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Bill Nelson - Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights album flac Performer: Bill Nelson
Title: Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights
Style: Synth-pop, Experimental, Ambient
Released: 1988
Country: UK
MP3 album: 1858 mb
FLAC album: 1552 mb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: VQF RA AC3 MPC DMF AIFF TTA
Genre: Electronic

Complete your Bill Nelson collection. Becoming aware of Bill Nelson's body of works via his musicianship on albums such as David Sylvian's 'Gone To Earth' has always left me rather frustrated. His sublime guitar work is often overshadowed on solo releases by studio noodling and uncool pop/rock synthesis. This album, however, makes up for all his scratchy solo output in one fell swoop.

Studio Album, released in 1987. Songs, Tracks Listing. 1. West Deep (1:20) 2. The Spirit Cannot Fail (2:07) 3. Pilots of Kite (1:58) 4. Seventh Circle (2:17) 5. Phantom Gardens (1:43) 6. The Angel of Hearth and Home (1:47) 7. Villefranche Interior (1:13) 8. Night Tides (2:00) 9. First Memory (1:29) 10.

This two cd set is a reissue of this 1987 album, comprising numerous pieces recorded by Bill Nelson between 1980 and 1987.

The same year, Nelson's debut solo album Northern Dream, released on his own independent Smile label, drew further attention from Peel which eventually led to Nelson's band Be-Bop Deluxe signing to EMI's Harvest Records subsidiary and releasing Axe Victim in 1974. Nelson replaced the original band members for Futurama in 1975. The lineup of Bill Nelson (guitar), Andrew Clark (keyboards), Charlie Tumahai (bass) and Simon Fox (drums) recorded Sunburst Finish and Modern Music in 1976, the live album Live! In The Air Age in 1977 and their final studio album Drastic Plastic in 1978. Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights - The Angel at the Western Window (1987) Cocteau. Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights - The Book of Inward Conversation (1987) Cocteau. Demonstrations of Affection - Chimes And Rings (1989) Cocteau.

Bill Nelson himself said of this music that it was the most personal and least demonstrative he had made, conceived in moments of intense stillness and musical vacuity. Not very many artists were doing ambient in the late 80s, just prior to the chillout post-rave era, but Nelson had always had an interest in the genre, paying homage to Erik Satie, who arguably conceived the genre on Furniture Music. Often clocking in at under two minutes, the 63 tracks on this collection are an accumulation of discreet pearls, vivid but fleeting musical sketches whose titles (Revolving Globes, Staircase.

Clarence William "Bill" Nelson II (born September 29, 1942) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic Party who serves as the senior United States Senator from Florida, in office since 2001. Nelson began his career in the Florida House of Representatives, where he served from 1973 to 1979. He was elected to United States House of Representatives in 1978, serving to 1991. In January 1986, Nelson became the second sitting member of the United States Congress to fly in space. He flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia  . Heartbreakland released: 1989. Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights released: 1988. Ecclesia Gnostica (Music for the Interior Church) released: 1987. Map of Dreams released: 1987.

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Chance Encounters in the Garden of Lights. Cocteau Records, Esoteric Recordings COCD 21014. CD. Enigma Records D2-73337.

