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This is a list of all known Mellotron/Chamberlin (and occasionally Birotron)-featuring albums, from the '50s to the present day. It's in a constant state of amendment; the current update's additions/amendments can be found under 'additions' above. You may ask, "What's the point?" What indeed? If you're interested, it's here. If you're not, I believe there are many other websites you can visit. If you're only interested in album reviews (which would be fair enough), click on the 'reviews' button above.

Track titles are only listed when 'Tron is used on one or two tracks (except when the album has been reviewed, when they aren't listed here at all). '[tracks not known]' is self-explanatory. Singles/b-sides are only listed separately when they weren't included on the artist's current LP (e.g. 'Strawberry Fields Forever'). Compilations including the single may be listed in the 'notes' field, but it will have a separate entry (usually). However, I reserve the right to make the rules up as I go along.

If you have any extra information, please mail me. Thanks!

Filing: I've made every effort to file artist names correctly, cross-language, although there are discrepancies. Any band name starting with the local equivalent of the definite or indefinite article (Il Balletto di Bronzo, I Dik Dik, Le Orme) will file under the first 'proper' word. I've ignored the occasional local rule for simplicity's sake; Apparently Änglagård should file at the end of the alphabet, as in Swedish, but I refuse to go that far in my attempts at authenticity. Talking of which, I've tried to use all the correct accents where relevant, including the ones outside the normal HTML rules; please let me know if you see anything with accents missing. Solo artists are, of course, filed under surname (did I really need to say that?).

REVIEWS. This is very much an ongoing project, so expect new entries every time I update the site. There will be a small yellow REVIEW note at the end of the entry - just click on this to jump directly to the review, or go to the REVIEWS page. Upon request, I've instigated entering the album's rating on this page, after the review note.

I used to have a section at the end of this page entitled 'Non-'Tron', including both cases of mistaken identity (studio 'Stairway to Heaven', Amon Düül II) and the modern Mellotronic scourge of 'Tron samples (too many to count). These two categories have now been separated, and can be found at Mistaken ID and Samples. Reviews of some of these are at Mistaken ID reviews and Sample reviews.

I've actually had a few requests for the reinstatement of the list additions page. Contents will stay until the next list update. Another new feature for 2003 (so, er, no longer new) is the genres annotation, although it's very incomplete and a little haphazard.

A quick couple of caveats before we proceed:

1. This is not, I repeat NOT a list of my own collection. I'm always willing to do trades, but please don't assume that just because the album is listed, I own, or have even heard a copy. If you're interested in trades, please mail me.

2. Some of the 'confirmed' entries have been 'confirmed' by someone else. Sometimes they get it wrong. Occasionally, so do I. As soon as any entry has been found not to contain 'Tron, it goes.