Prefab Sprout

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Prefab Sprout are an English pop rock band from Witton Gilbert, County Durham, England who rose to fame during the 1980s. Nine of their albums have reached the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart, and one of their singles, "The King of Rock 'n' Roll", peaked at number seven in the UK Singles Chart. The band formed in 1978 in Newcastle.

Prefab Sprout had minimal chart success in the United States. Their 1985 album Steve McQueen was released in the US with the title Two Wheels Good and peaked at number 180 in the Billboard 200. Frontman Paddy McAloon has been hailed as one of the great songwriters of his era.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Swoon 4 2
1985 Steve McQueen 5
1988 From Langley Park to Memphis 5 4
1989 Protest Songs 2
1990 Jordan: The Comeback 5 2
1997 Andromeda Heights 3 2
2001 The Gunman and Other Stories 1
2009 Let’s Change the World With Music 5 2
2013 Crimson/Red 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1992 The Best of Prefab Sprout: A Life of Surprises Compilation 3
1999 38 Carat Collection Compilation 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1982 Lions in My Own Garden: Exit Someone 2
1983 The Devil Has All the Best Tunes 1
1984 Don’t Sing 2
1984 Couldn’t Bear to Be Special 2
1984 When Love Breaks Down 3
1985 Appetite 1
1985 Faron Young (edit) 1
1986 Johnny Johnny 1
1988 Cars and Girls 1
1988 Hey Manhattan! 1
1988 Nightingales 1
1990 Looking for Atlantis 1
1992 If You Don't Love Me 4
1992 All the World Loves Lovers 1
1992 Life of Surprises 3
1992 The Sound of Crying, Part 1 3
1997 Electric Guitars 2
1997 A Prisoner of the Past 2
2000 Cowboy Dreams 1
2000 Where the Heart Is 1
2001 Wild Card in the Pack 1

EP

Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Jordan: The EP 1

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