|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||The Perfect Dream||10||Audio||1988||Third Mind Records|
|2||Between Purple And Pink||14||Audio||2000-02-01||Projekt: Archive|
|3||Fragments Of The Morning||13||Audio||2000-02-22||Projekt: Archive|
|4||Radio Caroline||14||Audio||1998-07-07||Projekt: Archive|
|5||The Perfect Dream||14||Audio||1998-07-07||Projekt: Archive|
|6||The Perfect Dream||10||Audio||1988||C'est La Mort|
|7||Agate Lines||12||Audio||1990||Third Mind Records|
|8||Agate Lines||16||Audio||1990||Third Mind Records|
|9||Radio Caroline||10||Audio||1987||Office Records|
|11||White Canvas New Hope||11||Audio||1986||Office Records|
|12||Radio Caroline||10||Audio||1987||Office Records|
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 bad punkish band in Champaign Illinois.
Area began in 1985 when Steve Jones asked [a=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, [a=Moon Seven Times, The], which recorded three albums for [l=Third Mind Records] / [l=Roadrunner]; eventually disbanding in 1998.
Lynn then formed [a=Shotgun Wedding (3)], with Brendan Gamble (also of Mx7) and others; while Henry recorded under the name Lanterna, and signed with [l=Rykodisc] for an album.
Shotgun Wedding disbanded, and Lynn is now writing and touring in Lynn Canfield & Hot Tub Party.
Meantime, [l=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 [a=Kris Krasnowski] on vocals.