Backstreet Symphony

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Backstreet Symphony
Studio album by Thunder
Released April 4, 1990
Recorded 1989
Genre Hard rock
Length 56:26
Label EMI, Geffen Records
Producer Andy Taylor
Thunder chronology
Backstreet Symphony
(1990)
Laughing on Judgement Day
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Backstreet Symphony is the first album by Thunder. The band was signed with EMI after performing a demo audition in 1989, and soon began recording their first album. It was released in early 1990[2] . The band achieved its first two UK Top 30 hits with singles from this album; the title track reached #25 and, the following year, "Love Walked In" reached #21. The album was later certified 'Silver' by the BPI.[3] In 1991, it was released by EMI in Japan with a bonus disc of live tracks. In 2009, to coincide with the bands retirement tour, a 2 disc version of the album was released, including bonus tracks and live recordings.

Track listing[edit]

1990 Original release

All songs written by Luke Morley, except where noted:[4]

  1. "She's So Fine" (Luke Morley, Andy Taylor) - 5:31
  2. "Dirty Love" - 5:21
  3. "Don't Wait for Me" - 5:33
  4. "Higher Ground" - 5:07
  5. "Until My Dying Day" (Luke Morley, Andy Taylor) - 6:33
  6. "Backstreet Symphony" - 4:31
  7. "Love Walked In" - 6:25
  8. "An Englishman on Holiday" - 4:28
  9. "Girl's Going Out of Her Head" - 4:18
  10. "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Muff Winwood, Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis) - 3:52
  11. "Distant Thunder" (CD only) - 4:57

1991 Japanese Double CD with Live - Disc 1

  1. "She's So Fine"
  2. "Dirty Love"
  3. "Don't Wait for Me"
  4. "Higher Ground"
  5. "Until My Dying Day"
  6. "Backstreet Symphony"
  7. "Love Walked In"
  8. "An Englishman on Holiday"
  9. "Girl's Going Out of Her Head"
  10. "Gimme Some Lovin'"
  11. "Distant Thunder"

1991 Japanese Double CD with Live - Disc 2

  1. "Another shot of Love '89"
  2. "Girl's Going Out of her Head '90"
  3. "An Englishman on Holiday '90"
  4. "Until My Dying Day '91"
  5. "Fired Up '91"
  6. "Dirty Love '90"
  7. "She's So Fine '90"
  8. "Backstreet Symphony '90"
  9. "Higher Ground '91"
  10. "Don't Wait for Me '90"

2009 Expanded Edition Disc 1

  1. "She's So Fine" (Luke Morley, Andy Taylor) - 5:31
  2. "Dirty Love" - 5:21
  3. "Don't Wait for Me" - 5:33
  4. "Higher Ground" - 5:07
  5. "Until My Dying Day" (Luke Morley, Andy Taylor) - 6:33
  6. "Backstreet Symphony" - 4:31
  7. "Love Walked In" - 6:25
  8. "An Englishman on Holiday" - 4:28
  9. "Girl's Going Out of Her Head" - 4:18
  10. "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Muff Winwood, Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis) - 3:52
  11. "Distant Thunder" (CD only) - 4:57
  12. "Dirty Love"(12" Extended Edition)
  13. "Fired Up"
  14. "I Wanna Be Her Slave"
  15. "She's So Fine (Full version)"

2009 Expanded Edition Disc 2

  1. "Until The Night Is Through (Dance Dance Dance)"
  2. "I Can Still Hear The Music"
  3. "No Way Out Of The Wilderness"
  4. "An Englishman Of Holiday" (Live)
  5. "Girl's Going Out Of Her Head" (Live)
  6. "Another Shot Of Love" (Live)
  7. "Backstreet Symphony" (Live at The Town & Country Club, London 7 March 1990)
  8. "She's So Fine" (Live at the Town & Country Club, London 7 March 1990)
  9. "Until My Dying Day" (Live at the Town & Country Club, London 7 March 1990)
  10. "Higher Ground" (Live at the Town & Country Club, London 7 March 1990)
  11. "Don't Wait For Me" (Live at the Town & Country Club, London 7 March 1990)
  12. "Fired Up" (Live at the Town & Country Club, London 7 March 1990)
  13. "Dirty Love" (Live at the Town & Country Club, London 7 March 1990)

Personnel[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Producer - Andy Taylor
  • Recording and mixing - Mike Fraser
  • Assistant engineers - Ben Matthews, Peter Peck, Russell Leahy, Andy Strange, Rupert Coulson
  • Mastering - Ian Cooper
  • Photography - Andy Earl
  • Cover concept - Luke Morley
  • Original artwork - Christine Morley

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