Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Outfield - Discography

A British pop rock band based in London. They began recording during the mid-1980s, and released their first album, Play Deep in 1985. The album went triple platinum in America. The Outfield are unusual for a British band in that they enjoyed commercial success in the US, but never reached the album or singles charts in their homeland. They continued to record into the early 1990s, before a hiatus during the middle of that decade. They resumed touring in 1998, and thereafter released two live albums via their web site.

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Outfield - Play Deep (1985)

No.9 in USA. The Brits had their shot at 80's rock in the form of The Outfield, consisting of guitarist John Spinks, lead vocalist and bassist Tony Lewis, and drummer Alan Jackman. And with producer Rick Chertoff at the helm, he worked similar magic that he did on Cyndi Lauper's landmark She's So Unusual and The Hooters' Nervous Night.


Tracks: (Listen online or Download for study)
01 Say It Isn't So 3:49
02 Your Love 3:36
03 I Don'T Need Her 3:51
04 Everytime You Cry 4:29
05 61 Seconds 4:18
06 Mystery Man 4:04
07 All The Love 3:32
08 Talk To Me 3:34
09 Taking My Chances 3:37
10 Nervous Alibi 3:55

* Bangin' (1986) #18 US
* Voices of Babylon (1989) #53 US
* Diamond Days (1990) #90 US
* Rockeye (1992)
* Playing the Field (1995)
* Big Innings: The Best of The Outfield (1996)
* It Ain't Over (1998)
* Extra Innings (1999)
* Live in Brazil (2001)
* The Outfield Live (2005)
* Any Time Now (2006)

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