RELEASE
September 03, 1996
LABEL
Legacy
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock

Album Review

The Outfield's brisk pop sound gave them five Top 40 singles within the span of five years. Their sound is comprised of remnants of classic rock which is soothed by the fluidness of Tony Lewis' voice, and a front-line guitar attack driven by John Spinks. Big Innings is a generous, 16-track compilation made up of the Outfield's hits as well as their unreleased and B-side material, offering a delightful roam through their short-lived stint. With "Your Love," "All the Love in the World," and "Voices of Babylon" representing some of their greatest chart successes, the rest of the collection still houses many other pleasing contributions. The effectively encumbered guitar charge of "Since You've Been Gone" from 1987's Bangin' stands out, as does the sheer charm of "For You" off of 1990's Diamond Days. Although acoustic tracks such as "Alone With You" and "Through the Years" appear in mono, they are welcomed just the same. The disappointing Rockeye album contributes its two best efforts in "Closer to Me" and "Winning It All," while "One Hot Country" from the If Looks Could Kill soundtrack is the set's weakest contribution, sounding glitzy and overly effusive even for the '90s. Still, with only one or two feeble tracks, Big Innings is a more-than-sufficient hits package.
Mike DeGagne, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Voices of Babylonhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/voices-of-babylon/id186345874?i=186345896&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. For Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/big-innings-the-best-outfield/id186345874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Your Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/your-love/id186345874?i=186346150&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. It Should Have Been Me [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/big-innings-the-best-outfield/id186345874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Say It Isn't Sohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/say-it-isnt-so/id186345874?i=186346539&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Winning It Allhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/big-innings-the-best-outfield/id186345874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Everytime You Cryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/everytime-you-cry/id186345874?i=186346654&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Through the Years [#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/big-innings-the-best-outfield/id186345874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. The Night Ain't Overhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-night-aint-over/id186345874?i=186346783&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Closer to Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/big-innings-the-best-outfield/id186345874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Somewhere in America '89http://itunes.apple.com/album/somewhere-in-america-89/id186345874?i=186346890&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. My Paradisehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-paradise/id186345874?i=186347169&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. All the Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/all-the-love/id186345874?i=186347344&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Alone with You [Acoustic Version][#]http://itunes.apple.com/album/alone-with-you/id186345874?i=186347518&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Since You've Been Gonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/since-youve-been-gone/id186345874?i=186347723&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. One Hot Countryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/big-innings-the-best-outfield/id186345874?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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