Distant Plastic Trees / The Wayward Bus
(CD/TAPE: 1991/1992)
Merritt's first two albums Distant Plastic Trees and The Wayward Bus were recorded in 1989 and 1991 with singer Susan Anway. Distant Plastic Trees was released in the UK on Red Flame Records, and in Japan on RCA Victor in 1991. In 1992, The Magnetic Fields released Distant Plastic Trees in the US, combining it with their unreleased album The Wayward Bus onto one CD. They released this on their own label, PoPuP with a 4:32 silent track separating the two albums and removing the track 'Plant White Roses' which can now be found on The Long Secret compilation. Merge Records re-released Distant Plastic Trees / The Wayward Bus in 1995 on CD and tape.
right: Distant Plastic Trees cover
The Wayward Bus cover
1. When You Were My Baby
2. The Saddest Story Ever Told
3. Lovers From The Moon
4. Candy
5. Tokyo A Go-Go
6. Summer Lies
7. Old Orchard Beach
8. Jeremy
9. Dancing In Your Eyes
10. Suddenly There Is a Tidal Wave
11. silence*
12. Railroad Boy
13. Smoke Signals
14. You Love to Fail
15. Kings
16. Babies Falling
17. Living in an Abandoned Firehouse with You
18. Tar-Heel Boy
19. Falling in Love with the Wolfboy
20. Josephine
21. 100,000 Fireflies