I think that's why I love Sailor Bill so much, it brings back strong memories and conjures up images from my childhood, teens, and onwards.
I'm sure my memories are idealised, I remember endless long sunny days, which isn't really likely in the UK!
Bill Nelson wrote:
'Golden Melodies Of Tomorrow' is, (in my, admittedly, somewhat biased opinion,) an album which will continue to unfold and reveal itself over time. It contains some extremely detailed songs, perhaps 'non-linear' in form but, like flowers unfolding in the sun, filled with nectar. Each listener plays a major part in this blossoming...the more frequently and thoughtfully you listen to the album, the more are its secrets revealed.
'Golden Melodies Of Tomorrow' functions, alongside 'The Alchemical Adventures Of Sailor Bill,' 'Model Village' and 'Songs Of The Blossom Tree Optimists,' as a personal homage to a kind of long-lost, romantic, utopian 'Englishness.'
Many of the songs on these albums attempt to capture an elusive, ancient spirit, a spirit of place inhabited by quiet ghosts unique to old Albion, an English Arcadia, an imaginary Eden that only exists in the gentle souls of artists and poets. It's quite artificial, dreamlike, ethereal, a figment of Faerie, a Midsummer Night's Dream...Beautiful, fragile and utterly, seductively unreal.
Will keep this in mind next time listening and/or thinking of sending someone Bill Nelson items from SOS.