Alan "Al" Greenwood (born October 20, 1951, New York) is an American rock musician who was a founding member and keyboardist of the rock band Foreigner from 1976 to 1980. He performed on the albums Foreigner (1977), Double Vision (1978) and Head Games (1979).
|Born||October 20, 1951|
New York City, United States
|Associated acts||Foreigner, Spys|
In 1981, Greenwood formed the band Spys with former Foreigner bass player Ed Gagliardi, John Blanco, John Digaudio and Billy Milne and recorded the albums Spys (1982) and Behind Enemy Lines (1983).
Additionally, Greenwood played keyboard on Kool the Candy Wrapper's song Shake It.
- 1977: Foreigner (#4 US)
- 1978: Double Vision (#3 US, #32 UK)
- 1979: Head Games (#5 US)
- 1982: Records (#10 US, #58 UK)
- 1992: The Very Best ... and Beyond (#123 US, #19 UK)
- 1993: Classic Hits Live/Best Of Live
- 1994: JukeBox Heroes: The Best Of
- 1998: The Best of Ballads– I Want to Know What Love Is
- 1999: The Platinum Collection
- 2000: Hot Blooded And Other Hits
- 2000: Jukebox Heroes: The Foreigner Anthology
- 2002: Complete Greatest Hits (#80 US)
- 2002: The Definitive (#33 UK)
- 2004: Hot Blooded And Other Hits"
- 2005: The Essentials
- 2008: No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner (#132 US)
- 2009: Can't Slow Down (#29 US)
- 2014: The Complete Atlantic Studio Albums 1977-1991
- 1980: Third Wave Civilization
- 1982: Spys
- 1983: Behind Enemy Lines
- 1996: Spys / Behind Enemy Lines
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- 1985: Rescue You (#146 US)
- 1998: Hurry Up and Wait
- 1999: Waiting For A Girl Like You (EP)
- 2016: Street of Dreams - Boston 1985
- 1987: Heart Over Mind (#118 US, #48 UK)
- 1998: Garbo Talks
As per an interview conducted by Dominic Milano from Contemporary Keyboard (Keyboard since 1980), and appeared in the April 1979 issue, Greenwood states,
"When I first got into Foreigner I had a Hammond L-100 and an EML 101 synthesizer, and I think I had an Orchestron, but that's all been changed. Now I use a cutdown Hammond B-3, an ARP Omni, and a Wurlitzer electric piano. I still use the same EML 101, which I've had for about six years, and I just got an Oberheim OB-1, which is a really nice little programmable synthesizer."
- Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. USA: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4.
- "4eigner.net The Foreigner Website: The Band: Interviews: "Al Greenwood topping the charts with Foreigner"". www.4eigner.net. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
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