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June 28, 2011

  Song Title
Aladdin's Cave
California Sun
A Long, Long Time Ago
In Your Company
Who Would You Be ?
Shake Your Thing
New York City
Call It Out
Disraeli Years

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  • Original Release Date: June 28, 2011
  • Label: The Outfield
  • Copyright: 2011 The Outfield
  • Total Length: 50:06
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  • ASIN: B005AJBZ1E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,684 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This California Son Likes What He Hears July 7, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
If you ever liked The Outfield before, then put RePlay on the "Buy Now" list. This new release from the band's original members exudes all the familiar sounds of yesteryear in a fresh, slick production. It starts with the rockin' "Aladdin's Cave," and follows with a smooth, drive-with-the-top-down "California Sun." But the best part of the album comes next- my personal favorite, "Long, Long Time Ago" and later, "Who Would You Be," a song that is sure to have you put an "L" to your forehead come chorus- and concert- time (you'll understand when you listen to it). Though Replay loses just a little steam toward the end, you will enjoy its content thoroughly. There are sprinklings of other bands' influence here, from early Police to The Beatles to Cream. I find it similar in overall quality to Voices of Babylon, perhaps the group's finest work. What really helps most in this release is the return of drummer Alan Jackman. I have to wonder how good their previous two albums would have been had he remained with the band. John Spinks' songwriting and guitar are spot on, and Tony Lewis' lead vocals and bass lines remain as strong as ever. Again, "Buy Now" then RePlay many, many times. 4.5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It Takes a Second and Third Listen to Fully Appreciate August 12, 2011
Format:MP3 Music
I won't get into a long, drawn out review of each song, only provide a couple of observations. First, congratulations to the boys for getting back together and writing and recording some music again. If you are a huge '80s Outfield fan, go ahead and buy it. After a few listens, you will love this collection of songs. Tony's voice, in its upper register, is strong and clear. Alan's drums sound great and his drumming patterns are distinctly his. Much the same for John, his guitar sounds are much like the '80s, with plenty of hard chords and ringing arpegios. The recording is crystal clear and the production is quite "bubble-gummy". If there are any complaints, I really only have two. I said the recording is clear, and it is...but there are few moments when the mix is a bit mushy. Also, I thought these songs lacked some of the strong melodies and "hooks" as compared to their '80s hits. It took a few listens all the way through, but I have come around. This is their strongest release since Voices of Babylon. Buy the entire Replay collection of songs, you won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Outfield album of the last 20+ years December 25, 2013
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This is, by far, the best Outfield album since "Bangin'." It's really cool to see the band stretch towards their musical childhood influences. You can hear a lot of influence from the progressive rock bands of the 70's (such as Rush and Yes) in this album. These tunes are catchy and yet have more depth and interesting twists than much of the material from The Outfield over the last 2 decades.

If you loved this band in the 80's, this is a MUST-HAVE download. Unfortunately, it's not available on the CD and there are a few weaknesses in the sound quality (the songs peak-out a few times), but only audiophiles will briefly notice these.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Outfield - Replay August 18, 2013
By mspry
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Another outstanding album from one of the best bands to come out of the 80's. It's a true shame that these guys don't get the radio airplay that they deserve. Every Outfield fan should have this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I still love the Outfield. June 17, 2013
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So much of it sounds like older Outfield, the band I fell in love with in 1986. All they needed to do was stick with components of that. Tony's voice has all the same impact it ever did, and John's guitar/lyrics are still the driving force. There's a part of my 15 year old self that glees about this album, but then the older musician/curmudgeon in me raises an eyebrow at 'Disraeli Years' because I am missing something. ::shrugs:: You can't go home again but I won't complain about this attempt at it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ninth inning stretch. November 11, 2011
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The Outfield were a strange band right from the start. Three guys from Britain making American sounding music in the middle of the 1980's music circuit which was predominantly dominated by a second wave of British singers and bands. They sounded so American you thought they were American. Their music was anthemic, stadium friendly pop rock. One listen to "Your Love", their sole top 10 hit from 1986, and you were hooked.

However, the band's popularity quickly began to dwindle after their debut album, 1985's "Play Deep". It wasn't that the hits dried up, but that the general public were fickle and found the band to be a flavor of the month. 1987's "Bangin'" was just as good, but it had far fewer hits. 1989's "Voices Of Babylon" may have been the band's best work, but the public didn't take to it and it suffered even more than "Bangin'". Then drummer Alan Jackman quit the band and John Spinks and Tony Lewis carried on with two more albums, 1990's "Diamond Days" and 1992's "Rockeye". By 1992, the band had all but faded to oblivion with the grunge movement literally wiping out any last remaining bands from the 1980's (thanks Mr. Cobain). A greatest hits followed in 1996 with two new songs, and then "Extra Innings" in 1999 which appeared to be a compilation of old, unreleased songs, and some new songs. Finally, in 2006, "Any Time Now" which had no hits on it.

And so here we are with "Replay", the first album to have Alan Jackman back in the drummer's seat since 1989's "Voices Of Babylon". A day late and a dollar short. It seems that "Replay" is only going to be in MP3 format as I still don't see a physical release on cd. The music takes repeated listening (something their early work did not require) before its melodies settle in. Still, this is not the band's best work. It's average.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong album
Their best album since Voices of Babylon. Saw them in concert a few years ago, wish they would hit the road again.
Published 10 months ago by F. T. Peters
5.0 out of 5 stars Re-release Replay!
This cd is NOT at the CD Baby website that another reviewer AND the bands' own website stated. I tried searching under both the album title and the bands' name, and nothing. Read more
Published 23 months ago by jpgr862
4.0 out of 5 stars The Outfield's "Replay" IS on cd
I noticed one reviewer lamented that the Outfield's newest album is only available as a download. I just picked up the cd at CD Baby... Read more
Published on January 29, 2012 by Roger R. Stoffel
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasic!
I know the Outfiled from the first album on in 1985. I loved almost all songs from that album and I became a great fan of that group and their music. Read more
Published on October 9, 2011 by JSBBWV582
5.0 out of 5 stars Replay
I saw The Outfield in Nashville, TN, they are the real deal, they sounded great. I showed up early and actually got to meet them. John was really nice. Read more
Published on October 1, 2011 by Outfield Fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
The more I listen to Replay, the more I like it. I have been waiting years for this album and it does not dissapoint. Read more
Published on September 29, 2011 by Flippy Flea
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally back to our Old times Outfield
I am from the 80's and I stayed there. I really enjoy the old albums play deep and banging. The latest releases were not for my taste I started listening to the album on Spotify... Read more
Published on July 22, 2011 by MIMO
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