Thunderball (U.D.O. album)

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Thunderball
Udo thunderball.jpg
Studio album by U.D.O.
Released October 26, 2004
Recorded Roxx Studio, Pulheim, Germany, 2004
Genre Heavy metal
Length 45:46
Label AFM Records
Producer Stefan Kaufmann
U.D.O. chronology
Man and Machine
(2002)
Thunderball
(2004)
24/7 (EP)
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Rock Hard 8.0/10[2]

Thunderball is U.D.O.'s ninth studio album. After their previous studio album, U.D.O. had released the DVD Nailed To Metal and an accompanying live CD entitled Nailed To Metal - The Missing Tracks in 2003.

The title of this album and Udo Dirkschneider's posture on the cover are allusions to the movie Thunderball.

The album was recorded at Roxx Studio in Pulheim.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Udo Dirkschneider and Stefan Kaufmann, with additional credits on "The Arbiter", "Blind Eyes" and "Fistful of Anger" to Igor Gianola and on "The Bullet and the Bomb" and "Pull the Trigger" to Fitty Weinhold.

  1. "Thunderball" - 3:53
  2. "The Arbiter" - 4:07
  3. "Pull the Trigger" - 4:34
  4. "Fistful of Anger" - 3:11
  5. "The Land of the Midnight Sun" - 5:18
  6. "Hell Bites Back" - 3:09
  7. "Trainride in Russia" - 4:45
  8. "The Bullet and the Bomb" - 3:58
  9. "The Magic Mirror" - 4:56
  10. "Tough Luck II" - 3:36
  11. "Blind Eyes" - 4:19
  12. "Hardcore Lover" (Digipak bonus) - 4:50
  13. "Trainride in Russia (Poezd po Rossii)" (Digipak bonus and Japanese issue) - 4:45
  14. "Borderline" (Japanese bonus track)
  • "Blind Eyes" video clip (Digipak bonus)

"Trainride in Russia" is devoted to the band's touring in that country. Its alternative version (with the subtitle "Poezd po Rossii") includes chorus lines in Russian:

Поезд по России идёт и идёт.
Поезд по России. 100 грамм и вперёд!
Перестук колёс. Необъятна даль.
Поезд нас унёс к началу всех начал.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 47
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 83

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thunderball at AllMusic
  2. ^ Böhm, Daniel (2004). "Review Album: U.D.O. — Thunderball". Rock Hard (in German). No. 203. Retrieved 2017-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – U.D.O. – Thunderball". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-04-04.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – U.D.O. – Thunderball" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2017-04-04.