Actually, it was yesterday 22 October. Released on that day in 2005.
Still one of my favorites.
Aha! Yes, I really love this one... but it has the irritating association that this the only properly released Bill Nelson CD that I don't own. I bought the Bandcamp version, created a hard copy CD with all the inlays... but somehow it's always that 'not the original' item. Sad and obsessive, I know.
Yes, it’s anniversary time again for this gem.
I love it all, but for me, the stand out tracks are the joyous Every Tiny Atom and the epic Dreams Run Wild On Ghost Train Tracks (I particularly like the coda with the warbling keyboard and the acoustic guitar on top).
Each song is such a hit. The two that knocked me out when I first listened were Tin Sings Bones and The Whirlpool Into Which Everything Must Whirl.
Could not agree more, Alec. I was lucky enough to be at the Nelsonica when this album was given out as part of the admission fee. I can't believe it was 15 years ago! I am pretty certain that Bill played Tin Sings Bones live as well; the sound was amazing and I was standing about five feet from the stage. Those Duke outings were something wonderful!
'Super Noodle Number One' - one of my favourite Bill instrumentals....always gives me a real buzz hearing it!
@paul.smith good point. Listening to it now.
My first visit to Nelsonica and possibly the last one at the Duke? Remember being blown away watching Bill play, it seemed so effortless, definitely the mark of a master at his craft. Also won a copy of “Demonstrations Of Affection” that I managed to get signed.
Blimey! Nelsonica at The Duke, Bill Nelson playing, won the raffle, got it signed, few pints no doubt.....and good company - days don't get better than that do they?!
@paul.smith definitely a good day! Apart from the pints, I was driving. Do remember having lunch there, chicken chill, very tasty.
Similar for me. My first Nelsonica (and first visit to England, a lifelong dream). I met so many terrific people, many of whom are friends to this day. I remember our first listen to Sailor Bill (which I loved instantly) and so much more. Just being in the Duke was mind blowing! Orpheus had to wait for a listen, unfortunately, as no CD player was available until I got home. Loved it also on first listen, and it remains for me a powerful reminder of that magical journey. (I have been fortunate enough to return for four more Bill Nelson events, and each is a treasured memory.)
One of my favourites too!...worth the price of admission purely for the opening track, 'The Man Who Haunted Himself'..stunning.
...and the alternative version of 'Moments'.....a wonderful album.
Floors me every time. That is one killer track. The whole album is excellent.