the love that whirls LP
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A full on remaster certainly does the job, as it was quite a long album on vinyl - with the three extra tracks it weighs in at over an hour and at a budget price it's an absolute must - whether you're coming back to an old favourite or checking out the man's music for the first time.
Over twenty years later it reveals the banality of most popular music before and since.
Bill has never quite got there ever again I'm afraid. But I live in hope.
The influences are obvious when you hear it - Brian Eno, David Bowie, Yellow Magic Orchestra - indeed I think it was Yukihiro Takahashi from the latter band that once said about Bill, "You're more Japanese than we are!"
Personally I love the mixture of East and West styles, with Bill's great vocals and clever lyrics. ("Girl with the mouth of microphone, You kiss my lips and I kiss your chrome".)
The track "Flaming Desire" features some of the most amazing stretched keyboard sounds ever. It's as if Hendrix had returned to play the synth. If you can, track down the 12-inch version as it is extended into pure aural bliss!
The only issue here left to raise is that Track 2 should be called "Hope For The Heartbeat", a mistake I've seen on other sites too. Ah well, at least it's now available for download, so if you haven't already bought it, now's your chance to grab one of the best pop albums ever made.
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Simple - this is brilliant and timeless.
Bill Nelson is an overlooked hero - please listen, understand and appreciate his genius.
Have had this album on Vinyl since school days, played it to death, so am very happy to have it on CD with bonus tracks. Electronic pop at its best. Accept no substitutes :-)Published on 11 April 2013 by Jonathan M Johnson
My LP of Bill Nelson's 'The Love That Whirls (Diary Of a Thinking Heart)', along with another, a project of his called 'La Belle et la Bete', which was included when I bought it... Read morePublished on 24 May 2012 by Tim Kidner
I was a great Bill Nelson fan from the days of Red Noise onward and this to me is the pinnacle of his work. The only thing that lets it down is the remastering. Read morePublished on 13 May 2010 by Pete