Foreigner – Double Vision (1978) [MFSL SACD 2011] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88.2kHz}

Foreigner – Double Vision (1978) [MFSL SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:11 minutes | Scans included | 1,54 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 757 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2051 | Genre: Rock

While the U.S. was being swept up by disco mania in 1978, Foreigner issued another hard rock tour de force, Double Vision. It was unthinkable that the sextet could outdo its solid 1977 self-titled debut, but it somehow did. Lou Gramm and company issued another set of rock radio staples and rock-steady album tracks, the best-known being such perennial arena rockers as “Hot Blooded” and the title track. But the highpoints didn’t just stop there – such oft-overlooked compositions as “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Lonely Children,” and “I Have Waited So Long” are just as strong. Double Vision solidified Foreigner’s standing as a ’70s rock sensation.

Foreigner promptly followed up its blockbuster debut with the equally successful Double Vision LP in 1978, which featured the FM mega-hits “Hot Blooded” and the driving title track. Opting not to mess with a good formula, the band wisely sticks to the polished hard rock sound that made its first record such a hit. Aside from the big singles, other highlights include the swaggering “Love Has Taken Its Toll” and the more restrained “Blue Morning, Blue Day.” As always, Lou Gramm’s impeccable rock vocals lead the way, supported by Mick Jones’ tasteful, arena-sized guitar riffs.

01. Hot Blooded
02. Blue Morning, Blue Day
03. You’re All I Am
04. Back Where You Belong
05. Love Has Taken Its Toll
06. Double Vision
07. Tramontane (Instrumental)
08. I Have Waited So Long
09. Lonely Children
10. Spellbinder

Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.



FLAC 24bit/88.2kHz