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4 (Foreigner album)

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4, also known as Foreigner 4, is the fourth studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released on July 2, 1981 on Atlantic Records. [1]

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Al Greenwood

Alan "Al" Greenwood (born October 20, 1951, New York) is an American rock musician who was a founding member and keyboardist of the rock band Foreigner from 1976 to 1980.

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AllMusic

AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.

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Atlantic Records

Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.

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Audio engineer

An audio engineer (also sometimes recording engineer or a vocal engineer) helps to produce a recording or a performance, editing and adjusting sound tracks using equalization and audio effects, mixing, reproduction, and reinforcement of sound.

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Audio mastering

Mastering, a form of audio post production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication).

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Backing vocalist

Backing vocalists are singers who provide vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Bob Mayo

Robert J. Mayo (August 25, 1951 – February 23, 2004) was a session keyboardist and guitarist, perhaps best known for his work with Peter Frampton.

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Break It Up (Foreigner song)

"Break It Up" was the fourth single taken from the album 4 by the band Foreigner, and the first to feature a B-side that was not available on one of their albums, a live version of their hit, "Head Games." The tune has a more melodic, slightly ballad-oriented sound mixed with their traditional hard rock.

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Dennis Elliott

Dennis Leslie Elliott (born 18 August 1950, Peckham, London) is a British musician and artist who was the original drummer for the rock band, Foreigner.

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Drum kit

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.

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DVD-Audio

DVD-Audio (commonly abbreviated as DVD-A) is a digital format for delivering high-fidelity audio content on a DVD.

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Electric Lady Studios

Electric Lady Studios is a recording studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.

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Foreigner (band)

Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones ex-Spooky Tooth and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

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George Marino

George Marino (April 15, 1947 – June 4, 2012) was a Grammy Award-winning American mastering engineer known for working with Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Journey, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan, Kiss, Dio Metallica, Coldplay, Mötley Crüe, Don McLean, Allman Brothers, AC/DC, Cyndi Lauper, Kansas, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder and John Lennon & Yoko Ono.

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Guitar

The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.

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Hard rock

Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.

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Head Games (album)

Head Games is the third studio album by the British-American rock band Foreigner, released on 10 September 1979 by Atlantic Records.

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Hipgnosis

Hipgnosis was an English art design group based in London that specialised in creating cover art for the albums of rock musicians and bands.

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Hugh McCracken

Hugh Carmine McCracken (March 31, 1942 – March 28, 2013) was an American rock guitarist and session musician based in New York City, primarily known for his performance on guitar and also as a harmonica player.

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Ian Lloyd (musician)

Ian Lloyd (born Lloyd Buonconsiglio, 1947, Seattle, Washington) is an American rock singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the band Stories, whose single "Brother Louie" was number one on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 chart in 1973.

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Ian McDonald (musician)

Ian McDonald (born 25 June 1946) is an English multi-instrumental musician, best known as a founder member of progressive rock band King Crimson, formed in 1969, and of the hard rock band Foreigner in 1976.

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Japanese language

is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.

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Juke Box Hero

"Juke Box Hero" is a song written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones and performed by their band Foreigner, from their 1981 album 4.

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Junior Walker

Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. (June 14, 1931 – November 23, 1995), known by the stage name Junior Walker, styled as Jr.

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Keyboard instrument

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.

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Larry Fast

Lawrence Roger 'Larry' Fast (born December 10, 1951) is a synthesizer expert and composer.

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Lead vocalist

The lead vocalist (or main vocalist, lead vocals or lead singer) in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard.

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Lou Gramm

Lou Gramm (born Louis Andrew Grammatico; May 2, 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, best known for being the original lead singer of the British-American rock band Foreigner.

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Luanne

"Luanne" was the fifth and final single taken from the album 4 by the band Foreigner, and the second to feature a B-side that was not available on one of their albums, a controversial live version of their hit, "Hot Blooded".

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Mark Rivera

Mark Rivera (born May 24, 1953) is an American saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, musician, musical director and corporate entertainment provider who is mostly known for his work with Billy Joel.

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Michael Fonfara

Michael Fonfara (born August 11, 1946) is a Canadian keyboard player who is most notable for his work as a member of The Electric Flag and Rhinoceros in the 1960s, Rough Trade and Lou Reed's backing band in the 1970s and The Downchild Blues Band, from 1990 to the present.

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Mick Jones (Foreigner guitarist)

Michael Leslie Jones (born 27 December 1944) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the founding member of the British-American rock band Foreigner.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Percussion instrument

A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.

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Record producer

A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.

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Records (album)

Records is a compilation album by American rock band Foreigner, released on November 29, 1982 to span the band's first four albums through 1981.

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Rick Wills

Richard William Wills (born 5 December 1947) is a British bass guitarist.

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Robert John "Mutt" Lange

Robert John "Mutt" Lange (born 11 November 1948) is a South African record producer and songwriter.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Saxophone

The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.

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Slide guitar

Slide guitar is a particular technique for playing the guitar that is often used in blues-style music.

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Sound recording and reproduction

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.

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Super Audio CD

Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical disc for audio storage, introduced in 1999.

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Synthesizer

A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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Texture (music)

In music, texture is how the tempo, melodic, and harmonic materials are combined in a composition, thus determining the overall quality of the sound in a piece.

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The Warner Premium Sound series

The Warner Premium Sound series is series of 2011 hybrid multichannel-stereo Super Audio CD/CD releases, which an important development in the format war between Super Audio CDs (SACDs) and DVD-Audio discs.

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Thomas Dolby

Thomas Morgan Robertson (born 14 October 1958), known by the stage name Thomas Dolby, is an English musician, singer and producer.

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Tony Platt

Tony Platt is an English sound engineer and record producer, best known for his work with a diverse mix of artists, including, AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Bob Marley, Iron Maiden, Shy, Buddy Guy, Foreigner, Sparks, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Lillian Axe and Motörhead.

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Urgent (song)

"Urgent" is a song by the British-American rock band Foreigner, and the first single from their hit album 4 in 1981.

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Waiting for a Girl Like You

"Waiting for a Girl Like You" is a 1981 power ballad by the British-American rock band Foreigner.

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Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group (WMG, also referred to as Warner Music or WEA International) is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4_(Foreigner_album)

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