Outlaws - Playin' To Win - CD
Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition / Fully Remastered Audio / 16 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with previously unseen photos, band involvement and new interviews. In the 1970s Southern Rock music was at its zenith.
The Outlaws were one of the movement’s most accomplished acts and this was their fourth studio album, one that would not only showcase their roots but also pave the way for the future. To do this they tapped into a new producer, Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange, then just another rising star with, at the time, no global success. Recognising a creative geni-us, the band set about recording ‘Playing To Win’ in Georgia with Lange. This was to prove a highly potent combination.
Originally issued in 1978, the album showcased a band in search of something fresh but not crazy enough to abandon their heritage. As you might expect, the focus with Lange in the driving seat was on songs and melody, showcasing a style that sounded big, beefy and highly commercial.