Jordan: The Comeback

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Jordan: The Comeback is Prefab Sprout's largely successful attempt to embrace the breadth of popular music; wisely reuniting with producer Thomas Dolby, Paddy McAloon freely indulges his myriad ambitions and obsessions to weave a dense, finely textured tapestry closer in spirit and construction to a lavish Broadway musical than to the conventional rock concept LP. Over the course of no less than 19 tracks, McAloon chases his twin preoccupations of religion and celebrity, creating a loose thematic canvas perfect for his expanding musical palette; quickly dispensing with common pop idioms, the album moves from tracks like the samba-styled "Carnival 2000" to the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Jordan: The Comeback is Prefab Sprout's largely successful attempt to embrace the breadth of popular music; wisely reuniting with producer Thomas Dolby, Paddy McAloon freely indulges his myriad ambitions and obsessions to weave a dense, finely textured tapestry closer in spirit and construction to a lavish Broadway musical than to the conventional rock concept LP. Over the course of no less than 19 tracks, McAloon chases his twin preoccupations of religion and celebrity, creating a loose thematic canvas perfect for his expanding musical palette; quickly dispensing with common pop idioms, the album moves from tracks like the samba-styled "Carnival 2000" to the self-explanatory "Jesse James Symphony" and its companion piece "Jesse James Bolero" with remarkable dexterity. Dolby's atmospheric production lends an even greater visual dimension to the songs, which -- with their tightly constructed narratives and occasional spoken-word passages -- seem almost destined to someday reach the stage; indeed, Jordan: The Comeback is like an original cast recording minus the actors, or a rock opera without the silliness and bombast -- a truly inspired work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1990
  • Label: Columbia Europe
  • EAN: 5099746716127
  • Catalog Number: 467161
  • Sales rank: 102,522

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Looking for Atlantis (4:03)
  2. 2 Wild Horses (3:44)
  3. 3 Machine Gun Ibiza (3:43)
  4. 4 We Let the Stars Go (3:39)
  5. 5 Carnival 2000 (3:23)
  6. 6 Jordan: The Comeback (4:13)
  7. 7 Jesse James Symphony (2:15)
  8. 8 Jesse James Bolero (4:10)
  9. 9 Moon Dog (4:12)
  10. 10 All the World Loves Lovers (3:50)
  11. 11 All Boys Believe Anything (1:34)
  12. 12 The Ice Maiden (3:19)
  13. 13 Paris Smith (2:55)
  14. 14 Wedding March (2:50)
  15. 15 One of the Broken (3:55)
  16. 16 Michael (3:02)
  17. 17 Mercy (1:23)
  18. 18 Scarlet Nights (4:17)
  19. 19 Doo-Wop in Harlem (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Prefab Sprout Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Thomas Dolby Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Wendy Smith Contributor
Neil Conti Contributor
Paul Gomersall Engineer
Peter Barrett Cover Design
Eric Calvi Engineer
Martin McAloon Contributor
Paddy McAloon Contributor
Andrew Biscomb Cover Design
Gerry Judah Art Direction
Tim Young Mastering
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