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Grammy-winners Huey Lewis and The News' Soulsville is their first album in nine years. Recorded at historic Ardent Studios in Memphis, the album features 14 classic songs from the vault of Stax Records, including ''Respect Yourself'' and ''Got To Get You Off My Mind.'' Considered to be the preeminent soul music label in America, Stax produced an astounding number of hit records throughout the 1960's & 70's. Ably paying tribute to the rich Stax legacy, Huey Lewis & The News, joined by their long time horn section, capture the energy and excitement of this important era.

Soulsville re-unites Huey Lewis & The News with co-producer Jim Gaines (''Sports'',''Fore!'') who worked at the Stax studios (home to artists like Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T & The MG's, and Isaac Hayes) as a young man and was involved in many of the label's original recordings.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: W.O.W. Records
  • ASIN: B0042NJ0LQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,251 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When I first read the Huey Lewis and the News had a new CD coming out, I was excited, then somewhat disappointed that it was an album of covers. I liked, but didn't love, "Four Chords and Several Years Ago," and semi-expected this to be more of the same. But it's not. And I'm not exactly sure why it's not. Where "Four Chords" seemed like a move in a different direction for the band, (a direction I didn't think really worked) "Soulsville" fits them like a glove.

I'll refrain from comparing the catalogs from which the tunes on "Four Chords" and "Soulsville" were chosen, and just say that the songs on this new CD are right in Huey and the band's wheelhouse. There's the same ease and sincerity in these tracks as there are on all the band's songs to which I've been drawn over the years.

The band seems more at home recording these songs than anything they've released in a long time, including "Plan B," which was fun, but seemed a step or two below what I'd been hoping for.

Anyway, I sampled the tracks before buying, but enjoyed them much more in their entirety than in the snippets provided by Amazon. Right off the bat, "Don't Fight It" and "Got to Get You Off My Mind" could, in a perfect world, find their way onto the radio, as they seem to me to have the same multigenerational appeal as many of the band's early hits. But I'd never hold my breath waiting for the radio industry to make any effort to give this album any airplay. To expect that would be to give the industry too much credit.

Rather, I'll just spread the word, rave about the album to my friends, let my facebook followers hear about how enjoyable it is, and just be happy that, just as they did when I was 20, Huey Lewis and the News are still entertaining me in my mid-40s.
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The album sounds good. If you are expecting Fore! and Sports its not... Think Four Chords & Several Years Ago and you will be on mark. With that being said the band sounds as good as ever! I hope to see Huey Lewis and The News for many years to come.
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True to their word, Amazon.com made this download available right at midnight. I sat at the old P/C refreshing the page from time to time until midnight finally arrived. Just like a song from the movie "Back to the Future", this CD/Download will take you "Back in Time". You may remember songs like "Respect Yourself" originally done by the Staple Singers. Or how about "Never Found a Girl" done by Eddie Floyd? Anyone remember "Never Like This Before" by William Bell? Then of course there is the Grand Slam - the opening song - "Don't Fight It" originally done by 'Wicked' Wilson Pickett.

Yes, Huey Lewis And The News are still around, hopefully for a long, long time.
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Having been a fan of this band from very near the beginning I gotta say they did it again! I was not let down. You can tell this was done with LOVE. The songs fit Huey's voice perfectly. The horn section "nails" it. The song selection is "obscure" enough most people won't recognize these songs, so they will sound new and fresh. If you've "pigeon holed" this band and think only of "Sports" and "Fore" when you think of them then you may be very surprised by what you hear. If you're up for a great musical trip I'd take the ride to "Soulsville" with this band! Open your mind and sit back and enjoy the ride. Awesome album from an amazing sounding band! They know their craft well! I own a huge Stax catalog and Huey Lewis and The News do these songs justice!
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Wow, these guys really did the Stax legacy proud with this CD! If you like old-style soul, or if you've never really listened to it, but are a Huey Lewis and the News fan, this is the place to get educated because your ears and your toes are in for a treat. From the funky vibes of "Respect Yourself" and "Grab This Thing" to the all-to-danceable "Never Like This Before" and "Little Sally Walker" to the smooth grooves of "Cry to Me" and "Never Found Girl" (which can make the unmoveable start swaying) to the heartbreaking "Just One More Day" and the title track "Soulsville," the band covers the genre thru the Stax catalog quite thoroughly. Sports may be their legacy, but what they taken and created out of the Stax legacy is nothing short of pure magic. What this CD has in common with their past work is that once again, every song they choose to put in the collection is great, and every song, simply put makes you "feel" - somehow it must rub off from the tunes, but isn't that really what Soul is all about. Buy it.
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The News has been reviewed! Another fantastic album from one of my all time favorite bands. This one just goes back to their roots and is pure fun to listen to :) Huey fans, this one needs to be in your collection!
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I miss the 80’s and when it comes to music even more. I like to see bands from those days still producing works and if they sound like they did, all the better. Soulsville finds Huey and the boys singing some slower bluer music than the more upbeat and pop like songs of yesteryear. Not my favorite kind of music from any year but I did pick this album up hoping a few $$ got back to the guys that helped make the happy soundtrack to my teen years.
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