08/08/2011

Foreigner to Release Acoustique in 3 Disc Set on 9/13/11!

Foreigner is proud to announce the first ever acoustic studio recording by a classic rock band, Acoustique, available on September 13th through Razor & Tie! The album will be available for digital download, and will also be featured in a new three disc set, Feels Like The First Time, available exclusively at Walmart. This new release has everything for Foreigner fans, old and new. The current line-up of Foreigner, rocking since 2005, has revitalized the music of Foreigner and has made it truly feel like the first time, as many who have seen them perform can attest to. The Walmart collection is a tribute to the work they have been doing these past 6 years. The set includes two audio discs: CD One: Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged and CD Two: Juke Box Heroes: Brand New Digital Recordings of Foreigner’s Greatest Hits including a brand new single, Save Me, co-written with Mick jones’ step-daughter and well-known DJ & Musician, Samantha Ronson, and one live concert DVD: Live in Chicago.


   Feels Like The First Time (3-Disc Set):
    Wal-Mart     

Disc One: Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged
There is a first time for everything! This acoustic album featuring Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen, Jeff Pilson and Tom Gimbel, brings to you the Foreigner classics re-imagined in the studio, a first for their genre! Listen to the classics like you have never heard them before!

Founder Mick Jones says of Acoustique:
“My feeling over the years is that if you can write a song on an acoustic instrument, and it sounds good, you know you have a good song,” Mick explains. “The first time we approached these songs this way I was flabbergasted about how well they adapted back to their nucleus. It’s been an eye opener how stripping the songs bare brings fresh meaning and emotion out of them."

Vocalist Kelly Hansen say of Acoustique:
"We were doing these live acoustic shows that were being broadcast," he recalls, "and we got a huge response. It was kind of shocking and surprising, and also something that was really new for us. We've never really done that, kind of laying yourself out naked, without lights and amps or anything. It was a real different feeling and a challenge, so we came back and decided to record it."

A high point on the Acoustique disc is the song, “The Flame Still Burns,” which was co-written by Mick Jones for the 1998 cult rock movie Still Crazy, where it was performed by Jimmy Nail. Mick won the prestigious English Ivor Novello songwriting award for this song. Also included is a tribute to Elvis Presley with a blistering version of “That’s All Right.”

Disc Two: Juke Box Heroes: Bran New Digital Recordings of Foreigner’s Greatest Hits
This collection of Foreigner’s greatest hits was digitally recorded this year by mastermind, composer and producer Mick Jones, sensational lead singer Kelly Hansen, bassist Jeff Pilson, multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel, keyboardist Michael Bluestein and drummer Mark Schulman. The set also includes a brand new song, Save Me, which was co-written with Mick Jones’ step-daughter and well-known DJ & musician, Samantha Ronson.

Listen to Juke Box Hero Now!

Disc Three: Live In Chicago
The 80 minute DVD features the band’s greatest hits in pristine high definition from their recent Chicago concert. It also features behind the scenes footage and bonus acoustic versions of some of the band’s classic hits. The concert will air on PBS through August and into the fall as part of the Public Television Rocks series. Catch Foreigner on the road now with Journey.

Feels Like The First Time track lists:
CD One:  Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged

  1. Long, Long Way From Home
  2. Cold As Ice
  3. The Flame Still Burns
  4. Double Vision
  5. Fool For You Anyway
  6. Say You Will
  7. Starrider
  8. Waiting For A Girl Like You
  9. Feels Like The First Time
  10. Juke Box Hero
  11. That’s All Right (Bonus Track)

CD Two:  Juke Box Heroes: Brand New Digital Recordings of Foreigner’s Greatest Hits

  1. Save Me (Bonus Track – New Song!)
  2. Feels Like The First Time
  3. Cold As Ice
  4. Long, Long Way From Home
  5. Hot Blooded
  6. Double Vision
  7. Head Games
  8. Dirty White Boy
  9. Urgent
  10. Waiting For A Girl Like You
  11. I Want To Know What Love Is
  12. Juke Box Hero

DVD: Live in Chicago

  1. Double Vision
  2. Head Games
  3. Cold As Ice
  4. Waiting For A Girl Like You
  5. When It Comes To Love
  6. Blue Morning, Blue Day
  7. Dirty White Boy
  8. Starrider
  9. Feels Like The First Time
  10. Urgent
  11. I Want To Know What Love Is
  12. Hot Blooded
  13. Juke Box Hero

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