Cat Stevens ‎– Foreigner

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Island Records ‎– ILPS 9240
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Vinyl, LP, Album
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Tracklist

A Foreigner Suite 18:16
B1 The Hurt 4:16
B2 How Many Times 4:32
B3 Later 4:47
B4 100 I Dream 4:10

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Notes

Embossed cover.
Released with a thick cardboard insert and a blue/grey inner sleeve, die cut on top.

A photographic postcard of a beach, having information on reverse, was
included with some of the initial pressings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): ILPS 9240-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): ILPS 9240-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1, stamped): ILPS 9240 A-6U STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1, etched): S̶P̶ ̶4̶6̶8̶2̶ ̶R̶E̶-̶1̶ P2 LH 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1, stamped): 8 U STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1, etched): ILPS 9240 B-2̶ LH 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2, stamped): 7U STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2, etched): ILPS 9240 A 1̶ ̶7̶ LH 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2, stamped): 8 U STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2, etched): ILPS 9240 B-2̶ LH 3

Other Versions (5 of 73) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9240 Cat Stevens Foreigner(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9240 Israel 1973 Sell This Version
8Q-54391 Cat Stevens Foreigner(8-Trk, Album, Quad) A&M Records 8Q-54391 US 1973 Sell This Version
IL 34884 Cat Stevens Foreigner(LP, Album) Island Records IL 34884 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
IMCD272/546 887-2 Cat Stevens Foreigner(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Remasters IMCD272/546 887-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
90 939 ST Cat Stevens Foreigner(8-Trk, Album) Island Records 90 939 ST Germany 1973 Sell This Version

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Showbiz_Kid

September 25, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
I think that this is one of Cat's most criminally overlooked works, mostly because there were no radio hits on it. It would have been hard for A&M (in the States) or Island (everywhere else) to have done this, since the entire first side is a single band, a magnum opus made up of several different songs strung together into a "Foreigner Suite". There are some great hooks there, though, that if explored a bit more might had made great singles. But as it is, they stand well as a cohesive whole, and the album itself is very enjoyable from beginning to end. If you find a copy, don't pass it by just because the titles are unfamiliar - dive in and explore one of the murkier backwaters of Stevens' catalog. You might find a pearl to call your own.