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Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Roy Thomas Baker's Original Production Shines Like Never Before!
The moment Head Games begins, a nastier, grittier tone is established, and it
becomes apparent that Foreigner is bringing something new to the table. Namely,
an edgier, leaner sound built around stronger guitars and harder rhythms. The
heaviest record of the band’s career, the 1979 effort functions as irrefutable
proof that the quintet rocked as hard as anybody in the mainstream and did so
without losing sight of the melodies that put it at the top of the charts. And
with Head Games, there Foreigner would stay.
Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s
collectible audiophile edition of this longtime favorite classic-rock staple
bursts with tremendous dynamics, soaring vocal timbres, punchy dynamics, and
newfound instrumental separation. With more emphasis placed on Mick Jones’
guitar riffs and meatier grooves, you may just find yourself investing in a new
power amp to get every last degree of detail that’s been uncovered! Longtime
fans will be thrilled to hear the subtle nuances now fully discernible amidst a
Joined by new bassist Rick Wills, and guided by Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker,
Foreigner goes for broke, ratcheting up the muscularity on hard-hitting fare
such as the hit single “Dirty White Boy,” “Seventeen,” and the aptly titled “Rev
on the Red Line.” However, the group maintains its trademark equilibrium,
pushing the limits on toughness yet retaining a diamond-in-the-rough smoothness
that allows the band’s hummable choruses and winding hooks to take hold.
Moreover, the band expands its use of synthesizers to wonderful effect. The
smash title track, through which mesmerizing keyboard passages coarse, is a
prime example of Foreigner’s slight albeit thrilling sonic evolution, the net
result upping the drama, fanfare, and color. At the time, the combination was a
breakthrough idea. Is it any wonder Head Games sold more than 5 million copies?
None, however, sound anywhere near as lifelike, involving, and rich as Mobile
Fidelity’s remaster. Part of the reason why late 70s arena rock remains beloved,
and why it’s so fun, owes to the go-for-broke nature of the arrangements,
decibel-clearing volume levels, and free license to just let loose. By digging
in and revealing all the musical information the master tapes provide, Mobile
Fidelity’s analog 180g LP amplifies the pleasure principle by tenfold!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 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
1. Dirty White Boy
2. Love on the Telephone
4. I'll Get Even with You
6. Head Games
7. The Modern Day
8. Blinded by Science
9. Do What You Like
10. Rev on the Red Line