Rocket 88


Mick Jones

one great book, two editions



Mick Jones, the founder of Foreigner and composer of their greatest hits, among them Feels Like the First Time, I Want to Know What Love Is, Cold As Ice and Waiting for a Girl Like You, has written the story of Foreigner. And the story of his life, which includes performing with the Beatles in 1964, with Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding in 1967, with Johnny Hallyday, Spooky Tooth, George Harrison – and, of creating one of rock music’s biggest bands.

IIlustrated throughout with classic and previously unseen photos from Mick’s own collection, this lavish book is available in two deluxe editions. Published as the band celebrate their 40th anniversary.

one great book, two editions

A Foreigner’s Tale is available in two versions, both produced to the highest standard. The Classic is a lavish, full color hardback with specially commissioned cover art work. The Signature version is the same core book, but part of a strictly limited edition (500 copies). Each copy is signed by Mick Jones, bound in leather and presented in a clamshell box. It also includes two photographic prints; one of Foreigner in 1977 by Len DeLessio, the other of the band in 2016, by Bill Bernstein.

Feature Classic edition Signature edition
A 200+ page hardback book
More than 100 photographs
Specially created cover illustration
Signed by Mick Jones
Limited to 500 copies
2 x photographic art prints
Bound in leather
Hand made clamshell box
PRICE was $45—NOW $29! was $250—NOW $150!
classic edition classic edition

Key points

  • The story of Foreigner in Mick's own words

  • Filled with classic and rare photographs

  • Celebrates Foreigner's 40th Anniversary

  • Exclusive offer

  • Strictly limited edition with free art print photographs

Why order?

Because A Foreigner’s Tale is not for sale in stores, and will not be discounted on Amazon, this exclusive offer is the only one available—and for a strictly limited period.

  • Now

    Place your preorder using code ForTale4 at checkout for 10% off.

  • Next

    Watch out for further exclusive offers at and on R88 Facebook.

  • Finally

    Be one of the first people to get a copy of A Foreigner’s Tale.

Books with extra thrust

Based in London, Rocket 88 are a small team of believers. Believers in music, in art, in history, in stories and in rock ‘n’ roll. But don’t take our word for it – here’s a sample of what artists, fans and reviewers are saying about our previous books. You’ll find even more on our main site.

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“A thing of beauty… flush with new information… it should send any reader dashing back to the music”


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“Beautifully packaged, eruditely written and full of insight … Barrett feels like the ultimate work of art”

Mojo on Barrett
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“The story of Opeth as told by the band, illustrated with rare and previously unseen photos.”




Got questions? we’ve got answers

We’ve posted the answers to the most frequently asked questions below, but you can also ask us anything via email, Facebook or Twitter.


Who’s publishing the book?
The book is being published by Rocket 88, an imprint of the established British book production company Essential Works. Based in London, Essential regularly supplies top quality books to major publishers and to individuals all around the world. You can see some of our books here
When will the book be published?
We plan to publish in August 2017
Where will I be able to get the book?
The book will only be available from Rocket 88.
Will I be able to get the book anywhere else?
Not at the moment, it may be available to order from book retailers after publication but it will always be available at the lowest cost from Rocket88. You will not see it discounted on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


Where do you ship to?
We have warehouses in the USA, the UK and the EU and ship to most countries around the world.
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