Area (4)

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Area was formed in the mid-'80s by Steve Jones, Henry Frayne, and Lynn Canfield. Henry and Lynn had been together in a previous band called Ack!-Ack!, which was a punkish band in Champaign, Illinois.
Area began in 1985 when Steve Jones asked Lynn Canfield and Henry Frayne to participate in a recording project. From there the trio recorded five albums; then went on extended leave in 1990.
Lynn and Henry formed another band, The Moon Seven Times, which recorded three albums for Third Mind Records / Roadrunner; eventually disbanding in 1998.
Lynn then formed Shotgun Wedding (3), with Brendan Gamble (also of Mx7) and others; while Henry recorded under the name Lanterna, and signed with Rykodisc for an album.
Shotgun Wedding disbanded, and Lynn is now writing and touring in Lynn Canfield & Hot Tub Party.
Meantime, Projekt has been reissuing the original Area albums as part of the Projekt: Archive series.
In 1998 "Radio Caroline" and "The Perfect Dream" were reissued, while February of 2000 saw the release of "Between Purple & Pink" and "Fragments of the Morning".
Jones began writing new music for Area in 1996 with Mel Eberle, formerly his bandmate in The Arms of Someone New, and Kris Krasnowski on vocals.
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Albums

fil-91 Area (4) White Canvas New Hope (Album) Office Records fil-91 US 1986 Sell This Version
fil-111 Area (4) - Radio Caroline album art Area (4) Radio Caroline (Album) Office Records fil-111 US 1987 Sell This Version
CLM/LP 006 Area (4) - The Perfect Dream album art Area (4) The Perfect Dream (Album) C'est La Mort CLM/LP 006 US 1988 Sell This Version
CLM/CD 021 Area (4) - Between Purple And Pink album art Area (4) Between Purple And Pink (Album) C'est La Mort CLM/CD 021 US 1989 Sell This Version
CLM 031 Area (4) - Fragments Of The Morning album art Area (4) Fragments Of The Morning (Album) C'est la Mort CLM 031 US 1990 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Area (4) / The Arms Of Someone New Area (4) / The Arms Of Someone New - Untitled(Cass, Comp) S.J. Organisation none France 1989 Sell This Version
TMCD 59 Area (4) - Agate Lines album art Area (4) Agate Lines (Comp) Third Mind Records TMCD 59 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version