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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Foreigner: "Acoustique"; New Album Out September 23rd; Ltd. Ed. Box Set To Feature DVD And Bonus CD
After a triumphant tour withJourneythat sawForeignerplay to tens of thousands of new fans and earn great critical acclaim,Foreignerannounces the release of a brand new album,"Acoustique". Foreignerfirst saw success throughout the world with their groundbreaking debut album that featured chart hits such as"Feels Like The First Time"and"Cold As Ice", and scored multiplatinum sales and a world tour. The band went on to sell over 70 million albums, driven by some of the most important songs in the classic rock era."I Want To Know What Love Is"was a worldwide number one hit and"Waiting For A Girl Like You"is in the Top 50 ofBillboardmagazine's "All Time Greatest Pop Songs." The rocking side ofForeignerwas always key to their success, and songs like"Hot Blooded", "Dirty White Boy", "Urgent"and"Juke Box Hero"took the band to new levels. "Acoustique"will be released onEdel's international rock label, earMUSIC, on September 23rd. It takes a fresh look at some ofForeignerhits and offers some unique surprises. The stripped down version of these great songs showsForeignerin an entirely new light, and the release will be supported by unplugged tour dates and multiple television appearances.Foreignerinject new life into all their hits, pay tribute to Elvis Presleywith a unique recording of "That's All Right"and throw in a couple of previously unreleased tracks."The Flame Still Burns"was co-written byMick Jonesfor 1998 cult rock movie"Still Crazy", where it was performed byJimmy Nail.Mickwon the prestigiousIvor Novello Awardfor that song. The album features a brand new song,"Save Me", which was co-written withMick Jones' stepdaughter and well-known DJ and musician,Samantha Ronson. "Acoustique"will also be available in a special limited-edition box set that includes a DVD and a CD of brand new full rock versions ofForeigner's greatest hits by the current line-up. The DVD features a full-length live concert in high definition that was recorded in Chicago earlier this year and some bonus features that include one ofForeigner's first acoustic performances at Schloss Kronberg in Frankfurt that inspired the making of the"Acoustique"CD. "Acoustique"featuresMick Joneson guitars and vocals;Kelly Hansen, lead vocals and percussion;Jeff Pilson, guitars and vocals andTom Gimbel, guitars, saxophone and vocals. The quartet is joined byMichael Bluesteinon keyboards and vocals, andMark Schulmanon drums for the rock recordings of the hits and the DVD. CD: Acoustique - The Classics Unplugged 01.Long, Long Way From Home 02.Cold As Ice 03.The Flame Still Burns(brand new song!) 04.Double Vision 05.Fool For You Anyway 06.Say You Will 07.Starrider 08.Waiting For A Girl Like You 09.Feels Like The First Time 10.Juke Box Hero 11.That's All Right 12.Save Me(brand new song! electric version) 13.I Want To Know What Love Is(electric version) 14.When It Comes To Love(electric version) Limited-edition box set: CD1: Acoustique - The Classics Unplugged 01.Long, Long Way From Home 02.Cold As Ice 03.The Flame Still Burns(brand new song!) 04.Double Vision 05.Fool For You Anyway 06.Say You Will 07.Starrider 08.Waiting For A Girl Like You 09.Feels Like The First Time 10.Juke Box Hero 11.That's All Right CD 2: Juke Box Heroes - Brand New Rock Recordings Of Foreigner's Greatest Hits 01.Save Me(brand new song!) 02.Feels Like The First Time 03.Cold As Ice 04.Long, Long Way From Home 05.Hot Blooded 06.Double Vision 07.Head Games 08.Dirty White Boy 09.Urgent 10.Waiting For A Girl Like You 11.I Want To Know What Love Is 12.Juke Box Hero DVD: Live In Chicago 2011 85 min. show filmed in HD + bonus material 01.Double Vision 02.Head Games 03.Cold As Ice 04.Waiting For A Girl Like You 05.When It Comes To Love 06.Blue Morning, Blue Day 07.Dirty White Boy 08.Starrider 09.Feels Like The First Time 10.Urgent 11.I Want To Know What Love Is 12.Hot Blooded 13.Juke Box Hero