4 (Foreigner-Album)


  • Lou Gramm - Lead Vocals, Percussion
  • Mick Jones - guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Rick Wills - bass, backing vocals
  • Dennis Elliott - drums, vocals, background vocals

4 is the fourth studio album by the rock band Foreigner US-amerikanischen/britischen. It was released in July 1981 Atlantic Records. The album was nominated in 1982 for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.


With the album, the band performed the conversion to the Hard Rock, which had begun with Head Games. Ian McDonald and Al Greenwood had left the band before, which is why 4 was composed by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones.

The plate should be called Silent Partners originally. A cover was already given for this album in order. The artist Storm Thorgerson designed it. The band changed the album title, but also rejected the cover because it was "too gay " worked. The cover then used was designed by Bob Defrin modeled after the start of a film strip.

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* Bonus track on the re-release of 2002 ( Audio CD )


Eduardo Rivadavia of Allmusic.com called 4 the culmination of the career of Foreigner, although the band had achieved three years later with Agent Provocateur an even bigger success. He forgave 4.5 out of five stars. The magazine Rock Hard recorded the album in its list of 500 best albums on the 237th place. Thomas wrote copper, 4 was " still a milestone of melodic hard rock and not so corny failed far as the Foreigner discs in the following years. "