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Numbered, Limited Edition! System-Testing Sonics: Remastered from the Original Master Tapes!
Foreigner's Foreigner on Numbered Limited-Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile
Fidelity. Blockbuster 1977 Debut Packed With Anthemic Classic Rock Hits and
Heroic Guitar Riffs. Feels Like the First Time: You've Never Heard Foreigner
Sound So Immediate, Detailed, and Punchy!
Blissful feelings arise at the mere mention of '70s arena rock. It gives
listeners the permission to have fun, sing along to aircraft-hangar-size
choruses, play air guitar solos, forget about any troubles, recall the
experience of a first kiss, and quite simply, rock out. Few albums better
instill these pleasures than Foreigner’s 1977 self-titled debut album, a
five-times platinum blockbuster chock full of salacious riffs, soaring vocals,
edgy beats, and lyrics that practically demand to be shouted. And while the
record has always boasted clean, immediate production, never before has it
exploded with the dynamic intensity and rich transparency now made possible on
Mobile Fidelity’s system-challenging hybrid SACD. This is what rock n’ roll
dreams are made of.
Spearheaded by guitar hero Mick Jones, fresh off success with Spooky Tooth,
Foreigner rallied around a talented collective pulled from the U.S. and U.K.
Joining up with former King Crimson instrumentalist Ian McDonald and drummer
Dennis Elliott, as well as keyboardist Al Greenwood and bassist Ed Gagliardi,
Jones completed the puzzle with the addition of extraordinary singer Lou Gramm,
whose vocal timbre and limitless pipes remain one of the most instantly
identifiable combinations in music. Before long, two eternal radio
classics—“Feels Like the First Time” and “Cold As Ice,” composed on a miniature
piano and inspired by Hollywood star Joan Crawford—were in the bag. Eight more
tunes, each as solid as those that came before, followed, and Foreigner quickly
became an overnight rock sensation.
In contrast to much of the era’s angrier fare and crudely produced music,
Foreigner stood out by way of its clean, muscular, professional production.
Still, Mobile Fidelity believed that underneath the surfaces, an even fresher,
bigger-sounding record loomed. Remastered from the original master tapes, MoFi’s
hybrid SACD presents the sextet’s roof-raising anthems and scintillating blend
of guitars, synths, and Gramm’s soulful vocals across a wider, deeper soundstage
than ever before imagined. Instrumental separation, tonal balance, and imaging
are absolutely superb. Better still, the songs come across with an assertive
liveliness that adds to their enjoyment, structure, and melodic character. The
accessory flutes, saxophones, and synthesizer solos have never sounded so
enmeshed within the overall sonic fabric.
Get ready to hear your new favorite '70s rock album and push the limits of your
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes
1. Feels Like the First Time
2. Cold As Ice
5. The Damage Is Done
6. Long, Long Way From Home
7. Woman Oh Woman
8. At War With the World
9. Fool For You Anyway
10. I Need You