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Air Age Anthology: The Very Best Of Be Bop Deluxe Double CD, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (17 Feb. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B000006ST4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Axe Victim 5:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Love With The Madman 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Ships in the Night 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Crying To The Sky 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Sleep That Burns 5:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Life In The Air Age (Live) 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Electrical Language 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Panic In The World 5:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Maid In Heaven 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Between The Worlds 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Blazing Apostles 4:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Lovers Are Mortal 4:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Down On Terminal Street 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Darkness (L'Immoraliste) 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  3. Music In Dreamland 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Beauty Secrets 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Life In The Air-Age 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Speed Of The Wind 4:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Modern Music 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dancing In The Moonlight (All Alone) 2:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Honeymoon On Mars 1:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lost In The Neon World0:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Dance Of The Uncle Sam Humanoids 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Modern Music (Reprise) 1:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen15. Autosexual 5:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. New Mysteries 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Surreal Estate 5:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Islands Of The Dead 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Visions Of Endless Hopes 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Bird Charmers Destiny 1:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. The Gold At The End Of My Rainbow 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Nov. 2004
Format: Audio CD
1976, a 6th form common room in SE London.
A record player plays "Fair Exchange" from the latest Be Bop Deluxe album, "Sunburst Finish". I was stunned at the quality and quirkiness of the track as well as the virtuoso guitar work and lyrical excellence of the rest of the album, so much that I buy the album and record their earlier stuff on cassette.
October 31, 2004, Bloomsbury Theatre, Central London.
Bill Nelson plays the second of 2 sell out gigs, in a rare tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of "Axe Victim". Old musical memories are jogged so I purchased this the very next day. Stunning music and lyrics with class A production - a lot of the material was recorded at the Abbey Road studios.
PS If you listen carefully to the "Wish You Were Here"-like intro (whose idea was it first? Both bands were on the Harvest label, remember!), you'll pick up John Peel's unmistakeable voice, a lovely tribute to the man who brought Bill Nelson amongst others to music lovers' conciousness.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
BeBop Deluxe were an indispensible part of my teenage years - I bought Sunburst Finish after seeing Ships in the Night on Top of the Pops, and the Hot Valves EP not long after. Experimental, yet tight, rhythmic and with Bill Nelson's guitar weeping through my very senses. The release of their material on CD enabled me to replace my well-worn vinyl versions of these individual masterpieces.
Which brings me to this compilation.
How is it possible to produce a compilation representative of those magnificent days yet leave out Bring Back The Spark, perhaps the track which most comprehensively summarises Bill Nelson's guitar virtuosity? Of course, any true Be Bop afficionado will already possess the tracks on this CD via the individual albums but, blimey, to leave out this band's finest moment......?
A compilation such as this should automatically attract a 5 star rating but I've given it 4 for the sheer crassness of leaving such a gem off it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
One of the all time classic rock bands,even today their music is timeless and stands up well against todays bands. The arrangment of the songs is very cleverly done it is not your usual verse chours and and takes you to places you did not expect. The songs are varried from pure rock to soft ballads. I would recommened this cd to everyone .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sandman on 2 May 2004
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As a (young) leather clad biker in the late 70's early 80's I did not really go for 'guitarists' who wore a shirt and tie on stage. But I went for Bill Nelson big time. This CD is a great anthology of his work. Bill..we love you. You can listen to 'Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape' here, and weep on your knees to an unmerciful God, because 'Live in the Air Age' is not currently available and the version there would complete your life. But this will do. Truely a wonderful, musicians band, absolutely fabulous live.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Anthony Murray on 3 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
BILL NELSONS BE BOP DELUXE WERE AND STILL ARE A RARITY. ITS HARD TO PUT A TAG ON THEM OR THERE MUSIC BECAUSE ITS SO DIVERSE. ITS TRUE TO SAY THE BAND WERE A VEHICLE FOR BILLS QUITE EXTRAORDINARY TALENTS AS A GUITAR PLAYER AND SONG WRITER. I THINK THEY ONLY DID FIVE ALBUMS AND THE FIRST THREE ARE UP THERE WITH THE VERY BEST OF ENGLISH 70,S ROCK MUSIC. BY THIS ANTHOLOGY AND GET STUCK IN. BILL NELSON, THANK YOU A HUNDRED TIMES OVER. A TRUE HERO AND A VERY MODEST MAN.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Choma on 15 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you want a sample of what the Be Bop Deluxe was all about, this is the CD to get. Interestingly enough, Bill Nelson has been actively releasing CD since the Be Bop Deluxe called it quits.
I am a fan of many of the 70's UK rock bands (T. Rex, Bowie, Cocknet Rebel to name a few) and had heard of the Be Bop Deluxe and Bill Nelson, but never sought out their recordings until now. This my first sample of the group's output. I'm amazed at what I missed out on: Great guitar playing, sonic soundscapes, and wonderful lyrical imagry. I found every song on the CD enjoyable and will be seeking out the band's outher CDs to fill in the gaps this complilation doesn't cover.
This album brings you the highlights from "Axe Victim," "Futurama," "Sunburst Finish," "Live in the Air Age," "Modern Times," and "Drastic Plastic".
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