Play Deep

Play Deep is the debut studio album by the English rock band The Outfield, released by Columbia Records in 1985. The album received widespread popularity with the success of their debut single, "Say It Isn't So" (a regional #1 hit), which reached number 18 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart, and the follow up single, "Your Love", reached number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1986. Play Deep peaked at number 9 at the U.S. album charts[2] and was later certified triple platinum. In total, four of the tracks managed to reach the charts; the aforementioned two, along with "Everytime You Cry" and "All the Love".

Play Deep
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Studio album by
Released12 November 1985
ProducerWilliam Wittman
The Outfield chronology
Play Deep
Singles from Play Deep
  1. "Say It Isn't So"
    Released: 31 October 1985
  2. "Your Love"
    Released: 15 February 1986
  3. "All the Love"
    Released: May 1986
  4. "Everytime You Cry"
    Released: 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Perhaps befitting a band named for a sport much more popular in America than in the United Kingdom, Play Deep was a hit in the US but not back home in England; indeed, the Outfield would never have an album make the UK music charts. ("Your Love" and "All the Love" did manage to scrape the British singles charts, at #83 and #96 respectively.)

Track listingEdit

All songs written by John Spinks.

1."Say It Isn't So"3:48
2."Your Love"3:36
3."I Don't Need Her"3:51
4."Everytime You Cry"4:29
5."61 Seconds"4:18
6."Mystery Man"4:04
7."All the Love"3:32
8."Talk to Me"3:34
9."Taking My Chances"3:37
10."Nervous Alibi"3:52
Total length:38:40


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Album Certification US
1985 Play Deep US: 3├ŚMulti-Platinum 9


Year Single Chart Position
1985 "Say It Isn't So" Mainstream Rock Tracks 18
1986 "Your Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 6
"All the Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 19
"Everytime You Cry" Mainstream Rock Tracks 20
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 66


The OutfieldEdit

Additional musiciansEdit


  • Produced by William Wittman
  • Executive Producer: Rick Chertoff
  • Recorded by William Wittman and Andy "Carb" Canelle
  • Mixed by William Wittman and John Agnello
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound NY
  • Original Columbia LP 'dead-wax' reads "Sausage Me A Gregory" [side A] and "No Rimming" [side B]


  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike Play Deep Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  2. ^ Play Deep Awards Retrieved January 29, 2015.

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