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Huey Lewis and the news

Tracks: 10, Total Time: 31:34, Year: 1980, Genre: Rock

Originally released in 1980
CD edition released in 1987 ??

AMG EXPERT REVIEW: On their self-titled debut, Huey Lewis and the News present themselves essentially as a pub rock band, professionally churning out hard-hitting original covers. While this usually results in big club gigs, it only occasionally makes for great records, and the debut suffers from uneven material selection and a somewhat rigid production, largely due to the group's inability to reproduce their sound in the studio. Even with such flaws, the album shows signs of promise, particularly in the "Some of my lies are true (before or after)" charge. - Stephen Thomas Erlewine

(Video) Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love (Official Video)

In the beginning, July 2, 2003
Gutachter: Barry Marshall (Gilroy, CA, USA)
We were lucky enough to see Huey and the News begin in the Bay Area. It's a bit gross, but that's what they sound like. Their live shows had a lot of energy, and while the record sounds a lot like the live show, it fails to capture the intensity and bring Huey and the band onto the stage. My favorite band memories.

Not so good, May 15, 2003
Critic: C. Allen Lennon "Conan Craven" (Plymouth, Ma. United States)
The other reviews of this disc left me stunned. This is the band's first and worst work. If you are or will become a huge fan of Huey Lewis and The News, I recommend that you purchase this CD for your collection. Otherwise, not much is noticeable here. "Now Here's You" and "Trouble in Paradise" are good songs, but most of the songs are mediocre. The album itself doesn't sound clear and the band seems to rush through most of the tracks.

Short, sweet and full of meat!, December 26, 2001
Revisor: D. Hartley (Seattle, WA, EUA)
Forget all those silly, overproduced MTV videos and hits from the "Sports" album. This rousing 3 minute collection of pub rock and power pop gems represents everything that was great about the early 'new wave' scene. Huey Lewis & The News' debut has an easy-going, live feel that captures the spirit of the days when they were one of the most popular (and hard-working) bar bands in the Bay Area. Huey's previous UK connections (through his work with the band Clover) paid off when Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds helped produce this album (which incidentally features Huey's harmonica solo on the version). original Dave Edumunds from "Bad Is Bad" which made the news a few years later!). It would be interesting to find out one day why this is inexplicably not available as a domestic CD release in the US...especially given the band's commercial success. For an excellent example of "true" New Wave (before the marketers and record executives got their hands on it), check out this one.

(Video) Huey Lewis & The News - Stuck With You

Still the best news, July 29, 2001
Critic: A music fan
Had to add my two cents here, Huey & the News has produced many memorable pop records but this, their first, is the true classic. A great mix of New Wave, R&B and Rock.

For the REAL news, see this album, May 15, 2001
Critic: A music fan
Huey and the Boys should be in the Hall of Fame (Cleveland, are you listening?), and this raw, harmonic album showcases their unique sound better than anything I've heard (yes, even "Sports"). I have all of their albums, both vinyl and CD, and as a Bay Area son who's seen them move like the Temptations did on this debut, believe me: it doesn't get any better than this. . "Some of My Lies Are True" is the first song I heard by this group on the radio and I fell in love with their modern sound right away. The song "Hearts" is one of their best. If you're a Huey fan just starting to tune in to "Do You Believe in Love," you have no idea what you're missing out on by not having this album in your collection. The good thing about this self-titled work is that it still sounds fresh today... How many artists or albums can you say that about?

News premiere, April 27, 2001
Reviewer: Thomas Magnum (New Jersey, USA)
Huey Lewis & The News' self-titled debut is a solid, professional effort that represented the blueprint the band would follow to reach the top of the charts and pop with perfect harmonies in the mid-'80s. The album isn't quite as polished as his later work, but Mr. Lewis and the relaxed, enthusiastic band playing make the effort enjoyable. "Trouble in Paradise" is the most famous song on the album (thanks to a live version that appeared on the We Are The World album) and it's great songs like "Some Of My Lies Are True", "Hearts" , "Stop Trying "And who cares."

(Video) Huey Lewis & The News - If This Is It

The beginning of an era, February 16, 2001
Reviewer: Nathan Andrew Ballentine "nball3nk" (Fredericksburg, VA, USA)
Some might say this album doesn't fully reveal the true depth of Huey Lewis and the News. I believe exactly the opposite. On this debut recording you can hear all the components of what made Hueyand the Boys one of the most popular bands of the 80's. The incredible vocal harmonies are all there. The fast, raw rhythms of rock 'n' roll are alive and kicking. If you are a fan of this band, this album is a must. Essential for anyone wanting to see just how much this band has evolved their sound. That's not to say these songs are inferior. I personally like this album better than "Sports", the band's first big commercial success. Huey Lewis and the News offers raw talent in a wild and active music package.

Self-titled premiere, October 18, 2000
Reviewer: jrwagon (Grabill, in the US)
If you've just gotten started with a Huey Lewis and the News CD collection then this is not the place to start. However, if you're already a fan, it's a must-see. Originally released in 1980, this album was recorded in a very short time and has a very raw sound. No frills, just garage style rock 'n' roll.
But amidst these early efforts are some diamonds in the rough. The title track, Some of My Lies are True, was listed for a supervised Greatest Hits release. And the song Trouble in Paradise was later included on the USA for Africa charity album.

For the average fan, this is not what I would recommend as a starting point for Huey Lewis and the News music. But it's a remarkable album for anyone more interested in this band.

(Video) Huey Lewis & The News - Hip To Be Square

Album Notes from
This self-titled 1980 debut from former Clover frontman Huey Lewis, along with ubiquitous backing band The News, doesn't feature any Top 20 hits, but it does foreshadow the pub rock band's rise to dominance in the mid-1980s on radio Some of My Lies Are True playlist.

1.3:24Some of my lies are true (sooner or later)
2.2:51don't make me
3.3:33stop trying
4.4:15now you are here
5.2:49I want you
6.2:54Don't ever tell me you love me
8.3:13Trouble no paradise
9.3:52Who cares?
101:51If you really love me, you will leave me

Kategorie: Rock - Discid: 7a07640a


1. Huey Lewis & The News - Do You Believe In Love
2. Huey Lewis & The News - Sports [FULL ALBUM]
(Project Icarus)
3. Huey Lewis And The News - Heart And Soul (Official Music Video)
4. Huey Lewis & the News - Full Concert - 05/23/89 - Slim's (OFFICIAL)
(Huey Lewis on MV)
5. Huey Lewis & The News - I Want A New Drug
6. Huey Lewis And TheNews - Fore! -1986 /LP Album
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