The Very Best ... and Beyond

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The Very Best ... and Beyond
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Greatest hits album by Foreigner
Released September 22, 1992
Recorded 1977-1992
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length 73:10
Label Atlantic[1]
Producer Duane Baron
John Purdell
Mick Jones
Lou Gramm
Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Keith Olsen
Ian McDonald
Alex Sadkin
Frank Filipetti
Roy Thomas Baker
John Sinclair
Gary Lyons
Foreigner chronology
Unusual Heat
(1991)Unusual Heat1991
The Very Best ... and Beyond
(1992)
Classic Hits Live/Best of Live
(1993)Classic Hits Live/Best of Live1993
Singles from
The Very Best ... and Beyond
  1. "With Heaven on Our Side"
    Released: 1992
  2. "Soul Doctor"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

The Very Best ... and Beyond is a greatest hits album by the British-American rock band Foreigner released on 22 September, 1992 by Atlantic Records[3] The collection spans the band's history from 1977 through 1987, and includes three new tracks recorded in 1992. The compilation skips over the period in the late 1980s and early 1990s when original lead singer Lou Gramm had left the band, omitting any songs from the 1991 album Unusual Heat.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Soul Doctor" Mick Jones, Lou Gramm Newly released, 1992 4:51
2. "Prisoner of Love" Jones, Gramm Newly released 5:15
3. "With Heaven on Our Side" Jones, Gramm, Johnny Edwards, Parthenon Huxley, Steve Schiff Newly released 5:16
4. "Juke Box Hero" Gramm, Jones 4, 1981 4:19
5. "Hot Blooded" Gramm, Jones Double Vision, 1978 4:24
6. "Cold as Ice" Jones, Gramm Foreigner, 1977 3:20
7. "Head Games" Gramm, Jones Head Games, 1979 3:37 [4]7
8. "Waiting for a Girl Like You" Jones, Gramm 4 4:50
9. "Urgent" Jones 4 4:29
10. "Double Vision" Jones, Gramm Double Vision 3:43
11. "I Want to Know What Love Is" Jones Agent Provocateur, 1984 5:03
12. "Say You Will" Jones, Gramm Inside Information, 1987 4:11
13. "That Was Yesterday" Jones, Gramm Agent Provocateur 3:46
14. "I Don't Want to Live Without You" Jones Inside Information 4:53
15. "Rev on the Red Line" Al Greenwood, Gramm Head Games 3:34
16. "Dirty White Boy" Jones, Gramm Head Games 3:38
17. "Feels Like the First Time" Jones Foreigner 3:51
Total length: 73:10

Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[5] Gold 100,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[6] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Pop Albums[9] 123

Singles – Billboard (North America)[10]

Year Single Chart Position
1992 "Soul Doctor" Mainstream Rock 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discography site Retrieved August 14, 2011
  2. ^ The Very Best ... and Beyond at AllMusic
  3. ^ Allmusic review Retrieved August 14, 2011
  4. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Foreigner-Head-Games/release/9819044
  5. ^ "French album certifications – Foreigner – The Very Best of and Beyond" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  6. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Foreigner; 'The Very Best of and Beyond')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Foreigner – The Very Best of and Beyond". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter The Very Best of and Beyond in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Foreigner – The Very Best and Beyond". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  9. ^ The Very Best and Beyond Charts Retrieved August 14, 2011
  10. ^ Singles on The Very Best and Beyond Retrieved August 14, 2011

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