Melrose- Studio, released October 1990 -
CD release Germany 1990
Design: Kurt DeMunbrun
Photo: Jim Rakete
CD release Germany 2009
|Recording date||June - July 1990|
|Recording site(s)||Vienna & Berlin|
|Composer(s)||Edgar Froese, Paul Haslinger, Jerome Froese|
|Musician(s)||Edgar Froese, Paul Haslinger, Jerome Froese, Hubert Waldner|
|"The crows maintain, a single crow could destroy heaven, that is doubtless, but doesn't move heaven, for heaven implies precisely: impossibility of crows."|
- Franz Kafka
The 1990 studio album Melrose is the only one featuring the short time line-up Edgar Froese/Paul Haslinger/Jerome Froese. After his guest appearance on a single track on the album Lily On The Beach (1989), Edgar Froese's son Jerome had joined TD officially in January 1990 for a live performance, and Melrose was the first record composed and performed by the reformed band. But after a lengthy stay in the USA and the release of Melrose Paul Haslinger wished to leave Europe and live and work in Los Angeles. So TD did an already planned tour in the UK in autumn 1990 and then Paul Haslinger left the band at the end of the year, making TD a duo again.
Melrose was released in March 2009 as part of an extensive digipack series (consisting of a total of more than 60 CD and DVD releases) by the Germany based Membran record label. Though the CD package claims that it contains the re-recording from 2002 (see below) the disc itself features the original 1990 recording.
The 2002 Re-Recording
The complete album was re-recorded in 2002 and released as part of the 3CD set The Melrose Years, together with re-recordings of the albums Optical Race (1988) and Lily On The Beach (1989).
Unlike Optical Race and Lily On The Beach, the re-recorded version has not been released as an individual disc (though the 2009 re-issue claims otherwise -- see above).
- 1990: Private/BMG
- Promo-LP [a]: 211 105; multi-coloured labels; additional promo sheet
- LP [a]: 211 105; multi-coloured labels
- CD [a]: 261 105
- 1990: Private/BMG
- Promo-CD [a]: 261 105; with sticker 'UNVERKÄUFLICHES MUSTER' and promo sheet
- 2009: Membran
- CD [a]: 232662; digipack
- 1990: Private/Victor
- CD [a]: BVCP-103
- Promo-CD [a]: BVCP-103; same as regular release, but with additional red promo sticker
- 199?: ?
- Counterfeit-CD: TDM-119794 2-GM02; white/red/blue disc
- 1990: Private
- CD [a]: 2078-2-P
|Melrose was also released as part of the set The Melrose Years.|