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Released in 1984.

Kitchenware KWLP 1 (LP, UK)

Kitchenware KWCD 1 (CD, UK)

Epic/CBS E 39872 (LP, North America)

Epic/Sony EK 39872 (CD, North America)

CBS 460908 1 (LP, EEC)

CBS 460908 2 (CD, EEC)

Produced by Prefab Sprout & David Brewis

Engineered by Jon Anderson Turner

Sleeve Design by Matthew Hyphen & Pavlou Goldberg

Paddy McAloon

Martin McAloon

Wendy Smith

Graham Lant

Sleeve note by Emma Welles.

When they asked me to write an introduction to their recording, I thought -- right, keep it short and sweet, say something that they themselves might say, like: Words Are Trains For Moving Past What Really Has No Name. These are Songs Written Out Of Necessity. That's Swoon.
But that seemed a bit rock-ish, and they hate that sort of thing. Anyway it's now very late and I'm listening to this this for the umpteenth time. My husband went to bed an hour ago -- not that he has anything against the Sprouts, but he must get up early tomorrow. I won't be joining him for another forty minutes.

Thats Swoon

Emma Welles