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All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Foreigner's most lucrative years came during their first four albums, with their guitar-driven arena rock flair settling in nicely with the rest of the late-'70s music scene. Twelve of Foreigner's 16 Top 40 singles are from a six year span, between 1977 and 1982, which is why Records makes for such an entertaining collection of the band's early work. With cuts stemming from Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games, and 4, Records lines up ten of their first 11 hit singles, somehow leaving out 1979's "Blue Morning, Blue Day." But even with this minor deletion, the album is agreeably brief, and it's the most opportune route in exploring Foreigner's best material. Both "Cold As ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Foreigner's most lucrative years came during their first four albums, with their guitar-driven arena rock flair settling in nicely with the rest of the late-'70s music scene. Twelve of Foreigner's 16 Top 40 singles are from a six year span, between 1977 and 1982, which is why Records makes for such an entertaining collection of the band's early work. With cuts stemming from Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games, and 4, Records lines up ten of their first 11 hit singles, somehow leaving out 1979's "Blue Morning, Blue Day." But even with this minor deletion, the album is agreeably brief, and it's the most opportune route in exploring Foreigner's best material. Both "Cold As Ice" and "Double Vision" are stellar examples of Lou Gramm's vocal gusto and Mick Jones' bang-on guitar playing, while favorites like "Urgent" with Junior Walker on sax , "Head Games," and "Feels Like the First Time," with its shiny keyboard segments, are unblemished radio-rock standards. The live cut of "Hot Blooded" is a nice addition as well, as is the band's second-best ballad in "Waiting for a Girl Like You," outdone only by 1984's "I Want to Know What Love Is." While Records fits the bill as a compact summation of all of Foreigner's pre-Agent Provocateur hits, it also makes for one great driving album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2007
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • EAN: 4943674070251
  • Catalog Number: 12567

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Foreigner Primary Artist
Thomas Dolby Synthesizer
Lou Gramm Percussion, Vocals
Mick Jones Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Junior Walker Soprano Saxophone
Ian Lloyd Background Vocals
Dennis Elliott Drums
Larry Fast Synthesizer
Michael Fonfara Keyboards
Ed Gagliardi Bass, Background Vocals
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Background Vocals
Bob Mayo Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Ian McDonald Guitar, Horn, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mark Rivera Saxophone, Background Vocals, Clavinet
Rick Wills Bass, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Al Greenwood Synthesizer, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Mick Jones Producer
Roy Thomas Baker Producer
Jimmy Douglass Engineer
Larry Fast Contributor
Michael Fonfara Contributor
Ted Jensen Remastering
Robert John "Mutt" Lange Producer
Gary Lyons Producer
Ian McDonald Producer
Keith Olsen Producer
Dave Wittman Engineer
Geoff Workman Engineer
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Lynn Dreese Breslin Art Direction
John Sinclair Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Mixture

    of Foreigner classics. I have been a fan since 1978. Seen them in concert 2007 for the first time: was quite disappointed when the lead vocal Lou Gramm had quit mostly due to the tumor which understandable. The band did not sound same.

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