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Prefab SproutThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises

Tracklist

The King Of Rock' N' Roll4:25
When Love Breaks Down4:09
The Sound Of Crying4:44
Faron Young3:47
Carnival 20003:22
Goodbye Lucille #1 (Johnny Johnny)4:28
I Remember That4:15
Cruel4:19
Cars And Girls4:27
We Let The Stars Go3:35
Life Of Surprises4:05
Appetite3:57
If You Don't Love Me3:44
Wild Horses3:41
Hey Manhattan!4:46
All The World Loves Lovers3:51

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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 1992, CDThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Epic – EK 52847US1992US1992
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 1992-06-29, CDThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 2, Columbia – 471886 2Europe1992Europe1992
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout A Life Of Surprises, 1992-06-29, VinylThe Best Of Prefab Sprout A Life Of Surprises
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    Columbia – 471886 1Europe1992Europe1992
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    Epic – ESCA 5576Japan1992Japan1992
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 9, Columbia – 471886 9Europe1992Europe1992
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 4Europe1992Europe1992
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    Columbia – 471886 1Greece1992Greece1992
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    Epic – ET 52847UK1992UK1992
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    The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Kitchenware Records – SKC 63UK1992UK1992
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout : A Life Of Surprises, 1992, CDThe Best Of Prefab Sprout : A Life Of Surprises
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 2, Columbia – 471886 2Europe1992Europe1992
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 1992, MinidiscThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 3, Columbia – 471886 3Europe1992Europe1992
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    Columbia – CDASF 3435South Africa1992South Africa1992
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 2, Columbia – 471886 2Australia1992Australia1992
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    Epic – ET 52847Canada1992Canada1992
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    Columbia – noneUK & Europe1992UK & Europe1992
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 1992-06-29, CassetteThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 4UK1992UK1992
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 1992-07-23, CDThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Epic – ESCA 5576Japan1992Japan1992
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 2, Columbia – 471886 2, Rajon Music Group – CDR0203Australia1992Australia1992
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    Columbia – 471886, Uzelli – B.409Turkey1992Turkey1992
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 1992, CassetteThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 4Europe1992Europe1992
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    Epic – EK 52847US1992US1992
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 3, Columbia – COL 471886 3Europe1992Europe1992
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 1997, CDThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Columbia – CDCOL 3435 K, Kitchenware Records – CDCOL 3435 KSouth Africa1997South Africa1997
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 2016-12-21, CDThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Sony Records Int'l – SICP 5266Japan2016Japan2016
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises, 2019-09-27, VinylThe Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Kitchenware Records – 19075944651, Columbia – 19075944651Europe2019Europe2019
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    Cover of The Best Of Prefab Sprout : A Life Of Surprises, , CDThe Best Of Prefab Sprout : A Life Of Surprises
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 2, Columbia – 471886 2UKUK
    The Best Of Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises
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    Kitchenware Records – 471886 2, Columbia – 471886 2EuropeEurope
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    Epic – EK 52847USUS
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    Rajon Music Group – CDR0203AustraliaAustralia
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    • Pastaga51's avatar
      Pastaga51
      Fabuleuse compilations des plus beaux tubes du groupes, je possède un album original, est force est de constater que ce "Best of, offre est ce qui se fait de mieux musicalement, le pressage est incroyable, sans défaut et surtout bien supérieur à l'original, ce qui est assez rare pour être souligner. A posséder !
      • Ramzy's avatar
        Ramzy
        Edited 4 years ago
        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...?
        • radspins's avatar
          radspins
          Now being reissued. Preorder now on Amazon UK! Might likely go for it as well.
          • jaffboy151's avatar
            jaffboy151
            Edited 6 years ago
            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....

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