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

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AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014.

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

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.

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Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records (also still historically known as Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a major American record label best known for its numerous recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, jazz, and hip hop.

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Audio engineer

An audio engineer is concerned with the recording, manipulation, mixing and reproduction 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

In popular music, a backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S. and Canada, backup singer or sometimes background singer or harmony vocalist) is a singer who provides vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, (rarely) strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.

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Bella Donna (album)

Bella Donna is the debut studio album by American singer, songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (stylized as billboard) is an American music magazine, originally headquartered in New York City, New York and now owned by Prometheus Global Media.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 highest-ranking music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Binoculars, field glasses or binocular telescopes are a pair of identical or mirror-symmetrical telescopes mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the same direction, allowing the viewer to use both eyes (binocular vision) when viewing distant objects.

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Black and white, often abbreviated B/W or B&W, and hyphenated black-and-white when used as an adjective, is any of several monochrome forms in visual arts.

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Bob Mayo

Bob "Bobby" 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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Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution.

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Dennis Elliott

Dennis Leslie Eliott (born 18 August 1950, Peckham, London) was the original drummer for the rock band, Foreigner.

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Drum kit

A drum kit, drum set, trap set, or just drums is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played/struck by a single player.

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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, at 52 West Eighth Street, in New York City's Greenwich Village, is a recording studio originally built by Jimi Hendrix and designed by John Storyk in 1970.

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Film leader

A film leader is a length of film attached to the head or tail of a film to assist in threading a projector or telecine.

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For Those About to Rock We Salute You

For Those About to Rock We Salute You is an album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC.

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Foreigner (band)

Foreigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

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Freeze Frame (The J. Geils Band album)

Freeze-Frame is the 12th studio album by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1981.

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The guitar is a popular musical instrument classified as a string instrument with anywhere from 4 to 18 strings, usually having 6.

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Hard rock

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

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Head Games

Head Games is the third studio album by Anglo American rock band Foreigner, released in 1979.

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Hipgnosis was an English art design group based in London that specialised in creating cover art for the albums of rock musicians and bands, most notably Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Pretty Things, UFO, 10cc, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Scorpions, Yes, Def Leppard, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Electric Light Orchestra, The Police, Rainbow, Styx, XTC and Al Stewart.

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Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.

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Hugh McCracken

Hugh C. 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 founding member of progressive rock group 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 125 million speakers, 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 7x Platinum 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, was an American musician.

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Keyboard instrument

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.

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Larry Fast

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

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Lead vocalist

In popular music, the lead vocalist or lead singer is the member of a band who sings the main solo vocal portions of a song, in front of the accompanying musicians who commonly play the rhythm and music and contribute harmony and backing vocals.

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List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 1981

These are the Billboard Magazine number one albums of 1981, per the ''Billboard'' 200.

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Lou Gramm

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

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"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 1952) 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)

Michael Leslie "Mick" Jones (born 27 December 1944) is an English guitarist, songwriter, and record producer best known as the founding member of the rock band Foreigner.

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Pat Benatar

Patricia Mae Andrzejewski (born January 10, 1953), known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy Award winner.

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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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Precious Time (album)

Precious Time is the third studio album by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released on July 6, 1981.

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Record producer

A record producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording (i.e. "production") of an artist's music.

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Recording is the process of capturing data or translating information to a recording format stored on some storage medium, which is often referred to as a record or, especially if an auditory or visual medium, a recording.

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Records (album)

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

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Rick Wills

Richard William "Rick" Wills (born 5 December 1947 in London, England), is a British bass player.

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Robert John "Mutt" Lange

Robert John "Mutt" Lange (born 11 November 1948) is a Zambian-born British record producer and songwriter.

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Rock music

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

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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 method or technique for playing the guitar.

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Stevie Nicks

Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.

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

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Tattoo You

Tattoo You is the 16th British and 18th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1981.

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Texture (music)

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

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The J. Geils Band

The J. Geils Band is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Worcester, Massachusetts, under the leadership of guitarist J. Geils.

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962.

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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 Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson; 14 October 1958) is an English musician and producer best known for his 1982 hit "She Blinded Me with Science" and 1984 single "Hyperactive!".

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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 Celtic Frost, 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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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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Urgent (song)

"Urgent" is a song by the Anglo-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 known as Warner Music, is an American major global record company headquartered in New York City.

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