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A Life of Surprises: The Best of Prefab Sprout

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Released  July 1992
Release date  July 1992
Genre  Pop music
Artist  Prefab Sprout
Label  Columbia Records
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Producer  Thomas Dolby, Prefab Sprout
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A Life of Surprises: The Best of Prefab Sprout is a compilation album by the English pop band Prefab Sprout, released in July 1992. The album reached number 3 on the UK Albums Chart.


The compilation features selections from their first five albums and two new songs, 'The Sound of Crying' and 'If You Don't Love Me', both of which were issued as singles. Three other previously released tracks - 'Life of Surprises' from Protest Songs, 'I Remember That' from From Langley Park to Memphis, and 'All the World Loves Lovers' from Jordan: The Comeback - were also released as singles to promote the compilation.

As well as the popular audio formats of the time (LP, CD and cassette), A Life of Surprises was also released on a 45-minute-long VHS video with a slightly different track listing. The video features only eleven songs and does not have the title track, 'A Life of Surprises', 'Faron Young', 'Wild Horses', 'All The World Loves Lovers', 'Goodbye Lucille #1', 'I Remember That' or 'Cruel'. However it does feature videos for 'The Golden Calf' and 'Looking for Atlantis'. This means that only nine songs are common to both audio and video releases.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Paddy McAloon.

Video track listing

  1. "The King of Rock 'n' Roll"
  2. "The Sound of Crying"
  3. "Cars and Girls"
  4. "We Let The Stars Go"
  5. "The Golden Calf"
  6. "Looking For Atlantis"
  7. "Hey Manhattan!"
  8. "If You Don't Love Me"
  9. "When Love Breaks Down"
  10. "Carnival 2000"
  11. "Appetite"


1King of Rock 'n' Roll4:23
2When Love Breaks Down4:09
3The Sound Of Crying4:44


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