FOREIGNER - 4 FOUR Hard Rock Atlantic ATL 50 796 12" LP VINYL

Foreigner's fourth album, "4," released in 1981, stands as a pinnacle of their career. The collaboration between British and American musicians, notably Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, resulted in a harmonious blend of rock anthems and power ballads. The album's success, including chart-topping hits like "I Want to Know What Love Is," cements its legacy in the world of rock history. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

 

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"4" Album Description:

Foreigner's fourth studio album, aptly titled "4," stands as a testament to the band's enduring legacy in the realm of British-American rock. Released on July 2, 1981, under the Atlantic label (catalogue number ATL 50 796), the album marked a pivotal moment in the band's career, showcasing their musical prowess and ability to transcend borders with their distinctive sound.

Background and Formation:

Foreigner, formed in 1976, boasted a unique blend of British and American talent. Co-founded by Mick Jones, the British guitarist, and Ian McDonald, the British multi-instrumentalist, the band was later joined by Lou Gramm, the American vocalist. This transatlantic collaboration laid the foundation for the iconic sound that would define their career.

Creative Process and Recording:

The making of "4" was a meticulous process, reflecting the band's commitment to crafting a musical masterpiece. The album was recorded at the Electric Lady Studios in New York City and featured a collaborative effort in songwriting between Mick Jones and Lou Gramm. The chemistry between the British and American members was palpable, resulting in a collection of tracks that seamlessly blended their diverse musical influences.

Musical Themes and Influences:

"4" encapsulated the essence of Foreigner's signature style, characterized by powerful vocals, intricate guitar work, and melodic compositions. Tracks like "Urgent," "Juke Box Hero," and "Waiting for a Girl Like You" showcased the band's ability to navigate through various musical landscapes, from rock anthems to soulful ballads.

Commercial Success and Legacy:

Upon its release, "4" achieved remarkable success, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album's widespread acclaim solidified Foreigner's status as a global rock phenomenon. The iconic power ballad, "I Want to Know What Love Is," became a chart-topping hit and remains one of the band's most recognized and enduring songs.

Music Genre:

  Hard Rock-Pop 

Album Production Information:

The album: "FOREIGNER - 4 FOUR" was produced by: Robert John "Mutt" Lange and Mick Jones

 

Record Label Information:

  Atlantic ATL 50 796
Packaging: This album "FOREIGNER - 4 FOUR" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1981 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: FOREIGNER - 4 FOUR
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Mick Jones
  • Lou Gramm
  • Dennis Elliott
  • Rick Wills
  • Tom Dolby
  • Mark Rivera
  • Hugh McCracken
  • Jr Walker
  • Larry Fast
  • Michael Fanfard
  • Bob Maya
Complete Track-listing of the album "FOREIGNER - 4 FOUR"

The detailed tracklist of this record "FOREIGNER - 4 FOUR" is:

    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 is Black
  4. Girl on the Moon
  5. Don't Let Go

 

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FOREIGNER - 4 Four Atlantic ATL 50 796 12" LP VINYL front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Photo Of The Back Cover FOREIGNER - 4 Four Atlantic ATL 50 796 12" LP VINYL

 

FOREIGNER - 4 Four Atlantic ATL 50 796 12" LP VINYL back cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve FOREIGNER - 4 Four Atlantic ATL 50 796 12" LP VINYL

 

FOREIGNER - 4 Four Atlantic ATL 50 796 12" LP VINYL custom inner sleeve

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FOREIGNER - 4 Four Atlantic ATL 50 796 12" LP VINYL custom inner sleeve

Close up of Side One record's label FOREIGNER - 4 Four Atlantic ATL 50 796 12" LP VINYL

"4" Record Label Details: Atlantic ATL 50 796

"4" Record Label Details: Atlantic ATL 50 796
 

Index of FOREIGNER Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

FOREIGNER - Agent Provocateur
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Rock, Pop-Rock

Foreigner's 1984 album "Agent Provocateur" marked a pivotal moment in the band's journey. Fusing rock with pop, the album's standout track, "I Want to Know What Love Is," became a global anthem. Meticulously crafted, the album not only met but exceeded expectations, solidifying Foreigner's reputation and leaving an indelible mark on the rock landscape.

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FOREIGNER - Self-titled
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Rock, Pop-Rock

Foreigner's self-titled debut, born from the collaboration of Mick Jones and Ian McDonald, stands as a milestone in rock history. Released in 1977, its transatlantic creation added a unique dimension to its sound. Hits like "Feels Like the First Time" propelled the band to stardom, solidifying their status as rock icons.

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FOREIGNER - Self-titled ( USA Release )
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Rock, Pop-Rock

Foreigner's debut album, born from the collaborative genius of Jones and McDonald, reached new heights with its USA release in 1977. The transatlantic recording process infused the album with a unique sonic blend, and hits like "Feels Like the First Time" propelled Foreigner to rock stardom.

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FOREIGNER - 4 ( Four )
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Rock, Pop-Rock

Foreigner's fourth album, "4," released in 1981, stands as a pinnacle of their career. The collaboration between British and American musicians, notably Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, resulted in a harmonious blend of rock anthems and power ballads. The album's success, including chart-topping hits like "I Want to Know What Love Is," cements its legacy in the world of rock history.

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FOREIGNER - Head Games
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Rock, Pop-Rock

"Inside Information," Foreigner's 1987 masterpiece, encapsulates the band's evolution and marks the end of their 80s core lineup. With a fusion of rock, pop, and blues, the album stands as a testament to their musical prowess. Each track, a journey through sonic landscapes, reflects the challenges faced during its creation, making it a poignant farewell to an iconic era in Foreigner's history

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FOREIGNER - Inside Information
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Rock, Pop-Rock

"Inside Information," Foreigner's 1987 masterpiece, encapsulates the band's evolution and marks the end of their 80s core lineup. With a fusion of rock, pop, and blues, the album stands as a testament to their musical prowess. Each track, a journey through sonic landscapes, reflects the challenges faced during its creation, making it a poignant farewell to an iconic era in Foreigner's history

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FOREIGNER - Records
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Rock

Foreigner's 1982 compilation, "Records," expertly encapsulates the band's early years, blending rock anthems and ballads from their first four albums. The German-made LP, adorned with a distinctive die-cut cover, stands as a testament to Foreigner's musical prowess and remains a pivotal moment in their illustrious career.

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