Hard Facts From The Fiction Department

Bill Nelson

ep - May 1984

Hard Facts from the Fiction Department cover


A1)  Hard Facts From The Fiction Department

A2)  Daily Bells

B1)  Rhythm Unit

B2)  Junc-Sculpture



All four songs were initially non-album tracks.


Hard Facts From the Fiction Department is a 4 track EP of instrumentals issued on the Cocteau Records label.  This was the fifth in the series of Cocteau Club EPs issued to fan club members, included in Issue #9 of the club magazine, Acquitted By Mirrors.  All four tracks had been recorded at The Echo Observatory.


A1) was later included on the 7" and 12" releases of the Acceleration single (see separate entry),
and The Two Fold Aspect of Everything comp (out of print).
A2) was later included on the US 2CD version of The Two Fold Aspect of Everything comp (Enigma, 1989), which is also out of print.



A1) was added to the 2005 remastered CD reissue of Chimera, which is out of print in physical form, but available as a digital download through major online retailers.
The three remaining songs are currently unavailable.


from the Acquitted by Mirrors fan magazine:

"With this magazine you will find included the first of the club EPs.  "Hard Facts from the Fiction Department" was recorded in the autumn of 1983 for the BBC as part of a programme about the Orwellian 1984.  The remaining three pieces come from the instrumental archives of the Echo Observatory."

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