Marcus Berkmann

Prefab Sprout’s comeback gives hope to the over-50s

Paddy MacAloon always had talent, but in Crimson/Red he seems to have regained his confidence

Paddy McAloon of Prefab Sprout [Photo by Jill Douglas/Redferns]
Every musical career has its own narrative, and most of them include at least one comeback. To come back, you first have to go away; then you have to stay away; and finally, when everyone has forgotten your name, you wander nonchalantly back under the arc-lights and wave modestly to screaming fans and waiting reporters.

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