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Hope for the Heartbeat,
This review is from: A Love That Whirls (Audio CD)
One of the few artists to successfully make the transition from the oeuvre of 70's Rock to the realms of 80's New Wave, this was the album that found him emerging from the chrysalis absolutely brimming with ideas, and laying them down in a style that was often intricate, but never fussy. You can hear the influence of Kraftwerk, and of Japan and the Yellow Magic Orchestra in there but the melodies are pure Bill Nelson. Good of course to hear the guitar creeping in over the newer textures, most especially on the sublime 'October Man'
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.