Unusual Heat

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Unusual Heat
Foreigner - Unusual Heat.jpg
Studio album by Foreigner
Released June 14, 1991
Genre Rock
Length 51:13
Label Atlantic
Producer Mick Jones
Terry Thomas
Foreigner chronology
Inside Information
Unusual Heat
Mr. Moonlight
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
For the racehorse, see Unusual Heat (horse).

Unusual Heat is the seventh studio album by American rock band Foreigner, released in 1991. By now original frontman Lou Gramm had parted company with the band and had been replaced by original Wild Horses singer Johnny Edwards. The album was a commercial failure and Gramm returned to the band the following year.

With Lou Gramm being the front man for all previous albums, the commercial failure likely was due the general public's inability to accept Johnny Edwards as the new lead singer. The album carries a harder edge than all albums up to this point. It was also the last Foreigner album to feature bassist Rick Wills and drummer Dennis Elliott.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mick Jones, Johnny Edwards, and Terry Thomas, except where noted

  1. "Only Heaven Knows" – 4:47
  2. "Lowdown and Dirty" – 4:21
  3. "I'll Fight for You" – 6:02
  4. "Moment of Truth" – 4:25
  5. "Mountain of Love" – 4:37
  6. "Ready for the Rain" (Edwards, Jeff ("JK") Northrup, Jones, Thomas) – 5:02
  7. "When the Night Comes Down" – 4:43
  8. "Safe in My Heart" (Jones) – 4:32
  9. "No Hiding Place" – 3:55
  10. "Flesh Wound" – 4:17
  11. "Unusual Heat" – 4:32


Additional personnel

  • Tony Beard - percussion, electronic percussion
  • Angela Cappelli - background vocals
  • Rachele Cappelli - background vocals
  • Richard Cottle - keyboards
  • Lani Groves - background vocals
  • Felix Krish - bass
  • Ian Lloyd - background vocals
  • Tom Mandel - keyboards
  • Mark Rivera - background vocals
  • Terry Thomas - guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Vaneese Thomas - background vocals


  • Producers: Mick Jones, Terry Thomas
  • Engineers: Rafe McKenna, Andrew Scarth
  • Assistant engineers: Bruce Calder, Ellen Fitton, Michael Gilbert, Lolly Grodner, John Herman, Jon Mallison, Bernhard Speyer
  • Mixing: Mick Jones, Rafe McKenna, Andrew Scarth, Terry Thomas
  • Mixing assistants: Bruce Calder, Michael Gilbert, John Herman
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Art direction: Bob Defrin
  • Photography: Tim White


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 117

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Lowdown and Dirty" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4