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Huey Lewis and the News Celebrate 'The Heart of Rock & Roll' Live

Rockers mark 30th anniversary of 'Sports' with concert cut

Huey Lewis and The News
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May 13, 2013 2:10 PM ET

Huey Lewis and the News made a name for themselves before Sports, but their 1983 album rocketed the San Francisco pop-rockers to superstardom with four Top 10 hits and seven-times platinum sales. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their massive breakthrough, the band is releasing a special edition of Sports with a disc of nine live versions of favorites, including "Heart and Soul," "Walking on a Thin Line" and "If This Is It." Here, the band grooves on "The Heart of Rock & Roll" at the Blossom Music Center near Cleveland in the summer of 1988. The band gives the crowd a rowdy good time, and Huey Lewis lets the boys rock on freely with a blazing sax solo and extended jam time.

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The 30th anniversary edition of Sports will be out on May 14th. Preorders are available at Amazon. Huey Lewis and the News are also touring behind the re-release. For full tour dates, visit the band's website.

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