In my country, The Netherlands, when a Foreigner song is played on the radio, it's with Lou Gramm singing. But then you talk about records here. I have to say when I saw Foreigner with Kelly live in Tilburg in 2006 I was really upbeat and I loved it very much, had a great time. But at home, when wanting to hear the classic songs, I always get back to the cd's with Lou.
But it's different with live shows and all, that is now and is thrilling to listen to. But I'm not ashamed to say that at home I rather listen to the Foreigner cd's with Lou. And why not? It was the original back then and now that Kelly is with the band, it doesn't mean that I love these cd's with Lou any less just because Kelly is in the band.
It's the same when people say that the first 6 piece Foreigner is still the best. It doesn't break down any other version, it's a matter of taste!!!