BE BOP DELUXE


"Maid in Heaven" live


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Be-Bop Deluxe was formed in England around 1973 by guitarist Bill Nelson. Nelson changed the line-up a couple of times during the bandīs relatively short-lived carreer. Nelson also sang and wrote the bandīs material and they reached the singles charts in 1975 with "Ships in the Night" from the "Sunburst Finish" album. Nelson was/is a terrific guitarist and a fine songwriter, and all their albums contain fine examples of this. Nelson broke up the band in 1978 to form the more radical "Red Noise", which never had the commercial success of Be Bop Deluxe.

Band Members:

Bill Nelson: Born 1948. Composer, vocals, guitar. Nelson was Be Bop Deluxe, and Be Bop Deluxe was his band

Nick Chatteron-Dew: Drums. Chatterton-Dew is only featured on the bandīs first album "Axe Victim"

Robert Bryan: Bass . Bryan is only featured on the bandīs first album "Axe Victim"

Ian Parkin: Guitar. Parkin is only featured on the bandīs first album "Axe Victim"

Simon Fox: Drums. Joined in 1975 and is featured on the rest of the bandīs albums

Andy Clarke: Keyboards. Joined in 1975 and is featured on the rest of the bandīs albums. Clarke also joined Nelson in Red Noise

Charlie Tumahai: Bass. Joined in 1975 and is featured on the rest of the bandīs albums



Discography:


1. Axe Victim - Harvest 1974

Tracks:
1. Axe Victim / 2. Love Is Swift Arrows / 3. Jet Silver and the Dolls of Venus / 4. Third Floor Heaven / 5. Night Creatures / 6. Rocket Cathedrals / 7. Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape / 8. Jets at Dawn / 9. No Trains to Heaven / 10. Darkness [L'immoraliste] / 11. Piece of Mine / 12. Mill Street Junction / 13. Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape
Rating : 6


2. Futurama - Harvest 1975

Tracks:
1. Stage Whispers / 2. Love With The Madman / 3. Maid In Heaven / 4. Sister Seagull / 5. Sound Track / 6. Music In Dreamland / 7. Jean Cocteau / 8. Between The Worlds / 9. Swan Song / 10. Between The Worlds* (Original Single Version) / 11. Maid In Heaven* (Recorded Live In 1977) / 12. Speed Of The Wind*
Rating : 6


3. Sunburst Finish - Harvest 1976

Tracks:
1. Fair Exchange / 2. Heavenly Homes / 3. Ships in the Night / 4. Crying to the Sky / 5. Sleep That Burns / 6. Beauty Secrets / 7. Life in the Air Age / 8. Like an Old Blues / 9. Crystal Gazing / 10. Blazing Apostles / 11. Shine* / 12. Speed of the Wind* / 13. Blue as a Jewel*
Rating : 8


4. Modern Music - Harvest 1976

Tracks:
1. Orphans Of Babylon / 2. Twilight Capers / 3. Kiss Of Light / 4. Bird Charmers Destiny / 5. Gold At The End Of My Rai / 6. Bring Back The Sparks / 7. Modern Music / 8. Dancing In The Moonlight / 9. Honeymoon On Mars / 10. Lost In The Neon World / 11. Dance Of The Uncle Sam Hu / 12. Modern Music (Reprise) / 13. Forbidden Lovers / 14. Down On Terminal Street / 15. Make The Music Magic / 16. Futurist Manifesto* / 17. Quest For The Harvest Of* / 18. Autosexual*
Rating : 9


5.Live in The Air Age - Harvest 1977

Tracks:
1. Life in the Air Age / 2. Ships in the Night / 3. Piece of Mine / 4. Fair Exchange / 5. Mill Street Junction / 6. Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape / 7. Blazing Apostles / 8. Shine [*] / 9. Sister Seagull [*] / 10. Maid in Heaven [*]
Rating : 6


6. Drastic Plastic - Harvest 1978

Tracks:
1. Electrical Language / 2. / New Precision / 3. New Mysteries / 4. Surreal Estate / 5. Love In Flames / 6. Panic In The World / 7. Dangerous Stranger / 8. Superenigmatix / 9. Visions Of Endless Hopes / 10. Possession / 11. Islands Of The Dead / 12. Blimps / 13. Lovers Are Mortal / 14. Lights
Rating : 7


