Foreigner includes: Mick Jones (vocals, guitar); Lou Gramm (vocals); Ian McDonald (guitar, horns, keyboards, background vocals); Al Greenwood (keyboards, synthesizer); Ed Gagliardi (bass, background vocals); Dennis Elliott (drums).
Additional personnel: Ian Lloyd (background vocals).
Producers include: John Sinclair, Gary Lyons, Mick Jones, Ian McDonald.
Compilation producer: David McLees.
Engineers include: Gary Lyons, Mick Jones, Ian McDonald.
Recorded at The Record Plant, New York, New York in November 1976. Includes liner notes by Bruce Pilato.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Ian McDonald (vocals, guitar, horns, keyboards); Mick Jones (vocals, guitar); Ed Gagliardi, Lou Gramm (vocals); Al Greenwood (keyboards, synthesizer); Dennis Elliott (drums).
Audio Mixers: Ian McDonald ; Mick Jones .
Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Bruce Pilato.
Photographer: Waring Abbott.
Unknown Contributor Role: Michael McConnell.
Along with bands like Styx, Journey, and Boston, Foreigner was one of the first hard rock acts to add overt Top-40 pop sensibilities to the mix. The result was mass crossover success, something that both the pop and rock audiences could easily latch onto. Foreigner's self-titled debut from 1977 is the epitome of classic rock: big guitar hooks, melodicism, simple driving rhythms, and sexually charged lyrics. Two of Foreigner's best-known tracks, "Double Vision" and "Cold as Ice," are included here, as are such strong album cuts as "Long Way From Home." FOREIGNER was a multi-platinum success--with just one try, the band found itself at the top of the hard rock heap.