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The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart) - Bill Nelson

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    The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart) was recorded between spring & winter 1981 at Ric-Rac Studios (Leeds) & Rockfield Studios (Monmouth).

    The bonus LP La Belle Et La Bete (Beauty And The Beast) was recorded at the Echo Observatory (Yorkshire) in January 1982 for the Yorkshire Actors Company production of Jean Cocteau's film.

    "The material on this album constitutes approximately half of the total recordings made at various intervals between April and November 1981. The remainder will hopefully appear in various forms throughout the coming months." - Bill Nelson 1982
    Track Listings:
    The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart)

    Side 1

    1 Empire Of The Senses
    2 Hope For The Heartbeat
    3 Waiting For Voices
    4 A Private View
    5 Eros Arriving
    6 The Bride Of Christ In Autumn

    Side 2

    1 When Your Dream Of Perfect Beauty Comes True
    2 Flaming Desire
    3 Portrait Of Jan With Flowers
    4 The Crystal Escalator In The Palace Of God Department Store
    5 Echo In Her Eyes (The Lamps Of Oblivion)
    6 The October Man

    La Belle Et La Bete (Beauty And The Beast)

    Side 1

    1 Overture
    2 The Family
    3 Sisters And Sedan Chairs
    4 In The Forest Of Storms
    5 The Castle
    5-A The Gates
    5-B The Corridor
    5-C The Great Hall
    5-D Dreams (The Merchnat Sleeps)
    5-E Fear (The Merchant Wakes)
    6 The Rose And The Beast
    7 Magnificent (The White Horse)
    8 Beauty Enters The Castle
    8-A The Door
    8-B The Mirror
    8-C Candelabra And Gargoyles
    9 Beauty And The Beast

    Side 2

    1 Transition No. 1
    2 Transition No. 2
    3 The Hunt
    4 The Gift
    5 The Garden
    6 Transition No. 3
    7 Transition No. 4
    8 The Tragedy
    9 Transition No. 5
    10 The Enchanted Glove
    11 Tears As Diamonds (The Gift Reverses)
    12 The Beast In Solitude
    13 The Return Of Magnificent
    14 Transition No. 6 (The Journey)
    15 The Pavilion Of Diana
    16 Transformation No. 1
    17 Transformation No. 2
    18 The Final Curtain
    Artist Name(s):
    Bill Nelson, Jan Nelson, Bogdan Wiczling
    Release Year: 1981
    Ambient, Experimental, Industrial, Space Rock, Soundtrack, Synth-Pop
    Album Type:
    Compact Disc, LP 33 1/3
    Cover & Packge Design:
    Bill Nelson, David Claridge, Sheila Rock
    Studio Name:
    Echo Observatory Yorkshire UK, Ric-Rac Studios Leeds UK, Rockfield Studios Monmouth UK
    Mastering: Bill Nelson, Ray Staff at Trident Studios, London
    Engineer(s): Bill Nelson, John Leckie, Mick Robson, Pat Moran, Ted Sharp
    Label / Publishing
    Label Name:
    Catalog Number(s):
    WHIRL 1, WHIRL 2
    Nelsongs Ltd
    Synthesizers Used
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Jack Hertz

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I almost never give a record 5 stars, it supposed to be reserved for the Gods. Bill Nelson is indeed a god, and this is one of his finest albums. 

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