Prefab Sprout: Classic Or Dud

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New Megahertz is somehow different to the old I’m reading? Anyone heard it yet? It’s on Spotify I notice...

piscesx, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 14:33 (nine months ago) link

Can’t say I noticed any significant difference. I have the original cd, but some time since I played it. Think I’ll need to investigate

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:50 (nine months ago) link

I've only just discovered this group for myself via an '80s compilation CD collection I purchased the last time I was in London (i.e. December 2017). So far the two Prefab Sprout songs on said album ("The King of Rock and Roll" and "When Love Breaks Down") are really, really fucking amazing. Next up: actually listening to one of their full albums. BTW, I have a very dear friend of mine who's a native of Albuquerque and now I can't help but associate her with the former song, even though we met via a shared fandom of a completely different musical artist.

deethelurker, Sunday, 17 February 2019 18:41 (nine months ago) link

https://t.co/c2MIu6mrln #prefabsprout

— @needlemythology (@needlemythology) February 20, 2019

groovypanda, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 10:31 (eight months ago) link

Looks like that’s been removed; shame.

Tim, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 13:08 (eight months ago) link

Looks like that's back; hooray!

Tim, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:56 (eight months ago) link

Your daddy loves you very much. He just doesn't want to live with us anymore.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 23:37 (eight months ago) link

four months pass...

vinyl reissues in september:

Prefab Sprout have announced vinyl reissues of three studio albums and one compilation. New pressings of their 1984 debut Swoon, 1988’s commercial breakthrough From Langley Park to Memphis, 1990’s double album Jordan: The Comeback, and 1992’s Life of Surprises: The Best of Prefab Sprout are all out September 27. A press statement notes that the packaging and remasters were overseen by band members Paddy and Martin McAloon. Pre-orders are available at their website.

Earlier this year, Paddy McAloon’s 2003 solo album I Trawl the Megahertz was reissued as a Prefab Sprout LP.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:05 (four months ago) link

... i think i'm gonna need to buy jordan

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:06 (four months ago) link

Interesting that they didn’t include Steve McQueen. I hope these stick around long enough for me to confirm the pressings are better than my originals.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 22:13 (four months ago) link

hope they fixed the glitch on life of surprises

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 4 July 2019 00:31 (four months ago) link

What glitch?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 4 July 2019 02:18 (four months ago) link

sorry, i must be insane. i remember there being some weird glitch on a PS song, thought it was LoS, thought it was discussed on ilm as an error during mastering but re-listening i don't hear anything. apologies for derail

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 4 July 2019 02:48 (four months ago) link

no, wait, it's there, around 3:38-41 on the word 'not' !

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 4 July 2019 03:00 (four months ago) link

I've noticed that glitch too. Pretty weird oversight on their part, unless it was the only possible way for them to stitch it together. I hope that's even fixable at this point!

OneSecondBefore, Thursday, 4 July 2019 16:55 (four months ago) link

any news on femmes mythologiques?

Pagoda, Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:30 (four months ago) link

nothing beyond the planned release in September mentioned at the start of the year

ufo, Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:38 (four months ago) link

media is precious and fragile ... but despite the glitch LOS is still perfect

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:40 (four months ago) link

Trying to figure out why Steve McQueen (my fave of them, by far) was excluded, I found out there was a RSD release of 'Steve McQueen Acoustic'. Anyone heard it?

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:51 (four months ago) link

yeah, steve mcqueen is my favourite album of theirs :/

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:53 (four months ago) link

The Steve McQueen acoustic was all bonus tracks on the 2006 reissue iir

ufo, Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:55 (four months ago) link

Ah, thanks. The lack of fanfare everywhere made me think already it wasn't something new.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:57 (four months ago) link

love those acoustic versions.

Fizzles, Thursday, 4 July 2019 18:09 (four months ago) link

yes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6uTKJiD7iQ

Number None, Thursday, 4 July 2019 19:58 (four months ago) link

is there a rights issue with the label that put out Steve McQueen / Two Wheels Good?

flappy bird, Thursday, 4 July 2019 20:44 (four months ago) link

I got to know Steve McQueen via the 2006 reissue so those acoustic versions are as canonical as the originals for me. I think I actually like them better

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Sunday, 7 July 2019 08:22 (four months ago) link

the Steve McQueen Acoustic disc appears to be on spotify, along with 5 different issues of Steve McQueen (including one of Two Wheels Good), each with a different poorly scanned version of the album art

ufo, Sunday, 7 July 2019 08:32 (four months ago) link

acoustic version was also issued as a stand alone lp.
https://www.discogs.com/Prefab-Sprout-Steve-McQueen-Acoustic/release/13288548

mizzell, Sunday, 7 July 2019 14:13 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Variants of this pop up about once every 8 months when there's a news story about prefabricated something. JUST SAY NO. https://t.co/88A7ESVs2X

— NicD (@Sproutology) September 1, 2019

omar little, Sunday, 1 September 2019 15:59 (two months ago) link

So is there a release date for the new album?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 2 September 2019 00:31 (two months ago) link

http://stereoembersmagazine.com/prefab-sprouts-new-lp-femmes-mythologiques-set-for-september-release/

McAloon has also indicated his vaults are rather vast.

How vast?

“You can work it out by doing the maths,” he went on to say. “…if you write three albums a year, approximately, and you’ve been doing that for 30 years, then that’s where we are.

damn, I really hope Paddy has a Max Brod in his life iykwim

hoostanbank de reason lyrics mp4 hd video download (unregistered), Monday, 2 September 2019 05:22 (two months ago) link

STORM THE VAULT

flappy bird, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 22:49 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Just started checking out the Swoon remaster on Spotify and it is sounding good, less like it was recorded through a wall. Bass! It's a bit odd - that thinness or tinniness was the fabric of the album, the contrast to everything later – but I am liking it.

woof, Tuesday, 1 October 2019 19:40 (one month ago) link

Anyone familiar with the protest songs record mentioned in that article? xp

one charm and one antiup quark (outdoor_miner), Tuesday, 1 October 2019 23:27 (one month ago) link

it was recorded after steve mcqueen but not released until after langley park. similar in sound to steve mcqueen but not quite as good. has the song life of surprises which is great.

mizzell, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:02 (one month ago) link

"Scarlet Nights" has become my favorite track off JORDAN at the moment. That understated key change in the final chorus is pure magic.

winters (josh), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 05:29 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

The kick / snare drum triplets on the Bobby Fischer section of Cue Fanfare

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Thursday, 14 November 2019 14:35 (four days ago) link


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