Song Of The Day: Foreigner, “Cold As Ice” (Live At The Rainbow ’78)

For fans of AOR rockers Foreigner, their concert at London’s Rainbow on April 27, 1978, has been considered a legendary performance. one  that has been passed around in tape trading circles for decades. Live At The Rainbow ’78 marks the first official release of the performance.  It’s easy to understand why the show is highly regarded, as the young band is cocksure and potent; they are good, and they know it. They perform most of their debut album and some tracks from their forthcoming sophomore album, Double Vision, but I am most fond of their performance of their third single, “Cold As Ice,” a scorching and powerful performance you’ll not hear anywhere else. It says much about a band when a concert recorded during their heyday sounds like a greatest hits performance decades later.

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