Harry Thumann ‎– Andromeda

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Harry Thumann's second and final album. Notably, it contains the would be hit-single ''Sphinx'', which was later unofficially borrowed for the very similar in style theme to ''Knight Rider'' and also the final track ''Living On A Farm'', which later led onto a new project of Thumann's, called ''Wonderdog''. Simon Cowell then purchased the rights to the ''Wonderdog'' concept and then made money from it's short-lived venture by appearing on music and children's shows. Upon release, Hansa Records got the front cover switched the wrong way around with the back cover. This has happened many times under Hansa's care, such as the ''Adolescent Sex'' album, by Japan. The correct covers should be the same as the CBS and Phillips releases. The album has never been officially released in the digital realm, or even on CD, apart from the title track being featured on Ben Liebrand's ''Grand 12 Inches: 16'' collection. Alas, it is a cult favourite amongst fans of the genre and it has been bootlegged multiple times. Presumably Thumann's family cares for his estate, but it is unknown who actually owns the masters and whether they will ever be used for a proper, remastered release, or even if they exist.

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
205 260, 205 260-320 Harry Thumann Andromeda(LP, Album) Hansa International, Hansa International 205 260, 205 260-320 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
CBS 85745 Harry Thumann Andromeda(LP, Album) CBS CBS 85745 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
SMB 40210, M. BOX 40210 Harry Thumann Andromeda(LP, Album) Music-Box, Music-Box SMB 40210, M. BOX 40210 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
6423 531 Harry Thumann Andromeda(LP, Album) Philips 6423 531 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
205 260-320 Harry Thumann Andromeda(LP, TP, W/Lbl) Hansa International 205 260-320 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
205 260-320 Harry Thumann Andromeda(LP, Unofficial) Hansa (2) 205 260-320 2010 Sell This Version
305 260-320 Harry Thumann Andromeda(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Hansa (2) 305 260-320 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
7168-2 Harry Thumann Andromeda(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Premium Series Gmbh 7168-2 Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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curtisryan9

curtisryan9

August 17, 2019
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Andromeda, LP, Album, 6423 531

Definitely the best release out of all the pressings. The vinyl quality and mastering is superb.
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

July 14, 2019
edited 2 months ago
referencing Andromeda, LP, Album, 205 260, 205 260-320

An album in dire need of a remastered CD release. Not a bootleg LP or CD release, to be clear. The masters do exist, as Ben Liebrand used it for his Grand 12 Inch CD from 2018. Come on, someone. Please release this properly.
milanminimal

milanminimal

February 14, 2014
referencing Andromeda, LP, Unofficial, 205 260-320
This repress doesn't sound well :(, was absolutely stoked to find it. But still playing flac recordings from the original instead of this vinyl...