Foreigner - 4


Label:

Mobile Fidelity

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
CMOB 2053 SA
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Hybrid Stereo SACD



Hybrid Stereo SACD



Numbered, limited edition

Mastered from the original master tapes

No. 1 1981 Album Teems With Hits: "Urgent," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," "Juke Box Hero"

Want to be a juke box hero? Here's your chance. Featuring Mutt Lange's spotless production, contributions from Motown legend Junior Walker and new-wave icon Thomas Dolby, no less than three huge singles, and Foreigner's most economical performances, 4 is classic-rock nirvana, a model of crystalline pop-rock melodies and lighter-flicking balladry. More than six million copies later, the 1981 record is still rightly discussed as a front-to-back masterpiece of precision, power, and economy. It's an album that demands to be experienced in the highest-possible fidelity.

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD presents 4 in a room-filling, stadium-big sound that simply crushes what's heard on all prior digital versions. Replete with energetic rockers such as "Urgent," "Night Life," and "Woman In Black," the record benefits from a sonic facelift that opens up the previously compressed dynamics, expands the dimensions of the soundstage, and erases the ceiling that pressed down on Lou Gramm's superhuman vocals. For the first time, Lange's obsessive, detail-oriented production can be enjoyed in all its splendid glory.

Fresh off blockbuster success with AC/DC's Back In Black, Lange uses his magic touch on 4, pairing with guitarist Mick Jones who, armed with the best batch of riffs of his career, shared a the producer's sentiment for discipline, efficiency, and cleanliness. And so, on crisp tunes like "Break It Up," pianos and hard-hitting guitars share the same space without ever impinging on one another or overstepping boundaries. The winning formula also propels Top 5 hits like the wildly funky "Urgent," sent to new heights by Walker's dazzling saxophone solo, and the touching "Waiting for a Girl Like You," a crossover smash that introduced Foreigner to soft-rock and adult-pop audiences.

This product is a Hybrid SACD designed to play in both CD and SACD players, as well as all SACD-compatible DVD players.

 

 

 



Night Life
Juke Box Hero
Break It Up
Waiting for a Girl Like You
Luanne
Urgent
I'm Gonna Win
Woman in Black
Girl on the Moon
Don't Let Go

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Foreigner - 4 Hybrid SACD Stereo 2013

posted on 11/01/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mark Powers
I have purchased all four of the Mobile Fidelity releases of the first Foreigner discs and this final disc "4" does not disappoint. Sonically this this is a little better than at least the previous Head Games, however in the end they are all about the same. They are a tiny bit gritty, but the stereo balance is very good and able to play loud. Foreigners first 3 albums the band was 6 strong, this disc they are stripped down to four. Ian McDonald and Al Greenwood are no longer and this disc session musicians are playing the keyboard/synth parts and saxophone. Packaging is paper gate fold with paper mini booklet for liner notes and lyrics. This 1981 recording was mastered at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA in 2013. Glad I purchased all of the four classic Foreigner discs even though they are not sonic brilliance, they are late 70's rock music and done well. My disc is #00560.


Worth The Wait!!

posted on 06/13/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Rockstar2112
Mobile Fidelity's version of F4 has finally been released on sacd & I can only say that it is superb. This album has been a fave of mine since 1981 & it has never sounded better to these ears. The drums especially sound more pronounced & life like on one of my desert island classics. I had almost given up hope that F4 would ever be released by MoFi but the extremely long wait was well worth it & my patience paid off! Foreigner's debut album is available on sacd from MoFi & is excellent also.


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