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Sports [Expanded Edition] [Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Huey Lewis & the NewsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 29, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: 1989
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00000JCFP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,785 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Heart Of Rock & Roll - Huey Lewis & The News
2. Heart And Soul
3. Bad Is Bad
4. I Want A New Drug
5. Walking On A Thin Line
6. Finally Found A Home
7. If This Is It
8. You Crack Me Up
9. Honky Tonk Blues
10. The Heart Of Rock & Roll (Session Take)
11. Walking On A Thin Line (Session Take)
12. If This Is It (Live)
13. Heart And Soul (Live)
14. I Want A New Drug (Live)

Editorial Reviews

His #1 1983 smash with the huge hits I Want a New Drug; Heart and Soul; The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll; If This Is It , and Walking on a Thin Line . And then there's the bonus material: live versions of the first two hits listed above and session takes of the last three-all circa 1984-1985! 14 tracks total.

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83 of 87 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one of my all-time favorite albums; it certainly brings back lots of memories of 1984, though I did not actually own a copy until 2003. It is the hit singles that I remember hearing on the radio throughout 1984.

My favorite track would have to be "The Heart of Rock and Roll," followed closely by "I Want a New Drug" and "If This is It," which, coincidentally, were the three biggest singles.

However, this "re-mastered" edition, which was released in 1999, is very, very poor. I purchased this edition in the summer of 2003, at which time I was taking an internship in audio engineering. This "24-bit re-master" is an engineer's worst nightmare. The engineer who re-mastered this disc has taken some pretty tasteless liberties with the bass and treble.

On most of the tracks, there is too much low end bass, which makes them sound muddy and overbearing. There is also a lack of treble (high-end), making this an extremely poorly-balanced re-master. The best example of this is track #4, "I Want a New Drug." The bass drum pounds and pounds away, ready to break my car stereo speakers at any given moment. The high-end is not as airy or clear as it sounds on the old CD edition. And the following track, "Walking On a Thin Line," opens with a synthesizer bass line that is excessively overbearing.

At first, I thought that this was intentional, but after downloading mp3s of each track, presumably ripped from the original CD release, I can safely say that this release was severely botched up. The mp3s, particularly "I Want a New Drug," sound much more balanced out and tighter.

Again, a great album, but a very poor re-master. To think that this edition was intended to replace the original CD release is unthinkable.
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61 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Huey Lewis August 12, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83,I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humour.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
By Aaron K
Format:Audio CD
At least one other reviewer hit the nail right on the head with his "two star" review of SPORTS (Remastered/Expanded Edition). If you can imagine taking your 5-band EQ and turning the treble end all the way down and the bass end all the way up, that's what you're getting on this CD. To quote Huey, "sometimes bad is bad," but this is one case where bad is pure garbage.

I just put my original vinyl copy of Sports on the turntable, and it sounds fantastic! If you need this on CD, look for the earlier edition.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sports Scores April 27, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Huey Lewis & The News enjoyed a moderate hit with their previous album, Picture This. From that album, no one could have predicted what a major smash hit their follow up, Sports would be. The album spawned four top ten hits, went to number one, spent almost a year in the top ten and over three years in the top 200. Part of the band's appeal lays in the fact that they seem like just an average bunch of guys who could live in your neighborhood or play on your local softball team. The songs on Sports are straight ahead, no nonsense songs that full of picture perfect harmonies and appealing hooks. "The Heart of Rock 'N' Roll" opens up the album and sets the tone with its roll call of towns and its catchy chorus. "Heart & Soul" is a jumping song with it's pounding guitars and punchy lyrics. "Bad Is Bad" shows off the band's slick harmonies in a southern fried soul style song. "I Want A New Drug" maybe the band's most recognizable song and is just about as perfect a pop song as you can record. "Walking On A Thin Line" tackles the serious subject of Vietnam Vets dealing with coming home from the war, but does so in a manner that is not self righteous or aggrandizing. "Finally Found A Home" has a swift and pulsating pace while "If This Is It" is a bright and sunny track remiscant of The Beach Boys. "You Crack Me Up" is a frenzied number and "Honky Tonk Blues" is a cover of a Hank Williams song in which the band lets loose. The additional tracks are all fine, but the original nine tracks that made up Sports stand out on their own. The album has sold over ten million copies and is one the finest albums that was released in the 80's.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you like Huey Lewis and The News? July 2, 2009
By Kelsey
Format:Audio CD
Do you like Huey Lewis and the News? Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humour...In '87, Huey released this, "Fore," their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A+++ Had this many years ago...still lovin Huey!!!
Published 5 days ago by Zebra Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
always love Huey
Published 22 days ago by Christina Molenda
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Favorite Songs
Still one of my favorite albums ever.
Published 1 month ago by JT McBride
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 Years Later and it Still Sounds Good
I was reading a book that discussed the song "Heart of Rock and Roll" and its origins. I had not heard the song in a while so I looked it up on Amazon. Read more
Published 1 month ago by HuntleyMC
5.0 out of 5 stars " The Heart of Rock and Roll is still Beating ".
Great music never gets old and " Huey Lewis and the News" are as fresh as they wee back in the dayZ!.
Published 1 month ago by J. Guinses
5.0 out of 5 stars great
It was just what I expected no problems, arrived quickly and in good shape. The packaging was fine and the deliverly was spot on, Thanks
Published 2 months ago by Gary Rutledge
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Love this album. This album is extremely fun and upbeat for the most part. I've heard some say this was Huey Lewis best album.
Published 2 months ago by T
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything that's great about the 80s
This Band, and this album in specific, are prime examples of the Spirit of the 80s! Clever, and energetic. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sunny Lewallen
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
Love the sound that only Huey Lewis and the News can produce. Unique sounding group and it's nice to listen to their tunes again.
Published 3 months ago by Zegnarocket
4.0 out of 5 stars Huey an Company
Huey Lewis is a throwback to the "good time R&R" of the early and mid 60's. When I listen to his music I get the feel of that time in my life. Read more
Published 3 months ago by bill
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