Foreigner Marks 40th with New Compilation, Tour

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Rhino will release a new career-spanning compilation by Foreigner to mark the group’s 40th anniversary. Titled 40, it will be released May 26 as a double-CD set that includes 40 songs recorded between 1977 and 2017. (Pre-order here.) A double-vinyl version that features 23 songs will be released on June 2. (Pre-order here.)

40 brings together the best songs from Foreigner’s nine studio albums, including all 16 of its Top 30 hits: “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You” and more. The collection features “Too Late” from the group’s 2008 retrospective No End In Sight and “The Flame Still Burns,” the title track from a vinyl EP released last year, making its debut on CD in this collection. All prior recordings have been remastered and the album features two new tracks recorded especially for this release, “Give My Life For Love” and a new version of “I Don’t Want to Live Without You.”

The first disc covers Foreigner’s first five albums: Foreigner (1977), Double Vision (1978), Head Games (1979), 4 (1981) and Agent Provocateur (1984). The 21 tracks include some the group’s biggest hits (“Urgent” and “Feels Like The First Time”) as well as deeper cuts like “Luanne” and “Women.” The second disc features songs from Inside Information (1987), Unusual Heat (1991), Mr. Moonlight (1994) and Can’t Slow Down (2009), and features “Rain,” “When It Comes to Love” and “Heart Turns To Stone.”

Related: We bet you’ve never heard “Cold as Ice” sung like this before!

Foreigner—currently Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums)—will hit the road this summer for their 40th Anniversary tour with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience. The tour kicks off on July 11 in Syracuse, New York. Tickets are available here and here.

40 CD Track Listing

Disc One
“Feels Like The First Time” (Radio Edit)
“Cold As Ice”
“Long, Long Way From Home”
“Hot Blooded” (Radio Edit)
“Double Vision” (Radio Edit)
“Blue Morning, Blue Day”
“Dirty White Boy” (Radio Edit)
“Head Games”
“Urgent” (Radio Edit)
“Juke Box Hero”
“Waiting For A Girl Like You”
“Night Life”
“I Want To Know What Love Is”
“That Was Yesterday”
“Tooth And Nail”
“Reaction To Action” (Radio Edit)
“Down On Love”

Disc Two
“Heart Turns To Stone”
“Can’t Wait”
“Lowdown And Dirty”
“Soul Doctor”
“White Lie”
“All I Need To Know”
“Too Late”
“When It Comes To Love”
“Can’t Slow Down”
“In Pieces”
“Fool For You Anyway”
“Say You Will”
“Save Me”
“Girl On The Moon (Live)”
“Break It Up (Live)”
“I Don’t Want To Live Without You” – New Recording
“Give My Life For Love” – New Recording
“The Flame Still Burns” – Available on CD for the first time

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40 LP Track Listing

Side One
“Feels Like The First Time”
“Cold As Ice”
“Hot Blooded”
“Double Vision”
“Dirty White Boy”
“Head Games”

Side Two
“Juke Box Hero”
“Waiting For A Girl Like You”
“I Want To Know What Love Is”
“That Was Yesterday”

Side Three
“Heart Turns To Stone”
“Can’t Wait”
“Soul Doctor”

Side Four
“When It Comes To Love”
“Can’t Slow Down”
“Too Late”
“Say You Will”
“I Don’t Want To Live Without You”
“The Flame Still Burns”

Foreigner 40th Anniversary Tour with Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham

Jul 11 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul 13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Jul 14 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jul 15 – Hershey, PA – Giant Center
Jul 17 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul 18 – Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga PAC
Jul 20 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 21 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
Jul 22 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul 25 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jul 28 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Jul 29 – Atlanta, GA – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Jul 30 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Aug 01 – West Palm Beach, FL – Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Aug 02 – Tampa, FL – Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug 03 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Aug 05 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 06 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Aug 08 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Aug 09 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug 11 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug 12 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Aug 13 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Aug 15 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
Aug 16 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis
Aug 18 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
Aug 19 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 20 – Austin, TX – austin360 Amphitheater
Aug 23 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater ***
Aug 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion ***
Aug 26 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre ***
Aug 27 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Aug 29 – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre ***
Aug 30 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre ***
Sep 01 – Marysville, CA – Toyota Amphitheater ***
Sep 02 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre ***
Sep 04 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ***
Sep 08 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater ***
Sep 09 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre ***

Watch Foreigner perform “Urgent” in 1982


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  1. Guidopm7
    #1 Guidopm7 25 April, 2017, 16:56

    Why bands choose to put “radio edits” on compilations is beyond me. They are called radio edits because radio didn’t want the additional length. We, the listener, want the whole entire piece of music!

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