Thunder Seven

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Thunder Seven
Studio album by Triumph
Released November 10, 1984 (U.S.A)
November 19, 1984 (UK)
Recorded April 1984 – November 1984 at Metalworks Studios, Toronto, Canada, Producers Workshop, Los Angeles
Genre Hard rock
Length 40:51
Label MCA
Producer Eddie Kramer, Triumph
Triumph chronology
Never Surrender
(1983)
Thunder Seven
(1984)
Stages
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Thunder Seven is an album by the Canadian Heavy Metal band Triumph, released in November 1984. It was the band's seventh studio album. The second half of the album follows a concept based on various time-related themes.

The album was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, with sales of over 500,000 copies, on April 21, 2003, almost nineteen years after its initial release.

"Follow Your Heart" was the band's highest charting single of the time, reaching #88 in both the UK and the US. "Spellbound" was also released as a single, though it didn't prove as successful, only charting in Canada and barely scraping the top 100.[2]

Thunder Seven was the last Triumph album that did not feature any outside writers. All prior Triumph albums, with the exception of 1977's Rock and Roll Machine, were written entirely by the band members.

Artwork[edit]

The album cover was illustrated by artist Dean Motter and was a mechanized version of the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci. The cover is a visible element of the album's concept, in which the band examines the actions and abnormalities of man at the turn of the 21st century.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gil Moore, Mike Levine and Rik Emmett, except where noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Spellbound" – 5:11
  2. "Rock Out, Roll On" – 5:18
  3. "Cool Down" – 4:51
  4. "Follow Your Heart – 3:27

Side two[edit]

  1. "Time Goes By" – 6:02
  2. "Midsummer's Daydream" (Rik Emmett) – 1:41
  3. "Time Canon" – 1:31
  4. "Killing Time" – 4:14
  5. "Stranger in a Strange Land" – 5:15
  6. "Little Boy Blues" – 3:43

Singles[edit]

  • "Follow Your Heart"/"Stranger in a Strange Land" - MCA 52540; released December 8, 1984 (US, Canada and UK)
  • "Spellbound"/"Cool Down" - MCA-52520; released December 8, 1984 (Canada, UK and US)
  • "Killing Time"/"Rock Out Roll On" - MCA 52635; Promo; December 15, 1984 (US and Canada)

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
December 8, 1984 Canada 37
December 8, 1984 The Billboard 200 35

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1984 "Follow Your Heart" Pop Singles 88
1984 "Spellbound" Pop Singles 97

Personnel[edit]

  • Rik Emmett – vocals, guitars, bass guitar, music sequencer, synthesizer, clavinet, bass pedals
  • Gil Moore – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Michael Levinebass guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, organ, clavinet, bass pedals

with

  • Lou Pomanti – synthesizer, keyboards, programming, producer
  • Al Rogers – background vocals
  • Sandee Bathgate – background vocals
  • Dave Dickson – background vocals
  • Herb Moore – background vocals
  • Andy Holland – background vocals

Production[edit]

  • Eddie Kramer – producer, mixer
  • Ed Stone – engineer
  • Hugh Cooper – mixing
  • Noel Golden – assistant engineer
  • Yoshiro Kuzumaki – mastering on original LP
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering on CD issues
  • Brett Zilahi – re-mastering on 2004 re-issue
  • Dean Motter – art direction, illustration, design

References[edit]

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