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PREFAB SPROUT – FROM LANGLEY PARK TO MEMPHIS LP – EXC A1/B1 UK 1988 INDIE POP

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Prefab Sprout – From Langley Park To Memphis
(Kitchenware Records  1988  KWLP9)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1 – UK Pressing

Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

Vinyl in Excellent condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl which do give light pops/crackles but sound quality is excellent overall)

Prefab Sprout are an English pop 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.

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 is regarded as one of the great songwriters of his era and the band have been described as “one of the most beloved British pop bands of the ’80s and ’90s”.

From Langley Park to Memphis is the third studio album by English pop band Prefab Sprout. It was released by Kitchenware Records on 14 March 1988. It peaked at number 5 on the UK Albums Chart, the highest position for any studio album released by the band. The album featured guest appearances from Stevie Wonder and Pete Townshend. Five singles were released to promote the album: in order of release, “Cars and Girls”, “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Hey Manhattan!”, “Nightingales” and “The Golden Calf”. “I Remember That” was later released as a single in 1993 to promote the greatest hits album A Life of Surprises: The Best of Prefab Sprout. The album’s name references the village of Langley Park in County Durham, which is very near where the band originated.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Paddy McAloon.

No. Title Length
1. “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” 4:22
2. “Cars and Girls” 4:25
3. “I Remember That” 4:14
4. “Enchanted” 3:47
5. “Nightingales” 5:53
6. “Hey Manhattan!” 4:45
7. “Knock on Wood” 4:16
8. “The Golden Calf” 5:06
9. “Nancy (Let Your Hair Down for Me)” 4:02
10. “The Venus of the Soup Kitchen” 4:29

Personnel

Prefab Sprout

  • Neil Conti
  • Martin McAloon
  • Paddy McAloon
  • Wendy Smith

Additional musicians

  • Thomas Dolby – keyboards (1, 3, 7, 10)
  • Gary Moberley – keyboards (2, 4, 5)
  • Paul “Wix” Wickens – keyboards (2, 4, 5, 9)
  • Andy Richards – keyboards (6)
  • Luís Jardim – percussion (2, 4, 5, 6)
  • Lennie Castro – percussion (10)
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica (5)
  • Pete Townshend – acoustic guitar (6)
  • The Andraé Crouch Singers – vocals (3, 10)
  • Gavin Wright – strings lead (5, 6, 9)
  • Robin Smith – string arrangement, conduct (5, 9)
  • John Altman – string arrangement, conduct (6)

Technical personnel

  • Thomas Dolby – production (1, 3, 7, 10)
  • Jon Kelly – production (2, 4, 5, 9)
  • Paddy McAloon – production (2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
  • Andy Richards – production (6)
  • David Leonard – mixing (1, 3, 7, 10)
  • Richard Moakes – mixing (2, 4, 9)
  • Mike Shipley – mixing (5)
  • Tony Philips – mixing (6)
  • Michael H. Brauer – mixing (8)
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Stephen Male – design
  • Nick Knight – photography
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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