Be Bop Deluxe

(Wakefield, West Yorkshire 72 – 78)
Pub Rock

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Bill Nelson

Northern Dream LP (Smile, LAF-2182) released 71
Tracks: Photograph, Everyone’s hero, House of sand, End of the seasons, Rejoice, Loves a way, Northern dreamer, Bloo blooz, Sad feelings, See it through, Smiles, Chymepeace

 

Be Bop Deluxe

 

Teenage Archangel 7” (Smile, LAFS-001) released 73
Tracks: Teenage Archangel, Jets at dawn

 

Axe Victim LP (Harvest, SHVL-813) released Jun 74
Tracks: Axe victim, Love is swift arrows, Jet silver and the dolls of venus, Third floor heaven, Night creatures, Rocket cathedrals, Adventures in a Yorkshire landscape, Jets at dawn, No train to heaven, Darkness (l’immoraliste)

 

 

Jet Silver & the dolls of venus 7” (Harvest, HAR-5081) released Jun 74
Tracks: Jet Silver & the dolls of venus / Third floor heaven

 

 

Jet Silver 7″ (Harvest, EMR 16023) released 74, Japan
Tracks: Jet Silver, Third Floor Heaven

 

 

Between the worlds 7” (Harvest, HAR-5091) released/withdrawn Feb 75
Tracks: Between the worlds, Lights

 

 

Futurama LP (Harvest, SHSP-4045) released May 75
Tracks: Stage whispers, Love with the madman, Maid in heaven, Sister seagull, Soundtrack, Miusic in dreamland, Jean Cocteau, Between the worlds, Swan song

 

 

Maid in heaven 7” (Harvest, HAR-5098) released Jun 75
Tracks: Maid in heaven, Lights

 

 

Maid In Heaven 7″ promo (Harvest, P-4151) released Jun 75, USA
Tracks: Maid in Heaven (mono), Maid in Heaven (stereo)

 

Maid in heaven 7” (Harvest, G4521) promo released 75
Tracks: Maid in heaven, Ships in the night

 

Maid In Heaven 7″ (Harvest, 3C 006-06096) released 76, Italy
Tracks: Maid in Heaven, Ships in the night

 

 

Stereo Pop Special 116 LP (BBC Transcription Services, CN 2505/S) recorded Paris Theatre 15-1-76, released 76. Split LP with Sailor
Tracks: Life in the air age, Sister seagull, Third floor heaven, Blazing apostles

Sunburst Finish LP (Harvest, SHSP-4053) released Feb 76
Tracks: Fair exchange, Heavenly homes, Ships in the night, Crying to the sky, Sleep that burns, Beauty secrets, Life in the air age, Like an old blues, Crystal gazing, Blazing apostles

 

 

Ships in the night 7” (Harvest, HAR-5104) released Feb 76
Tracks: Ships in the night, crying to the sky

 

Ships in the night (mono) 7” (Harvest, P-4244) released 76, promo, USA
Tracks: Ships in the night (mono), Ships in the night (stereo)

 

Ships in the Night 7″ (Harvest, 8E 006-06049 G) released 76, Portugal
Tracks: Ships in the night, Crying to the sky

 

 

Ships in the Night 7” (Harvest, 1C 006-06 049) released 76, Germany
Tracks: Ships in the night, Crying to the sky

 

 

Ships in the Night 7″ (Harvest, 5C 006-06049) released 76, Netherlands
Tracks: Ships in the night, Crying to the sky

 

 

Ships in the Night 7″ (Harvest, 1J 006-06 049) released 76, Spain
Tracks: Ships in the night, Crying to the sky

 

Modern Music LP (Harvest, SHSP-4058) recorded Jun/Jul 76, released Sep 76
Tracks: Orphans of Babylon, Twilight capers, Kiss of light, The bird charmer’s destiny, The gold at the end of the rainbow, Bring back the spark, Modern music, Dancingin the moonlight, Honeymooh on mars, Lost in the neon world, Dance of the uncle sam humanoids, Modern music (reprise), Forbidden lovers, Down on terminal street, Make the music magic

