So many compilations out there these days and quite frankly, i'm not even a big fan of compilatiosn but there are a few that satisfy my craving for a band kinda like the anthology from Foreigner. A late 70's band that brokethrough with hits and became a popular successful act of the 80's. From their debut self titled album to last realease "Mr. Moonlight", this anthology has it all. It has just about every hit you can think of and even more including some solo hits from Lou Gramm and Mick Jones. This album contains almost 40 songs and should be plenty for any Foreigner fan out there.
From the get go it starts out with the anthemic hit "Feels Like the First Time" and is followed by the heavy riffin' "Long, Long Way from Home" and keyboard driven "Cold as Ice" which was another hit for the band. That's not it from the first album though, "Headknocker", "Starrider" and "At War With the World" are here as well. The next year after the release of their debut album, Foreigner released their follow up "Double Vision" which spawned the hits "Double Vision", "Hot Blooded" and "Blue Morning, Blue Day" which all three can be found on this album. Also included is the acoustic "I Have Waited So Long" which has some really nice saxophone playing in it. From the third album "Head Games" we have the hit songs "Dirty White Boy", "Head Games", "Women" and "Rev on the Red Line".
By the time of the 80's arrival, Foreigner had already made its mark on the music business with some hard rockin' songs filled with keyboards and all. But their first album of the 80's would be the album to put them at the top. "4" may be their best album and it produced a lot of hits for the band such as the ballad "Waiting for a Girl Like You" the pop hit "Urgent" and the rockstar anthem and heavy rockin' "Jukebox Hero". This anthology also included "Break It Up", "Luanne" and "Night Life" from the album. Foreigner would go on a decline after this album but still were able to output some hits such as the ballads "I Want to Know What Love Is", "I Don't Want to Live Without You" and "Down on Love". But it wasn't only ballads that were hits from Foreigner considering they could still rock. "Can't Wait", "Say You Will", "Heart Turns to Stone" and the instrumental "Street Thunder" all show a rockin' side to Foreigner that had seemed to fade away ever since the 80's came around.
To wrap up this compilation their are some extra songs and some solo hits like "Midnight Blue", "Just Wanna Hold" and "Just Between You and Me". From the last few Foreigner albums that never really got attention are the songs "Lowdown and Dirty", "Soul Doctor", "Under the Gun" and the pop ballad "Until the End of Time". All that's left to be said is if you like Foreigner this anthology is perfect for you and you shouldn't pass it up.