Progrography

Foreigner
The presence of Crimsonite Ian McDonald earned them an honorary green card in my book, which I promptly revoked after hearing "Hot Blooded." With time it became clear that they were a hard rock band, though the subsequent arrival of Asia blurred the distinction between the two musical genres (as had Uriah Heep's "crossing over" in the '70s). Written mostly by Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, the band's multiplatinum debut was an instant classic, featuring "Feels Like The First Time" and "Cold As Ice." Double Vision dumbed it down some, and by Head Games they were in the toilet. The band released 4 as a quartet, which introduced the first of several successful power ballads, "I Want To Know What Love Is." By the release of 1994's Mr. Moonlight, only Gramm and Jones remained from the original lineup. There's also a boatload of discographical info at Inside Information: The Foreigner Files.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1977 March Feels Like The First Time
1977 March 8 FOREIGNER
1977 July Cold As Ice
1977 November Long, Long Way From Home
1978 June DOUBLE VISION
1978 June Hot Blooded
1978 September Double Vision
1978 December Blue Morning, Blue Day
1979 August Dirty White Boy
1979 September HEAD GAMES
1979 October Head Games
1979 Love on the Telephone
1980 February Women
1980 September I'll Get Even With You
1981 June 22 Urgent
1981 July 2 4
1981 September Juke Box Hero
1981 October Waiting For A Girl Like You
1982 March Don't Let Go
1982 May Break It Up
1982 July Luanne
1982 December RECORDS
1984 November I Want To Know What Love Is
1984 November AGENT PROVOCATEUR
1984 Reaction To Action
1984 Down On Love
1985 March That Was Yesterday (Remix)
1985 June Cold As Ice (Remix)
1987 July Say You Will
1987 December 8 INSIDE INFORMATION
1988 March I Don't Want To Live With You (Remix)
1988 July Heart Turns To Stone
1991 June 6 Lowdown and Dirty
1991 June 17 UNUSUAL HEAT
1991 August 29 I'll Fight For You
1991 PROFILED! (EP)
1992 April GREATEST HITS
1992 May THE VERY BEST AND BEYOND
1992 September 24 Soul Doctor
1992 November 25 With Heaven On Our Side
1993 November CLASSIC HITS LIVE
1994 October White Lie
1994 November MR. MOONLIGHT
1995 February 28 Until The End of Time
1995 June 27 All I Need To Know
1995 Under The Gun
1999 June 6 ROUGH DIAMONDS
2000 June 9 PLATINUM COLLECTION
2000 August 15 JUKEBOX HEROES: THE FOREIGNER ANTHOLOGY
2002 May 7 COMPLETE GREATEST HITS
2002 May 24 THE DEFINITIVE
2004 April 6 HOT BLOODED AND OTHER HITS
2006 March 28 THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
2006 April 18 EXTENDED VERSIONS
2008 April 29 GREATEST HITS (3 CDs)
2008 July 15 NO END IN SIGHT: THE VERY BEST OF FOREIGNER
2009 January 20 COLLECTOR'S EDITION
2009 September 29 CAN'T SLOW DOWN
2010 CAN'T SLOW DOWN MINI-ALBUM (EP)
2010 November 16 CAN'T SLOW DOWN ...WHEN IT'S LIVE!
2011 April 19 EXTENDED VERSIONS II
2011 June 21 JUKE BOX HEROES: THE VERY BEST OF FOREIGNER

SEE ALSO...
LOU GRAMM discography
MICK JONES discography
IAN LLOYD discography
SPYS discography

 

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