 

Funky Phaser & his unearthly merchandise / Be Bop Deluxe 7” (Harvest, HAR-5110) released Jul 76
Tracks: Kiss of light, Shine

 

 

Funky Phaser & his unearthly merchandise / Be Bop Deluxe 7” (Harvest, 1C 006 06215) released 76, Germany
Tracks: Kiss of light, Shine

 

Be Bop’s Biggest: A Be Bop Deluxe Sampler 12” (Harvest, SPRO-8531/2) promo released 76, USA
Tracks: Modern music (suite), Ships in the night, Maid in heaven

 

Hot Valves EP 7” (Harvest, HAR-5117) released Oct 76
Tracks: Maid in heaven, Bring back the spark, Blazing apostles, Jet silver and the dolls of venus

 

 

Hot Valves EP 7” (Harvest, 01606272) released 76, Germany
Tracks: Maid in heaven, Bring back the spark, Blazing apostles, Jet silver and the dolls of venus

 

Stereo Pop Special 133 LP (BBC Transcription Services, CN2670/SQ) recorded Hammersmith Odeon 20-10-76, released 76
Tracks: Maid in Heaven, Kiss of llight, Adventure in a Yorkshire landscape, Fair exchange, Ships in the night, Modern music, Dancing in the moonlight, Honeymoon on mars, Lost in the neon world, Modern music (reprise)

 

Various Artists – The Old Grey Whistle Test: Take Two 2xLP (Super Beeb, BEDP-001) released 76
Tracks: Sister seagull

Various Artists – Original Chart Hits LP (A Time to Remember) released 76 (Tracks unknown)

 

Live! In the Air Age LP (Harvest, SHVL-816) released Jul 77
Tracks: Life in the air age, Ships in the night, Piece of mine, Fair exchange, Mill street junction, Adventures in a Yorkshire landscape, Blazing apostles

 

 

Live! In the Air Age EP 7” (EMI/Harvest, PSR-412) promo released Jul 77 with LP. also issued as 12″ w/USA LP
Tracks: Sister seagull, Maid in heaven, Shine

 

 

Japan 7” (Harvest, HAR-5135) released Sep 77
Tracks: Japan, Futuristic Manifesto

 

Various Artists – Can You Hear the Music LP (EMI International, PSLP-235) released 77
Tracks: Fair exchange

Various Artists – CAP FM: What’s In-Store for You #3 LP (Capitol, SPRO-8709) released 77, Promo, USA
Tracks: Shine

Live Kicks 12” (Harvest) promo released 77, USA (Tracks unknown)

In Concert 177 LP (BBC Transcription Services, CN 3118/S) recorded Golders Green Hippodrome 19-1-78, released 78. Split LP w/Tom Robinson Band
Tracks: New precision, Superenigmatix, Possession, Dangerous stranger, Island of the dead, Panic in the world, Lovers are mortal, Love in flames, Blazing apostles

 

 

Panic in the World 7” (Harvest, HAR-5147) released Jan 78
Tracks: Panic in the World, Blue as a jewel

 

 

Panic in The World 7″ (Harvest, 4C 006-06621) released 78, Belgium
Tracks: Panic in the World, Blue as a jewel

 

 

Panic in The World 7″ (Harvest, 10C 006-006.621) released 78, Spain
Tracks: Panic in the World, Blue as a jewel

 

 

Panic in The World 7″ (Harvest, 1C 006-06.621) released 78, Germany
Tracks: Panic in the World, Blue as a jewel

 

Panic in the world (mono) 7” (Harvest, P-4571) released 78, promo, USA
Tracks: Panic in the world (mono), Panic in the world (stereo)

Drastic Plastic LP (Harvest, SHSP-4091) released Feb 78
Tracks: Electrical language, New precision, New mysteries, Surreal estate, Love in flames, Panic in the world, Dangerous stranger, Superenigmatix, Visions of endless hopes, Possession, Islands of the dead

 

 

Electrical Language 7” (Harvest, HAR-5158) released May 78
Tracks: Electrical Language, Surreal Estate

