7-89596 I Want To Know What Love Is
Produced by Alex Sadkin & Mick Jones
Released on November 1984
US CHART POSITION #1 (charted Dec. 8, 1984 for 21 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (3/21/85) . . . UK CHART POSITION #1
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7-89596 w. picture sleeve
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T his marked a shift in strategy for Atlantic because they released the ballad as the advance single from Agent Provocateur. “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” their first big ballad, charted better than the rockers from 4. Some bean counter in a business suit noticed and, voila, Foreigner was now a ballad band. So if someone asks you when Foreigner became a bunch of weenie balladeers, you can answer with some authority: 1984. The B side is a nonalbum instrumental that sounds like it skidded off the soundtrack of Miami Vice. Incidentally, the single refers to the A side as the edit version, but in fact it’s identical to the 4:58 version found on the elpee. (Thanks again for the stopwatch, Jim.)

TRACK LISTING

  1. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS    (Mick Jones)    4:58
  2. STREET THUNDER    (Mick Jones)    4:00

    12-inch single track listing
  3. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS (EXTENDED VERSION)
  4. STREET THUNDER
  5. URGENT

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US November 1984 Atlantic 7" 7-89596 picture sleeve
UK 1984 Atlantic 7"/7SHAPIC A9596/P picture sleeve, avail. as shaped pic disc
UK 1984 Atlantic 12 A9596T  
CAN/GER 1984 Atlantic 7" 78 95967  
JPN 1984 Atlantic 7" P-1916 picture sleeve
GER 1984 Atlantic 12 786913-0  

 

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