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Bill Nelson - Altar Pieces Album

  • Performer: Bill Nelson
  • Title: Altar Pieces
  • Size MP3 ver: 1333 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 1403 mb
  • Country: UK
  • Date of release: Apr 2014
  • Style: Abstract, Experimental, Ambient
  • # Catalog: CD032
  • Label: Sonoluxe
  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Genre: Electronic
Bill Nelson - Altar Pieces Album


1Prima Materia (First Matter)3:44
2Sanctus Illuminatus (The Sacred Illuminated)2:53
3Mysterium Magnum (The Great Secret)5:23
4Accessio Lucis (The Coming Light)3:40
5Arbor Philosophica (Tree Of Philosophy)5:29
6Opus Hermeticum (The Work Of Hermes)4:45
7Signum Natura (Symbolic Nature)5:38
8Clavis Angelicae (Key Of Angels)4:38


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneBill Nelson Altar Pieces ‎(Cass, Ltd, Num)The Orpheus OrganisationnoneUK1990
noneBill Nelson Altar Pieces ‎(Cass, Ltd, RP)The Orpheus OrganisationnoneUK1991


"This is one of the rarest of Bill Nelson's ambient instrumental albums. These eight tracks were originally created for a live performance in Wakefield Cathedral as part of the city's 1990 Arts Festival. The performance was titled 'Opus Illuminatus' and featured live improvisations on guitar, (by Bill,) and saxophone, (by his younger brother Ian,) played over interactive 'backing tracks.' These tracks, (without the live overdubbed guitar and saxophone,) were released as an extremely limited 500 edition cassette only item in 1990....24 years ago now. They became highly collectable and were never made available as an official CD album until now.

"This unique and very special download only re-issue features superb digital remastering by Bill's long time, Fairview Studio's, associate John Spence. It presents, for the first time ever, an opportunity to hear this music at an audio quality previously denied the original limited edition cassette release. It also features fabulous new artwork by David Graham.

"Even without the live performance guitar and sax improvisations, these mysterious and mystical pieces stand up as valuable in their own right and will be enthusiastically welcomed by fans.

"The download includes the PDF artwork."

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