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retrospective 2CD collection -  18 December 2020

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson - Transcorder - Cover
Transcorder - Flyer
Transcorder - Flyer
Transcorder - Flyer


01)  Sleepcycle (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​

02)  Konny Buys A Kodak (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​

03)  When The Birds Return (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​

04)  The Beat That Can't Go Wrong Today (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​

05)  King Of The Cowboys (from Cocteau Club EP#2, 1982)​

06)  Shadowland (from Cocteau Club EP#2, 1982)​

07)  Carnival (from Cocteau Club EP#2, 1982)​

08)  Spring (from Cocteau Club EP#2, 1982)​

09)  Dancing On A Knife's Edge (from Cocteau Club EP#3, 1983)​

10)  Indiscretion (from Cocteau Club EP#3, 1983)​

11)  Contemplation (from Cocteau Club EP#3, 1983)​

12)  The World And His Wife (from Cocteau Club EP#4, 1983)​

13)  Dream Car Romantics (In Death's Garage Antics) (from Cocteau Club EP#4, 1983)​

14)  Dancing Music (from Cocteau Club EP#4, 1983)​

15)  Hard Facts From The Fiction Department (from Cocteau Club EP#5, 1984)​

16)  Daily Bells (from Cocteau Club EP#5, 1984)​

17)  Rhythm Unit (from Cocteau Club EP#5, 1984)​

18)  Junc-Sculpture (from Cocteau Club EP#5, 1984)​


01)  The Strangest Things, The Strangest Times (from Cocteau Club EP#6, 1984)​

02)  Phantom Gardens (from Cocteau Club EP#6, 1984)​

03)  French Promenade (from Cocteau Club EP#6, 1984)​

04)  Golden Mile (from Cocteau Club EP#6, 1984)​

05)  West-Deep (from Cocteau Club EP#6, 1984)​

06)  Threnodia (from Cocteau Club EP#6, 1984)​

07)  A Dream Fulfilled (from Cocteau Club EP#7, 1986)​

08)  Familiar Spirit (from Cocteau Club EP#7, 1986)​

09)  Palais Des Marine (from Cocteau Club EP#7, 1986)​

10)  Letter To Jacques Maritain (from Cocteau Club EP#7, 1986)​

11)  Villefranche Interior (from Cocteau Club EP#7, 1986)​

Bonus Tracks

12)  Tony Goes To Tokyo (And Rides The Bullet Train) (credited to Revox Cadets, Cocteau 7” B-side, 1981)

13)  Highway 2000 (credited to Revox Cadets, from Cocteau Signature Tunes LP, 1986)

14)  Dancing In The Wind (from Touch And Glow, 7" B-side,  1982)

15)  Get Out Of That Hole (from Life in Your Hands, 12” single, 1989)  

16)  My Dream Demon (from Life in Your Hands, 12” single, 1989) 

17)  Try (previously unreleased)

18)  The Jitters (previously unreleased)

19)  Roto-Scope (previously unreleased)

20)  Marine Drive (previously unreleased)

21)  Dark Horse (previously unreleased)


Transcorder is a 39 track 2CD compilation album of songs and instrumentals issued on the Sonoluxe label in a limited edition of 1000 copies.

The album was compiled by Jon Wallinger and brings together all 29 tracks issued through the Cocteau Club on the series of exclusive fan club EPs which were originally released between 1982 and 1986. Full details of these EPs can be found in the Singles section of the Discography.

In addition, Transcorder contains a number of singles-only tracks, one past compilation exclusive recording and five previously unreleased tracks recorded in 1984/5 from the so-called “PCM-F1 Tapes”.

19 of the 34 previously released tracks contained on Transcorder are appearing on CD for the first time as well as being back in print for the first time since their initial release back in the 1980s. 7 of the 15 tracks that have previously appeared on CD have been out of print since 1989 with 4 of the 8 tracks currently in print only being available as downloads. 


The material presented on Transcorder stems from a number of sources including some tracks from master tapes with others taken from the copies of the original vinyl releases. Eddie McSheffrey, Martin Bostock and John Spence have worked alongside Jon Wallinger on the provision and selection of the best sources available and John Spence has ensured that any limitations of the source material have been addressed through his skilled use of computer software.  

The album was mastered at Fairview Studios by John Spence in early November 2020 with artwork created by Martin Bostock working with images taken from the Acquitted By Mirrors club magazines. 

Pre-orders for Transcorder were announced by Burning Shed on 17th November 2020.

Transcorder sold out in June 2022.


Available to purchase as a digital download here in the Dreamsville Store.





Tracks 2 and 3 were later included on the The Two Fold Aspect of Everything (Cocteau, 1985 (2LP) and Cocteau, 1986 (CD)) and the 2CD US reissue of the same album, all three sources being long out of print.

Track 4 was later included both on the US 2CD edition of The Two Fold Aspect of Everything (Enigma, 1989) and the US CD version of The Love That Whirls (Enigma, 1989) both sources being long out of print.


Tracks 9, 10 and 11 were later included on the 'bonus disc' of The Practice of Everyday Life (2011). Although out of print in physical form, this box set is available as a digital download via major online retailers.

Track 12 was released on the 1989 Enigma US CD release of Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam.

Track 15 was later included on the 7" and 12" releases of the Acceleration single and The Two Fold Aspect of Everything compilation (Cocteau, 1985 (2LP) and Cocteau, 1986 (CD), all of which are out of print) and also appeared as a bonus track on the 2005 remastered CD issue of Chimera, which is out of print in physical form but available as a download.

Track 16 was later included on the US 2CD version of The Two Fold Aspect of Everything compilation (Enigma 1989, out of print).




Track 1 was later included on The Strangest Things CD compilation (Enigma, 1989, out of print).

Tracks 2, 5, 6 and 11 were later included on Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights album (Cocteau, 1987) which was reissued in 2017 and is available for purchase in the Dreamsville Store.

Track 13 was previously exclusive to the Cocteau Records sampler album Signature Tunes (Cocteau, 1986, out of print).

Track 14 was later available separately on Touch and Glow EP (Cocteau, 1983) and later again included on The Strangest Things CD compilation (Enigma, 1989, out of print).

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