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Foreigner/Acoustique cd + Win a copy.

You had to feel sorry for Journey on their last uk tour, there they where playing most of their (not very good in my opinion) latest record, and the support band, Foreigner beat them hands down every night. Foreigner just played all their hits none stop, it was a bit of a one sided race that Journey, no matter how good they where on the night, were never going to win.
And so we come to the latest Foreigner release, and surprise, surprise, it’s a greatest hits package, but at least with this one, you get something different, as all the hits are redone acoustically.
As well as including acoustic versions of some of their best known songs including “Juke box hero”, “Feels Like The First Time” and “Cold as ice”, there’s a previously unreleased song (The flame still burns), and a cover version of that great Elvis track “That’s all right”, as well as a brand new song, “Save me”, which isn’t done acoustically, for some strange reason.
A well written song will still appeal to people, even stripped down, as a lot of bands who have played the MTV unplugged sessions have found out, some even sound better.
While Foreigner are no doubt an out and out AOR rock band, their songs have transgressed rock, and have made it into the mainstream market, “I Want To Know What Love Is” springs easily to mind. Even my mum likes that song.
So im not going to bore you with a full review of this cd, you know what to expect, classic Foreigner records stripped back to the bare bones. The subtle use of violin, cello, flute and saxophone help these songs to sound fresh and the substitution of a violin solo instead of the guitar solo on “Juke box hero” is inspired.
There will be TWO versions of this record made available, make sure, if you’re a Foreigner fan, that you buy the 2 cd digipack, as it contains a dvd of Foreigner live in Chicago filmed this year.

Acoustique will be released on 26th September 2011

Track listing – standard version of the album:

1. Long, Long Way From Home
2. Cold As Ice
3. The Flame Still Burns
4. Double Vision
5. Fool For You Anyway
6. Say You Will
7. Starrider
8. Waiting For A Girl Like You
9. 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)

Track listing – 2CD+DVD (Digi-pak):

CD 1: Acoustique – The Classics Unplugged:

1. Long, Long Way From Home
2. Cold As Ice
3. The Flame Still Burns (brand new song!)
4. Double Vision
5. Fool For You Anyway
6. Say You Will
7. Starrider
8. Waiting For A Girl Like You
9. 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

1. Save Me (brand new song!)
2. Feels Like The First Time
3. Cold As Ice
4. Long, Long Way From Home
5. Hot Blooded
6. Double Vision
7. Head Games
8. Dirty White Boy
9. 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

1. Double Vision
2. Head Games
3. Cold As Ice
4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
5. When It Comes To Love
6. Blue Morning, Blue Day
7. Dirty White Boy
8. Starrider
9. Feels Like The First Time
10.Urgent
11. I Want To Know What Love Is
12. Hot Blooded
13. Juke Box Hero

In order for you to win a copy of the Digipack, ( i have TWO to give away) ,containing both cd’s and a live dvd, then just answer this question, who is the only original member left in Foreigner ?
Answers via email TO ME, david.farrell@planetmosh.com by the closing date which is Friday
30th September. Put “FOREIGNER COMP” in the emails subject heading, otherwise it will get binned.

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at planetmosh.com. Manager of The Goddanm Electric www.thegde.co.uk, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Hammerfest.co.uk. Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.
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