It seems like it's the same old excuse as always when bands change singers and line-ups. People just seem to judge their opinion of the band changes, rather than the music. It's still a career for people, so why should they stop just because of others no longer in the band. Was Lou great?! He sure the hell was!! Is he still? Hell, no!! If you have heard anything from Lou in recent years, you would not want to pay to see him sing with Foreigner any longer. It hurts to say, but it's the truth. Kelly has been with the band for a long time now and is a great replacement to keep the songs alive. By the way, Foreigner is pretty much a cover band of itself anyway, with Mick being the only original. That said, he has kept the sound and songs going for all those who can listen with their ears and not with their personal prejudices against change. Very few bands have had original members from start to finish. Why not enjoy the music still created and put all that negative emotion somewhere else. Did we need another orchestra playing with a rock group? Probably not. But it's here for those that want it. If you don't like it, don't buy it. However, judge for the music and nothing else.
sounds like no passion.....no drive....just to get a live album out.
By Chef J 85
Fleetwood Mac (few songs) followed by Metallica S&M , & even KISS has done this and many more bands/ groups. Sorry but Foreigner i reaching for anything to stay in the public eye at this point. Re-recording everything , several greatest hits, an now this. Please if your do not want to record a new album then release an EP or just a single here or there an play your hits the way they were meant to be played. Reunite w/ Lou Gramm which everyone thought maybe would have happen by now sadly that is yet to . This album for $9.99 laughable pass is it not even worth $5.00 !!
I saw Foreigner's accoustic set in New York at the Time Warner Center several years ago and they rocked. The addition of the orchestra only adds to the concert experience.
Love Kelly’s voice!
A awesome live music great songs
They did it !
By Dadman 123
There was only one Foreigner and this was when Lou Gramm was lead singer the new lead singer is second rate if that
Think It'll Be Terrible?
By The Bradleyss
It's even worse than that. Really, really terrible. This is the kind of garbage that inspired the second half of Spinal Tap.
Was This Really Necessary?
The Moody Blues, The Scorpions and others gave used an orchestra but was it really necessary for Foreigner to do the same? I just don't care for the pairing of an orchestra with most of their songs. With the exception of Procol Harem's classic album featuring The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and The Moody Blues utilizing an orchestra more than once those are two of the best groups using an orchestra.