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
(1985)
Bangin'
(1987)
Singles from Play Deep
  1. "Say It Isn't So"
    Released: 1985
  2. "Your Love"
    Released: February 14, 1986
  3. "All the Love"
    Released: 1986
  4. "Everytime You Cry"
    Released: 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

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 peaked at #9[2] and 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]

  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" - 3:32
  8. "Talk to Me" - 3:34
  9. "Taking My Chances" - 3:37
  10. "Nervous Alibi" - 3:52

All songs written by John Frederick Spinks except "Talk to Me", written by Babyface and John Spinks.[1]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

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

Singles

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" Mainstream Rock Tracks 14
The Billboard Hot 100 19
"Everytime You Cry" Mainstream Rock Tracks 20
The Billboard Hot 100 66

Personnel[edit]

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

Production[edit]

  • 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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b DeGagne, Mike Play Deep allmusic.com. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  2. ^ Play Deep Awards allmusic.com. Retrieved January 29, 2015.

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