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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Over the course of their first three late-'70s albums, Foreigner had firmly established themselves along with Journey and Styx as one of the top AOR bands of the era. But the band was still looking for that grand slam of a record that would push them to the very top of the heap. Released in 1981, 4 would be that album. In producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange -- fresh off his massive success with AC/DC's Back in Black -- guitarist and all-around mastermind Mick Jones found both the catalyst to achieve this and his perfect musical soulmate. Lange's legendary obsessive attention to detail and Jones' highly disciplined guitar heroics which he never allowed to get in the way ...
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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Over the course of their first three late-'70s albums, Foreigner had firmly established themselves along with Journey and Styx as one of the top AOR bands of the era. But the band was still looking for that grand slam of a record that would push them to the very top of the heap. Released in 1981, 4 would be that album. In producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange -- fresh off his massive success with AC/DC's Back in Black -- guitarist and all-around mastermind Mick Jones found both the catalyst to achieve this and his perfect musical soulmate. Lange's legendary obsessive attention to detail and Jones' highly disciplined guitar heroics which he never allowed to get in the way of a great song resulted in a collaboration of unprecedented, sparkling efficiency where not a single note is wasted. "Nightlife" is only the first in a series "Woman in Black," "Don't Let Go," the '50s-tinged "Luanne" of energetic, nearly flawless melodic rockers, and with "Juke Box Hero," the band somehow managed to create both a mainstream hit single and a highly unique-sounding track, alternating heavy metal guitar riffing, chorused vocals, and one of the ultimate "wanna be a rock star" lyrics. As for the mandatory power ballad, the band also reached unparalleled heights with "Waiting for a Girl Like You." One of the decade's most successful cross-genre tearjerkers, it has since become a staple of soft rock radio and completely eclipsed the album's other very lovely ballad, "Girl on the Moon," in the process. And last but not least, the surprisingly funky "Urgent" proved to be one of the band's most memorable and uncharacteristic smash hits, thanks to Junior Walker's signature saxophone solo. Through it all, vocalist Lou Gramm does his part, delivering a dazzling performance that confirmed his status as one of the finest voices of his generation. Three years later, Foreigner would achieve even greater success on a pop level with the uneven Agent Provocateur, but by then Jones and Gramm were locked in an escalating war of egos that would soon lead to the band's demise. All things considered, 4 remains Foreigner's career peak. [Atlantic Records' expanded version, released in 2002, adds acoustic versions of the hits "Juke Box Hero" and "Waiting for a Girl Like You."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2002
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227827526
  • Catalog Number: 78275
  • Sales rank: 3,545

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Night Life (3:50)
  2. 2 Juke Box Hero (4:19)
  3. 3 Break It Up (4:13)
  4. 4 Waiting for a Girl Like You (4:52)
  5. 5 Luanne (3:27)
  6. 6 Urgent (4:31)
  7. 7 I'm Gonna Win (4:52)
  8. 8 Woman in Black (4:46)
  9. 9 Girl on the Moon (3:52)
  10. 10 Don't Let Go (3:57)
  11. 11 Juke Box Hero (3:06)
  12. 12 Waiting for a Girl Like You (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Foreigner Primary Artist
Thomas Dolby Synthesizer
Lou Gramm Percussion, Vocals
Mick Jones Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ian Lloyd Background Vocals
Larry Fast Synthesizer
Michael Fonfara Keyboards
Bob Mayo Keyboards
Hugh McCracken Slide Guitar
Mark Rivera Saxophone
Joe Walker Jr. Alto Saxophone
Rick Willis Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Nelson Composer
Lou Gramm Composer
Mick Jones Composer, Producer, Original Album Producer
Walt Breeland Composer
Paul Buskirk Composer
Bill Inglot Producer, Remastering
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Original Album Producer
David McLees Reissue Producer
Tony Platt Engineer
Dave Wittman Engineer
Bruce Pilato Liner Notes
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Brad Samuelsohn Engineer
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
Dennis Fitzmartin Engineer
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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