Bill Nelson – ‘7″ Bill Nelson Singles’ Box Set (Cocteau Records, JEAN 6)

Just when you thought there could be no more Bill Nelson box sets, here is this little curio, ‘7″ Bill Nelson Singles’ (aka ‘Assorted Nelsons’, as it was described on the merchandise sheet of the time. Released in the latter period of the ‘Acquitted by Mirrors’ fan club period, this box set gathers together a few stray singles and packages them up in a unique box. I would bet that this may well have been a way to bundle together bought back overstock of earlier Cocteau, Mercury and Portrait records era singles.

Bill Nelson - '7" Bill Nelson Singles' Box Set (Cocteau Records, JEAN 6) box front

^ Bill Nelson – ‘7″ Bill Nelson Singles’ Box Set (Cocteau Records, JEAN 6) box front

Whatever the reason, it was nice to get a couple of them again in minty mint condition, or which were otherwise different in some way. For example, I had the double-pack version of ‘Youth of Nation on Fire’. The box set cost the small sum of £4.75 plus 75p post and packing back in the day.

The singles included in the set are;

  • Do You Dream In Colour?
  • Youth of Nation on Fire
  • Living In My Limousine (Remix)
  • Flaming Desire
  • Wildest Dreams

All are regular stock copies from the original pressing runs – they are not new ones made especially for this box set.

Bill Nelson - '7" Bill Nelson Singles' Box Set (Cocteau Records, JEAN 6) singles and box

^ Bill Nelson – ‘7″ Bill Nelson Singles’ Box Set (Cocteau Records, JEAN 6) singles and box

Bill Nelson - '7" Bill Nelson Singles' Box Set (Cocteau Records, JEAN 6) box rear

^ Bill Nelson – ‘7″ Bill Nelson Singles’ Box Set (Cocteau Records, JEAN 6) box rear

'Acquitted by Mirrors' Bill Nelson fan club merchandise sheet showing the JEAN 6 box set offer (lower right)

^ ‘Acquitted by Mirrors’ Bill Nelson fan club merchandise sheet showing the JEAN 6 box set offer (lower right)

'Acquitted by Mirrors' Bill Nelson fan club merchandise sheet showing the JEAN 6 box set offer (lower right)

^ …and for completeness, the reverse of the ‘Acquitted by Mirrors’ Bill Nelson fan club merchandise sheet

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