FOREIGNER – I Want To Know What Love Is; The Ballads [2CD Special Edition-digipak] (2014)
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, earMUSIC releases “I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads”, 14 tracks previously never released on one album of FOREIGNER’s best and most timeless ballads. Embracing over thirty years of award-winning creativity, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is – The Ballads’ will be released in the UK today, Monday February 3rd in two different editions: as a standard jewel case, and this ‘2CD Special Edition-digipak’.
Featuring the mega-hit “I Want To Know What Love Is” originally released on 1984’s multi platinum album ‘Agent Provocateur’, the album also includes thirteen songs including classic hits such as “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “Long, Long Way From Home” from 1977’s self-titled debut album, as well as some modern great tunes of their most recent albums like “Can’t Slow Down”, all of which are state-of-the-art new recordings featuring lead singer Kelly Hansen.
Foreigner had a blockbuser year and a recent surge in popularity due to several of their hits being featured on the ‘Rock Of Ages’ soundtrack, including “I Want To Know What Love Is”, “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You” — more songs than any other one band on the OST.
Hollywood quickly took note, and several more tracks were featured in hit films “Anchorman 2”, “Magic Mike” and “Pitch Perfect”, sending Foreigner popularity sales up 400%. The video game industry was soon to follow. The blockbuster release ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ features Foreigner’s “Dirty White Boy”, and “Hot Blooded” is included in the November 2013 release of “BandFuse”. The high visibility of FOREIGNER’s songs continues to introduce the band’s music to a whole future generation of fans.
This ‘2CD Special Edition-digipak’ version is a must-have for all the die-hard Foreigner fans and Melodic Rock aficionados in general. Produced by noted Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson in December 2013, the bonus disc contains previously unreleased performances of all the hits and fan favourites recorded from an acoustic show for the German radio station SWR1 in July 2013.
The release of “I Want To Know What Love Is; The Ballads [2CD Special Edition-digipak]” precedes Foreigner’s April 2014 UK Tour with special guests Europe and FM, which kicks off Thursday April 3rd at Manchester O2 Apollo, followed by dates in Ireland, Germany, etc.
CD 1 : The Ballads
01 – I Want To Know What Love Is (Re-Recorded 2011)
02 – In Pieces
03 – Waiting For A Girl Like You (Re-Recorded 2011)
04 – When It Comes To Love
05 – Feels Like The First Time (Acoustic)
06 – Say You Will (Acoustic)
07 – The Flame Still Burns (Acoustic)
08 – Save Me
09 – I Can’t Give Up
10 – Fool For You Anyway
11 – As Long As I Live
12 – I’ll Be Home Tonight
13 – Double Vision
14 – Long, Long Way From Home (Re-Recorded 2011)
CD 2 : “An Acoustic Evening with Foreigner”
1. Double Vision
2. Long, Long Way From Home
3. Say You Will
4. When It Comes To Love
5. Waiting For A Girl Like You
6. Dirty White Boy
7. That’s All Right
8. Fool For You Anyway
9. Feels Like The First Time
10. Juke Box Hero
11. I Want To Know What Love Is
12. Hot Blooded
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