Huey Lewis and the News / Collected

Excellent career-spanning 3CD compilation • limited red 2LP vinyl 

The best kept secret in pop/rock compilations is Universal Music Netherlands’ occasional ‘Collected’ career summaries. These continue in August with a three CD Huey Lewis and the News set (and a 2LP vinyl).

Perhaps because these are never full international releases (and normally have to be bought as imports) the label has a knack of licensing the tracks that more mainstream compilations normally forego (songs from soundtracks, various artists compilations) and this set looks typically superb.

It goes right back to the beginning by including the A and B-side of the band’s first single in 1979 when they were called ‘American Express’ (on CD 3, the disc normally reserved for rarities) and brings the story right up to date with a couple of tracks from their last studio outing, 2010’s Soulsville. In between (on CD 1 & 2) is no less than every single the band every released, often in single edit form – for example the rare Jellybean single mix of Back in Time is included.

The third disc mops up plenty of rarities including a couple of tracks by US country/rock band Clover (when Huey Lewis was a member), the live Trouble In Paradise from the USA for Africa album, B-side Flip Flop & Fly, the band’s cover of Oh! Darling from the 1995 compilation album Come Together: America Salutes The Beatles and four extended versions that the label are claiming ‘unreleased-on-CD’. They are the Extended Version/Dance Mix of I Want A New Drug (the song that famously ‘inspired’ the Ghostbusters theme tune, the Jellybean Remix of both Heart and Soul and The Power Of Love and the Dance Remix of Hip To Be Square.

This is all good stuff and vinyl fans can pre-order a 2LP gatefold vinyl edition that has a cut-down version of the 3CD track listing; even better, snap up the limited RED vinyl (1,500 copies) at a great price (see below).

The 3CD of Collected is released on 1 September 2017, and the vinyl follows a week later on 8 September.

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Huey Lewis & The News – Collected 3CD Edition

CD 1

  1. Some Of My Lies Are True (Sooner Or Later)
  2. Now Here’s You (Single Version)
  3. Stop Trying
  4. Trouble In Paradise
  5. Do You Believe In Love
  6. Hope You Love Me Like You Say You Do
  7. Workin’ For A Livin’
  8. Tattoo (Giving It All Up For Love)
  9. Heart And Soul (Single Edit)
  10. I Want A New Drug (Single Edit)
  11. The Heart Of Rock & Roll (Single Edit)
  12. If This Is It
  13. Walking On A Thin Line (Single Edit)
  14. Bad Is Bad
  15. The Power Of Love
  16. Back In Time (Jellybean Single Mix)*
  17. Stuck With You
  18. Hip To Be Square
  19. Jacob’s Ladder (Single Version)
  20. I Know What I Like (Single Version)


  1. Simple As That
  2. Doing It All For My Baby
  3. Perfect World
  4. Small World (Single Version)
  5. Give Me The Keys (And I’ll Drive You Crazy) (Single Edit)
  6. World To Me
  7. Walking With The Kid
  8. Couple Days Off  (Short Edit)
  9. It Hit Me Like A Hammer (Sax Single Remix)
  10. He Don’t Know
  11. (She’s) Some Kind Of Wonderful
  12. But It’s Alright
  13. Little Bitty Pretty One
  14. 100 Years From Now
  15. We’re Not Here For A Long Time (We’re Here For A Good Time)
  16. Let Her Go And Start Over (Radio Edit)
  17. I’m Not In Love Yet (with Wynonna Judd)
  18. Pineapple Express
  19. Respect Yourself
  20. Just The One (I’ve Been Looking For)


  1. Clover – Streets Of London
  2. Clover – Ain’t Nobody Own Nobody’s Soul
  3. American Express – Exodisco  *
  4. American Express – Kick Back *
  5. Trouble In Paradise (Live)
  6. Flip Flop & Fly
  7. Huey Lewis – Oh! Darling
  8. Huey Lewis – Once Upon A Time In New York City
  9. Huey Lewis – Feelin’ Alright
  10. Huey Lewis – Lonely Teardrops
  11. Strokeland Superband ft. Huey Lewis – Work With Me
  12. Brenda Lee & Huey Lewis – Oh! Happy Day
  13. Frankie Miller & Huey Lewis – Way Past Midnight
  14. I Want A New Drug (Extended Version/Dance Mix)*
  15. Heart And Soul (Jellybean Remix)*
  16. The Power Of Love (Jellybean Remix) *
  17. Hip To Be Square (Dance Remix)*

Additional track info CD3:

  • 1: From the Clover album ‘Unavailable’
  • 2: From the Clover album ‘Love On The Wire’
  • 3-4: A & B side from the only American Express release, just before the band changed their name to HL&TN
  • 5: Live recording, taken from the USA For Africa album
  • 6: Non-album b-side from the ‘But It’s Alright’ single
  • 7: From the album ‘Come Together: America Salutes The Beatles’
  • 8: From the ‘Oliver & Company’ original soundtrack
  • 9-10: from the ‘Duets’ original soundtrack
  • 11: From the Strokeland Superband album ‘Kick It Up A Step’
  • 12: From the Brenda Lee album ‘Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends’
  • 13: From the Frankie Miller album ‘Frankie Miller’s Double Take’
  • 14-17: Originally released as 12” singles

* previously unreleased on CD

Huey Lewis & The News – Collected 2LP

A1: Some Of My Lies Are True (3:23)
A2: Now Here’s To You (single version) (3:27)
A3: Do You Believe In Love (3:29)
A4: Workin’ For A Livin’ (2:39)
A5: Heart And Soul (single edit) (3:55)
A6: I Want A New Drug (single edit) (3:29)
A7: The Heart Of Rock & Roll (single edit) (4:06)

B1: If This Is It (3:54)
B2: The Power Of Love (3:54)
B3: Back In Time (Jellybean single mix) (3:45)
B4: Stuck With You (4:30)
B5: Hip To Be Square (4:05)
B6: Jacob’s Ladder (single version) (3:28)

C1: Doing It All For My Baby (3:40)
C2: Perfect World (4:11)
C3: Small World (single version) (4:39)
C4: Couple Days Off (short edit) (3:15)
C5: It Hit Me Like A Hammer (Sax single mix) (4:03)
C6: (She’s) Some Kind Of Wonderful (3:06)
C7: Little Bitty Pretty One (2:04)

D1: We’re Not Here For A Long Time (We’re Here For A Good Time) (3:53)
D2: Let Her Go And Start Over (radio edit) (4:07)
D3: Pineapple Express (4:30)
D4: Respect Yourself (3:42)
D5: Clover – Streets Of London (4:30)
D6: The American Express – Exo-disco (3:37)

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