Foreigner’s ‘4’ feat. ‘Urgent’ is their fourth studio album (also known as ‘Foreigner 4’) produced by Robert John Mutt Lange and band guitarist Mick Jones and released on July 2, 1981 by Atlantic.
Track Listing : 1.Night Life (Mick Jones, Lou Gramm) – 03:48 . 2.Juke Box Hero (Lou Gramm, Mick Jones) – 04:18 . 3.Break It Up (Mick Jones) – 04:11 . 4.Waiting For A Girl Like You (Mick Jones, Lou Gramm) – 04:49 . 5.Luanne (Lou Gramm, Mick Jones) – 03:25 . 6.Urgent (Mick Jones) – 04:29 . 7.I’M Gonna Win (Mick Jones) – 04:51 . 8.Woman In Black (Mick Jones) – 04:42 . 9.Girl On The Moon (Mick Jones, Lou Gramm) – 03:49 . 10.Don’T Let Go (Mick Jones, Lou Gramm) – 03:58
Musicians : Foreigner – Band . Lou Gramm – Lead Vocals, Percussion . Mick Jones – Guitar, Backing Vocals, Keyboards . Rick Wills – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals . Dennis Elliott – Drums, Backing Vocals . Hugh Mccracken – Slide Guitar On (9) . Thomas Dolby – Main Synthesizers . Larry Fast – Sequential Synthesizer On (2 – 3 – 10) . Michael Fonfara – Keyboard Textures On (6 – 9) . Bob Mayo – Keyboard Textures On (4) . Mark Rivera – Saxophone On (6 – 3), Backing Vocals . Junior Walker – Saxophone Solo On (6) . Ian Lloyd – Backing Vocals . Robert John Mutt Lange – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Robert John Mutt Lange, Mick Jones Dave Wittman – Engineer . Tony Platt – Engineer . Brad Samuelsohn – Engineer . Edwin Hobgood – Assistant Engineer . Michel Sauvage – Assistant Engineer . George Marino – Mastering
Recorded In 1981 At Electric Lady Studios, New York City.
Released On July 2, 1981 By Atlantic.
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