Esoteric Recordings' imprint Cocteau Discs, dedicated to the work of Bill Nelson, are proud to announce the release of a deluxe 3 disc clamshell boxed set limited edition collection titled Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory. The set features three albums, all recorded at Bill Nelson's Yorkshire home studio, the Echo Observatory, 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 Kabinett (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) and 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).
All of the recordings featured in this set demonstrate Bill's creativity utilising primitive recording equipment by today's standards. As Bill has stated, “The music was recorded on a domestic four track machine. A high degree of self-discipline was in order.”
All of the recordings forming Dreamy Screens have now become highly regarded in the prolific discography of Bill Nelson.
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