There Was A Boy I Used To Be. I Guess That He Was Cold. If She Came To Buy Him Now. How Cheaply He'd Be Sold.
One of my favorite concept albums, Prefab Sprout's Jordan: The Comeback is a testament to the genius songwriting skills of singer guitarist Paddy McAloon. Along with producer Thomas Dolby, McAloon and the rest of Prefab Sprout weave together a densely lavish record about girls, religion, and the soul crushing pain of lost loves. Relegated to cult status here in the U.S., J:TC proved to be quite successful in the UK upon it's release. Even though I stood my ground, I got teased mercilessly in high school for liking this record. Funny how some things never change. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
Prefab Sprout: Looking For Atlantis
Prefab Sprout: We Let The Stars Go
Prefab Sprout: Moon Dog
Prefab Sprout: Carnival 2000