Field Day (Marshall Crenshaw album)

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Field Day
Studio album by Marshall Crenshaw
Released June 1983
October 25, 2005 (Reissue)
Recorded Record Plant in NYC in February 1983
Genre Rock
Length 36:25
Label Warner Bros.
Wounded Bird (Reissue)
Producer Steve Lillywhite
Marshall Crenshaw chronology
Marshall Crenshaw
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A+[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 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 cover photo was shot in front of Marshall's alma mater Berkley High School. The album peaked at No. 52 in Billboard magazine, lasting 14 weeks on the chart.

Shortly after the release of Field Day, Marshall released an EP in the UK with five songs, four of which were remixes of the Steve Lillywhite produced songs on the album and one which was a live tune. Critic Robert Christgau gave it a perfect rating: A+.[6]

In the summer of 2017, independent vinyl reissue label Intervention Records announced that it would be reissuing Field Day for the first time in October 2017.[7] The announced release is "artist approved" by Marshall Crenshaw and will be on 180-gram vinyl and mastered 100% analog from the original tapes and will include a bonus 12" remix EP[8].

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[9][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 by: Greg Calbi and Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound N.Y.C.



  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
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  7. ^ "Every Day’s a Field Day: Marshall Crenshaw on New Vinyl Reissues, Songwriting (Q&A) |". Retrieved 2017-08-16. 
  8. ^ Records, Intervention. "Intervention Records | Albums". Retrieved 2017-08-16. 
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