Foreigner (Foreigner album)

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Foreigner
Studio album by Foreigner
Released March 8, 1977
Recorded November 1976 at The Hit Factory, Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, New York
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 38:46
Label Atlantic
Producer John Sinclair, Gary Lyons, Mick Jones, Ian McDonald
Foreigner chronology
Foreigner
(1977)
Double Vision
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (C)[2]

Foreigner is the self-titled debut studio album by British-American rock band Foreigner, released in 1977. It spun off a barrage of hit singles, including "Feels Like the First Time", "Cold as Ice" and "Long, Long Way from Home". It also features album tracks such as "Headknocker" and "Starrider", the latter of which features a rare lead vocal from lead guitarist and co-founder Mick Jones. The first attempt at mixing the album was done at Sarm Studios, London, but dissatisfied with result the album was re-mixed at Atlantic Recording Studios by Mick Jones and Jimmy Douglass.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Feels Like the First Time" (Mick Jones) – 3:49
  2. "Cold as Ice" (Jones, Lou Gramm) – 3:19
  3. "Starrider" (Al Greenwood, Jones) – 4:01
  4. "Headknocker" (Gramm, Jones) – 2:58
  5. "The Damage Is Done" (Jones, Gramm) – 4:15
  6. "Long, Long Way from Home" (Jones, Gramm, Ian McDonald) – 2:53
  7. "Woman Oh Woman" (Jones) – 3:49
  8. "At War with the World" (Jones) – 4:18
  9. "Fool for You Anyway" (Jones) – 4:15
  10. "I Need You" (Gramm, Jones) – 5:09

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

In July 2010, the audiophille label Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs released this album on the Super Audio Compact Disc SACD format. It is presented in a "Mini Vinyl" replica cardboard case but omits the bonus tracks.

Production[edit]

Certification[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[3] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] 5× Platinum 5,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak position
The Billboard 200[5] 4
Singles
Single Chart (1977) Peak position
"Feels Like the First Time" The Billboard Hot 100[6] 4
"Cold as Ice" 6
Single Chart (1978) Peak
position
"Long, Long Way from Home" The Billboard Hot 100[6] 20

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