Fool For The City (1975) was Foghat s breakthrough album, earning a double platinum certification for over 2 million copies sold. The eight minute epic Slow Ride became the band s signature tune, and a 4 minute edited version reached # 20 in US singles charts. The song even features in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV: San Andreas . Night Shift (1976) was produced by Dan Hartman (before he became the king of disco-pop), a member of Edgar Winter s White Trash, whose output bore some similarity to Foghat s albums. The album features Drivin Wheel as well as Foghat s take on the Al Green classic, Take Me To The River (later also made famous by Talking Heads), the first of many contemporary soul covers recorded by the band. The bonus track is an album outtake, not issued until 1996. The package contains all the lyrics (for the first time) and brand new extensive notes by Bearsville Records expert Paul Myers (author of A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio ), who has interviewed Roger Earl specially for these re-issues.
01 Fool For The City 02 My Babe 03 Slow Ride 04 Terraplane Blues 05 Save Your Loving (for Me) 06 Drive Me Home 07 Take It Or Leave It 08 Drivin Wheel 09 Don't Run Me Down 10 Burnin The Midnight Oil 11 Night Shift 12 Hot Shot Love
13 Take Me To The River 14 I'll Be Standing By 15 New Place To Call Home (bonus Track)