We’re revisiting one of rock’s most classic albums, Foreigner’s 4 – home to massive chart-toppers like Juke Box Hero, Break It Up, Urgent and Waiting For A Girl Like You – which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
Foreigner started their career with a platinum-selling debut but somehow managed to surpass it four years later with 4. Co-produced by the great Mutt Lange, the collection topped the U.S. album chart and went six-times platinum on the strength of such songs as Juke Box Hero, Break It Up and Top 10 hits Urgent and Waiting For A Girl Like You. Singer Lou Gramm and guitarist Mick Jones are in fine form throughout, and though session aces had to cover for departing members Ian McDonald and Al Greenwood, it's tough to quibble when those session players include saxophonist Junior Walker and keyboardist Thomas Dolby (yep, the “She Blinded Me With Science” hitmaker). A model of consummately crafted arena rock, Foreigner's 4 stands as one of the most consistently listenable albums of the early 1980s.
Foreigner | ‘Juke Box Hero’
Foreigner | ‘Urgent’
Foreigner | ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’
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