Field Day (Marshall Crenshaw album)

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Field Day
FieldDayAlbum.jpg
Studio album by Marshall Crenshaw
ReleasedJune 1983
October 25, 2005 (Reissue)
RecordedRecord Plant in NYC in February 1983
GenreRock
Length36:25
LabelWarner Bros.
Wounded Bird (Reissue)
ProducerSteve Lillywhite
Marshall Crenshaw chronology
Marshall Crenshaw
(1982)
Field Day
(1983)
Downtown
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauA+[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]

Field Day is the second album by Detroit-born musician Marshall Crenshaw. It includes his hit single "Whenever You're on My Mind", which was aided by a popular early MTV music video and reached no. 23 on Billboard's Rock Tracks Chart.[5]

The album peaked at no. 52 in Billboard magazine, lasting 14 weeks on the chart.

Critic Robert Christgau gave it a perfect rating: A+.[6]

In 2017 independent vinyl reissue label Intervention Records reissued Field Day on 180-gram vinyl. The album package included a bonus 12" US remix EP, new cover art, and was Artist-Approved.[7]

Track listing for Field Day[edit]

All songs written by Marshall Crenshaw, except where noted.

  1. "Whenever You're on My Mind" (Crenshaw, Bill Teeley) - 3:19
  2. "Our Town" - 4:13
  3. "One More Reason" - 3:36
  4. "Try" - 3:10
  5. "One Day With You" - 5:01
  6. "For Her Love" - 3:02
  7. "Monday Morning Rock" (Crenshaw, David Weiss) - 3:34
  8. "All I Know Right Now" - 3:52
  9. "What Time Is It?" (Bob Feldman, Richard Gottehrer, Jerry Goldstein) - 2:53
  10. "Hold It" - 3:45

Track listing for the UK EP U.S. Remix[8][edit]

Side One

  1. "Our Town"
  2. "For Her Love"
  3. "Monday Morning Rock"
  4. "Little Sister" (Live)

Side Two

  1. "For Her Love" (Extended Mix)

"Our Town," "For Her Love" and Monday Morning Rock" were mixed and edited by John Luongo and engineered by Jay Mark and Michael Hutchinson.

"Little Sister" was originally recorded for The King Biscuit Flower Power Hour by D.I.R. Broadcasting from a live performance at Ripley's Music Hall on December 2, 1983. It was mixed by Marshal Crenshaw and Jim Ball.

Mastering was by Greg Calbi and Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound N.Y.C.

Personnel[edit]

  • Marshall Crenshaw - lead guitar, vocals
  • Chris Donato – bass guitar
  • Robert Crenshaw – drums
  • Mike Osborn - percussion
  • Tom Teely - background vocals
  • Bob Miller - background vocals
  • John Crenshaw - background vocals

Produced by Steve Lillywhite. Engineers: Scott Litt, Garry Rindfuss

References[edit]

  1. ^ Field Day at AllMusic
  2. ^ Puterbaugh, Parke. "Field Day", Rolling Stone, June 23, 1983, p. 58.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Marshall Crenshaw". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, Concise 3rd Edition, p. 323. Virgin Books, London. ISBN 1-85227-832-3
  5. ^ Jump up ^ http://www.musicvf.com/songs.php?page=artist&artist=Marshall+Crenshaw&tab=songaswriterchartstab
  6. ^ http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_album.php?id=2269
  7. ^ "Field Day Expanded Edition – Intervention Records". www.interventionrecords.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  8. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Marshall-Crenshaw-US-Remix/release/2254412