Records (album)

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Records
Foreigner - Records.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 29, 1982
Recorded1976-1981
Genre
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 the British-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.

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Cold as Ice" (Single Mix) 3:19
2."Double Vision" (Single Version) 3:29
3."Head Games" 3:37
4."Waiting for a Girl Like You" (Single Mix) 4:35
5."Feels Like the First Time" (Edit)Jones3:28
6."Urgent" (Single Version)Jones3:57
7."Dirty White Boy" (Single Version) 3:13
8."Juke Box Hero" (Single Version) 4:03
9."Long, Long Way From Home" (Single Mix)Gramm, Jones, Ian McDonald2:47
10."Hot Blooded" (Live) 6:55
Total length:39:38

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
  • Mastering: George Marino at Sterling Sound
  • 1995 Remastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound
  • Art direction: Lynn Dreese Breslin, Bob Defrin
  • Design: Lynn Dreese Breslin, Bob Defrin
  • Photography: Allen Levine, Frank Moscati

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
US Billboard Pop Albums[3] 10
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 26

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Germany (BVMI)[5] Gold 250,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[6] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 7× Platinum 7,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Records at AllMusic
  2. ^ Taylor, Sam (March 1996). "Foreigner". Q: 114.
  3. ^ Records at AllMusic
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 116. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Foreigner; 'Records')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  6. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Foreigner; 'Records')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Foreigner – Records". British Phonographic Industry.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Foreigner – Records". Recording Industry Association of America.