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The Outfield Still Playing Deep

04/01/2010
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Our friend Ross CAT from Nightlife Online Magazine recently caught up with Tony Lewis of the 80s hitmakers The Outfield. Here is a little of that exchange. Ross CAT - Seems we've caught up with you at a great time as The Outfield is in the midst of creating some highly anticipated new music while celebrating the glory days of the "Play Deep" album all at once.

Tony Lewis - Well we certainly hope it's going to be as great a record; as you already mentioned we are extremely pleased to have Alan Jackman back playing with us once again on drums. Alan is actually in the studio as we speak laying down the drum tracks. It's really a great vibe being back in the studio with both John & Alan; we really hope to capture the spirit of the bands beginnings with these new songs.

Ross CAT - Do you feel John's battle with cancer may have inspired this reunion of the original band members?

Tony Lewis - I really don't think it was John's illness that lead us here; obviously he sees life through different eyes after that humbling experience. It was after a reunion tour back in 2000 that we just kind of looked at what's happening in the music scene from bands from our era. There are very few bands out touring right now with their original line-ups in tact for whatever reasons. The thought process was since we are all still here & close friends if this is going to be our last record we can at least give to the fans through the same organic process that gave us "Play Deep" new songs we can be proud of. - more on this story

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