Swoon is the debut studio album by the English pop band Prefab Sprout, released in March 1984 by Kitchenware Records. Written over a period of seven years, the record was produced with David Brewis on a low budget. The group mostly chose to avoid recording the material they had played live over the years, preferring to make a more intricate record of mostly recent material.
Steve McQueen is the second studio album by English pop band Prefab Sprout, released in June 1985 by Kitchenware Records. The album was released by CBS in the United States as Two Wheels Good due to a legal conflict with the estate of American actor Steve McQueen. The album cover references Steve McQueen's lifelong passion for Triumph motorcycles and the 1963 film The Great Escape, starring McQueen and featuring prominent motorcycle chase scenes (with stunts performed by himself on a Triumph motorcycle).
This lost Prefab Sprout album, previously issued as a Paddy McAloon solo LP, finds the singer receding into a vivid dream world unlike anything in his catalog. Deterioration inspires all of Prefab Sprout’s major works. The English pop group’s breakthrough single, the shimmery 1984 ballad When Love Breaks Down, was about weakening ties and how absence makes the heart lose weight. A few years later, with The King of Rock and Roll, they paired whimsical fanfare from super-producer Thomas Dolby with the withering reflections of a one-hit wonder coming to terms with his obsolescence.
The best album by Prefab Sprout is Steve McQueen which is ranked number 734 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,502. Prefab Sprout is ranked number 370 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,802. Members who like this artist also like: My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths and Sonic Youth. PREFAB SPROUT appetite LP Mint- SKX 23 UK Vinyl 1985 Record Condition: Used. Time left: 1h 42m 22s. Ships to: Worldwide. Time left: 3h 16m 6s.
A Life of Surprises: The Best of Prefab Sprout is a compilation album by the English pop band Prefab Sprout, released by Epic Records in July 1992. The album reached No. 3 on the UK Albums Chart. The compilation features selections from their first five albums and two new songs, "The Sound of Crying" and "If You Don't Love Me", both of which were issued as singles
Prefab Sprout's first album, Swoon, was released in March 1984. Containing neither of the first two singles (but leading off with the delightful "Don't Sing," their third), Swoon is in retrospect a surprisingly brittle record, full of difficult songs that take unexpected left turns and have all but impenetrable lyrics. That said, there are more ideas per bar in Swoon than in any chart record released in 1984, and the songs' charms reveal themselves after a few listens.
Swoon (Prefab Sprout album). 38 Carat Collection is a compilation album by the English pop band Prefab Sprout, released in October 1999 by Columbia Records. It was issued in a double CD version.
Biography by Stewart Mason. One of the most beloved British bands of the 1980s, with a sound rooted in stylish jazz-pop, augmented by Paddy McAloon's witty, inventive songwriting. Overview . Biography . Discography .