Laughing on Judgement Day

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Laughing On Judgement Day
Thunder laughing.jpg
Studio album by Thunder
Released 24 August 1992
Recorded March - June 1992
Genre Hard rock
Length 1:09:06
Label EMI, Geffen Records
Thunder chronology
Backstreet Symphony
(1990)
Laughing on Judgement Day
(1992)
Behind Closed Doors
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Laughing On Judgement Day is the second studio album by English hard rock band Thunder.[2] Released in August 1992, the album remains the band's most successful in terms of chart position, reaching number 2 on the UK Album Chart in September of that year and later being certified 'Silver' by the BPI.[3] The four singles released from the album [4] also all made the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart - "Low Life in High Places" reaching number 22, "Everybody Wants Her" number 36, "A Better Man" number 18 and "Like a Satellite" number 25.
A 2-CD remastered version of the album with an additional bonus disc of B-sides, demos, acoustic versions & live tracks was released by EMI in 2009.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Luke Morley, except where noted:[5][6]

  1. "Does It Feel Like Love?" - 5:01
  2. "Everybody Wants Her" (Luke Morley, Danny Bowes, Gary James, Ben Matthews) - 4:31
  3. "Low Life in High Places" - 4:10
  4. "Laughing on Judgement Day" - 4:34
  5. "Empty City" (Luke Morley, Andy Taylor) - 7:00
  6. "Today the World Stopped Turning" - 4:44
  7. "Long Way from Home" - 6:03
  8. "Fire to Ice" (Luke Morley, Gary James) - 4:34
  9. "Feeding the Flame" - 4:33
  10. "A Better Man" - 3:41
  11. "The Moment of Truth" (Danny Bowes, Gary James, Ben Matthews) - 3:55
  12. "Flawed to Perfection" - 4:55
  13. "Like a Satellite" - 4:48
  14. "Baby I'll Be Gone" (Luke Morley, Andy Taylor) - 6:49

Disc 2 (2009 Expanded version only)

  1. "She's My Inspiration"
  2. "With a Little Help from My Friends" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  3. "Low Life In High Places" (Demo)
  4. "Everybody Wants Her" (Radio Edit)
  5. "Dirty Love" (Acoustic Version)
  6. "Higher Ground" (Acoustic Version)
  7. "Like a Satellite" (Live)
  8. "Gimme Shelter" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
  9. "The Damage Is Done"
  10. "Higher Ground" (Live)
  11. "Lazy Sunday Afternoon" (Live) (Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane)
  12. "Bigger Than Both of Us"
  13. "Dangerous Rhythm"
  14. "Everybody Wants Her" (Preacher Fade)
  15. "New York, New York: Harry’s Theme" (Live)

Personnel[edit]

  • Danny Bowes - vocals
  • Luke Morley - guitars, harmonica
  • Ben Matthews - guitars, keyboards
  • Mark 'Snake' Luckhurst - bass guitar
  • Gary James - drums, percussion
  • Jody Linscott - percussion (on "Empty City", "The Moment of Truth" and "Like a Satellite")
  • The Big Bad Horns (Grant Kirkhope, Frank Mizen & Snake Davis) - brass (on "Everybody Wants Her")

Credits[edit]

  • Producers - Andy Taylor and Luke Morley
  • Recording - Ken Lomas
  • Mixing - Dave Bascombe
  • Additional engineering - Ben Matthews
  • Assistant engineers - Andy Baker, Lee Phillips, Adrian Moore, Ian Huffman, Andy Strange
  • John Kalodner - John Kalodner
  • Photography - Jill Furmanosky
  • Stills photographers - Rupert Truman, Tony May
  • Art - Storm Thorgerson and Keith Breeden

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laughing on Judgement Day at AllMusic
  2. ^ Laughing On Judgement Day at Thunder Online Accessed 28 November 2008
  3. ^ Silver Award for Laughing on Judgement Day BPI Website Accessed 28 November 2008
  4. ^ Thunder Discography Accessed 28 November 2008
  5. ^ Allmusic Thunder - Laughing On Judgement Day Retrieved 2010-03-05
  6. ^ album sleeve notes

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