The Awakening Of Dr Dream

Bill Nelson

album - 27 March 2017

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TRACKS:

01)  The Awakening Of Dr Dream

02)  Hypnos

03)  The Celestial Travelator

04)  Starward-Ho!

05)  Quarter To Eleven

06)  The Light Fantastic

07)  A Voice Without A Face

08)  Retronauta

09)  Mysteryworld

10)  Cosmic Country Ghosts

11)  Pink Trick Panties

12)  Jollytown

13)  Spring Will Come

14)  Interlooper

ALBUM NOTES:

The Awakening of Dr Dream is an instrumental album issued exclusively as a digital download release on March 27th, 2107, via the Tremelo Boy label.  The album was recorded in October 2016 during preparations for Nelson's first live
performance in three years, as part of the New Northern Dream album launch party.

Nelson first announced the track listing on Dreamsville on 17 October 2016 under its original title of Starward Ho!  
The album at this point had 13 tracks (something that Nelson actively avoids), including 2 tracks played at the New Northern Dream launch party on 29 October 2017, "Hypnos" and "The Awakening of Dr Dream".  Sure enough,
when Nelson revealed on February 18th, 2017 that he had renamed the album The Awakening of Dr. Dream, the track

listing had been adjusted with the addition of a track called "Interlooper".

On the day of the album's release Bill debuted a video he created to accompany the title track, "The Awakening of
Dr Dream", which can be found here:  
Bill's Solo Videos 


CURRENT AVAILABILITY:

Available for purchase as a digital download here in the
Dreamsville Store.


IF YOU LIKES THIS ALBUM, YOU'LL PROBABLY ENJOY:
Romance Of Sustain, Plectrajet, Six String Super Apparatus, Tripping The Light Fantastic, Plaything,
And We Fell Into A Dream, Silvertone Fountains, Gleaming Without Lights, Stereo Star Maps, Loom



BILL'S THOUGHTS:

"One thing I need to stress is that you should not think, (just because so many albums have been released by me,) that each album is simply a 'throw away' event...quite the opposite.  Every single album comes from an awful lot of concentration and hard work, both physically, mentally and spiritually.

Every individual album represents a different corner of my soul, an insight into my deepest thoughts and feelings, which I hope reflect some of the feelings of others.  There's nothing trivial or superficial about any of it...it all comes at immense personal cost and investment of time and energy.  More than you might presume.  It's meant to be the best of my achievements, every time.  And because I don't feel I've achieved that yet, then onwards I must go, chasing the gold at the end of the rainbow.

The fact that there are so many albums to get your teeth into is not a sign of comfort or ease on my part...there's never a complacent, lazy moment in making these recordings.  But, they represent a totality of meaning, purpose and creativity.  A wholehearted embrace of life and how I see my place in that life, and how others might hopefully share in the experience to their advantage.

It may seem like a lot to take in for some people, but for others, they will see and appreciate the connections, the unity, the joy, and be able to hear the single thread of music that unites all the albums, whilst allowing each one it's own particular place in the story."
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"The artwork is a collaboration between Martin [Bostock] and myself.  I created the images and Martin made the layout and typography.”


Fan Thoughts:

scooter59:

"There seems to be so much energy shining out of these virtual grooves.  You can hear the absolute joy of playing the instrument.

The album pretty much grabbed me from first listen, but I'm exploring deeper into the groove with headphones today and it's really revealing itself.  Amazing."


RMD:

"From the point of view of a (very limited) guitar player I'm finding that there is so much to enjoy about this album - the range of sounds, the range of styles (although the jazz influence is never far away) and at times it's very subtle.  Layers of guitars everywhere - heaven.  Congrats Bill on such a fine offering, but then I think as fans we do get spoiled by you."


CoachMatt:

"Great album here.  Bill's flowing ebow at its best.  Heard it all the way through and the running order is so very well done.  Really enjoying this one!!  Hats off to you Bill!!"

"Furthermore I like to add, putting headphones on, as I just had the pleasure of doing, really puts this album up there as one of Bill's best for me.  Those back bottom beats really come to life.  The layering of sounds are just incredible, very magical indeed.  Through the years you know what you are going to get from Bill talents with putting your headphones but this album is out there on a different level."


andygeorge:

"The title track is worth the money on it's own!

Music to feed the imagination!"


neill_burgess:

"Loving it!

Smooth as silk..."


wadcorp:

"Hey, Bill.  This album is really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really good."


major snagg:

"Boy am I glad I didn't pass on this one.  This album is fantastic...through the main speakers and through headphones.  Another stunning album.  I've burnt a cd with the wav files and another from the MP3 files.  Both sound crystal clear and punchy as hell.

Another great instrumental album.  Respect! "

 

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