Foreigner Recording New Album


July 22, 2008

Foreigner’s Mick Jones says the band’s new career retrospective “No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner” is a signal that new material is on the way.

Besides the band’s hits as well as some deeper album cuts and live versions, the double-disc set released last week includes one new track, “Too Late.”

Jones, a founding member of the group, says a “fuller” new album will be out next year.

Foreigner had a run of hit singles and albums from the late 1970s through the ’80s with Lou Gramm on vocals.

They included “Cold as Ice,” “Urgent” and “Waiting for a Girl Like You.”

A reconfigured lineup featuring Kelly Hansen at the mike has been touring the past few years and is currently co-headlining shows with Canadian rocker Bryan Adams.

The tour ends Thursday.

“We haven’t had the time because of the tour to concentrate on a whole album but we wanted something out that denotes the fact that the band is alive and taking this seriously,” Jones, 63, said in an interview Tuesday.

“I kind of wanted to almost reconstruct the foundation of the band. I wasn’t happy with the way the band drifted into obscurity toward the end of the ’90s,” Jones said. “So this is a chance to re-establish ourselves and regain some prestige and respect.”

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