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Let's Change The World With Music

7 Sept. 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 4 Sept. 2009
  • Release Date: 7 Sept. 2009
  • Label: Kitchenware
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  • Total Length: 46:23
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  • ASIN: B002LHH670
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,009 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. J. Oxley on 2 Jan. 2010
Format: Audio CD
As a massive, long-term Prefab Sprout fan I bought this on the day it was released. I played it a dozen times before shelving it for a few months, allowing the melodies to slowly percolate in my brain, prior to forming a judgement on where it sits amidst the Sprout's body of work.

I've played it again twice today and, as I suspected it would, it's grown in stature over the past five months or so since its release. Prefab Sprout inspire complete devotion; everything is so complex and subtle that as a listener I find myself constantly revising my opinion on tracks, and even after all these years, when I play, say `Steve McQueen' I still spot nuances I hadn't heard before.

The group's moniker is on this long-buried collection of songs, but as Martin, Neil and Wendy don't actually appear on the album at all, it is essentially the second Paddy McAloon solo album, after the haunting `I Trawl the Megahertz'

We all know the story behind the genesis of this album so I don't need to comment further on that. But the tunes, ah, the tunes! - they are an absolute revelation.

Highlights are numerous: the most overtly religious song (certainly in terms of its title) `God Watch Over You' is simply sublime and it finds Paddy singing at the lowest point of his range before he moves into his upper register. He is an underrated and often overlooked vocalist.

`Music is a Princess' is similarly gorgeous, a tune that makes you swoon, with Paddy holding a glorious long note at the song's end, that sends a shiver down the spine.

`Ride' travels along at a wonderful canter, `Angel of Love' is beautiful - as are four or five other songs on this superb collection - and the marvellous first single 'Let There Be Music' is full of Paddy's trademark hooks.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Clynes on 5 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I've been a huge Sprout fan since I first heard "When Love Breaks Down", & have everyone of Prefabs albums to date & was really excited to see the release of this album.
My first thoughts were that Paddy's vocals sounded great (back to the raw energy & emotion of the Swoon/Steve McQueen early albums) and, as Prefab Fans have come to expect,great songwriting with sublime chord changes original melodies & deep, thought provoking lyrics.Sadly as I listened to the songs, one after the other,I got a bit saddened, as it was clear that the instrumental arrangements for each song were all computerised & arranged on sequencing technology,giving the music a synthetic & artificial sound. As a musician myself, I find it really difficult to connect with an album, if there is no musical human input (i.e lack of real instruments being played)Hence the title of my review.
This album could have been so much more, if the original Sprouts had been involved to give the music that "real" vibe, as opposed to the synthetic computerised "cold" vibe.
But, having said all of that, I may sound like I'm contradicting myself by saying I still really like the Album & I'm sure Paddy had his reasons for not invloving Wendy,Neil & brother Martin to re-record the album.
So Four stars it is then (as I cannot bear to take off more than one star from one of my favourite bands..!!!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mick Lynch on 9 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
So much over the years has been written and said about this long-lost album, the fact that it was recorded and rejected by the record company back in 1993, and chronologically belongs between `Jordan The Comeback' and `Andromeda Heights'. So what if it is nearly 20 years old, music never grows old.
On the opening number `Let There Be Music' it begins with a robotic voice quoting words from the first book of genesis, "in the beginning was a mighty bang" but within 15 seconds you hear the beautiful tones of Paddy's vocals that we all fell in love with all those years ago and immediately your hooked. A radio friendly song that shows its age, courtesy of a typically 90s backing track.
`Ride' (previously recorded by Australian singer Wendy Matthews) is a foot-tapper and continues the religious theme "walking in the footsteps of our lord", but before you begin to think this is a concept album, paddy sings "I've no time for religion" at the beginning of the beautiful piano ballad `God Watch Over You', a song some may be familiar with from the 90s when Frances Ruffelle (ex-UK Eurovision entrant) covered it admirably.
`I Love Music' tells us what we've known about Paddy all along. "Love is the reason I'm playing this game" and he goes on to tell us his heroes are Irving Berlin while also name-checking Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards (Chic). There's a full sounding orchestra on this one, kind of Sinatra swing.
`Earth - The Story So Far' is one of the masterpieces on the album, while `Last of the Great Romantics' will put you to sleep for all the right reasons. A lullaby sang so sweetly, with, again some fantastic piano throughout, while Paddy sings "come on Gatsby stand aside". These two are already Sprouts classics.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Rivermoving on 26 Aug. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Having already written a positive review of this glowing album on its mp3 page here on Amazon, of course I need to review the actual CD album! Mp3s are okay, but nothing beats the real McCoy of a proper CD with music in high resolution!

Prefab Sprout's legendary album "Let's Change the World With Music" was first written and recorded in demo form back in 1992-93, but only now released and tweaked with modern technology which enhances the original demos. But fear not: this album is a real winner. It delivers everything you come to expect from a Prefab Sprout album: beautiful melodies, intricate lyrics, honest and deviously simple pop songs, that only Paddy McAloon can offer. Songs like "Let There Be Music", "Ride", "Music Is A Princess", "Earth: The Story So Far" and "Sweet Gospel Music" will eat your heart out. Indeed, it's a shame that this gem has been kept hidden from the public for 17 years!

This is simply pure pop in its finest incarnation. Paddy McAloon is one of the best writers in his chosen field - if not the best. Michael Jackson may have called himself the "king of pop"; but Paddy McAloon is the uncrowned Master of Pop. Let's hope that this release will mark the beginning of many a fine new album from the prolific writer in Newcastle, who has hundreds of unreleased and unrecorded songs in his studio!

The CD album includes poignant liner notes by Paddy McAloon himself, detailing the history of the record.
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