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Sports [Expanded Edition]
     

Sports [Expanded Edition]

by Huey Lewis & the News
 

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Picture This found Huey Lewis and the News developing a signature sound, but they truly came into their own on their third album, Sports. It's true that the record holds together better than its predecessors because it has a clear, professional production, but the real key is the songs. Where their previous albums were cluttered

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Picture This found Huey Lewis and the News developing a signature sound, but they truly came into their own on their third album, Sports. It's true that the record holds together better than its predecessors because it has a clear, professional production, but the real key is the songs. Where their previous albums were cluttered with generic filler, nearly every song on Sports has a huge hook. And even if the News aren't bothered by breaking new ground, there's no denying that the craftmanship on Sports is pretty infectious. There's a reason why well over half of the album ("The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Heart and Soul," "I Want a New Drug," "Walking on a Thin Line," "If This Is It") were huge American hit singles -- they have instantly memorable hooks, driven home with economical precision by a tight bar band, who are given just enough polish to make them sound like superstars. And that's just what Sports

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/1999
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724352066926
catalogNumber:
20669
Rank:
15703

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Performance Credits

Huey Lewis & the News   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Bill Gibson   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Mario Cipollina   Bass,Vocals
Johnny Colla   Guitar,Saxophone,Vocals
Chris Hayes   Guitar,Vocals
Sean Hopper   Keyboards,Vocals
Huey Lewis   Harmonica,Vocals
John McFee   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Jim Gaines   Engineer
Chris Hayes   Composer
Jeffrey Norman   Engineer
Jesse Osborne   Engineer
Mike Chapman   Composer
Sam Gay   Art Direction
Kevin Flaherty   Reissue Producer
Lisa Glines   Art Direction
Bunny Zaruba   Graphic Design
K. Wells   Composer

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