Double Vision (Foreigner album)

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Double Vision
Foreigner - Double Vision.jpg
Studio album by Foreigner
Released June 20, 1978
Recorded December 1977 - March 1978
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 38:02
Label Atlantic
Producer Keith Olsen
Foreigner chronology
Foreigner
(1977)
Double Vision
(1978)
Head Games
(1979)
Singles from Double Vision
  1. "Hot Blooded"
    Released: June 1978
  2. "Double Vision"
    Released: September 1978
  3. "Blue Morning, Blue Day"
    Released: January 1979
  4. "Love Has Taken Its Toll"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (C-)[2]

Double Vision is the second studio album by British/American rock band Foreigner, released in 1978. It features the band's signature song "Hot Blooded", which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The title track was also a major hit, peaking at #2.

"Tramontane" was also the band's only instrumental to be released on a Foreigner studio album. The album was produced by Keith Olsen and mixed by Mick Jones and Jimmy Douglas.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hot Blooded" (Lou Gramm, Mick Jones) – 4:29
  2. "Blue Morning, Blue Day" (Jones, Gramm) – 3:12
  3. "You're All I Am" (Jones) – 3:24
  4. "Back Where You Belong" (Jones) – 3:15
  5. "Love Has Taken Its Toll" (Gramm, Ian McDonald) – 3:31
  6. "Double Vision" (Jones, Gramm) – 3:44
  7. "Tramontane" (instrumental) (Al Greenwood, Jones, McDonald) – 3:55
  8. "I Have Waited So Long" (Jones) – 4:06
  9. "Lonely Children" (Jones) – 3:37
  10. "Spellbinder" (Gramm, Jones) – 4:49

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Hot Blooded" (Live at Anaheim, 1982) (Gramm, Jones) – 6:57
  2. "Love Maker" (Live at Chicago, 1977) (Clarke, Reid, Wright) – 6:48

Personnel[edit]


Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Note: This album was the first in the line of many other albums in which Artists & Repertoire Executive John Kalodner would simply have his name listed twice in an album's liner notes, as a play on this album's title. This was the first album in which he began this practice that continued on many other albums that he worked on up until his retirement. According to Kalodner's web site, the phrase "John Kalodner: John Kalodner" originated with this album when the album's producer, Keith Olsen, was wondering just how to credit Kalodner's involvement with the band and the album. In keeping with the double vision theme, Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones came up with idea of doubling Kalodner's name.[3]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[4] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] 7× Platinum 7,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1978 Pop Albums 3

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1978 "Double Vision" Pop Singles 2
"Hot Blooded" Pop Singles 3
1979 "Blue Morning, Blue Day" Pop Singles 15

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