7. The Best of and The Rest of - Harvest 1978

Tracks:
1. Axe Victim / 2. Maid in Heaven / 3. Music in Dreamland / 4. Sister Seagull / 5. Sleep That Burns / 6. RShips in the Night / 7. Blazing Apostles / 8. Kiss of Light / 9. NDance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids / 10. DForbidden Lovers / 11. Panic in the World / 12. Blimps / 13. Autosexual / 14. Lovers Are Mortal / 15. Shine / 16. Quest For the Harvest of the Stars / 17. Japan / 18. Speed of the Wind / 19. Lights / 20. Blue as a Jewel / 21. Face in the Rain / 22. Futurist Manifesto
Rating : 9


8. Singles A's and B's - Harvest 1981

Tracks:
1. Jet Silver and the Dolls of Venus / 2. Between the Worlds / 3. Maid in Heaven / 4. Ships in the Night / 5. Kiss of Light / 6. Japan / 7. Panic in the World / 8. Electircal Language / 9. Third Floor Heaven / 10. Lights / 11. Crying to the Sky / 12. Shine / 13. Futurist Manifesto / 14. Blue as a Jewel / 15. Surreal Estate
Rating : 7


9. Tramcar to Tomorrow - Live BBC - Hux Records 1998

Tracks:
1. Third Floor Heaven / 2. Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape / 3. Mill Street Junction / 4. 15th Of July / 5. Maid In Heaven / 6. Stage / 7. Sister Seagull / 8. Blazing Apostles / 9. Crying To The Sky / 10. Peace Of Mind / 11. Panic In The World / 12. Love In Flames
Rating :

10. Tremolous Antenna - Live BBC - Hux Records 2002

Tracks:
1. Life in the Air Age / 2. Sister Seagull / 3. Third Floor Heaven / 4. Blazing Apostles / 5. Maid in Heaven / 6. Kiss of Light / 7. Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape / 8. Fair Exchange / 9. Ships in the Night / 10. Modern Music/Dancing in the Moonlight/Honeymoon on Mars/Lost in the Neo / 11. New Precision / 12. Superenigmatix / 13. Possesion / 14. Dangerous Stranger / 15. Island of the Dead / 16. Panic in the World
Rating :

11. Futurist Manifesto: Harvest Years 1974 - 1978 - EMI 2011

Tracks:
Contains all five album along with singles and rarities
Rating : 10

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - November 1 - 2011

160 Red Noise - 1979
203 Futurama - 1975
214 Modern Music - 1976
252 Sunburst Finish - 1976
281 Live in the Air Age - 1977
387 Axe Victim - 1974
421 Drastic Plastic - 1978
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Orphans of Babylon ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music
2. The Gold At The End Of The Rainbow ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music
3. Night Creatures ( Bill Nelson ) Axe Victim
4. Ships in The Night ( Bill Nelson ) Sunburst Finish
5. Kiss of Light ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music
6. Modern Music ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music
7. Make The Music Magic ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music
8. Down on Terminal Street ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music
9. Face in The Rain ( Bill Nelson ) The Best of and The Rest of
10. Blue As a Jewel ( Bill Nelson ) Sunburts Finish - bonus
11. Quest For The Harvest ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music - bonus
12. Islands of The Dead ( Bill Nelson ) Drastic Plastic
13. Panic In The World ( Bill Nelson ) Drastic Plastic
14. Modern Music Reprise ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music
15. Forbiden Lovers ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music
16. Sleep That Burns ( Bill Nelson ) Sunburst Finish
17. Crystal Gazing ( Bill Nelson ) Sunburst Finish
18. Maid in Heaven ( Bill Nelson ) Futurama
19. Darkness ( Bill Nelson ) Axe Victim
20. Heavenly Homes ( Bill Nelson ) Sunburst Finish
21. Beauty Secrets ( Bill Nelson ) Sunburst Finish
22. Life in The Air Age ( Bill Nelson ) Sunburst Finish
23. The Bird Charmersī Destiny ( Bill Nelson ) Modern Music
24. Surreal Estate ( Bill Nelson ) Drastic Plastic
25. Speed Of The Wind ( Bill Nelson ) Sunburst Finish - bonus
26. Lights ( Bill Nelson ) Drastic Plastic - bonus
27. Third Floor Heaven ( Bill Nelson ) Axe Victim
28. Japan ( Bill Nelson ) The Best of and The Rest Of

LINKS:

Bobby Shredīs Be Bop Deluxe Page

The Divine Archive - Be Bop Deluxe


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