40 (Foreigner album)

40: Forty Hits From Forty Years 1977-2017 is a two-disc compilation album by British-American rock band Foreigner, released on May 19, 2017. The album includes three new recordings, two live tracks and one acoustic version.

2017 compilation album by Foreigner
Compilation album by

Released May 19, 2017
Recorded 1977–2009
Length 2:33:29
Foreigner chronology
The Complete Atlantic Studio Albums 1977–1991
Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

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The compilation consists of some of Foreigner’s biggest hits and popular album tracks from 1977 through their 2011 release Feels Like the First Time.

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The album celebrates Foreigner’s 40th anniversary of their first release with Atlantic Records.[2] The album includes all Foreigner’s’ biggest hits from 1977 to 2017. It was released through Atlantic Records and contains 40 tracks.[3] To promote the album Foreigner toured.[4]

David Chiu from Popmatters said, “This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Foreigner’s self-titled debut, and marking that milestone is this latest two-CD greatest hits compilation, simply called 40, which collects 40 (get it?) of the band’s hits (the title and artwork are a nod to the band’s 1981 smash album 4). There have been similar Foreigner double-disc packages (Jukebox Heroes and No End in Sight), but 40 is the most current by including tracks from 2009’s Can’t Slow Down and the group’s recent single ‘The Flame Still Burns’.”[5]

Neil Jeffries from LouderSound said, “This new collection is a career-spanning two-CD set that features 40 remastered tracks from 40 years. And it’s all packaged to look a little like Foreigner 4, their greatest success from those four decades. What could be neater? There’s a 23-song double-vinyl version but, really, why would you bother with that?”[6]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. Feels Like the First Time(Radio Edit) Mick Jones Foreigner (1977) 3:15
2. “Starrider” Mick Jones, Al Greenwood Foreigner (1977) 4:01
3. Cold as Ice Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Foreigner (1977) 3:22
4. Long, Long Way from Home Lou Gramm, Mick Jones, Ian McDonald Foreigner (1977) 2:51
5. “Headknocker” Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Foreigner (1977) 2:59
6. Hot Blooded(Radio Edit) Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Double Vision (1978) 3:02
7. Double Vision(Radio Edit) Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Double Vision (1978) 3:30
8. Blue Morning, Blue Day Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Double Vision (1978) 3:09
9. Dirty White Boy(Radio Edit) Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Head Games (1979) 3:12
10. Head Games Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Head Games (1979) 3:38
11. Women Mick Jones Head Games (1979) 3:24
12. Urgent(Radio Edit) Mick Jones 4 (1981) 3:58
13. Juke Box Hero(Radio Edit) Lou Gramm, Mick Jones 4 (1981) 4:05
14. Waiting for a Girl Like You(Radio Edit) Lou Gramm, Mick Jones 4 (1981) 4:34
15. “Night Life” Lou Gramm, Mick Jones 4 (1981) 3:49
16. Luanne Lou Gramm, Mick Jones 4 (1981) 3:28
17. I Want to Know What Love Is Mick Jones Agent Provocateur (1984) 5:04
18. That Was Yesterday Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Agent Provocateur (1984) 3:48
19. “Tooth and Nail” Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Agent Provocateur (1984) 3:53
20. Reaction to Action(Radio Edit) Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Agent Provocateur (1984) 3:32
21. Down on Love Lou Gramm, Mick Jones Agent Provocateur (1984) 4:08
Total length: 1:16:52

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