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The Very Best...And Beyond [Repackaging]

The Very Best...And Beyond [Repackaging]

by ForeignerForeigner


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The Very Best...And Beyond falls somewhere between Records and Rhino's anthology as an entertaining trip through the bulk of Foreigner's biggest hits. With a sufficient 17 tracks, this collection leaves out only three of the band's Top 40 hits and extends up to 1987's Inside Information album. But best of all, the album combines the strongest of Foreigner's early material ("Juke Box Hero," "Urgent," "Hot Blooded") with the most appealing cuts from the band's post-4 releases, such as "I Want to Know What Love Is," the only number one hit from the platinum-selling Agent Provocateur album, and "Say You Will" from Inside Information. Extending past Records' ten tracks, songs like "That Was Yesterday" and "I Don't Want to Live Without You" prove that the band could still churn out some amicable pop
ock material while focusing on an older audience base, with Lou Gramm toning down his vocals a couple of notches to appease more mature fans. More than anything else, The Very Best...And Beyond does an excellent job of representing Foreigner's emergence into a softer rock sound by channeling the band's talents rather than truly depleting them altogether. For anyone wanting to dive even deeper into Foreigner's career, then the double-disc Jukebox Heroes is definitely the next step. [A repackaged edition was released in 2007, with the track list unchanged.]

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/03/2007
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227998714
catalogNumber: 125820
Rank: 2289


  1. Soul Doctor
  2. Prisoner of Love
  3. With Heaven on Our Side
  4. Juke Box Hero
  5. Hot Blooded
  6. Cold as Ice
  7. Head Games
  8. Waiting for a Girl Like You
  9. Urgent
  10. Double Vision
  11. I Want to Know What Love Is
  12. Say You Will
  13. That Was Yesterday
  14. I Don't Want to Live Without You
  15. Rev on the Red Line
  16. Dirty White Boy
  17. Feels Like the First Time

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Foreigner   Primary Artist
Marilyn Martin   Background Vocals
Sheryl Crow   Background Vocals
Robin Zander   Vocals
Schuyler Deale   Musician
John Purdell   Background Vocals,Musician
Mark Schulman   Musician
Beth Hooker   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lou Gramm   Producer
Kevin Williamson   Direction
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
Duane Baron   Producer,Engineer
Frank Filipetti   Producer
Vic Garbarini   Liner Notes
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Producer
Gary Lyons   Producer
Ian McDonald   Producer
Keith Olsen   Producer
John Purdell   Producer,Engineer
Alex Sadkin   Producer
Michael Bosley   Engineer
Bud Prager   Management
Thomas Bricker   Art Direction
Melanie Nissen   Art Direction

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