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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2008, 01:21:30 am »
Thom we all know that size doesn't matter :wink:

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« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2008, 12:24:03 pm »
Motown 77,

Just want to say that I have many live Foreigner recordings from 1981 forward and when it comes to delivering the Junior Walker sax solo in Urgent note for note as it was recorded and then taking the solo to a place all your own, nobody has done it better.  It's what I go to a concert for (that and Mick's guitar solos, of course).  Couple side items.  In 1985 (Agent Provacateur), Foreigner arranged Cold As Ice with sax work that alternated with keyboards and built to a climax at the song's live finish.  It was very powerful stuff that was never again attempted after that tour.  If you took that arrangement (or something similar) and combined it with the late 70's pre CAI intro, it would really set the song off and once again make it a highlight of the live show.  Just a humble thought from a devoted fan.  Lastly TG, if you don't mind....can we really believe a full length CD of new music is in fact on the way for '09 (will tour plans be put on indefinite hold until a new CD is complete....which seems to be the only way it could ever happen)?  Inquiring minds/fans want to know.  Thanks for your many contributions over the years and for dropping by the website from time to time (even if it took some faulty criticism to flush you out:)

JC  

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« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2008, 01:36:19 pm »
Hey Jimmy,

  Thanks so much for those kind words! OK, I would love to check out that version of Cold As Ice. Any ides where we could find it to listen to?
  Now, about the new album. Yes! That is the plan, even though we hope to play shows next summer, there will be lots of effort going into writing and recording between now and then. Only time will tell what happens though, as Mick has set a rather high standard for recorded material and holds himself and us to it!
  It has always been my pleasure to stay in touch with everyone through the website and still hope someday that we can enable folks to help us choose the songs/set list through our Forum as other bands do!

   Best,  TG

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« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2008, 02:20:17 pm »
Tom, welcome back to the forum. If you let us diehard fans choose the set list, you will never be able to leave the stage.
The biggest Foreigner fan of all time.

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« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2008, 03:09:08 pm »
Gina: Size doesn't matter?!? Drats! My whole world is falling apart!!! But I agree, it all depends on quality not quantity...;-)

Tom: I don't want to anticipate but that version of "CAI", to which Jimmy C. was refering to, can be found on "Foreigner Live Dallas, Texas 8/11/1985" and also on "Foreigner - Live In Paris 6/8/85". I love those versions as well and I agree with Jimmy C. It would be super great to hear that classic track getting performed that way again.

Jimmy C.: I hope it was okay that I interfered. :-)

I have been so fortunate to see the band quite a few times during the past couple of years, most notable at the "Bang Your Head"-festival (front row experience! Wooohoooo!) and I can honestly say that all gigs were stellar, especially the afore-mentioned one and I'm looking forward to see you guys again next summer, IF Mick's announcement on German TV that you will come back in June was true.  

Tatjana :-)

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« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2008, 03:38:43 pm »
I'm in shock.I have seen Foreigner 4 times in the last year. Not ONCE have I heard an off note from Mr.Gimbel.
Of all of the musicians I have the pleasure of knowing, TG is by far the most talented and musically educated. I'm blown away by the fact that anyone could accuse TOM of "bitting off more than he can chew". Tom can more than handle any instrument thrown at him.

I suggest youtubing Tom and then returning to the forum to apologize.

As for JBH, I feel it was a brilliant idea to throw a Zeppelin lick in the mix, especially concidering the legendary John Bonham's son was drumming for Foreigner when the new creation of JBH was born.
Perhaps you failed to notice the crowed around you go insane when they broke into the Zep bit?

Again, I'm in complete shock @ Network Alias' post. So much so that I had to respond via cellphone to this post, as I couldn't wait another minute.

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« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2008, 06:08:52 pm »
Thanks you guys..


 Lovin' this retro Cold As Ice idea, I'll ask Mick about it 2nite. Thanks you two! And everyone else, thanks again, it was a sensational birthday and such a fantastic year.
Onward!

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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2008, 10:52:55 pm »
Onwards a great idea! Great to see you posting again, Dorecca

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« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2008, 11:06:41 am »
Thanks a lot Thom.  Seeing the video of that night would be really cool.  Thanks for trying to run that down.  If you can't find the video, I was watching the sound engineer from my seat rolling "tape" on Pro Tools or Audition.  Maybe just the audio would suffice.

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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2008, 06:27:17 pm »
Hi, Tom, great to have you here on the new board. Thumbs up for your argumentation concerning the Cumash gig !

Would be great to see you guys once again on Munich's Tollwood next summer. And, speaking about the setlist, maybe there'll be some "Break it up" for me? Or eventually "A Love in Vain" or "Prisoner of Love"? I liked that setlist discussion last winter...

Are any of the German tourdates already confirmed???

Best from foggy Germany,
Rika  


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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2008, 07:02:47 pm »
 Here is the link to the video of the sax solo in Urgent at the Chumsaw Casino.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyit01jNfCg

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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2008, 02:36:35 pm »
Um, I have to disagree with you here Gina.

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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2008, 05:50:41 pm »
cOS I LIVE IN UK DON'N GET CHANCE TO WATCH LIVE BUT LUV DVD'S OF GROUP.MUST SAY I LUV WATCHING LOU GRAMM'S PEFORMANCES ON DVD. LOUANNE!! LUV XX

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« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2008, 06:37:51 am »
glad to hear you enjoyed concert. not having seen foreignerlive only on dvd and videaos in my opinion Lou is the best!! x

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« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2008, 03:06:17 pm »
OMG...Get your self to a live show girl. You will be amazed at what talent is on the stage. Um, Lou is a great singer but when you see Kelly sing and LIVE onstage...your mind will be changed....right G!!! (he owns that stage as he dances around and the way he goes into the crowd...love it & wears sexy awesome clothes)do you have the newest CD? It's the best...there are songs on there they don't even play at their concerts that rock soooo much that I cannot believe they do not put them in the set list. Someone get this girl a ticket to Hawaii...never seen Foreigner live. My heart goes out. :wub: