Shopping Cart

0 Items in Cart
Sports

Huey Lewis and The News

Sports

...multi-platinum selling album
UNI169 (Universal Music Group)
Bookmark and Share
This item isn't available in United States. Why is this?



Listen

Tracks: Listen and Download

Track Time Listen
1
The Heart Of Rock And Roll

The Heart Of Rock And Roll

Composer Huey Lewis, John Colla
Band Huey Lewis and The News
05:04 Play
2
Heart And Soul

Heart And Soul

Composer Nicholas Barry Chin, Mike Chapman
Band Huey Lewis and The News
04:13 Play
3
Bad is Bad

Bad is Bad

Composer Huey Lewis, Alex Call, John Ciambotti, Sean Hooper, John FcFee, Michael Schreiner
Band Huey Lewis and The News
03:48 Play
4
I Want a New Drug

I Want a New Drug

Composer Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis
Band Huey Lewis and The News
04:46 Play
5
Walking the Line

Walking the Line

Composer Alexander Pessis, Kevin Wells
Band Huey Lewis and The News
05:11 Play
6
Finally Found a Home

Finally Found a Home

Composer Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes, Bob Brown
Band Huey Lewis and The News
03:43 Play
7
It This Is It

It This Is It

Composer Huey Lewis, Hank Williams, Mario Cipollina
Band Huey Lewis and The News
03:53 Play
8
You Crack Me Up

You Crack Me Up

Composer Huey Lewis, Mario Cipollina
Band Huey Lewis and The News
03:43 Play
9
Honky Tonk Blues

Honky Tonk Blues

Composer Hank Williams
Band Huey Lewis and The News
03:20 Play
Total Running Time 38 minutes
Prices shown in US Dollars

Huey Lewis and the News made a name for themselves before 'Sports', but their 1983 album rocketed the San Francisco pop-rockers to superstardom with four Top 10 hits and seven-times platinum sales.

This album is licensed for download from Universal Music Group.
 

Download includes - cover art

As Huey Lewis and the News developed their signature sound, they truly came into their own on their third album, 'Sports' holds together better than its predecessors because it has a clear, professional production, but the real key is the songs. Where their previous albums had several album fillers, 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. 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. The songs 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 made them.

'Our first album didn't do anything. We produced the second album ourselves and kind of broke even. The third single from that was "Working for a Living." That was a hit, but our future was anything but secure. This was the third album on our contract, and we knew we had to have a hit.There was no Internet. There was no jam-band scene. FM radio was very programmed. There was only one avenue to success, and that was to have a hit record. We produced it ourselves and wanted to make sure we did it on our terms. Our style was to take something old and make it modern. Around 1980 we heard Steely Dan's "Hey Nineteen," which was cut with the LinnDrum. Our idea was to take the modern technologies of the day as kind of the cake, if you will, and then have the icing be saxophones and voices and old-school stuff. It was the old and the new at once.Huey Lewis

Be the first to add a customer recommendation.

Please Login or Register to write a customer recommendation.