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The world doesn't need another Prefab Sprout album,
This review is from: Steve McQueen (Audio CD)
I have all of Prefab Sprout music. All the albums, all the b-sides, all the rarities. All? Well, not quite. Like you I'm missing these albums that are somewhere in Paddy McAloon's head: "Earth, the story so far", the musical about Zorro, etc. All this stuff that fuels fan forums discussions and which will probably never see the light of the day, because Paddy McAloon could not produce them the way he wanted.
But maybe it's better this way. Just think about it: "Steve McQueen", "From Langley Park to Memphis", "Jordan: the comeback" and the underrated "Andromeda Heights". 4 albums, 4 gems. Isn't this enough? After these, "The Gunman" was not as good and "I trawl the Megahertz" definitely doesn't belong to the Prefab Sprout history.
I have all of Prefab Sprout music yet I bought this new edition of "Steve McQueen". Because it sounds like never before, and because these 8 acoustic tracks are actually far more than an unplugged session.
So the world doesn't need a new Prefab Sprout record. The world just needs to (re) discover the best pop album ever produced: "Steve McQueen", by Prefab Sprout. 1985.