24/02/10 - Media Round-up

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24/02/10 - Media Round-up

Jamie
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24 Feb 2010, 21:19 #1

The Sprout world has been busy. First, you should pay a visit to the Prefab Sprout Gigography, set up by forum member bisonrav, who referred to it as his 'life's work' (and I'm not certain he was joking.) If you have any further information about any Sprout live appearance, contact details can be found on the site. He'd much appreciate it.

Secondly, the new videos that appeared in January have surfaced on YouTube, appearing on the mysterious (but seemingly official) channel 'prefabsprouttv'. Check it out here, particularly the newly discovered videos for 'Don't Sing' and 'All The World Loves Lovers.'

Forum members have noticed that some of the early 90's videos were filmed in the same session, and can be watched in a sequence, linking into one another - if you want to try it, it runs as follows: If You Don't Love Me, All The World Loves Lovers, Life of Surprises, and I Remember That.

Next, the full interview from KCRW in 1988 has emerged. You can download it here (set some time aside, it's 48 megs, nearly an hour of chat). A remastered version of the acoustic piano medley from that session is also available, and can be grabbed here.

Excitingly named forum member lonegroover sourced another audio interview, this one from 2003, from Richard Allinson's late night Radio 2 show, discussing 'I Trawl the Megahertz.' Grab it here.

Forum member Fredster found a couple of Sprout performances on France's INA Archive - 'Hey Manhattan!' and 'The King of Rock 'n' Roll.' Legendary locator Stewart found this article, from 'the Mirror' in 2001, which I enjoyed. And that's your lot for now!
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24 Feb 2010, 21:51 #2

Great stuff. The Sprout community is really getting warmed up.

Cheers to everyone participating in keeping the flame alive.
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24 Feb 2010, 23:57 #3

Sorry but I think that my tabs of "Earth the story so far" ... was omitted . Anyway everything's fine.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9IP0O6VE
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25 Feb 2010, 07:48 #4

thanks Trist - good one
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25 Feb 2010, 17:09 #5

Tristara @ Feb 24 2010, 11:57 PM wrote: Sorry but I think that my tabs of "Earth the story so far" ... was omitted . Anyway everything's fine.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9IP0O6VE
Hey, sorry about the tabs, I had no idea such a thing was going on! Anyone want to link to the thread? What's on the download (I try not to just download anything randomly)?

This is something I was going to mention actually...if you've done something, or found something, and posted it on the forums, that's no guarantee it will end up in my 'news roundup'. I can't keep a track of everything that goes on, though I do try. You need to draw stuff to my attention...Trist has the right idea you see (though if he'd done this last week it wouldn't have been omitted.)
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25 Feb 2010, 17:52 #6

Hey, Jamie or Jim, I cannot watch the All the World loves lovers video due to a certain restriction. What can I do??? Thanks!
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25 Feb 2010, 23:16 #7

Jamie @ Feb 25 2010, 05:09 PM wrote:
Tristara @ Feb 24 2010, 11:57 PM wrote: Sorry but I think that my tabs of "Earth the story so far" ... was omitted . Anyway everything's fine.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9IP0O6VE
Hey, sorry about the tabs, I had no idea such a thing was going on! Anyone want to link to the thread? What's on the download (I try not to just download anything randomly)?

This is something I was going to mention actually...if you've done something, or found something, and posted it on the forums, that's no guarantee it will end up in my 'news roundup'. I can't keep a track of everything that goes on, though I do try. You need to draw stuff to my attention...Trist has the right idea you see (though if he'd done this last week it wouldn't have been omitted.)
No problem Jamie ! I just thought it would be important to complete the tabs of some songs. I had a little problem when I submit the post, and the chords were out of order, so I upload the DOC file. TKS
http://z6.invisionfree.com/sproutnet/in ... topic=2548
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Jamie
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26 Feb 2010, 12:22 #8

Jaime Arg. @ Feb 25 2010, 05:52 PM wrote: Hey, Jamie or Jim, I cannot watch the All the World loves lovers video due to a certain restriction. What can I do??? Thanks!
Hmm, I don't know really - can you watch any of the other 'prefabsprouttv' videos? I may have to steal the files and re-upload them...

(Note to copyright holders: I would never do such a thing, honest.)

Trist: will add your tabs next time round, thanks for pointing it out.
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26 Feb 2010, 14:19 #9

Jaime Arg. @ Feb 25 2010, 06:52 PM wrote: Hey, Jamie or Jim, I cannot watch the All the World loves lovers video due to a certain restriction. What can I do??? Thanks!
Have you tried this?:

http://z6.invisionfree.com/sproutnet/in ... ry11487835
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26 Feb 2010, 17:44 #10

To watch UK only videos, you can use http://www.daveproxy.co.uk/, just enter the address. I've used it and it works just fine (in Firefox at least, had some problems in IE).

Btw, I am new here, been lurking around for a while though. :)
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26 Feb 2010, 18:42 #11

That is awesome Billi031, a great way around IP BS. Jaime give it a shot, it works great!
Welcome, to Sproutnet Billi!
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26 Feb 2010, 21:02 #12

Thanks guys, I'm trying your suggestions but to no avail so far. Perhaps it's me, I'm not a digital native :ph43r: I'll keep on trying!
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26 Feb 2010, 22:34 #13

Thanks, Billi. And welcome aboard! :D
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Kev Tinsley
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26 Feb 2010, 22:37 #14

Thanks Bill, no longer lurking, but in the mix.
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Billi031
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26 Feb 2010, 23:12 #15

Thank you all!:-)

I just recently "rediscovered" Prefab Sprout, back in 1991 I bought Jordan the comeback album and loved it. But then I somehow forgot about it, music in general took kind of a backseat in my life. Until last year when I got an Ipod for mother's day!:) And since December I've been listening to Prefab Sprout (I got 5 of their albums as a Xmas gift to myself)...and nothing else! :) I keep asking myself why I never got any other album by them? But on the other hand I have more to discover now, right?:)

Jaime Arg: which browser are you using? For me it doesn't work in Internet explorer (worked first time but not later), but no problems in Firefox.
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