The Outfield was one of those great, well-rounded, drug
free 80's British rock bands that had a number of signature songs you
will remember. The roots of the band The Outfield can be traced
back to the late 1970's, when future members found themselves as members
of bands with names like Sirius B and The Baseball Boys. Around
1984, as The Baseball Boys, the band landed a record deal in both the UK
and in the USA. American execs suggested they change their name,
and staying with the Baseball theme, they changed to The Outfield.
The Outfield's debut release,
was released in 1985 and featured the hit song "Your Love". The
album reached the top 10 in the US, and the song charted at number 6.
The band supported this album by touring with Journey and Starship.
The Outfield released
Bangin' in 1987,
and although it was not as popular as their freshman effort, it did
produce the hit songs "Since You've Been Gone" and "No Surrender".
A tour with Night Ranger followed. The band released
Babylon in 1989. Although the band's popularity
continued to decline, this album did feature the title track as a hit
song as well as a minor hit called "My Paradise". The early 90's
found the band with several minor hits: "For You" (Diamond Days,
1990), "One Hot County" (soundtrack for If Looks Could Kill,
1991), "Closer to Me", and "Winning It All" (both from Rockeye,
By the mid 1990's, The Outfield had taken a hiatus.
They did not have the same popularity in the UK that they had in the
United States. They found themselves playing small pubs back home
where most folks in the crowd were unaware of their popularity in the
USA. As the years have rolled on, the band has continued their
activity both on stage and in studio. At the time of this writing,
The Outfield Discography was as follows:1985: Play Deep
1989: Voices of Babylon
1990: Diamond Days
1995: Playing the Field
1996: Big Innings: The Best of the Outfield
1998: It Ain't Over
1998: Super Hits
1999: Extra Innings
2001: Live in Brazil
2005: The Outfield Live
2006: Any Time Now
2011: Playlist: The Very Best of The Outfield