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Philadelphia 1978 [no label, 2CD]

Live in Philadelphia, December 1, 1978; some fans also feel that this show included tracks from 1978 Washington, DC; broadcast on Supergroups In Concert, May 19, 1979. Vinyl rip. Excellent soundboard stereo.

Thanks to hipstone for ripping the vinyl and sharing the tracks on Demonoid.

This is what hipstone noted:

The original needle drops from the six LP sides were done years ago, and while done well, they are not up to my current standards of LP playback. I felt that this show is such a nice example of the original band in fine form, that I would up this anyway.

This three-LP box set originally featured four additional songs - Love Has Taken Its Toll; Back Where You Belong; Lonely Children and Tramontane. But after a close listen it was determined that these four songs were the studio album versions with audience cross-faded into the intros and fade outs. So I cut these fake live tracks, and then cross-faded the audience sections where they were removed to create perfect seamless splices, so that there is no sign that these obstructions were ever inserted to begin with.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.

Disc 1
Long Long Way From Home (6.2MB)
I Need You (11.6MB)
Blue Morning Blue Day (5.9MB)
Woman Oh Woman (6.2MB)
Cold As Ice (8.3MB)
The Damage Is Done (7.4MB)
At War With The World (7.5MB)

Disc 2
Starrider (23.9MB)
Double Vision (7.0MB)
Spellbinder (8.1MB)
Feels Like The First Time (9.2MB)
Hot Blooded (9.1MB)
Headknocker (21.2MB)

Foreigner were promoting Double Vision on this 1978 tour. Click here to order the album.

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  1. 15 Responses to “FOREIGNER - PHILADELPHIA 1978”

  2. My earlest memory of putting a quarter in jukebox was Forienger. 8 or 9 years old, I chosed Hot Blooded…wow for 25 cents. I remember the song beforehand was This Ol’ Cowboy from the Marshall tucker band. Thanks for rekindling the memory.

    By Max on Jun 18, 2012

  3. Great share. i was fortunate to see the band on this tour at Madison Square Garden in NYC. It was a fabulous show

    By JALtheImpaler on Jun 18, 2012

  4. I must be a little older, I recall 25 cents getting us 5 plays on a jukebox.

    By sluggo on Jun 18, 2012

  5. there aint nothing like a foreigner show. well the real foreigner that is. i think its one thing to continue on from where u left off with a new singer. i dont think theres anything lower than re-recording the old songs with the new singer letting the original recordings go out of print and releasing the old songs with the new singer as if they were the originals so no one would know the difference. obnoxious.

    By darth on Jun 18, 2012

  6. Wunderbar! Sehr Gut! So I am pretending to be a bilingual=foreigner (hehe). Isn’t it funny they require prospective employees to speak bilingual, when what they really mean is Mexican? Anyway, there are a lot of good hits on this live Foreigner recording! They still sound good.

    By 4yrsnojob on Jun 19, 2012

  7. Was Ian MacDonald still in the band at this concert? I know he was on Head Games, but that could have been recorded earlier than 1979.

    By George Martini on Jun 24, 2012

  8. Thanks. This sounds good.

    By George Martini on Jun 26, 2012


    By dropkick sarge on Jun 26, 2012

  10. Fake Rock&Rollers compared to?

    By George Martini on Jun 30, 2012

  11. Totally agree with Darth !! Kiss has done the same thing with their back catalog. Thank God I still have original cd releases and vinyl. Thanks so much for this show. I remember this being broadcast. As always, Keep up the great work Big-O !!!

    By Steve on Jul 4, 2012

  12. kiss really did that? all their old songs? the studio versions? kinda odd. i had no idea. not that im a kiss fan mind u. im a huge foreigner fan tho.
    i remember a radio program from the late 70s early 80s that featured interviews interspersed with unreleased live performances and there was one show that had foreigner. it sure seemed like there was more music than talking in that one particular show and whatever show they used was absolutely one of the best performances i had ever heard them do. i cant be sure but it may have been innerview with jim ladd. what an incredible dj / talker he was. there will never be another jim ladd. people on the west coast who got to grow up with him on a daily basis were sure lucky souls. i still have a small batch of promo lps featuring programming with him. my favorite one happens to be a 4 lp box set with pink floyd probably just around the time the wall came out. i know roger loved him too or he wouldnt have included him on one of his tours.

    By darth on Jul 4, 2012

  13. I was at this show. The Cars opened for them! Yes, Ian McDonald was still in the group for this show. So were Ed Gagliardi and Al Greenwood. The final tour with the original six guys.

    By jimmy19029 on Aug 21, 2012

  14. I saw Foreigner during this time period at the Providence Civic Center, with Nick Gilder (Hot in the City ) opening. I wasn’t a fan, still aren’t but the tickets were cheap and they were on their initial wave of popularity. I was starting to get into the ‘punk’ movement at the time with bands that really weren’t punk at all; Ramones, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe etc.
    As soon as Foreigner came out there was a big commotion, stage left. Seems someone through a piece of their seat onto the stage and it hit the keyboard player and sprawled him over the keyboard. Lou Gramm kept running back to the keys, side of stage, and microphone. 2 songs played with absence of keys and Lou addressed the crowd and I can remember his comments.
    ‘I don’t know what this is (holding seat) but it came from backstage and it’s going to cost our keyboard player a head full of stitches. But we’re going to continue to play for you, our true fans’!!
    At which point someone up close shouted – FUCK YOU!
    Total rock and roll audience participation moment.
    Thank you Mick Jones and company for sucking then and now but providing a great rock memory.

    By peppington on Aug 22, 2012

  15. Did you know…. KLAUS VOORMAN was invited by MICK JONES to join FOREIGNER as the bass player in 1976 when they were forming… and he turned them down!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Aug 22, 2012

  16. I saw this tour as well. 10/5/78 at The Omni in Atlanta, GA. The Cars warmed up for them. The DOUBLE VISION lp had come out over the summer and FOREIGNER was RED HOT at this time.

    By THE Russian Assassin on Aug 22, 2012

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