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Paddy McAloon - I Trawl The Megahertz album download
Performer: Paddy McAloon
Title: I Trawl The Megahertz
Country: Japan
Released: 2003
Style: Modern Classical, Experimental
Rating: 4.4/5
FLAC size: 1797 mb | MP3 size: 1694 mb | WMA size: 1404 mb
Genre: Electronic / Pop

Complete your Paddy McAloon collection. Heartbreaking that this phenomenal album, and a limited run at that, was MARRED by shoddy production/pressing issues. It's rare we even get to hear/see Paddy. Rispondi Avvertimi Helpful. riferendosi a I Trawl The Megahertz, LP, S/Sided, Etch, Whi + LP, Whi + Album, Ltd, RE,, 88985411061. My white vinyl copy has faint non sounding scratch on side c. Also first disc is slightly warped but doesn't effect playback but yes static on last minutes of track.

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I Trawl the Megahertz.

It's not all too hard to believe when you listen to it for the first time and you're immediately given the radio jingle motif of its existential title cut, a piece that is part character study (as narrated by Yvonne Connors), part modern classical tour-de-force. Connors, chosen by McAloon to record Megahertz in 1999, is nothing short of sublime on this piece; delivering lines that could be seen as mundane elsewhere now transformed into gripping and poignant.

Paddy McAloon's name is usually whispered in the same breath as other practitioners of the elusive beast known as Perfect Pop. People such as Todd Rundgren and Brian Wilson: sophisticates who know as much about George Gershwin's role in the evolution of modern popular song as that of Busted. The result is I Trawl The Megahertz: a nine track project so personal and removed from his previous work that it's been released under his own name. Aided by arranger, David McGuinness and classical crossover ensemble Mr McFall's Chamber, Paddy has fashioned a work of troubling beauty. The album is dominated by its opening title track: A 22-minute orchestral piece with a recurring motif, overlaid by the soft American voice of Yvonne Connors intoning poetry formed from McAloon's random dips into the ether. If on first listen it sounds pretentious, fear not.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 I Trawl The Megahertz
Voice – Yvonne Connors
2 Esprit De Corps 4:51
3 Fall From Grace 3:38
4 We Were Poor... 4:49
5 Orchid 7 4:20
6 I'm 49 3:48
7 Sleeping Rough 3:34
8 Ineffable 2:42
9 ...But We Were Happy 3:50

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – EMI
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Paddy McAloon
  • Licensed To – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records (UK) Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records (UK) Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Published By – EMI Music
  • Recorded At – The Royal Garden Hotel
  • Made By – EMI Uden


  • Arranged By [Strings Arranged By] – David McGuinness
  • Cello – Robert Irvine
  • Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Julian Argüelles
  • Double Bass – Rick Standley
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Programming] – Johann Sebastian Barcode
  • Liner Notes – Paddy McAloon
  • Management – Kitchenware Management
  • Management [Paddy McAloon Is Managed Exclusively By] – Keith Armstrong
  • Percussion – Corky Anderson
  • Producer – Calum Malcolm, Paddy McAloon
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Calum Malcolm
  • Strings [String Players] – The Robert McFall Orchestra
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Gerard Presencer
  • Viola – Brian Schiele
  • Violin – Greg Lawson, Robert McFall
  • Written-By [All Tracks Written By] – Paddy McAloon


From foldout insert liner notes:
"(...) Finally, a word about the mysterious Yvonne Connors - the voice of 'I Trawl The Megahertz'. She was recorded between 6.15pm and 8.45pm in room 551 of the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, on October 25th 1999.
(...) I hope you enjoy this record which is dedicated to my brothers. Martin and Michael. Paddy McAloon"

[back inlay:]
℗ 2003 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Paddy McAloon under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd. © 2003 EMI Records UK Ltd.
© 2003 EMI Records Ltd.
Printed in the EU
This disc contains copy control technology.

[disc face:]
℗ 2003 EMI Records U.K. Ltd. © 2003 EMI Records Ltd. Made in EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24358 39112 1
  • Other (UK): none
  • Price Code (F): none
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 5839112 @ 1 1-1-1-NL

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SICP 31240 Prefab Sprout I Trawl The Megahertz ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, BSC) Sony Records Int'l SICP 31240 Japan 2019
none Prefab Sprout I Trawl The Megahertz ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Sony Music none UK & Europe 2019
none Paddy McAloon I Trawl The Megahertz ‎(CDr, Promo) Capitol Records none UK 2003
7243 5 83910 2 2, 583 9102 Paddy McAloon I Trawl The Megahertz ‎(CD, Album) Liberty EMI Records UK, Liberty EMI Records UK 7243 5 83910 2 2, 583 9102 Europe 2003
7243 5 83911 2 1 Paddy McAloon I Trawl The Megahertz ‎(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI (Taiwan) 7243 5 83911 2 1 Taiwan 2003

Comments (16)
Look. At. This. http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/prefab-sprout-i-trawl-the-megahertz/So it's going to be released under his bandname > Febr. 1st :-)
Just commenting to remind me about possible vinyl release.A Word
Rumour has it this is to come out on vinyl in early 2018!
Sorry, not heard anything about Prefab reissues. Fingers crossed indeed!
Thanks for that! Yes, Fingers crossed! There are also a couple of Prefab albums that need a vinyl release. Any rumours about those?
Friend runs a reissue label. Wanted Put it out himself but apparently Sony are doing it early this year. Bloody hope so.
Oh, please tell us more! Where have you heard this?
Truly a masterpiece....and it MUST have a vinyl pressing. To not have this on vinyl is a sin.
There’s rumours a vinyl release on SONY is in the pipeline..... FortySomething Truly a masterpiece....and it MUST have a vinyl pressing. To not have this on vinyl is a sin.
No LP release? what a crime.. fantastic album. hard to believe it was done by the same guy from prefab sprout.
No worries. It's a shame you weren't right. Fingers crossed that something will happen. :-)
No, you're correct. Unfortunately, I am a dummy and can't read dates. Apologies.
Isn't that last year's news? Or are they talking about October again this year..? http://www.prefabsprout.net/
The latest rumor in the forums is: Sony will be reissuing the album on 'all formats' in October.
The Prefab Sprout site posted that a re-release in all formats, including LP, was possible, but nothing new on that so far.
Life. A beautiful album. How many influences. How many influenced.