Salvo
Bill Nelson and the Gentlemen Rocketeers

Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London (2CD+DVD/Download)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOSVX001
Barcode: 698458060129
Playing Time: Approx 2 hours

At the end of March 2011, Bill Nelson and the Gentlemen Rocketeers, along with one hundred plus guests, populated Studio A at Metropolis, West London, for a dynamite concert reminiscent of the Marquee club in its heyday. A blistering fourteen song set from the band, which covers much of Bill’s career to date, was the result. We’re delighted to present that set here on both CD and DVD, together with an interview with Bill and a sublime four track solo set as DVD extras.

Wielding an array of gorgeous-looking guitars, Bill and his cohorts treated those present to a fantastic show, notable particularly for the fact that they performed a number of rarely heard Bebop Deluxe numbers - classics such as Night Creatures, Maid In Heaven, Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape and Ships In the Night.

REVIEWS:

Part of a series of Sound & Vision packages from the ever reliable Salvo also including sets by Van Der Graaf Generator, Roy Harper, Caravan, Barclay James Harvest and more wherein the artists in question are put in front of an intimate audience of real fans (and by intimate we mean real up close and personal, whites of their eyes stuff), prompting them to deliver some spectacular performances. This one, a 3 disc set By Bill Nelson and his Gentlemen Rocketeers, is particularly good touching as it does on most parts of his career from Be Bop Deluxe (‘Maid In Heaven’, ‘Ships In The Night’, ‘Panic In The World’) through Red Noise (‘Furniture Music’), solo new wave hits (‘Do You Dream In Colour’) and beyond to the more experimental solo material he is known for today, mostly found on a second CD of instrumental tracks, all of which are also found on the DVD, alongside a short but revealing interview. Fans who couldn’t attend will love this whilst being insanely jealous they weren’t there to pat the reclusive Mr N heartily on the back as he timidly makes his way to the stage.
Ray Harper
www.totalmusicmagazine.com




CD
CD1/DVD
1.
The October Man
2.
Night Creatures
3.
God Man Slain
4.
Contemplation
5.
Lady You're A Strange Girl
6.
Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape
7.
Furniture Music
8.
Do You Dream In Colour
9.
Ships In The Night
10.
Lovers Are Mortal
11.
Maid In Heaven
12.
Sister Seagull
13.
Wonder Of the Moment
14.
Panic In The World
CD2/DVD
1.
Beyond These Clouds The Sweetest Dream
2.
Golden Dream Of Circus Horses
3.
A Dream For Ian
4.
For Stuart