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Tribute to Foreigner

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Dig those graphics! This tribute to Foreigner features a gaggle of MOR pop/rock combos tackling many of the band's biggest songs. They do that a fine job -- Lou Gramm isn't the easiest guy to sound like, and most of the players here pull it off ably. But while it's always satisfactory, Tribute to Foreigner is more slick than spectacular. But that giddy crunch that defined "Hot Blooded" and "Feels Like the First Time" isn't here, seemingly replaced by carefully paced but ultimately quite soulless replicas. That said, Foreigner fanatics might get a kick out of this record, as Chris Ousey's "Cold as Ice" and Alan Clark's "Urgent" are particularly good. But for the casual fan, there isn't much here that Rhino's Complete Greatest Hits chapter on Foreigner wouldn't provide.

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