01) Global Village - Dear Mr. Fantasy
02) Global Village - Long Grey Mare
03) Global Village - You Don't Love Me
04) Global Village - 598 Rundown
05) Global Village - Babe
06) Global Village - Stanley Blues Tail
07) Global Village - Keep Your Feathers Fine 1
08) Global Village - Country Season
09) Global Village - Keep Your Feathers Fine 2
10) Global Village - Young Eyes
11) Global Village - Batch #70172
12) Global Village - Summer Woman
13) Be Bop Deluxe - Riders Of My Love
14) Be Bop Deluxe - Jet Silver & The Dolls Of Venus
15) Be Bop Deluxe - Be-Bop-Bac
16) Be Bop Deluxe - If Stars Should Fall
17) Be Bop Deluxe - After The Stars
18) Be Bop Deluxe - So Insane And So In Love
19) Be Bop Deluxe - Night Creatures
20) Chris Coombs - Yesterday
21.1) Chris Coombs - Cold Tired And Hungry
21.2) (Unlisted Track)
Electrotype is an archive release taken from acetates and 2 track recordings made at Holyground Studios in Wakefield between 1968 and 1972 compiled by Mike Levon, who sadly passed away on 5 September 2011.
For anyone who had read Nelson's personal reminiscences of his earliest somewhat amateur recordings and wondered what these various outfits sounded like, then this CD provides most of the answers. Coming with an informative and superbly illustrated booklet, that perfectly reflects the times when this music was made, Electrotype (together with Nelson's 1971 debut album Northern Dream) tells the story of Nelson's formative years in wonderful detail.
The inclusion of seven Be Bop Deluxe demos from 1972 (ignore the 1971 date claimed for some of these, as this is an error) should be enough to attract any Nelson fan but the entire collection is a fascinating glimpse of the Holyground years that fleshes out his formative years with tracks from Global Village and Be Bop Deluxe. The inclusion of 2 tracks by Chris Coombs on which Nelson guests is of interest to only those who have to own everything Nelson recorded.
None of this material was previously available.
This collection can be purchased directly from Holyground (http://www.holyground.co.uk/electrotype/).