Foreigner includes: Lou Gramm (vocals); Mick Jones (guitar, background vocals); Ian McDonald (keyboards, flute, guitar, background vocals); Al Greenwood (keyboards); Ed Gagliardi, Rick Wills (bass); Dennis Elliot (drums).
Additional personnel: Mark Schulman, Schuyler Deale, John Purdell, Rick Seratte; Sheryl Crow, Beth Hooker, Marilyn Martin (background vocals).
Producers include: Mick Jones, John Purdell, Duane Baron, Lou Gramm, Robert John "Mutt" Lang.
Engineers: Duane Baron, Mike Bosley, John Purdell.
Recorded between 1977 and 1992, this compilation contains 3 new tracks. Includes liner notes by Vic Garbarini.
Personnel: Robin Zander (vocals); Beth Hooker, John Purdell, Marilyn Martin, Sheryl Crow (background vocals); Robin Seratte, Mark Schulman, Schuyler Deale.
If you're looking for a more substantial Foreigner 'hits' collection than 1982's 10-track RECORDS, then 92's 17-track collection THE VERY BEST…AND BEYOND is your best bet. Foreigner was a hit-making machine in the late-70's/early-80's, cranking out one classic rock radio standard after another, and all are showcased here. The term 'arena rock' was virtually invented by such rockin' cuts as "Juke Box Hero," "Cold As Ice," "Urgent," "Double Vision," "Dirty White Boy," "Feels Like the First Time." And Foreigner was one of the first rock outfits to excel with the power ballad - both "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "I Want to Know What Love Is" helped open the floodgates for similarly styled songs by others.