Site last updated 31/01/2019
After a data loss scenario early this year (idiot), I've temporarily suspended work on the site. I've just (August '19) begun reviewing again, though, so expect an update in the near future.
An unfortunate knock-on effect of the data loss is that I've not only potentially lost a twenty-year e-mail archive, but I haven't been able to access my mail since February, in case you're wondering why I haven't answered. If you'd like to get in touch and if you can, please message me on Facebook.
Yes, dear reader, it's a Facebook link... Planet Mellotron's finally decided to enter the modern world (in a manner of speaking). Please feel free to carry on e-mailing, but the page is there for, er, whatever it's for.
I'm receiving more and more review requests from artists (or, as often or not, their management/record companies) who clearly haven't actually looked at the site.
Planet Mellotron only reviews albums containing Mellotron, as becomes blindingly obvious after an even cursory glance at the reviews section.
STOP PRESS: Sorry, but from now on, I'll only review 'sampled Mellotron' releases under exceptional circumstances, which remain a closely guarded secret.
And no, the M4000D is not a Mellotron, no matter how many 'official' logos it sports. It's a sample player.
Thank you in advance.
OK, what's it all about? After seeing a couple of lists of 'albums containing Mellotron', I thought I'd try to bring the idea up to date, and have a really concerted effort at listing everything. Madness. Utter madness. If you knew the number of hours I've spent in record shops, on the net, rummaging through (mostly very understanding) friends' collections, listening to borrowed album after borrowed album... I love it really. I know it's sad, but it keeps me off the streets. And I've enjoyed it. Get a life, Thompson...
Anyway, happy browsing - please mail me your comments. All new entries/amendments welcome - this site is decidedly ongoing and is hopefully updated bi-monthly.
Don't forget to have a look at the Readers' top tens page - please feel free to e-mail me yours.