This album together with “4″ represent the best work that Foreigner has ever done. After a competent but not too spectacular debut album, “Double Vision” followed and represented a high point of their early 6-member line up. For starters, 2 of Foreigner’s and classic rock music in general’s best ever tracks are on this album: “Hot Blooded” and especially “Double Vision”. The other album tracks are slightly better than your average filler material but the strength of those two monster hits alone were enough to carry the rest of this album along.
This version of the album is a treat for fans as the sound quality is very good following some good remastering work done and there are two bonus live tracks included as well. Although the mini-lp replica sleeve design isn’t the best that I’ve seen as the cardboard used is thin and not as good as other mlps designs that I’ve seen e.g. the Bob Dylan and Hall & Oates mlps designs, the plus point is the very well designed booklet that’s included. This 20-page booklet has an excellent essay written by Jerry McCulley and all the lyrics in both English and Japanese all on good quality paper too. The inner sleeve which houses the cd is also very well designed. Imagine just how perfect this would be if they paid the same amount of attention to the quality of the outer cardboard sleeve too. Overall, this has to be the best version of the album that is out there right now. Recommended.