Two Wheels Good

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Smart, sophisticated and timelessly stylish, Two Wheels Good titled Steve McQueen throughout the rest of the world is a minor classic, a shimmering jazz-pop masterpiece sparked by Paddy McAloon's witty and inventive songwriting. McAloon is a wickedly cavalier composer, his songs exploring human weaknesses like regret "Bonny", lust "Appetite" and infidelity "Horsin' Around" with cynical insight and sarcastic flair; he's also remarkably adaptable, easily switching gears from the faux-country of "Faron" to the stately pop grace of "Moving the River." At times, perhaps, his pretensions get the better of him as on "Desire As", while at other times his lyrics are perhaps too ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Smart, sophisticated and timelessly stylish, Two Wheels Good titled Steve McQueen throughout the rest of the world is a minor classic, a shimmering jazz-pop masterpiece sparked by Paddy McAloon's witty and inventive songwriting. McAloon is a wickedly cavalier composer, his songs exploring human weaknesses like regret "Bonny", lust "Appetite" and infidelity "Horsin' Around" with cynical insight and sarcastic flair; he's also remarkably adaptable, easily switching gears from the faux-country of "Faron" to the stately pop grace of "Moving the River." At times, perhaps, his pretensions get the better of him as on "Desire As", while at other times his lyrics are perhaps too trenchant for their own good; at those moments, however, what keeps Two Wheels Good afloat is Thomas Dolby's lush production, which makes even the loftiest and most biting moments as easily palatable as the airiest adult-contemporary confection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074644010022
  • Catalog Number: 40100
  • Sales rank: 97,443

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Faron (3:44)
  2. 2 Bonny (3:43)
  3. 3 Appetite (3:53)
  4. 4 When Love Breaks Down (3:44)
  5. 5 Goodbye Lucille #1 (Johnny Johnny) (4:28)
  6. 6 Hallelujah (4:18)
  7. 7 Moving the River (3:55)
  8. 8 Horsin' Around (4:36)
  9. 9 Desire As (5:19)
  10. 10 Blueberry Pies (2:25)
  11. 11 When the Angels (4:29)
  12. 12 The Yearning Loins (3:38)
  13. 13 He'll Have to Go (3:06)
  14. 14 Faron (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Prefab Sprout Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Multi Instruments, Group
Thomas Dolby Multi Instruments
Kevin Armstrong Guitar
Mark Lockheart Saxophone
Technical Credits
Thomas Dolby Producer
Phil Thornalley Producer
Joe Allison Composer
Tim Hunt Engineer
Andrew Scarth Engineer
Chris Sheldon Engineer
Wendy Smith Contributor
Neil Conti Contributor
Tim Hung Engineer
Martin McAloon Contributor
Paddy McAloon Composer, Contributor
Brian Evans Engineer
Audrey Allison Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a surprise!

    A coworker recommended this album to me almost 3 weeks ago, and there has not been a day gone bye that I have not listened to it atleast once. The songs are well crafted and lush, with tastes of country, rock, folk, and jazz. Paddy McAloon's smooth and warm voice is incredible, and Wendy Smith's angelic backing vocal are a nice contrast. I feel the album benifited from Thomas Dolby's work with Prefab Sprout. One of the most solid albums I have ever listened to. Unfortunately, I don't feel Prefab Sprout were able to replicate the cohesion of this album again. The song "King of Rock'n'Roll" was the closest they got to the mainstream audiences, and I have to admit that I love the song. This album is a gem.

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