CD Greatest Hits: Time Flies...The Best Of [Remaster] (CD 1120151), Audio Other
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Greatest Hits: Time Flies...The Best Of [Remaster]


  • 1. Heart of Rock & Roll, The
    2. Heart and Soul
    3. Doing It All For My Baby
    4. Do You Believe in Love
    5. Trouble in Paradise
    6. Power of Love, The
    7. If This Is It
    8. Bad Is Bad
    9. Workin' For a Livin'
    10. It's Alright
    11. Stuck With You
    12. I Want a New Drug
    13. 100 Years From Now
    14. So Little Kindness
    15. 'Til the Day After
    16. When the Time Has Come
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 619772

  • Credits
    ProducerHuey Lewis & the News
    EngineerMike Cresswell; Bob Greenberg; Jason Bridges; Jesse Osborne; Tom Size; Michael Christopher; Ryan Williams; Rob Beaton; Mark Slagle; Ryan Freeland; Maureen Droney; Dana Chappelle

    Huey Lewis & The News: Huey Lewis (vocals, harmonica); Chris Hayes (guitar, vocals); Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar, vocals); Sean Hopper (keyboards, vocals); Mario Cipollina, John Pierce (bass); Bill Gibson (drums).
    The Horns: Rob Sudduth (tenor & baritone saxophones); Ron Stallings (tenor saxophone); Marvin McFadden (trumpet).
    Additional personnel includes: The Tower Of Power Horn Section (horns).
    San Franciscan Huey Lewis and his band exploded onto the 1980s music scene with a radio-friendly brand of proletarian pop that followed the basic structural formula of '50s and '60s rock and roll and overlaid it with '80s tech trappings (synths, multitracked, processed instruments and vocals) for maximum accessibility. In the process, they endeared themselves to the American heartland to the tune of a dozen top-10 hits and album sales of over 12 million. TIME FLIES combines those hits with some key album tracks to present a comprehensive portrait of the band.
    The album opener, "The Heart Of Rock & Roll," serves as the band's manifesto, with a message that boils down to "Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay" over a chugging 4/4 rhythm. "Workin' For A Living" (along with the inexplicably omitted "Hip To Be Square") cemented Lewis' reputation as the man who made living in the middle of the road seem fun. For all of Lewis' traditionalism, the catchy horn lines and synth bass of "I Want A New Drug" place that track squarely in the mid-'80s. If you thought old-time rock and roll was long gone, you probably haven't heard the News.
    Huey Lewis & the News: Chris Hayes , Johnny Colla (guitar); Huey Lewis (harmonica); Sean Hopper (keyboards); John Pierce , Mario Cipollina (bass instrument); Bill Gibson (drums).
    Personnel: Rev. Ron Stallings (tenor saxophone); Rob Sudduth (baritone saxophone); Marvin McFadden (trumpet); Jack Jacobsen (organ); Alexandria 'Sandy' Griffith, Konesha Owens, Joe White (background vocals).
    Though Huey Lewis's musical origins are in the British pub rock scene of the early '70s, he made his name on a string of hugely successful, slick pop-rock tracks released during the 1980s. Backed by his trusty bar band the News (something of a poor man's E Street Band), Huey Lewis was a seemingly unstoppable force during the Reagan years, and TIME FLIES collects the key tracks that marked his incredible run. "The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Do You Believe in Love," "If This is It," and "I Want a New Drug," among many others, display a keen pop acumen, as they incorporate everything from doo wop to new wave to stadium rock into an easily digestible, radio-friendly framework. While some might accuse Huey Lewis & the News of playing it way too safe, they were certainly never about danger in the first place. TIME FLIES' 16 tracks perfectly embody the News' m.o. This is crisp pop music, with a tailgate-party vibe and smile on its face.

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