Prefab Sprout

Announce Special Edition
‘Steve McQueen Acoustic’
For Record Store Day 2019


Originally released in 1985, Prefab Sprout have announced a special edition of their masterpiece ‘Steve McQueen’. ‘Steve McQueen Acoustic’ will be released exclusively on 180g vinyl for the very first time for Record Store Day 2019.

In the summer of 2006, Paddy McAloon recorded new versions of tracks from Prefab Sprout’s critically acclaimed album, ‘Steve McQueen’ – rebuilding them from scratch with acoustic guitars, sequencers and samples, with producer Calum Malcolm. Always looking to move forward and reimagine work, Paddy said of the release “like many people – I’m always curious to hear another take on a song.”

‘Steve McQueen Acoustic’ Track List:
Side 1
Desire As
When Love Breaks Down

Side 2
Goodbye Lucille #1
Moving The River
Faron Young
When The Angels

‘Steve McQueen’ was recorded by Thomas Dolby in 1984-85, with Thomas even selecting the track list from those that Paddy proffered. The resulting album was one that would regularly inhabit all-time lists of greatest albums: number 47 in a 1993 Times poll; number 90 in a 1996 Mojo poll and, in a 1997 Guardian list, number 61. On that record, songs like Goodbye Lucille #1 (Johnny Johnny) and When Love Breaks Down instantly distinguished Paddy as a peerlessly empathetic chronicler of human heart’s travails.

About Record Store Day
Record Store Day 2019 will take place on Saturday 13th April 2019. 

Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar. 

Although there’s only one Record Store Day a year, we also work throughout the year to celebrate our independent record stores by spotlighting exclusive releases, events and special news.