OK, guys. First of all the description of the new CD/DVD package states that there is one CD of new songs vocals (except for "Fool For You Anyway," which was on the first album and Mick's solo album -- all vocals by Kelly. The 2nd CD is remasters of the orginal studio classics with Lou, I think. The DVD is live concert footage from the Eupropean tour this summer with all of the current memebers. For $12.99 -- that is a lot of music -- new, old and DVD?? I paid $20.00+ for the Soundstage DVD which was more than worth every penny!!! (Brian was not in that, so this will be awesome to have footage of Brian!!).
I have seen the band live 5X in the last year and they so rock all the songs!! The chemistry and energy is fabulous. Kelly's vocals are outstanding live and he puts on a great show! He has crowd rapport and seems to love what he is doing!! The rest of the guys look like they are having fun, too!!! There is so much talent on that stage! All of the band members are really nice guys and passionate about their music!! Their staff is wonderful and going to one of their concerts is so much fun!!!! At the Phoenix concert, Mick said,"It's all about you, the fans, it's why we do what we do." How wonderful that he feel that way after 30+ years of performing!!
I never saw Lou live. I do have the Deer Creek DVD, which I really like -- he did make such a contribution to Foreigner! Why he and Mick parted several times is between them. I don't know about the "ballad" part -- Lou's new solo album is heavy on ballads! I didn't think any of those songs were hard rockers. I have seen live clips of Lou before he got sick and some of his vocals seem strained.
The clips and songs I have heard from "Can't Slow Down" seem to be a nice mix of rock, mid-tempo and ballads. If you listen to the original albums individually, you'll find about the same combination of rock/mid/ballad. Remember that the compilations pull mostly from the first six (Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games, Four, Inside Info, Agent Provocateur).
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the CDs/DVD!!
Love the current band and seeing them live