Prefab Sprout

I Trawl The Megahertz

  • Label Sony UK
  • Genre Rock-Pop
  • Released 04/05/19 04/05/19 04/05/19
  • Cat no 88985411062 88985411061 19075913451

Digi Sleeve with Booklet.

Double Black Vinyl with Download.

Rough Trade Exclusive. First time anywhere on Vinyl. Double Vinyl - 1000 copies only on White Coloured Vinyl with Download.

Rough Trade Album of the Month - February 2019

I Trawl the Megahertz is the sole solo studio album by singer-songwriter Paddy McAloon, originally released in 2003 by Liberty Records. Available on Rough Trade Exclusive Double White Colored Vinyl for the first time anywhere on vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies with Download.

I Trawl the Megahertz is the sole solo studio album by singer-songwriter Paddy McAloon, originally released in 2003 by Liberty Records. The powerful and poignant album is now re-released under the name Prefab Sprout and on vinyl for the first ever time. The largely instrumental album marked a notable stylistic change featuring classical passages and orchestration reminiscent of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, McAloon's two favorite composers. The seeds of this album were sown when McAloon discovered he was losing his sight thanks to a damaged retina. Denied the pleasure of reading a book, he retreated into listening to the radio, mainly late night talk shows.

I Trawl the Megahertz is dominated by the title track, a 22-minute symphony with a spoken narration by a female vocalist. It is a beautiful and extraordinarily ambitious piece - one that no other songwriter working would have contemplated, much less attempted, much less realised as spectacularly as McAloon does here. The album is mournful, epic and lush. A true under rated gem.

2LP+ -Rough Trade Exclusive Double White Colored Vinyl for the first time anywhere on vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies with Download.

2LP - Double Black Vinyl with Download.

CD - Digi Sleeve with Booklet.

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