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Protest Songs [CD]

Prefab Sprout Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (3 Feb 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B0000277EE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,737 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. The World Awake (Album Version) 4:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Life Of Surprises (Album Version) 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Horsechimes (Album Version) 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Wicked Things (Album Version) 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dublin (Album Version) 3:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tiffanys (Album Version) 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Diana (Album Version) 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Talkin Scarlet (Album Version) 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. 'Til The Cows Come Home (Album Version) 4:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Pearly Gates (Album Version) 5:280.99  Buy MP3 

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly great and little known album 25 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Protest Songs rivals 'Steve McQeen' as the sprouts finest work, tracks like pearly gates and talking scarlet are masterpieces that were never releasd as singles, protest songs was actually recorded in 1985 (right after steve McQ) but was not released for another 4 years, I wonder why. All 10 tracks are excellent(you can't that say very often) and show Paddy McAloon to be one of the truly great modern composers. If you appreciate intelligent tuneful music get this Album you will love it forever.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Sprout 16 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
To correct / add to other reviews here - 1) this isn't a collection of B-sides etc, it's a full album project which was shelved in its entirety in favour of "From Langley Park to Memphis". And 2) of COURSE "Diana" is about Diana, Princess of Wales - the lyric "arms that hold sweet William to her breast" should give it away... it's also a fantastically prescient take on media images of the princess and especially interesting when you consider the mawkish cult of sentimental pseudo-worship that sprang up around her after she died.

Other than that - great album, was always well worth a release in its own right. "Dublin" probably the highlight for me. McAloon's chord structuring is every bit as fantastic as his oft-praised lyrical genius. There are apparently 3 more entire Sprout albums which never saw the light of day!
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4.0 out of 5 stars No surprises 25 Sep 2011
By bren
Format:Audio CD
a great album from a time when melodies were king. Paddy Macaloon is one of the best songwriters of my generation, and their records still stand up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How in the world did I miss this one?? 30 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ye gods. I consider myself a record collector, but here I sit, thoroughly ashamed of myself, because I missed this one ...
I loved 'Steve McQueen' and 'From Langley Park to Memphis' to pieces. I played the vinyl until I wore it out. But I totally missed this one going by. 'Protest Songs' fits absolutely perfectly after 'Steve McQueen', but, despite being recorded in 1985, it was not released until 1989. They must have had their reasons.
I don't find it difficult to transport myself back to 1985. It was a highly significant year in my life for all kinds of reasons. And this sounds to me like the album that's always been missing from my record collection.
Five stars. Five stars. I love it!
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