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.
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.