Despite what you might think (or what I might tell you sometimes), this is not the only Prefab Sprout website out there. There are plenty of others, all with their own unique approach, and this page is a directory of them. As usual, if you come across any new sites, let me know.
Tin Can Pot - This site is a repository of Sprout-related downloads, posting all the things I'm too chicken to post after my chastisement from the copyright holders. Well worth keeping an eye on.
Prefab Sprout Gigography - This exciting new website aims to be a comprehensive list (or 'wiki') of every Sprout performance ever played.
Bedford McIntosh's Prefab Sprout Directory - This site seems to have no real title, but has been in existence for well over ten years, and is an absolute must-visit for any true Sprouts fan. Particularly of intererest is the 'On the Records' section, a compilation of quotes from Paddy about his various tunes.
A Life Of Suprises - This great site is designed and maintained by Fernando Higa, and has loads of great stuff, including interviews, guitar chords, screen savers, and comprehensive information on John Birch's fanzine. The site is also available in Spanish.
The Prefab Sprout Songbook - A nicely designed website, though a bit obselete now I've uploaded my lyrics section! What it does offer is a chance to read the sleeve notes if, like me, you own some albums electronically.
Swoon - The world's only French Prefab Sprout website, maintained by Jean-François Le Douarin, has loads of great material. If you speak French, that is.
The Wendy Smith Webcorner - A site for all your Wendy needs, with lots of very interesting information about our favourite backing singer.
Prefab Sprout: Classic Or Dud - This is a very long and hefty thread that was sent to me by Jim Williams. There's all sorts of great stuff in there, if you can be bothered to look through it.
Prefab Sprout On MySpace - Not set up by the band, of course, but by some thoughtful fan. Featuring a few tracks and a nice little community. There is also a myspace group you can (and probably should) join up to.
Appetite - This site has been offline for years, but is still available through the magic of archive.org. It's got a wonderful spirit and lots of nice information, so worth a look.
Prefab Sprout on EMI - A great article about the history of the Sprouts, with a hopeful/encouraging closing comment for future releases. There's also a contact number!
Scarlet Nights - A very nice essay by Mélanie Fazi about the '38 Carat Collection,' written as part of some sort of online magazine, the homepage of which you can find here.
The Other Sproutnet - You can imagine my disbelief when, shortly after launching this site, I realised that there was already a site called 'sproutnet!' Not only that, but it's an internet hub for commercial sprout growers, who claim to perform 'sprout research' in their 'sprout testing lab.' You couldn't make it up, eh?
Jamie McGarry Dot Com - After putting in all this work, I couldn't very well miss out on a chance to plug my site. When I'm not doing this, I've been known to write the odd book, and this is where you can get your hands on them.
Lloyd Cole - Often popular with Sprout fans, Lloyd makes other artists look bad by maintaining a superb website himself. Sproutnet recieved his seal of approval in Sept '09, and it only seemed fair to return the favour. This page features tablature for 'Lions In My Own Garden', given to Lloyd by none other than Paddy himself.