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One of the most popular and enduring British rock bands of the last 25 years, with 18 Top 40 singles in the UK and a string of gold and platinum albums around the world, Thunder are set to release their landmark tenth studio album, Wonder Days, on earMUSIC on February 13th 2015.

The groups first studio album in six years, Wonder Days reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before. With a lineage dating back to the cream of hard rock Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Who and Deep Purple and songwriting greats such as The Kinks, The Beatles and The Faces the bands sound is a timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power. Their long-awaited return with Wonder Days should ensure that Thunder are elevated to their rightful place in the pantheon of truly great British bands.

In parts a rumination and reflection on the dreams and desires of young men growing up in the 70s that inspired the band members to form their first band in their early teens, Wonder Days is also a potent mix of blues, soul and rocknroll that is as contemporary as it is steeped in the finest music of the last few decades.
From the epic Zeppelin-esque title track, through the no-holds-barred pop prowess of potential hit singles The Thing I Want, Resurrection Day and Black Water, to the big-screen ballad Broken, Thunder have delivered one of the finest rock albums of recent years.

While the galloping drive of The Prophet comes on like an unholy union of Iron Maiden and Whitesnake, the sensual Serpentine drips with an archaic Deep South blues vibe before turning into a Royal Blood meets The Raconteurs style stomp. Chasing Shadows has all the swagger of primetime Aerosmith while the affecting, mandolin-driven folk tinges of The Rain sounds ethereally ageless.

Throughout the album Danny Bowes vocals showcase just why he is one of the greatest rock vocalists of his generation; a true foil to guitarist Luke Morleys powerhouse riffs, scintillating melodies and delicate acoustic strumming.

Though making a good recovery from the tonsil cancer that excluded him from the bands recent live appearances, rhythm guitarist Ben Matthews has been sadly absent from the sessions so Morley has taken charge of all the guitars and keyboards on the album, with the ever-present Garry Harry James on drums and long-term bassist Chris Childs on bass providing the striking rhythmic back-bone to the band.

Recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, with Luke Morley reprising his role as producer, the album was mixed by the renowned Mike Fraser, whose CV includes such names as Aerosmith, AC/DC and Metallica and who worked on several of the groups key early records including their celebrated debut, Back Street Symphony.
Thunder hit the road in March with dates in Leeds, Birmingham and London, with Reef and Tax The Heat as support.

March 2015
Thur 12th Leeds, First Direct Arena (UK)
Fri 13th Birmingham, NIA (UK)
Sat 14th London, Eventim Apollo (UK)


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* Limited Deluxe Digipak 2CD
CD1 - Wonder Days studio album + CD2 - Thunder Live at Wacken Festival Germany 2013

* Exclusive "Killer" 4 track CD EP - Previously unreleased material - not available anywhere else

Track listing:

CD1
1. Wonder Days
2. The Thing I Want
3. The Rain
4. Black Water
5. The Prophet
6. Resurrection Day
7. Chasing Shadows
8. Broken
9. When The Music Played
10. Serpentine
11. I Love The Weekend

CD2
1. Dirty Love (Live)
2. River Of Pain (Live)
3. Higher Ground (Live)
4. Low Life In High Places (Live)
5. Backstreet Symphony (Live)
6. The Devil Made Me Do It (Live)
7. You Can't Keep A Good Man Down (Live)
8. Love Walked In (Live)
9. I Love You More Than Rock'n'Roll (Live)

Exclusive 4 track 'Killer' CD EP
Previously unreleased material recorded during the album sessions at Rockfield Studios, 2014

Tracklist:

1. Killer
2. As Tough As It Gets
3. Big Guns
4. Don't Say That

*Please note, the "Killer" EP will not be available digitally or on any other format.
This CD is the only way to get your hands on these songs*


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Tried to listen to this again the other day. Choruses are kind of nice, but the verses are just not for me at all; from a time I do not enjoy.

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I think I've rated this one but where's my comment ? hmm or maybe there are two different threads ?

69% and I bet you need to steer clear Geoff or probably pick the best 3 tracks for your iPad :D

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I think I've rated this one but where's my comment ? hmm or maybe there are two different threads ?

69% and I bet you need to steer clear Geoff or probably pick the best 3 tracks for your iPad :D

 

You honestly think I'd waste space on my USB stick (Ipad - who do you think I am, Jesus H Christ?!) with this kind of shit... even 3 songs of it? Shame on you!!!

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I think I've rated this one but where's my comment ? hmm or maybe there are two different threads ?

69% and I bet you need to steer clear Geoff or probably pick the best 3 tracks for your iPad :D

 

You honestly think I'd waste space on my USB stick (Ipad - who do you think I am, Jesus H Christ?!) with this kind of shit... even 3 songs of it? Shame on you!!!

 

 

dude, Jesus is sad, he gave talent to Thunder to write 3 good songs and you don't appreciate it ?

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I think I've rated this one but where's my comment ? hmm or maybe there are two different threads ?

69% and I bet you need to steer clear Geoff or probably pick the best 3 tracks for your iPad :D

 

You honestly think I'd waste space on my USB stick (Ipad - who do you think I am, Jesus H Christ?!) with this kind of shit... even 3 songs of it? Shame on you!!!

 

 

dude, Jesus is sad, he gave talent to Thunder to write 3 good songs and you don't appreciate it ?

 

 

So where are the 3 good songs? On the deluxe edition, recorded by Care Of Night?

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