Hello Sprouters, plenty for you to get your teeth into this week. Firstly, David Merrheim
has sent in a new 12-minute audio interview with Paddy, which he recorded off French station 'Europe 2' in 1997. It's well worth a listen, and can be downloaded here
sent in this report of Thomas Dolby's gig on February 28th:Yesterday, I went to see the Thomas Dolby gig 'Circumnavigating the Flat Earth' @ the Union Chapel, Islington, London. This offered a rare opportunity to see Wendy Smith and Martin Mcaloon on stage with Thomas Dolby performing a couple of songs with him. The obvious question came up about when Paddy is planning to release anything new and Martin's response was basically not anytime soon...
Also on getting back together as the Prefab Sprout both Martin and Wendy did not think that would ever happen. In any case both seemed to enjoy themselves on stage and for me it was great to hear Wendy sing after all these years!
A typically bleak outlook for the future, but seems like a good time was had by all. Ola also took this great picture
at rehearsals, and Stewart
found this picture
of all the participants, which has Wendy and Martin one-in from either end. Further pictures, collected from twitter by Rivermoving
, can be seen here
Forum member bisonrav
, only a few weeks ago responsible for the new gigography
, has started a project which involves remastering the live videos from the videos section
. So far he has tackled the videos from the Fleadh festival, in 2000, and you can see the improved versions of those here
Last but not least, Tristara
has 'struck so deep a chord,' and compiled some tabs for 'Earth: The Story So Far', which you can get hold of here