 stereo mixes by award winning engineer Stephen W. Tayler. It also includes a rare b-side and several outtakes from the album sessions. 
 
The booklet restores the original album artwork and includes previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson
 
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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)