is the Foreigner self-titled debut studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released in 1977. It spun off three hit singles, " Feels Like the First Time", " Cold as Ice" and " Long, Long Way from Home". It also features album tracks such as "Headknocker" and "Starrider", the latter of which features a rare lead vocal from lead guitarist and co-founder Mick Jones. The first attempt at mixing the album was done at Sarm Studios, London, but as they were dissatisfied with the result, the album was re-mixed at Atlantic Recording Studios by Mick Jones, Ian McDonald and Jimmy Douglass.
Track listing [ edit ]
Feels Like the First Time" ( Mick Jones) – 3:49 "
Cold as Ice" (Jones, Lou Gramm) – 3:19 "Starrider" (
Al Greenwood, Jones) – 4:01 "Headknocker" (Gramm, Jones) – 2:58
"The Damage Is Done" (Jones, Gramm) – 4:15
Long, Long Way from Home" (Jones, Gramm, Ian McDonald) – 2:53 "Woman Oh Woman" (Jones) – 3:49
"At War with the World" (Jones) – 4:18
"Fool for You Anyway" (Jones) – 4:15
"I Need You" (Gramm, Jones) – 5:09
11. "Feels Like the First Time (Demo)" 3:40 12. "Woman Oh Woman (Demo)" 4:14 13. "At War with the World (Demo)" 5:00 14. "Take Me to Your Leader (Demo)" 3:40
Personnel [ edit ]
Lou Gramm – lead vocals, percussion
Mick Jones – lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals (3, 7), keyboards
Ian McDonald – guitar, backing vocals, saxophone, keyboards
Al Greenwood – keyboards, synthesizer
Ed Gagliardi – bass guitar, backing vocals Dennis Elliott – drums, backing vocals
Additional personnel [ edit ]
In July 2010, the audiophile label Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs released this album on the Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) format. It is presented in a "Mini Vinyl" replica cardboard case but omits the bonus tracks.
Production [ edit ]
Producers – Gary Lyons and John Sinclair, in collaboration with Mick Jones and Ian McDonald.
Engineer – Gary Lyons Assistant Engineers – Jimmy Douglass, Michael Getlin, Kevin Herron and Randy Mason.
Mixing – Jimmy Douglass, Mick Jones and Ian McDonald.
Basic Tracks recorded at
The Hit Factory and Atlantic Recording Studios.
Overdubs recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios. Mixed at Atlantic Recording Studios.
Mastered by George Piros at Atlantic Recording Studios.
Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Cover Illustrations – Alex Gnidziejko
Certification [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Hinds, Andy.
at Foreigner: Foreigner AllMusic. Retrieved April 29, 2020.
Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: F". . Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X . Retrieved – via robertchristgau.com. February 24, 2019
"Canadian album certifications – Foreigner – Foreigner". Music Canada.
"American album certifications – Foreigner – Foreigner". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH .
Foreigner at AllMusic
Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 116. ISBN . 0-646-11917-6
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Foreigner singles at AllMusic