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Classic Album Review: Foreigner | Complete Greatest Hits

The jukebox heroes bring you all the ’70s & ’80s hits that weren't by Styx & Journey.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Originally Released: 1977 – ’87 (with one extra track from a 1992 reunion).

Back Story: Ah, Foreigner. The soaring vocals of Steve Perry, the crunching guitars of Neil Schon … oh wait, that was Journey. Ah yes, Foreigner. The soaring vocals of Dennis de Young, the crunching guitars of Tommy Shaw … whoops, that was Styx. OK, put it this way: All those hit songs in the ’70s and ’80s that weren’t by Journey and Styx? They were performed by Foreigner, sung by Lou Gramm and probably written by guitarist Mick Jones (no, not The Clash guy). And you get 20 of ’em on this two-CD set.

Highlights: Enough to open your own classic-rock radio station: Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Double Vision, Blue Morning, Blue Day, Dirty White Boy, Head Games, Urgent, Waiting For A Girl Like you, Juke Box Hero and I Want to Know What Love Is.

Lowlights: Hell, even I know that a Foreigner best-of isn’t complete without Midnight Blue.

Last Words: So close to complete — but yet so far.