Live (Thunder album)

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Live
Live album by Thunder
Released 1998
Recorded 1997.
Genre Hard rock
Length 2:00:00
Label Eagle (U.K.), Victor Entertainment (Japan)
Thunder chronology
The Thrill of It All
(1997)
Live
(1998)
Giving the Game Away
(1999)

Live is the first full-length live album from British hard rock band Thunder, edited from four performances at Shepherds Bush Empire in London and the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton in November 1997. The accompanying CD booklet has photos of the performances by Ross Halfin. The album is also bass guitarist Chris Childs' first appearance on a Thunder album.

The setlist weighs heavily on the first two (and most successful) studio albums, with eight tracks from Back Street Symphony, six from Laughing on Judgement Day and three each from Behind Closed Doors and The Thrill Of It All.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Welcome to the Party"
  2. "Higher Ground"
  3. "Don't Wait Up"
  4. "Low Life in High Places"
  5. "Gimme Some Lovin'"
  6. "Empty City"
  7. "Until My Dying Day"
  8. "A Better Man"
  9. "Does It Feel Like Love?"
  10. "Dance to the Music" (Sly & The Family Stone cover)
  11. "She's So Fine"
  12. "Pilot of My Dreams" (Japanese bonus track)
  13. "Everybody Wants Her" (Japanese bonus track)

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Backstreet Symphony"
  2. "An Englishman on Holiday"
  3. "Stand Up" (Japanese bonus track)
  4. "I'll Be Waiting"
  5. "Laughing on Judgement Day"
  6. "Like a Satellite"
  7. "Moth to the Flame"
  8. "Living for Today"
  9. "The Only One"
  10. "Love Walked In"
  11. "River of Pain"
  12. "Dirty Love"

Japanese release[edit]

The Japanese release contains three bonus tracks in addition to the 22 tracks found on the European release: "Pilot Of My Dreams," "Everybody Wants Her" and "Stand Up." The Japanese release was also packaged in a double jewel case and came with an exclusive additional booklet featuring a brief essay by Valerie Potter (in English and Japanese), additional short essays by Masa Ito and Tsuneo O'Mori (in Japanese only), and full lyrics in both English and Japanese.

DVD/video release[edit]

A companion video was released on VHS in 1998 and on DVD in 2002 by Eagle Rock Entertainment. It contains two tracks not found on any CD release: Harry James' karaoke style performance of "New York, New York" and the Small Faces cover "Lazy Sunday".

The DVD track listing is:

  1. "New York, New York"
  2. "Welcome to the Party"
  3. "Higher Ground"
  4. "I’ll Be Waiting"
  5. "Until My Dying Day"
  6. "Gimme Some Lovin'"
  7. "A Better Man"
  8. "Living for Today"
  9. "Lazy Sunday"
  10. "Stand Up"
  11. "Love Walked In"
  12. "River of Pain"
  13. "She’s So Fine"
  14. "Low Life in High Places"
  15. "The Only One"
  16. "Dirty Love"

In 2003, the DVD was reissued as a two-disc set with a bonus CD of 12 tracks compiled from the original 2-disc CD release.

Singles[edit]

"The Only One" was released as a standalone single concurrently with the live album, with separate singles containing the live version as well as a studio version.

CD single[edit]

  • "The Only One" (Live)
  • "Pilot of My Dreams" (Live)
  • "Stand Up" (Live)
  • "Everybody Wants Her" (Live)

"Flexi-Pack" CD single[edit]

  1. "The Only One"
  2. "Too Bad"
  3. "This Forgotten Town" (Acoustic Version)
  4. "Something About You" (The Nomis Session)

Cassette single[edit]

  1. "The Only One"
  2. "You Can't Live Your Life in a Day" (The Nomis Sessions)

Credits[edit]