Complete List Of Foreigner Studio Albums

Foreigner Albums

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Our Complete List Of Foreigner Studio Albums article presents all the band’s studio albums listed in chronological order. Foreigner was first formed in New York City in 1977  by Mick Jones and Ian McDonald, Both musicians were born in England and had success in classic rock bands such as Spooky Tooth and King Crimson.  The band would find immediate success upon release of their first album and continued that commercial success over their next four albums releases. The late 1970s and 1980s were their most successful period. The band Foreigner would release a total of nine studio albums between the years 1977 and 2009. Foreigner would go through many personal changes including the departure of their famed lead singer Lou Gramm. Mick Jones has been the one continuous member as founder of the band. The band currently continues to tour in a very different lineup than was featured when Foreigner released their first album.

Foreigner

Released in 1977, the band’s self titled album turned them instantly into a household name with the hits “Feels Like the First Time,” and “Cold As Ice.” The band at the time featured Lou Gramm on lead vocals, Mick Jones on lead guitar, Ian McDonald guitar, Al Greenwood on keyboards, Ed Gagliardi on bass guitar, and Dennis Elliott on drums, backing vocals

Side One:

1. Feels Like the First Time

2. Cold as Ice

3. Starrider

4. Headknocker

5. The Damage Is Done

Side Two: 

1. Long, Long Way from Home

2. Woman Oh Woman

3. At War with the World

4. Fool for You Anyway

5. I Need You

Double Vision

Double Vision was the band’s much anticipated follow up to their debut album. Foreigner did not disappoint their fans with this great second album. Released in 1978 , Double Vision retained the same lineup of Lou Gramm on vocals, Mick Jones on  guitar, Ian McDonald guitar, Al Greenwood on keyboards, Ed Gagliardi on bass guitar, and Dennis Elliott on drums, backing vocals

Side One:

“Hot Blooded”

“Blue Morning, Blue Day

“You’re All I Am”

“Back Where You Belong”

“Love Has Taken Its Toll”

Side Two:

“Double Vision”

“Tramontane” (instrumental)

“I Have Waited So Long”

“Lonely Children”

“Spellbinder”

Head Games

Released in 1979. Another big album for Foreigner but not as successful as their first two. Rick Wills replaces Ed Gagliardi on bass. All other personnel stays the same.

Side One: 

1. Dirty White Boy

2. Love on the Telephone

3. Women

4. I’ll Get Even with You

5. Seventeen

Side Two:

1. Head Games

2. The Modern Day

3. Blinded By Science

4. Do What You Like

5. Rev On The Rev Line

4

Released in 1981. Foreigner’s fourth album was one of the band’s most successful albums they ever released. The album went all the way to number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts. Foreigner was now made up of Lou Gramm, Mick Jones, Rick Willis and Dennis Elliott.  The record utilized many guest musicians including Thomas Dolby, Hugh McCracken  and Ian Loyd.

Side One: 

1. Night Life

2. Juke Box Hero

3. Break It Up

4. Waiting for a Girl Like You

5. Luanne

Side Two:

1. Urgent

2. I’m Gonna Win

3. Woman in Black

4. Girl on the Moon

5. Don’t Let Go

Agent Provocateur

Released in 1984 the band’s fifth album entitled Agent Provocateur would become the Foreigner’s first number one album in the United Kingdom. Its would also contain the band’s only number one hit single of their career with the song “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Same lineup as the 4 album.

Side One: 

1. Tooth and Nail

2. That Was Yesterday

3. I Want to Know What Love Is

4. Growing Up the Hard Way

5. Reaction to Action

Side Two:

1. Stranger in My Own House

2. A Love in Vain

3. Down on Love

4. Two Different Worlds

5. She’s Too Tough

Inside Information

Released in 1987 this would be the last great Foreigner album. It was also the also album to feature the core four lineup from the band’s last couple of records as Lou Gramm would leave the group after this album.

Side One: 

1. Hearts Turn To Stone

2. Can’t Wait

3. Say You Will

4. I Don’t Want to Live Without You

5. Counting Every Minute

Side Two:

1. Inside Information

2. The Beat of My Heart

3. Face to Face

4. Out of the Blue

5. A Night to Remember

Unusual Heat

Released in 1991, the Unusual Heat album featured new lead singer Johnny Edwards

1. Only Heaven Knows

2.Lowdown and Dirty

3. I’ll Fight for You

4. Moment of Truth

5. Mountain of Love

6. Ready for the Rain

7. When the Night Comes Down

8. Safe in My Heart

9. No Hiding Place

10.Flesh Wound

11.Unusual Heat

Mr. Moonlight

Released in 1994, the album featured the return of Lou Gramm. Mick Jones and Lou Gramm would be the only original Foreigner members to be featured on the album.

1. Under the Gun

2. Rain

3. Until the End of Time

4. White Lie

5. Big Dog

6.Real World

7. All I Need To Know

8. Hole in My Soul

9. I Keep Hoping

10.Running the Risk

11.Hand on My Heart

Can’t Slow Down

Released in 2009. Can’t Slow Down strands as the final Foreigner studio album. Kelly Hansen would become the band’s new lead singer and is still with band in 2021. The album featured a CD on new songs, a CD of Foreigner classics remixed and a Dvd of a live performance.

CD 1 of new material

  1. Can’t Slow Down
  2. In Pieces
  3. When It Comes to Love
  4. Living In a Dream
  5. I Can’t Give Up
  6. Ready
  7. Give Me a Sign
  8. I’ll Be Home Tonight
  9. Too Late
  10. Lonely
  11. As Long As I Live
  12. Angel Tonight
  13. Fool For You Anyway

CD 2 Remixes

  1. Feels Like the First Time
  2. Cold as Ice
  3. Hot Blooded
  4. Blue Morning, Blue Day
  5. Double Vision
  6. Dirty White Boy
  7. Head Games
  8. Juke Box Hero
  9. Urgent
  10. I Want to Know What Love Is

DVD Live album:

  1. Double Vision
  2. Head Games
  3. That Was Yesterday
  4. Say You Will
  5. Starrider
  6. Feels Like the First Time
  7. Urgent
  8. Juke Box Hero
  9. I Want to Know What Love Is
  10. Hot Blooded

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