| 2 May 1997|
2 May 1997
| 38 Carat Collection
Jordan: The Comeback, From Langley Park to M, Let's Change the World, The Gunman and Other, Two Wheels Good
Andromeda Heights is a 1997 album by English pop group Prefab Sprout. It was produced by Paddy McAloon and recorded by Calum Malcolm.
The production style and pacing of the album is a fairly strong departure from their previous works, especially Swoon and Steve McQueen. The liner notes do list a thank you to previous Prefab Sprout producer Thomas Dolby for "his encouragement and advice". This album's sound is akin in tone to the later works (post Painting It Red) of The Beautiful South with warm full tones and a more relaxed feel.
The liner notes state that the music was performed by the 'Andromeda Heights Orchestra', which is essentially Prefab Sprout with additional accompaniment. Original Sprout drummer Neil Conti does not appear, and is replaced by Paul Smith.
"A Prisoner of the Past" and "Electric Guitars" were also released as singles with several rare B-side songs as bonus, reaching number 30 and 53 in the UK singles chart. The album peaked at number seven in the UK.
1Electric Guitars3:41Andromeda Heights Wikipedia
2A Prisoner Of The Past5:02
3The Mystery Of Love4:38