PREFAB SPROUT – Second Album ‘STEVE McQUEEN’ Released 35 Years Ago

23 June 2020

Band: Prefab Sprout (Witton Gilbert, UK)
Start: formed in 1978 by brothers Paddy and Martin McAloon
Album: Steve McQueen
Released: 22 June 1985 – 35 years ago

Pitchfork said: “McAlloon aspired to the standards of Stephen Foster, Gershwin, Sondheim, Quincy Jones, McCartney; saw himself as a contemporary of Prince rather than Lloyd Cole. He had a grand sense of pop music, and in 1985, that kind of grandeur seemed to be available via producers like Thomas Dolby. You can imagine these songs performed by, oh, Marianne Faithfull, Bryan Ferry, Will Young, Kylie Minogue, Rufus Wainwright, or Antony Hegarty. A handful of these songs have the quality of standards.”

Keywords: stream of pop delight, the Fred Astaire of words, feel good-better-best quality
Key tracks: Faron Young / When Love Breaks Down / Moving The River


Full album…


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