Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen Import Vinyl LP
Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen Import Vinyl LP
There is much lip service paid to the notion of "perfect pop," and there have been many attempts over the years to create the perfect pop record, but few have come as close as Prefab Sprout did on Steve McQueen. Released in June 1985, the second Prefab Sprout album received rave reviews and saw mainman Paddy McAloon elevated to the pantheon of revered recording artist.
Many writers and music aficionados list this among their top LPs of all time. NME's critics voted it at No. 90 in their 1985 poll of The 100 Greatest Albums Ever, while a similar 1988 NME poll, voted this time by readers, put it at No. 24. Steve McQueen was everywhere throughout 1985 and the following year, a veritable mid-'80s student standby, as ubiquitous as Dark Side Of The Moon had been a decade before and (What's The Story) Morning Glory? a decade later.
Reaching No. 21 and remaining in the UK charts for 35 weeks, the album contained the single which first broke the band into the Top 25 with the heartbreaking classic "When Love Breaks Down," albeit at the third attempt (the single had previously been released twice before). Other singles taken from the album include "Faron Young," "Appetite" and "Johnny Johnny" (originally entitled "Goodbye Lucille #1" on the album).
Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen Track Listing:
1. Faron Young
4. When Love Breaks Down
5. Goodbye Lucille #1
7. Moving the River
8. Horsin' Around
9. Desire As
10. Blueberry Pies
11. When the Angels
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