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From Langley Park to Memphis


Download links and information about From Langley Park to Memphis by Prefab Sprout. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 45:15 minutes.

Artist: Prefab Sprout
Release date: 1988
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 45:15
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No. Title Length
1. The King of Rock 'N' Roll 4:22
2. Cars and Girls 4:25
3. I Remember That 4:13
4. Enchanted 3:47
5. Nightingales (Full Version) 5:53
6. Hey Manhattan! 4:45
7. Knock On Wood 4:15
8. The Golden Calf 5:05
9. Nancy (Let Your Hair Down for Me) 4:02
10. The Venus of the Soup Kitchen 4:28



After the U.K. success of Prefab Sprout’s second album, Steve McQueen/Two Wheels Good, Sprout leader Paddy McAloon recorded a similar-sounding follow-up, Protest Songs, and shelved it in favor of this more ambitious collection that, as its title implies, takes McAloon from England into the heart of America. “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the band’s biggest hit, tells the tale of a one-hit wonder stuck performing a novelty hit for his supper. “Cars and Girls” nods to Bruce Springsteen before admitting there’s more pain to life than what happens behind the wheel. “I Remember That” follows with the ache of an old lovelorn memory. “Hey Manhattan!” twirls with ballroom glitz and a knowing verse dedicated to the underside of the restless dreams of fame. “Knock On Wood” is not the R&B classic, but McAloon’s own quirky, nightmarish OCD ode to broken love. “The Golden Calf” comes as close as McAloon’s likely to make it near driving rock ‘n’ roll. McAloon’s a studio creature, most comfortable paring down his stories into disturbing anecdotes that sneak past with exuberant melodies.