Bill Nelson's Red Noise - Art / Empire / IndustryStepping out from his years with Be Bop Deluxe, Bill Nelson went on to form Red Noise, releasing the Sound on Sound albums with an updated lineup and sound. Now, some 40 years on a box set containing 4xCD’s and 2x NTSC region-free DVD’s include the complete recordings made by this influential band.

Aware of the emergence of the New Wave scene, following the release of Drastic Plastic, Bill Nelson disbanded Be Bop Deluxe. With his desire to continually evolve, he formed Red Noise. Working with co-producer John Leckie, Bill recorded a Post-Punk masterpiece that would provide inspiration to a new generation of musicians and fans alike.

The box includes Sound on Sound remastered and the 2022 Stephen W Tayler stereo and 5.1 mixes. A previously unreleased concert from February 1979 (mixed from the multi-track tapes). Bill Nelson’s 1978 home demos for the album, additional session tracks including BBC session from 1979, plus bonus video content including the Revolt Into Style promo and a 1979 performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test. Also in the box is a book featuring an extensive essay by Bill Nelson and a foreword by Steven Wilson, plus a facsimile tour program, poster and four postcards.

Released August 29, 2022.


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4x CDs + 2x DVDs NTSC region free featuring 5.1 surround sound and new stereo mixes.  Available on CD only edition.



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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.


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