The Outfield

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The Outfield were an English rock band based in London, England. They had an unusual experience for a British band in that they enjoyed commercial success in the U.S., but never in their homeland. The band began recording during the mid-1980s, and released their first album, Play Deep, in 1985 through Columbia Records. The album reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200 list and then reached triple platinum in the United States. The band's single "Your Love" reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and it became their signature song. It went on to be featured in a number of 80s-themed compilation albums, and over 1,000 covers and remixes by other artists have been released physically and/or online. The other singles "Say It Isn't So" and "Everytime You Cry" also made it into the top 20 on the Mainstream Rock chart, while "All the Love" made it into the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The band continued to record and tour through the 1980s and then into the early 1990s. While their second album, Bangin', hit the top 20 on the Billboard 200 list and had both singles hit the Top 40 Mainstream Rock chart, the group began losing their popular audience by their third album, Voices of Babylon, in 1989. Drummer Alan Jackman left and, now as a duo, they recorded Diamond Days in 1991. After the disappointing response to their 1992 album Rockeye, which represented a shift towards progressive rock and arena rock, the group essentially disbanded in the 90s. They resumed touring in 1998, and thereafter released two live albums via their website, along with a new studio album, Any Time Now, released by Sidewinder Records in March 2006. In 2009, original drummer Alan Jackman announced he was returning to The Outfield and the band would be recording a new album. The band's latest album, Replay, was released on June 28, 2011 and constituted a comeback to their traditional power pop sound. It produced two No. 1 regional chart hits in "California Sun" and "A Long, Long Time Ago".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Play Deep The Outfield 1
1986 Bangin' The Outfield 1
1989 Voices of Babylon The Outfield 2
1990 Diamond Days The Outfield 2
1992 Rockeye The Outfield 1
1998 It Ain't Over The Outfield 1
1999 Extra Innings The Outfield 1
2006 Any Time Now The Outfield 2
2011 Replay The Outfield 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Playing the Field The Outfield 1
1996 Big Innings: Best of The Outfield The Outfield 1
2011 Playlist: The Very Best of The Outfield The Outfield 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Live in Brazil The Outfield 1
2005 Live The Outfield 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Voices of Babylon The Outfield 1
1992 Winning It All The Outfield 1
2013 Your Love Morgan Page feat. The Outfield 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Super Hits The Outfield 2

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