Prefab Sprout ‎– I Trawl The Megahertz

Sony Music ‎– 88985411061
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched, White, 180g
Vinyl, LP, White, 180g
All Media, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered

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℗ & © 2019 Paddy McAloon under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited. Made in the EU.
Design studio credited as

Limited edition of 1000 copies pressed on 180g white vinyl, available exclusively from Rough Trade.
Includes download code. Sticker with barcode for this edition blocking barcode printed on back cover. Gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeves, with lyrics and credits on A/B inner sleeve. Release title listed as I Trawl The Megahertz Remastered on spine and labels. Tracks listed sequentially from 01. to 09. on back cover.

Hype sticker on front cover:
Remastered from the original tapes, overseen by Paddy McAloon
Side B fully etched
180 gram heavy weight vinyl
+ download code

Originally issued in 2003 as Paddy McAloon - I Trawl The Megahertz, this reissue credited to Prefab Sprout.

From around 4th February 2019 Rough Trade's website reported that "The LPX2+ is currently off sale due to a manufacturing fault. Updates will follow".

In March 2019 a new press was released for sale and sent out as replacement for the faulty copies. The repress can be found here:
I Trawl The Megahertz.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker, Text): 1 90759 13451 1
  • Barcode (Sticker, Scanned): 190759134511
  • Label Code: LC12723
  • Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A): BAZZA Alchemy 88985411061-A1 180960E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side C): 88985411061-C1 180960E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side D): 88985411061-D1 180960E1/A

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 5 83911 2 1 Paddy McAloon I Trawl The Megahertz(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Liberty EMI Records UK 7243 5 83911 2 1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
SICP 31240 Prefab Sprout I Trawl The Megahertz(CD, Album, RE, RM, BSC) Sony Records Int'l SICP 31240 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
none Prefab Sprout I Trawl The Megahertz(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Sony Music none UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
none Paddy McAloon I Trawl The Megahertz(CDr, Promo) Capitol Records none UK 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 83910 2 2, 583 9102 Paddy McAloon I Trawl The Megahertz(CD, Album) Liberty EMI Records UK, Liberty EMI Records UK 7243 5 83910 2 2, 583 9102 Europe 2003 Sell This Version


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March 23, 2019
Picked up my replacements today and on first listen, the problems with Side A seem to have been fixed. *phew*


March 17, 2019
Repressings now out. I exchanged mine this weekend but yet to play it.


February 19, 2019

Must've lucked out because my copy has no issues whatsoever, but it's really unfortunate that this didn't turn out good for most.


February 10, 2019
Heartbreaking that this phenomenal album, and a limited run at that, was MARRED by shoddy production/pressing issues. It's rare we even get to hear/see Paddy.


February 9, 2019
My white vinyl copy has faint non sounding scratch on side c. Also first disc is slightly warped but doesn't effect playback but yes static on last minutes of track.


February 6, 2019
I 'just' have the static at the end of side A. That's pretty annoying but seems like I've got off lightly compared to the warping and off-centre presses. Sounds like the black vinyl is plagued with problems too.


February 5, 2019

Direct from Rough Trade...
"Some Disc 1s are quite warped and on side C there is a noticeable scratch on some."

Happy to say that my copy is absolutely fine.


February 5, 2019
edited 7 months ago
I understand that most -if not all- of these have been pressed off-centre (this is the "manufacturing fault" the Rough Trade site refers to). Hopefully there will be a re-press, otherwise save your money.


February 4, 2019
From the Rough Trade site today (4th of Feb19):

*The LPX2+ is currently off sale due to a manufacturing fault. Updates will follow*


February 1, 2019
Seems a few folk (including myself) are having problems with the end of side 1. Some serious popping going on.