Play Deep

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Play Deep
Studio album by The Outfield
Released November 12, 1985
Recorded 1985, Air Studios, London
Genre Pop rock, power pop
Length 38:40
Label Columbia
Producer William Wittman
The Outfield chronology
Play Deep
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
"Everytime You Cry" redirects here. For the John Farnham & Human Nature song, see Every Time You Cry.

Play Deep is the 1985 debut album from British band, The Outfield. It received widespread popularity with the success of their debut single, "Say It Isn't So" (a regional #1 hit), which reached #18 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and the follow up single, "Your Love", which charted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986. Play Deep was later certified triple platinum. In total, four of the tracks managed to reach the charts; the aforementioned two, along with "Everytime You Cry" and "All the Love".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Frederick Spinks.

  1. "Say It Isn't So" - 3:47
  2. "Your Love" - 3:36
  3. "I Don't Need Her" - 3:51
  4. "Everytime You Cry" - 4:29
  5. "61 Seconds" - 4:18
  6. "Mystery Man" - 4:04
  7. "All the Love in the World" - 3:32
  8. "Talk to Me" - 3:34
  9. "Taking My Chances" - 3:37
  10. "Nervous Alibi" - 3:52


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Album Certification US
1985 Play Deep US: 3×Multi-Platinum 9


Year Single Chart Position
1985 "Say It Isn't So" Mainstream Rock Tracks 18
1986 "Your Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
The Billboard Hot 100 6
"All the Love In the World" Mainstream Rock Tracks 14
The Billboard Hot 100 19
"Everytime You Cry" Mainstream Rock Tracks 20
The Billboard Hot 100 66


The Outfield[edit]

  • Tony Lewis: Bass, Vocals
  • John Spinks: Guitars, Keyboards, Additional Vocals (on "Taking My Chances")
  • Alan Jackman: Drums, Percussion

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Grahame Leslie - Rhythm Guitar
  • Reg Webb - Keyboards
  • Frank Callaghan & Bill Whitman - Additional Vocals


  • Executive Producer: Rick Chertoff
  • Produced by William Wittman
  • Recorded by William Wittman and Andy "Carb" Canelle
  • Mixed by William Wittman and John Agnello
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound NY
  • Original Columbia LP 'dead-wax' reads "Sausage Me A Gregory" [side A] and "No Rimming" [side B]


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