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Numbered, Limited Edition! Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics Open Window to Mutt Lange's Direct Production!
Foreigner 4 on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity. #1 1981 Album Teems With Hits: "Urgent," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," "Juke Box Hero". Foreigner's Most Consistent, Economical, and Cleanly Produced Record. Be A Juke Box Hero: Sound Will Rattle Your Walls and Shake Your Windows!
Want to be a juke box hero? Here’s your chance. Featuring Mutt Lange’s spotless
production, contributions from Motown legend Junior Walker and new-wave icon
Thomas Dolby, no less than three huge singles, and Foreigner’s most economical
performances, 4 is classic-rock nirvana, a model of crystalline pop-rock
melodies and lighter-flicking balladry. More than six million copies later, the
1981 record is still rightly discussed as a front-to-back masterpiece of
precision, power, and economy. It’s an album that demands to be experienced in
the highest-possible fidelity.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s 180g LP
presents 4 in a room-filling, stadium-big sound that simply crushes what’s heard
on all prior versions. Replete with energetic rockers such as “Urgent,” “Night
Life,” and “Woman In Black,” the record benefits from a sonic facelift that
opens up the previously compressed dynamics, expands the dimensions of the
soundstage, dials in a clear path to the instrumental images, and erases the
ceiling that pressed down on Lou Gramm’s superhuman vocals. For the first time,
Lange’s obsessive, detail-oriented production can be enjoyed in all its splendid
Fresh off blockbuster success with AC/DC’s Back In Black, Lange uses his magic
touch on 4, pairing with guitarist Mick Jones who, armed with the best batch of
riffs of his career, shared a the producer’s sentiment for discipline,
efficiency, and cleanliness. And so, on crisp tunes like “Break It Up,” pianos
and hard-hitting guitars share the same space without ever impinging on one
another or overstepping boundaries. The winning formula also propels Top 5 hits
like the wildly funky “Urgent,” sent to new heights by Walker’s dazzling
saxophone solo, and the touching “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” a crossover
smash that introduced Foreigner to soft-rock and adult-pop audiences.
Simply stated, 4 has everything: Rowdy frustration-releasing cuts, fiery rock n’
roll tunes, heartfelt torch songs, and synth-drenched pop numbers. The playing
throughout positively smokes, as the one-two punch of Gramm and Jones lands with
both emotional and musical impact every time. There's not a single wasted note.
And, reduced to a quartet, Foreigner seems bent on making more with less, just
as Lange does with the polished production. This is 42 minutes of hard-rocking
Accept no substitute. Mobile Fidelity’s collectible audiophile edition will
rattle your walls and shake your windows. Be prepared to tap every reserve
available from your amplifiers. And play it LOUD!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Half-Speed Production and Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Gatefold Jacket
Mick Jones, lead guitar, keyboards, background vocals
Lou Gramm, lead vocals, percussion
Dennis Elliott, drums, background vocals
Rick Wills, bass guitar, background vocals
1. Night Life
2. Juke Box Hero
3. Break It Up
4. Waiting for a Girl Like You
2. I'm Gonna Win
3. Woman in Black
4. Girl on the Moon
5. Don't Let Go