Steve Roach ‎– World's Edge

Fortuna Records ‎– 18057-2
2 × CD, Album, Repress

Tracklist Hide Credits

1-1 World's Edge 9:49
1-2 The Call
Tabla, Percussion – Guy Thouin
1-3 Steel And Bone 2:40
1-4 Undershadow 8:29
1-5 When Souls Roam 6:53
1-6 Beat Of Desire 7:38
1-7 Glimpse 3:08
1-8 Thunderground
Cymbal – Robin Horn
1-9 Falling, Flying, Dreaming 6:18
1-10 Drift 7:38
2-1 To The Threshold Of Silence
Featuring – Robert Rich

Companies, etc.



1992 Fortuna Records.

Repress, released in the region between 2000~2007.
This version as distinguishable difference from the the original of 1992,
Rear sleeve have different coloured backgrounds, purple on this repress blue on the original,
Matrix are different and there are no Master & Mould SID codes on first pressing.

Distributed by Celestial Harmonies
European distribution: Kuckuck Schallplatten

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 13711 80572 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 013711805727
  • Other (Cat.# CD1): 17057-2
  • Other (Cat.# CD2): 17058-2
  • Matrix / Runout (DISC 1): F-8302 / 17057-2 10
  • Matrix / Runout (DISC 2): F-8303 / 17058-2 K
  • Mastering SID Code (DISC 1 & 2): IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code (DISC 1 & 2): IFPI 0722
  • Other (LOGO): SONO PRESS

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
18057-2 Steve Roach World's Edge(2xCD, Album) Fortuna Records 18057-2 UK, Europe & US 1992 Sell This Version
18057-4 Steve Roach World's Edge(Cass, Album) Fortuna Records 18057-4 UK, Europe & US 1992 Sell This Version
none Steve Roach World's Edge(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Timeroom Editions none US 2013



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July 28, 2018
edited 2 months ago
A must for Roach fans. Worth owning for two reasons disc 1 has a track where he has a guest tabla player from Canada the music is sparse as you would expect only it sound's quite different and not as developed as his later 90s tribal percussive compositions. Its interesting to listen to World Edge because is sounds very creative and yet transitionary in the history of his catalog of recordings.
Disc 2 has the penultimate quiet ambient epic with reverberated gong think Thomas Koner Permafrost with silk laden ambient washes of sampled voices in the distance. Disc 2 is a precursor to what would later become Dream Circle.
This is a highly underrated release still early in his career thats worth checking out and trust me I am NOT a fan of all his output but there are a good dozen releases I highly recommend in his catalog including his very early releases like NOW/TRAVELER and EMPETUS.