Prefab Sprout – North American Release 10.26.10

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SPIN 8/10

Prefab Sprout return with the eagerly anticipated new album ‘Let’s Change The World With Music’, their first album in eight years.

Prefab Sprout’s classic pop and elegant ballads have provided us with uplifting songs carrying a poignant emotional weight. Rising to fame in the 80’s, Prefab Sprout are one of Britain’s most beloved bands. Singer-songwriter Paddy McAloon is revered for his critically acclaimed, intelligent songwriting and is regularly lauded as one of the great British songwriters.

The band’s stature has risen steadily in recent years, due in part to the 2007 reissue of their classic album ‘Steve McQueen’ which earned an 8.6 from Pitchfork, who called it “some of the most beautiful, enduring British pop music ever made.”

‘Let’s Change The World With Music’ was written and produced by Paddy McAloon at Andromeda Heights and mixed in Scotland by Calum Malcolm.

The 11-tracks are rejoiceful and uplifting, striking an endearingly familiar chord, all the while sounding fresh and timeless. Highlights are aplenty and include the celestial ‘Ride’, the jazzy sway of ‘I Love Music’ and the melancholic ‘Sweet Gospel Music’. The deluxe digipak contains artist photos and extensive notes by McAloon.

Seven of Prefab Sprout’s albums have reached the Top 40 in the UK. Their 1988 album ‘Langley Park To Memphis’ charted at No. 5 and their 90’s album ‘Jordan: The Comeback’ yielded a Brit Award nomination for Album of the Year. The band’s classic single, “The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll” peaked at No. 7.