Prefab Sprout – Swoon (Remastered) (1984/2019) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Prefab Sprout – Swoon (Remastered) (1984/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:36 minutes | 499 MB | Genre: Pop, New Wave
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sony Music CG

Paddy McAloon had not yet found the key to the elegant compositions that made Prefab Sprout distinctive when it came time to record their debut, Swoon. He certainly tries hard to make his sophisticated contemporary pop sound distinctive, but the problem is that he does too many things at once the lyrics are overstuffed, and the music has too many chord changes and weird juxtapositions, as he tries to put white-funk beats to carefully crafted melodies. A few moments work, such as “Couldn’t Bear to Be Special,” but Swoon is primarily of interest as a historical item, since it only suggests the promise the band later filled.


01. Don’t Sing (Remastered)
02. Cue Fanfare (Remastered)
03. Green Isaac (I) (Remastered)
04. Here On the Eerie (Remastered)
05. Cruel (Remastered)
06. Couldn’t Bear to Be Special (Remastered)
07. I Never Play Basketball Now (Remastered)
08. Ghost Town Blues (Remastered)
09. Elegance (Remastered)
10. Technique (Remastered)
11. Green Isaac (II) (Remastered)