Bill Nelson - Altar Pieces

Bill Nelson - Altar Pieces Singer: Bill Nelson
Title: Altar Pieces
Label: Sonoluxe ‎– CD032
Type: 8 x File, WAV, Reissue
Country: UK
Date of released: Apr 2014
Category: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Experimental, Ambient
MP3 RAR album: 1679 mb
FLAC RAR album: 1248 mb
Album rating: 5.0
Available format: MP3 FLAC WMA AU AC3 WAV FLAC APE DTS
Genre: Electronic

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


"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."

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Bill Nelson Altar Pieces ‎(Cass, Ltd, Num) The Orpheus Organisation none UK 1990
none Bill Nelson Altar Pieces ‎(Cass, Ltd, RP) The Orpheus Organisation none UK 1991
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