40 (Foreigner album)

40: Forty Hits From Forty Years 1977-2017 is a two-disc compilation album by British-American rock band Foreigner, released on May 19, 2017. The album includes three new recordings, two live tracks and one acoustic version.

40
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Compilation album by
ReleasedMay 19, 2017
Recorded1977–2009
Genre
Length2:33:29
Label
Foreigner chronology
The Complete Atlantic Studio Albums 1977–1991
(2014)
40
(2017)
Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
(2018)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The compilation consists of some of Foreigner's biggest hits and popular album tracks from 1977 through their 2011 release Feels Like the First Time.

BackgroundEdit

The album celebrates Foreigner's 40th anniversary of their first release with Atlantic Records.[2] The album includes all Foreigner's' biggest hits from 1977 to 2017. It was released through Atlantic Records and contains 40 tracks.[3] To promote the album Foreigner toured.[4]

ReceptionEdit

David Chiu from Popmatters said, "This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Foreigner's self-titled debut, and marking that milestone is this latest two-CD greatest hits compilation, simply called 40, which collects 40 (get it?) of the band's hits (the title and artwork are a nod to the band's 1981 smash album 4). There have been similar Foreigner double-disc packages (Jukebox Heroes and No End in Sight), but 40 is the most current by including tracks from 2009's Can't Slow Down and the group's recent single 'The Flame Still Burns'."[5]

Neil Jeffries from LouderSound said, "This new collection is a career-spanning two-CD set that features 40 remastered tracks from 40 years. And it's all packaged to look a little like Foreigner 4, their greatest success from those four decades. What could be neater? There’s a 23-song double-vinyl version but, really, why would you bother with that?"[6]

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Feels Like the First Time" (Radio Edit)Mick JonesForeigner (1977)3:15
2."Starrider"Mick Jones, Al GreenwoodForeigner (1977)4:01
3."Cold as Ice"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesForeigner (1977)3:22
4."Long, Long Way from Home"Lou Gramm, Mick Jones, Ian McDonaldForeigner (1977)2:51
5."Headknocker"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesForeigner (1977)2:59
6."Hot Blooded" (Radio Edit)Lou Gramm, Mick JonesDouble Vision (1978)3:02
7."Double Vision" (Radio Edit)Lou Gramm, Mick JonesDouble Vision (1978)3:30
8."Blue Morning, Blue Day"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesDouble Vision (1978)3:09
9."Dirty White Boy" (Radio Edit)Lou Gramm, Mick JonesHead Games (1979)3:12
10."Head Games"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesHead Games (1979)3:38
11."Women"Mick JonesHead Games (1979)3:24
12."Urgent" (Radio Edit)Mick Jones4 (1981)3:58
13."Juke Box Hero" (Radio Edit)Lou Gramm, Mick Jones4 (1981)4:05
14."Waiting for a Girl Like You" (Radio Edit)Lou Gramm, Mick Jones4 (1981)4:34
15."Night Life"Lou Gramm, Mick Jones4 (1981)3:49
16."Luanne"Lou Gramm, Mick Jones4 (1981)3:28
17."I Want to Know What Love Is"Mick JonesAgent Provocateur (1984)5:04
18."That Was Yesterday"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesAgent Provocateur (1984)3:48
19."Tooth and Nail"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesAgent Provocateur (1984)3:53
20."Reaction to Action" (Radio Edit)Lou Gramm, Mick JonesAgent Provocateur (1984)3:32
21."Down on Love"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesAgent Provocateur (1984)4:08
Total length:1:16:52

Disc twoEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Hearts Turn to Stone" (Radio Edit)Lou Gramm, Mick JonesInside Information (1987)4:07
2."Can't Wait"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesInside Information (1987)4:31
3."Lowdown and Dirty"Mick Jones, Johnny Edwards, Terry ThomasUnusual Heat (1991)4:21
4."Soul Doctor"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesThe Very Best ... and Beyond (1992)4:51
5."White Lie" (Single Version)Lou Gramm, Mick JonesMr. Moonlight (1994)4:14
6."Rain"Lou Gramm, Mick Jones, Bruce TurgonMr. Moonlight (1994)4:35
7."All I Need to Know"Lou Gramm, Mick JonesMr. Moonlight (1994)4:44
8."Too Late"Mick Jones, Marti Frederiksen, Oliver Leiber, Russ IrwinCan't Slow Down (2009)3:45
9."When It Comes to Love"Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen, Marti FrederiksenCan't Slow Down (2009)3:52
10."Can't Slow Down"Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen, Marti FrederiksenCan't Slow Down (2009)3:28
11."In Pieces"Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen, Marti FrederiksenCan't Slow Down (2009)3:55
12."Fool for You Anyway"Mick JonesCan't Slow Down (2009)4:02
13."Say You Will" (Acoustic)Lou Gramm, Mick JonesNew song[a]3:28
14."Save Me"Mick Jones, Jimmy Messer, Roman Messer, Samantha RonsonFeels Like the First Time (2011)3:49
15."Girl on the Moon" (Live)Lou Gramm, Mick JonesNew song[b]4:13
16."Break It Up" (Live)Mick JonesNew recording[c]4:27
17."I Don't Want to Live Without You"Mick JonesNew recording3:36
18."Give My Life for Love"Mick Jones, Marti Frederiksen, Cliff Downs, Kate YorkNew recording3:57
19."The Flame Still Burns"Mick Jones, Marti Frederiksen, Chris DiffordFeels Like the First Time (2011)4:47
Total length:1:18:50

ChartsEdit

PersonnelEdit

  • Lou Gramm – lead vocals, percussion
  • Mick Jones – lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ian McDonald – rhythm guitar, woodwind, backing vocals
  • Ed Gagliardi – bass, backing vocals
  • Dennis Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Al Greenwood – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Rick Wills – bass, backing vocals
  • Johnny Edwards – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Scott Gilman – rhythm guitar, woodwind, backing vocals
  • Bruce Turgon – bass, backing vocals
  • Mark Schulman – drums, backing vocals
  • Jeff Jacobs – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Kelly Hansen – lead vocals, percussion
  • Thom Gimbel – rhythm guitar, woodwind, backing vocals
  • Jeff Pilson – bass, backing vocal
  • Brian Tichy – drums
  • Michael Bluestein – keyboards, backing vocals

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Say You Will" originally appeared on the album Inside Information (1987).
  2. ^ "Girl on the Moon" originally appeared on the album 4 (1981).
  3. ^ "Break It Up" originally appeared on the album 4 (1981).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 40 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Foreigner Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Career-Spanning Hits Collection Available May 19!
  3. ^ Foreigner Releasing Two New Songs as Part of New ’40’ Hits Collection
  4. ^ Foreigner Marks 40th with New Compilation, Tour
  5. ^ Foreigner - 40 Review at Popmatters
  6. ^ Foreigner - 40 Album Review at LouderSound
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Foreigner – 40" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  8. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  9. ^ "Foreigner Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  10. ^ "Foreigner Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  11. ^ "Top Rock Albums – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2020.