10 Songs, 39 Minutes

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Are you kidding me?


No one has written a review yet? Although this album will not go down as a masterpiece, it still is classic 80's pop. It's part of the mid 80's soundtrack for those of us who were college students at the time. Great energy, clean vocals, excellent production, all sums up a timeless effort. Some may call it a one hit wonder, but well worth owning. The well known hits of Your Love and Say It Isn't So only scratch the surface. There are many more keepers on this release. Buy it for a nice trip back to 1985.



Every song on this album is great. Not just "your love" which is the most popular. Each song can shine on its own. I would definitely consider this a masterpiece.

Hey Now


Simply put, this is a perfect album. Like many debut efforts, it outshines its successors, which are also good. The singer's voice is epic--still is for that matter...new albums sound just as good. I can't wait till Eminem (or someone like him) uses Your Love or another tune on here to make a Berzerk type song and perhaps the new generation sees what they are missing.

About The Outfield

Ironically, given their obsession with America's favorite pastime, the Outfield got their start in London's East End. Playing under the name the Baseball Boys, the trio of bassist/singer Tony Lewis, guitarist/keyboardist John Spinks, and drummer Alan Jackman played around London and recorded some early demos, attracting the attention of Columbia/CBS Records. They were signed shortly thereafter and began working on their debut album, Play Deep, which was released in 1985. The album was a smash success, going triple platinum, reaching number nine on the album charts, and producing their biggest song, "Your Love," which was a Top Ten hit. To support the album, they launched an international tour opening for Journey and Starship. They began recording their second album in 1986 and in 1987 issued Bangin'. While not duplicating the huge commercial success of their debut, it did produce two hit singles, "Since You've Been Gone" and "No Surrender." The band's third album featured a bit of a stylistic shift and was more meticulously produced than their previous efforts. Voices of Babylon, released in 1988, produced a single of the same name, but the band's commercial success was slipping. Jackman left the band after it was recorded and they hired Paul Reed to step in as drummer for the Voices tour.

Spinks and Lewis, now officially a duo, switched labels and began recording Diamond Days for MCA. A new session drummer, Simon Dawson, joined them and helped add an electronic edge to their sound. Diamond Days produced one of their biggest singles, "For You." They followed up with 1992's Rockeye. Its single, "Winning It All," became a feature at sporting events and was on the soundtrack of The Mighty Ducks. Simon Dawson had become increasingly involved in the shaping of the band's sound and became an official member of the band at this time. They went on hiatus for much of the mid-'90s, returning to record an exclusive release for their fan club, entitled It Ain't Over, then embarking on a kind of '80s revival tour. In 1998, they released Extra Innings, which was a compilation of several songs they wrote during the '90s, and also featured four new songs written in 1998. The band reunited in 2006 for the release of Any Time Now. ~ Stacia Proefrock

    London, England




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