 

The Best of and the Rest of LP (Harvest, SHDW-410) released Dec 78
Tracks: Axe victim, Maid in heaven, Music in dreamland, Sister seagull, Sleep that burns, Ships in the night, Blazing apostles, Kiss of light, Dance of the uncle sam humanoids, Forbidden lovers, Panic in the world, Blimps, Autosexual, Lovers are mortal, Shine, Quest for the harvest of the stars, Japan, Speed of the winds, Lights, Blue as a jewel, Face in the rain, Futurist manifesto

Adventures in a Yorkshire landscape 12” (Harvest) promo released 78 (Tracks unknown)

Shine 12” (Harvest) promo released 78 (Tracks unknown)

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demos recorded 72 (Holyground studio)
Tracks: Riders of my love, Jet silver & the dolls of venus, Be bop bac, If stars should fall, After the stars, So insane and so in love, Night creatures

BBC Top Gear session Sep 73
Tracks: John Peel intro, Axe victim, Bluesy Susie, Tomorrow the World, John Peel outro

Demo recorded 13-12-73 (Decca)
Tracks: Axe Victim, I’ll be your vampire, Bluesy Ruby, Adventures in a yorkshire landscape

BBC John Peel session recorded 9-5-74
Tracks: Third floor heaven, Adventures in a Yorkshire landscape, Mill street junction, 15th of july

London Hippodrome 14-6-75
Tracks: Maid In Heaven, Sister Seagull, Ships In The Night, Fair Exchange, Forbidden Lovers, Down On Terminal Street

Fairfield Halls, Croydon 2-8-74
Tracks: No Trains to heaven

BBC John Peel session recorded 11-3-75
Tracks: Maid in heaven, Stage whispers, Sister seagull

Demo recorded 75
Tracks: Speed of the wind

BBC John Peel session recorded 10-2-76
Tracks: Blazing apostles, Crying to the sky, Piece of mine

Ford Auditorium, Detroit 9-3-76
Tracks: Fair exchange, Stage whispers, Life in the air age, Sister seagull, Maid in heaven, Ships in the night, Blazing apostles, (band intro), No trains to heaven

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Indianapols 12-3-76
Tracks: Intro, Fair exchange, Stage whispers, Life in the air age, Crying to the sky, Ships in the night, Sister seagull, Maid in heaven, Blazing apostles, No trains in heaven

Riviera Theatre, Chicago 21-4-76
Tracks: Fair exchange, Stage whispers, Life in air age, Sister seagull, Yorkshire landscape, Maid in heaven, Ships in the night, Bill’s blues, Blazing apostles

Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY 24-4-76
Tracks: Fair exchange, Stage whispers, Life in air age, Sister seagull. Maid in heaven, Ships in the night, Blazing apostles

Philadelphia Cathedral 6-7-76
Tracks: Radio Intro, Fair exchange, Stage whispers, Life in the air age, Crying to the sky, Ships in the night, Sister seagull, Maid in heaven, Blazing apostles, No trains in heaven

Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh 25-9-76
Tracks: Life in the Air Age, Orphans of Babylon, Sister Seagull, Maid in Heaven, Bring Back the Spark, Kiss of Light, Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape, Fair Exchange, Ships in the Night, Twilight Capers, The Modern Music Suite, Forbidden Lovers, Down on Terminal Street, Blazing Apostles

Apollo Theatre, Glasgow 26-9-76
Tracks: Life in the Air Age, Orphans of Babylon, Sister Seagull, Maid in Heaven, Bring Back the Spark, Kiss of Light, Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape, Fair Exchange, Ships in the Night, Twilight Capers, The Modern Music Suite, Forbidden Lovers, Down on Terminal Street, Blazing Apostles

Guildhall, Preston 27-9-76
Tracks: Life in the air age, Orphans of Babylon, Sister Seagull, Maid in Heaven, Bring Back the Spark, Kiss of Light, Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape, Fair Exchange, Ships in the Night, Twilight Capers, The Modern Music Suite, Forbidden Lovers, Down on Terminal Street, Blazing Apostles

Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead 6-12-76
Tracks: Life in the Air Age, Fair Exchange, Sister Seagull, Ships in the Night, Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape, Forbidden Lovers, Down on Terminal Street, Blazing Apostles, Dance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids

Orpheum Theatre, Boston 14-10-77
Tracks: Piece of Mine, Sister Seagull, Adventures in a Yorkshire Landscape, Forbidden Lovers, Terminal Street, Blazing Apostles

BBC John Peel session recorded 30-1-78
Tracks: Panic in the world, Love in flames, Super enigmatix, possession

City Hall, Sheffield 13-2-78
Tracks: Ships in the Night, Maid in Heaven

Oxford Theatre 19-3-78
Tracks: Lovers are mortal, Panic in the world, Dangerous stranger, Forbidden lovers, Superenigmatix, Love in planes, New precision, New mysteries

Music Hall, Boston 30-3-78
Tracks: Life in the Air Age, Sister Seagull

Boston Music Hall 31-3-78
Tracks: New precision, Possession, Superenigmatix, Dangerous stranger, Speed of the wind, Shine, Ships in the night, Panic in the world, Forbidden lovers, Love in flames

Leroy Theatre, Pawtucket 9-4-78 or 19-4-78?
Tracks: New Precision, Possession, Superenigmatix, Shine, Ships In The Night, Speed Of the Wind, Dangerous Strangers, Panic In The World, Forbidden Lovers, Love In Flames

UCSD, San Diego 13-4-78 (Tracks unknown)

Hippodrome 26-4-78
Tracks: New precision, Superenigmatix, Possession, Dangerous stranger, Islands of the dead, Panic in the world, Lovers are mortal, Love in flames, Blazing apostles

Glasgow Apollo 2-7-78
Tracks: Intro, New possession, Superenigmatix, Dangerous stranger, Speed of the wind, Islands of the dead, Surreal estate, Lovers are mortal, New mysteries, Panic in the world, Forbidden lovers, Love in flames, Fair exchange, Blazing apostles

Rhode Island 78
Tracks: New precision, Possession, Superenigmatix, Shine, Ships in the night, Speed of the wind, Dangerous stranger, Panic in the world, Forbidden lovers

 

Further Information;

http://www.billnelson.com/
http://www.holyground.co.uk/electrotype/
http://web.archive.org/web/20070119173121/http://www.billnelsonmusic.com/usarchives/start.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be-Bop_Deluxe
http://www.bobbyshred.com/bebopdeluxe.html

Line ups;

Bill Nelson Band
71
Bill Nelson (voc/gtr)
Gareth Eilledge (bass)
Leom Arthurs (bass)
Richard Brown (drms)

Be Bop Deluxe #1
72 – 74
Bill Nelson (voc/gtr)
Ian Parkin (gtr)
Rob Bryan (bass)
Ncholas Drew (drms)

#2
74
Bill Nelson (voc/gtr)
Paul Jeffreys (bass)
Milton James (keyb)
Simon Fox (drms)

#3
74 – 75
Bill Nelson (voc/gtr)
Charlie Tumahai (bass)
Simon Fox (drms)

#4
75 – 78
Bill Nelson (voc/gtr)
Charlie Tumahai (bass)
Simon Fox (drms)
Andrew Clark (keyb)

Bill Nelson & Andy Clarke later in Bill Nelson’s Red Noise
Simon Fox is ex-Hackensack, later in Blazer Blazer
Ian Parkin & Bill Nelson are ex-Cosmonauts, Strangers, Flagship
Ian Parkin is later in The Jerks
Bill Nelson is also ex-Global Village (68), Lightyears Away (70-71) and later also with John Cooper Clarke
Richard Brown & Bill Nelson are ex-Gentle Revolution
Paul Jeffreys & Milton James are ex-Cockney Rebel, later in Chartreuse
Ian Parkin, Tony Drake & Rob Bryan all later in Rudy & the Zipps
Charlie Tumahai is ex-Continuous Performance and also in Hollywood Killers