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The Weather Prophets
(England)
Following the sensational break up of The Loft, Peter Astor (vocals, guitar) and Dave Morgan (drums) immediately formed The Weather Prophets. An early incarnation saw Creation Records head-honcho Alan McGee playing bass, but he soon reverted to manager as new members David Greenwood Goulding (bass) and Oisin Little (guitar) were recruited to complete the line up.

The debut single, "Almost Prayed" (Creation, 1986), seemed to carry on where The Loft had left off; consequently both interest and critical approval were high for the record, and a second single was issued on Creation that same year. For the release of their debut album, McGee had successfully managed to sign the band to Elevation Records - the WEA subsidiary with which he was associated. Expectations were high when Mayflower appeared in 1987, but the album was greeted with a mixed response by the critics and the band were eventually dropped from the label. All was not lost, however, as they eventually returned to Creation for a further album, Judges, Juries and Horsemen in 1988. By this time, Oisin Little had departed, and interest in the band had waned. A final single, "Always the Light", was issued before the band decided to split up.



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Releases:
Almost Prayed (7"+D7"+12") Jun 1986
on Creation Records - CRE 029
Naked As The Day You Were Born (7"+12") Oct 1986
on Creation Records - CRE 031
Mayflower (LP+CD) Mar 1987
on Elevation Records - ELEV 01
- Why Does the Rain
She Comes From The Rain (7"+12") May 1987
on Elevation Records - ACID 01
- She Comes From The Rain
- Wide Open Arms
Why Does The Rain (7"+12") Jul 1987
on Elevation Records - ACID 02
Hollow Heart (7"+12") Apr 1988
on Creation Records - CRE 054
Judges, Juries + Horsemen (LP+CD) 6.Jun 1988
on Creation Records - CRELP 033
Always The Light (7"+12") Aug 1988
on Creation Records - CRE 056
Diesel River (CD) 1988
on Telstar - WK 57785
- Almost Prayed
The Weather Prophets '87 (LP+CD) 1991
on Creation Records - CRELP 085
- Why Does the Rain (live)
Temperance Hotel... (LP+CD)
on Creation Records - CRELP 050
- The Key to My Love is Green
Mayflower (CD) 14-Jul-1999
on WEA - WPCR-10441
first time this album released in CD format
- Why Does the Rain
On compilations:
on Creation Records - CRELP 005
- Worm In My Brain
Doing It For The Kids  (LP+CD) 8.Aug 1988
on Creation Records - CRELP 037
- Well Done Sonny
CD86  (CD) 23-Oct-2006
on Castle Music CMEDD1420
- Like Frankie Lymon
on Cherry Red Records - CRCDBOX10
- Almost Prayed
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