Records (album)

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Records
Foreigner - Records.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 29, 1982
Recorded1976-1981
GenreRock, hard rock
Length39:23
LabelAtlantic
ProducerRoy Thomas Baker
Mick Jones
Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Gary Lyons
Ian McDonald
Keith Olsen
John Sinclair
Foreigner chronology
4
(1981)
Records
(1982)
Agent Provocateur
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Q4/5 stars[2]

Records is a compilation album by American rock band Foreigner, released on November 29, 1982 to span the band's first four albums through 1981. Along with their second album, Double Vision, this release is the group's best-selling record. It has been certified 7x platinum by the RIAA. Some notable hits, such as "Blue Morning, Blue Day" and "Break It Up" are omitted.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, except where noted.

  1. "Cold as Ice" – 3:19
  2. "Double Vision" – 3:29
  3. "Head Games" – 3:37
  4. "Waiting for a Girl Like You" – 4:35
  5. "Feels Like the First Time" (Jones) – 3:28
  6. "Urgent" (Jones) – 3:57
  7. "Dirty White Boy" – 3:13
  8. "Juke Box Hero" – 4:03
  9. "Long, Long Way From Home" (Gramm, Jones, Ian McDonald) – 2:47
  10. "Hot Blooded (Live)" – 6:55

With the exceptions of "Head Games" and the live version of "Hot Blooded," all tracks on this album are the 45 RPM single versions (edited and/or mixed differently from their respective album counterparts).[3]

When this album is bought on iTunes, the track "Hot Blooded" is the studio version of the song, not live.

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Roy Thomas Baker, Mick Jones, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Gary Lyons, Ian McDonald, Keith Olsen, John Sinclair
  • Engineers: Jimmy Douglass, Dave Wittman, Geoff Workman
  • Remastering: Ted Jensen
  • Art direction: Lynn Dreese Breslin, Bob Defrin
  • Design: Lynn Dreese Breslin, Bob Defrin
  • Photography: Allen Levine, Frank Moscati

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Germany (BVMI)[4] Gold 250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[5] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] 7× Platinum 7,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
US Billboard Pop Albums[8] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Records at AllMusic
  2. ^ Taylor, Sam (March 1996). "Foreigner". Q: 114.
  3. ^ Records (album) customer review at Amazon.com
  4. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Foreigner; 'Records')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  5. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Foreigner; 'Records')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Foreigner – Records". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Records in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Foreigner – Records". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  8. ^ Records at AllMusic