01) Fables Of The Future
02) Here Is Where I Dream
03) Lost In Space
04) Drive This Comet Across The Sky
05) Here I Am, (And You Can Hear Me)
06) Your Imagination
07) Hello You Beautiful People
08) Time Is Running Away (The Blue Nowhere)
09) This And That
10) Certain Circles
11) Where Are The Stars That Fall From Heaven
12) The Ticking Of Time
Drive This Comet Across the Sky is an album of vocal tracks issued as a download-only album on Tremelo Boy Records, available through Nelson's Bandcamp page.
Drive This Comet Across the Sky was created between November 2017 and February 2018. Work on the album was affected to a degree by Nelson's ongoing difficulties with his mixing desk, which left him unable to complete any recording for around a fortnight in December 2017. Work on the album gathered pace though in January 2018, with a proposed track listing announced on 19 February 2018. This list revealed that a total of 16 tracks had been completed for the album - 12 with vocals and 4 instrumentals.
During January Nelson produced a video for the album's title track, which was uploaded onto the Essoldo Cinema section of his website on 30 January 2018.
At the mastering session (undertaken on 12 March 2018), Nelson elected to re-think the track listing for the album, removing the songs "House of Mystery", "Luna Rosa", "Raindrops" and "Serene in Silver", and in the process reducing the number of instrumental pieces to just one.
Available for purchase as a digital download here in the Dreamsville Store.
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"Drive This Comet Across The Sky is a loose, eclectic and highly electric rock album containing twelve tracks, all vocal-based with one instrumental exception. Featuring spontaneous songwriting and casual arrangements, it was laid directly to multitrack without revision or refinement. It twists and turns its way through a landscape of surreal lyrics and cosmic guitars sparking thoughts about the nature of time, love and mortality."
Review by Benedict Roff-Marsh
"What a glorious ride into to work this morning. I had my first listen to, Drive This Comet Across The Sky while driving and only Bill can take you on that magic space ride. Fabulous melodies and textures...
This album also has Bill playing hard and there are a few jazzy tunes. Listened to 'Lost In Space' while driving in the predawn darkness with snow falling like stars passing the windshield. The song was putting me in a trance, Thank God no one is on the roads that early lol.
'Drive This Comet Across The Sky', thankfully was the next song and it lifted me up with its straightforward rocking style. Bill is really belting out fantastic music.
'Here I Am', such a sweet tune. The whole album flows so very nicely. Will be playing the album all day in my classroom and will be putting the headphones on tonight for more magic."
"While I enjoy all of Bill's releases, this one is really resonating with me. One can hear the spontaneity and 'being in the moment' of the creation of these tracks. And, as always, the guitar solos are sublime and speak with an eloquence that can't be articulated with words. Well done, Bill. God bless, and keep 'em coming!"
"On first listen, this reminds me of BBD albums 2 and 3 (Futurama and Sunburst Finish) although it's completely different."