Could it be true? Could Paddy be finally coming out of his slumber for a new release? Would it be a Paddy McAloon or a Prefab Sprout release. Did Paddy still look like God? So many questions to be answered.
Well, the rumours proved to be true. Crimson/Red - named after Mark Rothko paintings, has arrived in all it's blazing glory. Recorded over an 18 month period, it draws on the Paddy McAloon song archive and delivers Paddy's best album for years. I say Paddy's album because it is a solo album, with all instruments played by Paddy. It has the comfortable feel of all the previous Prefab Sprout albums, the Guitars, Keyboards, Synths, Fake Harmonica etc. And of course, Paddy's fabulous voice.
There is no better songwriter in the UK than Paddy McAloon. And he has chosen some gems to record for this album. So do yourself a favour and just go and buy it.
Oh, and does Paddy still look like God? Judge for yourself :)
Prefab Sprout - The Best Jewel Thief In The World
Prefab Sprout - Billy
hear Paddy talk about the new album here :)