When Love Breaks Down (4:05)

Cover of Steve McQueen

From Steve McQueen and 66 other releases

This is track #4 from the original album of 1985 as well as the 2007 remastered re-release.

Paddy on the song:

“It is a very personal song. It’s not that far removed from personal experience. I’ve worked so hard, it’s been to the detriment of other things. Relationships have suffered, I don’t mind saying that. But I know if I don’t work hard I won’t get that golden moment. I know I can go even further but to do that I have to narrow down my interests.” - Melody Maker, June 1, 1985

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  • gazza1985

    paddy is a true genius never got the recognition he deserved

    23 Mar 4:01pm Reply
  • wetwillies

    my love and i, we are boxing clever

    7 Mar 12:24am Reply
  • sidney_adv

    Muito boa!

    17 Jan 7:26pm Reply
  • Winston63

    Paddy McAloon still going strong. New album Crimson/Red is a great work. Paddy in his studio alone with his machines, keyboards and mainly guitars. Due to hearing problems he can't play with the band anymore.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • jaredpaune5656

    One of the most perfect pop songs ever.

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • marjo47

    I always learnt..absence makes the heart grow fonder.. oh well still a great song.

    1 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Elyssyan

    Beutiful sounds from Prefab Sprout always.♥

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • PMRunia

    Paddy McAloon is one of the best songwriters in pop ever! This is a classic track which was put out as a single in the 80's.

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DrSocrates

    the song is much better than the band

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • flamencodave

    One of their best. So nice I get the chills hearing it. Gorgeous.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • davemj

    Paddy = Greatest ever

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • toffea

    Agree with RAGGLEMAN

    19 Nov 2012 Reply
  • lucassoul

    j'adore

    18 Nov 2012 Reply
  • flamencodave

    Very nice tune.... I wish I had heard them ages ago!

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • wackersska

    A rented room,tape recorder, 1987. ;-]

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Gorgeous pop music. Great production & a wonderful middle eight & coda

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • sirthorty

    fabulous Prefab!

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • TantoTempo

    Paddy Mc writes great, great songs.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • santizo

    : D

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • RAGGLEMAN

    Look at the 'similar artists'......there was some real quality songwriting around in those days. Classic stuff. Prefab Sprout, XTC, Aztec Camera, Blue Nile etc.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
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