Prefab Sprout ‎– The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises

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The King Of Rock' N' Roll 4:25
When Love Breaks Down 4:09
The Sound Of Crying 4:44
Faron Young 3:47
Carnival 2000 3:22
Goodbye Lucille #1 (Johnny Johnny) 4:28
I Remember That 4:15
Cruel 4:19
Cars And Girls 4:27
We Let The Stars Go 3:35
Life Of Surprises 4:05
Appetite 3:57
If You Don't Love Me 3:44
Wild Horses 3:41
Hey Manhattan! 4:46
All The World Loves Lovers 3:51

Versions (28)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
471886 2 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Kitchenware Records, Columbia 471886 2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
471886 2 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout : A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Kitchenware Records, Columbia 471886 2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
471886 1 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout A Life Of Surprises(LP, Comp) Columbia 471886 1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
471886 2 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) CBS/Sony 471886 2 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
471886 2, CDR0203 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Kitchenware Records, Columbia, Rajon Music Group 471886 2, CDR0203 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
471886 9 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Kitchenware Records, Columbia 471886 9 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
EK 52847 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Epic EK 52847 US 1992 Sell This Version
471886 2 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Kitchenware Records, Columbia 471886 2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
CDASF 3435 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Columbia CDASF 3435 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
ESCA 5576 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Epic ESCA 5576 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ESCA 5576 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp, Promo) Epic ESCA 5576 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
471886 4 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(Cass, Comp) Kitchenware Records 471886 4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ET 52847 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(Cass, Comp) Epic ET 52847 UK 1992 Sell This Version
471886 4 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(Cass, Comp) Kitchenware Records 471886 4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
ET 52847 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(Cass, Comp) Epic ET 52847 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
471886, B.409 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(Cass, Comp) Columbia, Uzelli 471886, B.409 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
none Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(Cass, Comp, Promo) Columbia none UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
SKC 63 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(Cass, S/Sided, Comp) Kitchenware Records SKC 63 UK 1992 Sell This Version
471886 1 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(LP, Comp) Columbia 471886 1 Greece 1992 Sell This Version
COL 471886 1 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(LP, Comp) CBS/Sony COL 471886 1 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
471886 3 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(MD, Comp) Kitchenware Records, Columbia 471886 3 Austria 1992 Sell This Version
CDCOL 3435 K Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Columbia, Kitchenware Records CDCOL 3435 K South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
SICP-5266 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp) Sony Music SICP-5266 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
19075944651 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(2xLP, Comp, RE, RM) Kitchenware Records, Columbia 19075944651 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
19075944651 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, TP) Sony Music 19075944651 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
471886 2 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout : A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp, RE) Kitchenware Records, Columbia 471886 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
471886 2, 02-471886-10, 01-471886-10 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp, RE) Kitchenware Records, Columbia, Kitchenware Records, Columbia 471886 2, 02-471886-10, 01-471886-10 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
471886 2 Prefab Sprout The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises(CD, Comp, RP) Kitchenware Records, Columbia 471886 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Ramzy

Ramzy

November 13, 2019
edited 12 months ago
referencing The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 19075944651

Sounds great and the artwork looks good, but I've got what sounds like some unpleasant non-fill on D2. Anyone else? I'll exchange it if there are good copies out there...

Edit: I'm onto my second copy (from a different retailer, so likely a different point in the production run) and it also suffers from obvious non-fill on D2, though I think slightly less than on my last copy. The pressing otherwise sounds fantastic.

Second edit: third copy still has some non-fill on D2 (and a little on D4), but is passable. Curious as to whether anyone's found a completely clean copy...?
gr1fter

gr1fter

July 3, 2019
referencing The Best Of Prefab Sprout A Life Of Surprises, LP, Comp, 471886 1

Now being reissued. Preorder now on Amazon UK! Might likely go for it as well.
jaffboy151

jaffboy151

September 4, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Best Of Prefab Sprout A Life Of Surprises, LP, Comp, 471886 1
Would love to know how many of these were pressed back in 1992? I've been after a copy for some time and not many ever come for sale..
with a play time of just under a whopping 34 minutes on side 1 alone! I wasn't expecting too much from this pressing, but have been pleasantly surprised.
A fair amount of bass is present and not tinny (for 80s music) or flat sounding, the recording volume is loud for such a long play time too, doesn't fall into the same traps as many long play vinyl's of the time like the original pressing of Bon Jovi - Keep the Faith (also from 1992)
Obviously though this was 1992, CD was the present & future, vinyl was the past, something to be discouraged to own by record companies, shops were ditching records in droves in the UK, pressing plants were shutting down and turntables getting chucked in local skips sometimes along with whole record collections!
despite no effort being put in by the record company, saving money by giving this a single vinyl release when it needed a double, TimTom's mastering did come to the rescue, but you cannot escape the cheap vinyl formulations used in the late 80's early 90's that's full of those tickly crackle's no matter what the condition of the vinyl that trickle on throughout the play.
'The Darkest Hour is just before Dawn' is written in the dead wax, sums up the vinyl industry from 1992 until the present quick nicely..
would be great to see this compilation get re-rereleased someday, but glad to have this on 90's vinyl for now....