Thunder Island (album)

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Thunder Island
Studio album by Jay Ferguson
Released 1978
Genre Rock, soft rock
Length 37:43
Label Asylum
Producer Bill Szymczyk, Ed Mashal
Jay Ferguson chronology
All Alone in the End Zone
Thunder Island
Real Life Ain't This Way
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Thunder Island is the second studio album by American musician Jay Ferguson. The title track became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

The album was first issued on compact disc by the Collector's Choice label. The album was reissued as part of a two disc set including Ferguson's first and third solo albums by Edsel. The booklet included a new interview with Ferguson discussing the making of his first three albums.

Producer Bill Szymczyk recruited much of the same personnel as Ferguson's first solo album including Joe Walsh to play on the album which was recorded in the same Miami studio as the Eagles "Hotel California" and other big albums of the era.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Thunder Island"   Jay Ferguson 4:00
2. "Soulin'"     4:07
3. "Happy Birthday, Baby"   Jay Ferguson 4:15
4. "Losing Control"   Jay Ferguson 3:50
5. "Cozumel"   Joey Murcia 3:14
6. "Night Shift"   Jay Ferguson 3:36
7. "Babylon"   Jay Ferguson 4:23
8. "Love Is Cold"   Jay Ferguson 3:48
9. "Happy Too!"   Stan Kipper 2:31
10. "Magic Moment"   Jay Ferguson, Bill Szymczyk 3:59
Total length:


  • Jay Ferguson - vocals, keyboards
  • Stan Kipper - drums
  • Joey Murcia - guitar
  • Tony Battaglia - guitar
  • Harold Cowart - bass guitar

Guest musicians[edit]


  • Bill Szymczyk - producer, engineer
  • Ed Mashal - assistant producer, engineer
  • Lee Hulko - mastering


  1. ^ Caldwell, Rob. "Thunder Island - Jay Ferguson". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-02-06.