|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||The Hollywood Years 1971-1982 Vol. 2: The Dreamer Of Glass Beach||19||Audio||1999||RPM Records (2)|
|2||The Go-Go Music Of The Mark Wirtz Orchestra & Chorus||23||Audio||1996||RPM Records (2)|
|3||(He's Our Dear Old) Weatherman||2||Audio||1968-02-00||Odeon|
|4||The Mark Wirtz Anthology - Garage Sale At Rainbow's End||91||Audio||2002-09-00||Capital M|
|5||The Fantastic Story Of Mark Wirtz And The Teenage Opera||40||Audio||2001||RPM Records (2)|
|6||Engel Fallen Nicht Vom Himmel / Shy Boy||2||Audio||1968|
|7||Wirtz And Music||26||Audio||2009|
|9||Debut!||12||Audio||1966||World Record Club|
|11||My Daddie Is A Baddie||2||Audio||1969||CBS|
|12||Die Zeit Kennt Keine Wiederkehr||4||Audio||1970||Columbia|
Born in 1943 in Strasbourg, Alsace (France).
Wirtz will always be remembered as the creator of the infamous [i]Teenage Opera[/i] which catapulted Keith West into momentary fame. Prior to this, he was a successful producer at EMI principally for his work on the stereo-only [i]Studio 2[/i] series.
Wirtz was already producing the (pre [a=Tomorrow (2)]) [i] In Crowd[/i], had used [a=Steve Howe] as a session guitarist on various projects, and subsequently asked Keith West to assist him on the "Teenage Opera". Although the relative failure of [i] Sam [/i], the second single, doomed its progress, he used Abbey Road down-time to assemble more "Opera" material, notably the highly complex [i] (He's Our) Dear Old Weatherman[/i]. It bore all of the producer's distinctive trademarks - swirling strings, child singers and a sumptuous melody - and the result was an artistic masterpiece. Sadly, it was not a commercial success and all remaining Opera music was shelved. Wirtz remained very active in the music world, recording a variety of albums and singles during the seventies.