Huey Lewis and the News go back to another era, another planet. This CD sounds like a collection of radio hits, damn good ones from decades ago. The horn section, the selective use of the harp and excellent doowop vocals is feel good music at its best. Huey's voice pleases me throughout. The music is tight, with endless slick delivery of lyrics laced with irony.
This isn't music for the purist. Its simple, happy hip swinging music that will remembered like radio jingles. Including well known numbers such as Bad is bad, If this is it, The heart of Rock 'n Roll, Back in Time, Hip to be Square, Stuck with You, Workin' for a Livin' and Power of Love. This is a working band, that primarily looks for and values a venue with a good sound. Nowadays, audience size doesn't matter for them. The sound is what matters here on the Cd too. Played loud, you get to here a lot of exciting stuff going on, which is pleasing as they know their craft.
This is foot 'tappingly' happy music that will lift the most menacing melancholic mood. Whether this band is new to you or not, the CD is likeable, memorable and uplifting. Which is rather unusual these days.