Foreigner Release New 2CD/1DVD Set "Can't So Down" on 9/29/09 (Rhino) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Foreigner Release New 2CD/1DVD Set "Can't So Down" on 9/29/09 (Rhino)

STREAM: Foreigner - Seven Tracks from "Can't Slow Down" (Rhino)

Foreigner - New 3-CD/DVD Set 'Can't Slow Down' Comes Out on 9/29I lost track of Foreigner for a number of years but they came back onto my radar when they opened for Led Zeppelin's reunion show in late 2007. The reconstituted band has been getting some great reviews for their live shows over the past few years and seem to be regularly selling out 1,000 - 1,500 capacity auditoriums.

Later this month, Foreigner is putting out their first dic of new material since 1994's Mr. Moonlight. The band is releasing the 2-CD/1-DVD set, Can't Slow Down, exclusively through WalMart on 9/29 for the price of $12. (Getting off-track for a moment, I have to applaud the band for the price point for this set. The iTunes AppStore has sold a ton of apps by keeping the price point low and it is nice to see some parts of the music industry follow suit.)

Can't Slow Down contains thirteen new songs (disc one), ten remixes of Foreigner's greatest hits (disc two) and a live DVD with performances from the band's recent European tour.

For anyone who hasn't been keeping with Foreigner, principal songwriter/guitarist Mick Jones is still the driving force behind the band. For the last few years, Kelly Hansen (from the late-80's blues/hard rock band Hurricane) has been on vocals and he hits the old and new material perfectly.

Foreigner is in town for a couple area shows in early October:
10/1/09 -- Westbury, NY, Capitol One Bank Theatre
10/2/09 -- New York, NY, Nokia Theatre
10/3/09 -- Lakewood, NJ, FirstEnergy Park
10/4/09 -- Torrington, CT, The Warner Theatre
10/6/09 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center