Tag Archives: Charlie Tumahai

In February 1978.

In February 1978, “Harvest” label released “Drastic Plastic”, the fifth and the final Be-Bop Deluxe album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Chateau Saint Georges” in Juan-les-Pins, in France, and was produced by John Leckie and Bill Nelson.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson– lead vocals, electric, acoustic and 12-string guitars, mandolin, guitar synthesizer, piano, percussion
  • Andy Clark- keyboards and synthesizers
  • Charlie Tumahai- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Fox- drums, loops

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Electrical Language
  2. New Precision
  3. New Mysteries
  4. Surreal Estate
  5. Love in Flames
  6. Panic in the World
  7. Dangerous Stranger
  8. Superenigmatix (Lethal Appliances for the Home with Everything)
  9. Visions of Endless Hopes
  10. Possession
  11. Islands of the Dead

 

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In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Harvest” label released “Futurama”, the second Be-Bop Deluxe album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson– guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Charlie Tumahai– bass, backing vocals
  • Simon Fox– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Stage Whispers
  2. Love With the Madman
  3. Maid in Heaven
  4. Sister Seagull
  5. Sound Track
  6. Music in Dreamland
  7. Jean Cocteau
  8. Between the Worlds
  9. Swan Song

In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Harvest” label released “Sunburst Finish”, the third Be-Bop Deluxe studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by John Leckie and Bill Nelson. The cover art concept was by Mike Doud, the cover photograph was by John Thornton.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson- lead vocals, electric and 12-string guitars
  • Andy Clark- keyboards, synthesizer
  • Charlie Tumahai- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Fox- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson

  1. Fair Exchange
  2. Heavenly Homes
  3. Ships in the Night
  4. Crying to the Sky
  5. Sleep That Burns
  6. Beauty Secrets
  7. Life in the Air Age
  8. Like an Old Blues
  9. Crystal Gazing
  10. Blazing Apostles