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The Book Of Inward Conversation & Ecclesia Gnostica
1-1 My Dark Daemon 3:19
1-2 The Dove Consumed (The Serpent Slumbers) 1:31
1-3 Calling Heaven, Calling Heaven, Over 3:43
1-4 Path Of Return 3:35
1-5 Theurgia 1:04
1-6 Staircase To No Place 0:53
1-7 Evocation Of A Radiant Childhood 5:42
1-8 The Kingdom Of Consequence 1:53
1-9 The Divine Raptures Of Sisterhood 1:25
1-10 Bright Star (Moonlight Over Ocean Blue) 1:03
1-11 A Bird Of The Air Shall Carry Thy Voice 3:14
1-12 Clothed In Light Amongst The Stars 3:33
1-13 Gnosis 2:41
1-14 Bringers Of Light To The Feast 1:01
1-15 Hastening The Chariot Of My Heart's Desire 3:12
1-16 Transcendant 2:43
1-17 Consolamentum 3:41
1-18 Set Me As A Seal Upon Thine Heart 1:25
1-19 Mysterium 1:22
1-20 Katharos 1:34
1-21 Day Of Eternity 1:12
1-22 Evening Adoration 1:09
1-23 Ecclesia Gnostica 1:41
1-24 Young Angels By An Ancient River 1:11
1-25 Finis Gloria Mundi 2:57
The Angel At The Western Window
2-1 West Deep 1:21
2-2 The Spirit Cannot Fall 2:08
2-3 Pilots Of Kite 1:58
2-4 Seventh Circle 2:17
2-5 Phantom Gardens 1:43
2-6 The Angel Of Hearth And Home 1:48
2-7 Villefranche Interior 1:14
2-8 Night Tides 2:00
2-9 First Memory 1:29
2-10 Azure Extension 1:32
2-11 Radiant Spires 0:59
2-12 The Evening Peal 1:11
2-13 Threnodia 1:10
2-14 A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain 1:29
2-15 Body Of Light 1:31
2-16 At The Centre 2:11
2-17 Self-Initiation 2:03
2-18 The Word That Became Flesh 2:02
2-19 The Hermetic Garden 1:28
2-20 Revolving Globes
Synthesizer [String Synthesizer] – Allan Quinn
2-21 The Four Square Citadel 1:19
2-22 Little Daughters Of Light 1:58
2-23 Orient Of Memphis 1:47
2-24 The Angel At The Western Window 2:59
2-25 The Piano Room 1:46
2-26 Rain Dance 2:09
2-27 Aching Heart 1:44
2-28 Arising 2:21
2-29 Welcome To Realm Seven 2:08
2-30 Without A Blue Horizon 2:59
2-31 Female Nebula 2:39
2-32 Demon Raising 2:11
2-33 Burning The Grove Of Satyrs 1:13
2-34 The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of 3:17
2-35 Realm Of Archons 3:24
2-36 The Rossetti Effect 1:03
2-37 Infinite Station 2:07
2-38 Piano Angelica 1:38

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cocteau Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Cocteau Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Nelsongs
  • Recorded At – The Echo Observatory


  • Composed By, Performer [Performed By], Recorded By – Bill Nelson


Composed, performed and recorded at 'The Echo Observatory', Yorkshire, England.

Dedicated, with gratitude for the gift of love, to Jan, Julia, Elle and Elliot Nelson.

℗ 1988 Cocteau Records Ltd.
© 1988 Cocteau Records Ltd.

Made in England (On back cover)
Made in Britain (On discs)

"The way of heaven is a purpose - anterior to and not induced by thought.
Desire, other than by the act, shall in no wise obtain: Therefore believe symbolically or with caution'
'Art is love. Wisdom and folly is a difference of degree'

Tracks 1-18 to 1-25 taken from the "Ecclesia Gnostica" 7" EP.
Tracks 2-25 to 2-38 not available on album or cassette.

Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights and Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights reissues have CD1 and CD2 inverted.

Tracks' duration taken from PC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 014661 702031
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5014661702031
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): S CDJEAN 20 A 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): S CDJEAN 20 B 02
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Other (CD 1 Cat.#): JEAN 20 - 1
  • Other (CD 2 Cat.#): JEAN 20 - 2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JEAN 20 / COQ 22 Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights ‎(2xLP, Album + 7") Cocteau Records JEAN 20 / COQ 22 UK 1987
TC JEAN 20 Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights ‎(Cass) Cocteau Records TC JEAN 20 UK 1988
D1-73337 Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights ‎(2xLP, Album) Enigma Records , Cocteau Records D1-73337 US 1988
JEAN 20 Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights ‎(2xLP, Album) Cocteau Records JEAN 20 UK 1987
D4-73337 Bill Nelson Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights ‎(Cass, Album) Enigma Records , Cocteau Records D4-73337 US 1988