Huey Lewis And The News*Sports

Label:Chrysalis – FV 41412
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Carrollton Pressing
Style:Pop Rock


A1The Heart Of Rock & Roll
Written-ByLewis*, Colla*
A2Heart And Soul
Written-ByM. Chapman/N. Chinn*
A3Bad Is Bad
A4I Want A New Drug
Engineer [Assistant]Bob Greenberg
Mixed ByLarry Alexander
Written-ByHayes*, Lewis*
B1Walking On A Thin Line
Written-ByPessis*, Wells*
B2Finally Found A Home
Written-ByBrown*, Hayes*, Lewis*
B3If This Is It
Written-ByLewis*, Colla*
B4You Crack Me Up
Written-ByLewis*, Cipollina*
B5Honky Tonk Blues
Pedal Steel GuitarJohn McFee
Written-ByHank Williams

Companies, etc.



Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA pressing denoted by "G" etch in runouts.

Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA and The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA.
Additional recording at The Automatt, San Francisco, CA.
Mixed at The Power Station, New York, NY.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.

Made in U.S.A.
℗ & © 1983 Chrysalis Records
All songs published by Hulex Music/Red Admiral Music (BMI) except:
A2 published by Chinnichap Publishing Inc./Careers Music, inc. (BMI)
A3 published by Unichappell Music (BMI) (on label)
B1 published by Endless Frogs Music (ASCAP)/Slimey Limey Music (BMI)/McNoodle Music
B5 published by Hiriam Music/Rightsong Music (BMI)/Fred Rose Music Inc. (BMI) (on label)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 4411-41412-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 044114141211
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Runouts): G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): FV 41412 AS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): FV 41412 BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 1): <JXMP> FV-41412-AS GIT G1 B7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Variation 1): FV-41412-BS GIN G G2 (H-AD)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 2): FV41412AS-2AA G1 A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Variation 2): FV 41412 BS CC 3 G1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 3): (J-TR) FV-41412-AS G1D B5 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Variation 3): FV41412BS-1C I1 D G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 4): (J-TR) FV-41412-A5 GID G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Variation 4): (J-AD) FV-41412-B5 GIG G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 5): (J-MP) FV-41412-AS GIG E10 G2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Variation 5): (H-AD) FV-41412-BS GIL G1 C6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 6): (J-TR) FV-41412-AS G1D A7 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Variation 6): FV 41412BS-1D F3 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 7): (J-MP) FV-41412-AS GIG A6 G1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 7): (J-AD) FV-41412-BS GIG G1 A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 8): (J-MP) FV-41412-AS GIG C4 G2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Variation 8): (J-AD) FV-41412-BS GIH G1 A22
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Variation 9): <JXMP> FV-41412-HS GIT G1 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Variation 9): (H-AD) FV-41412-BS GIN G1 A4

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Sports (LP, Album)Chrysalis205 845Europe1983
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Sports (LP, Album)ChrysalisWWS-81628Japan1983
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Sports (Cassette, Album, Pebbled Shell)ChrysalisFVT 41412US1983
Sports (LP, Album, Stereo)ChrysalisCHR 1412UK1983
Sports (LP, Album, Cinram Pressing)ChrysalisCHS 41412Canada1983
  • bemerick's avatar
    the pressing is clear and dead silent on most of the record. really love the sound. I was impressed that I got this for a few bucks here, used, and it sounds brand new. recommended.
    • -National-'s avatar
      Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
      • chimchim's avatar
        try getting a reservation at Dorsia now you dumb f$$ker!
        • HURyedog's avatar
          I have 2 copies of this album. One I know is one of the Club pressings but the other has 2 very different matrix runout.
          Side A is (J-TR) FV-41412-A5 GID A G1 and side B is etched P FV 41412 BS P1 stamped STERLING.
          • Gary_Fixter's avatar
            one of my favorite albums! I love this music, nice
            • Trekkie313's avatar
              My Matrix/Rount has these numbers (H-TR) P FV-41412-AS GIK.

              • Lazy_Courier's avatar
                hahahaha they turned the dubs guy song into a real thing!
                • themovierad's avatar
                  I apparently have a very rare Philippines pressing (OCTOARTS) of Sports... Can;t find info anywhere!
                  • Trekmaster's avatar
                    I like this record! It takes me back to a fun time in my life. The record itself is mastered very well and sounds great! It's not like it gets played every day! Listening to it right now for the first time in probably 10 years. Thumbs Up here!
                    • Jack_Wagon
                      80's classic! Classic 80s! Love it or hate it, it stands iconic!



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