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Foreigner – That Was Yesterday (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 21st, 2015


Side A

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted August 17, 2011

“That Was Yesterday” was the second single taken from the album Agent Provocateur by the band Foreigner. The song was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones and produced by Alex Sadkin. The single reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also reached #4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and #24 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It also reached the Top 40 in the UK (#28), the Netherlands (#19), Switzerland (#29) and Germany (#31).

Allmusic critic Bret Adams called the song “a terrific hit single,” citing its “catchy chorus” and “nifty synthesizer lick.”

That Was Yesterday (Vocal/Extended Version) 6:12

That Was Yesterday (Instrumental Version) 5:14
That Was Yesterday (Orchestral Version) 3:27

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Mint (company sleeve)


Year Single Chart Position
1985 That Was Yesterday U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #12
1985 That Was Yesterday U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #4
1985 That Was Yesterday U.S. Billboard Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #24


Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: DMD 827
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

Producer – Alex Sadkin, Mick Jones (2
Written-By – L. Gramm*, Mick Jones (2)

Promotional Copy. Not For Sale.
From the LP “Agent Provocateur”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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19 Responses to “Foreigner – That Was Yesterday (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Paul, I am thrilled you re-ripped this jewel. The 12 inch version of ‘That Was Yesterday’ is my absolute favourite Foreigner remix. I love the original album version, but love the extended version even more. The extra verse sung by Lou Gramm in the intro was specially recorded for this 12 inch release. For the main audience a forgotten jewel, so great idea to give this beauty a new life. One shouldn’t overlook the 2 instrumentals on the B-side. Just awesome!

    Thanks Paul, I am a happy man (again). Love this Foreigner series!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano i am happy to see you happy 🙂


  2. Jeff Says:

    Thanks for another Foreigner gem Paul! I so enjoyed yesterday’s post, but I’m delighted for today’s because of the instrumental and orchestral versions included on the 12-inch. I actually have goose bumps because of the way you archive these extended versions. I do have this on CD, but again, the extra versions remain hidden. You celebrate the full maxi-single and for that I am so touched. I really enjoyed reading the posts by the grateful fans of “I Want To Know What Love Is” too. I love the love that’s lavished on you Paul. You give us the love back ten fold. You’re extraordinary for all of this. Thanks.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome as always Jeff. Thank you 🙂


  3. Rodolfo Says:

    Thanks a lot! I asked for this not so long after I discovered your site, just to found the original links not longer working. Thanks again for a wonderful archival work.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    It took a while Rodolfo but I finally got around to this one. Enjoy!


  4. NKelly Says:

    Thanks for this.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil 🙂


  5. Piffard Says:

    Hi Paul,I’m here to leave just a greeting,because I’m not a Foreigner’s huge fan at all.

    Just want to say I’m always checking what you rip and spur you to go on with your beautiful work,and keep up with your efforts to find gems to share with us all for free.

    Thank you very much.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Piffard I appreciate your comment 🙂


  6. Chris Says:

    Along with Steve Perry, Lou Gramm has the greatest voice in rock -n- roll. So proud that we both come from the same hometown. 🙂
    Thanks for this post and yesterday’s.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Chris both power house voices of 80’s rock 🙂


  7. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! for this remaster!!!


  8. woz Says:

    This is a great 12″! The extended mix is really good and then you get two more versions 😎 This is one of my favorite songs lately, I listen to it a lot. Thanks for the post, :love:


  9. Richard Says:

    Wow, this version is stunning. Is there any doubt that Lou Gramm was one of rocks greatest male vocalists. Thanks for this gem.


  10. ex15 Says:

    Thanks Paul.. 🙂


  11. CL Says:

    Many thanks!


  12. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul


  13. clown Says:

    Thanks Paul, a great page ……………
    maybe foreigner – Urgent………
    thanks a lot, greetings from Ecuador


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