Living in My Limousine

Bill Nelson

single - 20 August 1981

TRACKS:

7" Single:

 

A)  Living In My Limousine (Remix Edit)

B1)  Birds Of Tin

B2)  Love In The Abstract

12" Single:

 

A1)  Living In My Limousine (Remix)

A2)  White Sound

B1)  Birds Of Tin

B2)  Love In The Abstract

ORIGINALLY:

 

The lead track was remixed for both 7" (edited to 3' 40") and 12" (extended to 4' 20").
A2, B1 & B2) were non-album tracks.

NOTES:

Living in my Limousine was the fourth and final single released from Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam.  The single made good use of multiple formats, with an exclusive edit on the 7" and another 3 bonus cuts gathered together on the 12".
The artwork is a stylistic indicator of many future Nelson releases – vintage imagery housing futuristic music (even if most of it was now over 2 years old!).  Note that "White Sound" is printed as "White Sounds" on the record sleeves and labels, and that the song was listed as "White Sound" on its later appearances (see below).


Interesting note: consider the possibility that Bill recorded this song a few months before Gary Numan premiered his hit, "Cars" in a June 1979 Peel session.



PAST RELEASES:
 

A1) the remix of "Living in My Limousine" appeared on The Two Fold Aspect of Everything (Cocteau, 1985 & 89).  It replaced the album mix on the CD version of Quit Dreaming (Cocteau, 1986), and was included on the Duplex compilation (Cocteau, 1989).
A2) was included on the 1986 and 1989 CD issues of Quit Dreaming, as well as The Two Fold Aspect of Everything (UK vinyl and US CD editions).
B2) was included on The Two Fold Aspect of Everything comp (unfortunately out of print).

CURRENT AVAILABILITY:

All these tracks except for the edited 7" mix were added to the remastered 2005 CD reissue of Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam.



BILL'S THOUGHTS:


"When I made the Red Noise album, it proved unappealing to many Be Bop fans who found it too aggressive or edgy.  When I made the Quit Dreaming and Love That Whirls albums, some Red Noise fans found them too 'synthetic' and cold.  But oddly, nowadays I often meet people who tell me how important and seminal those albums were for them.  The albums seem to have found more fans now than they ever did back then.  Strange."

© Bill Nelson 2019

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