Thunder Island (album)

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Thunder Island
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Studio album by Jay Ferguson
Released 1977
Genre Rock, soft rock
Length37:43
Label Asylum
Producer Bill Szymczyk, Ed Mashal
Jay Ferguson chronology
All Alone in the End Zone
(1976)
Thunder Island
(1977)
Real Life Ain't This Way
(1979)
Professional ratings
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Thunder Island is the second studio album by American musician Jay Ferguson. The title track became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

John Arden "Jay" Ferguson is an American rock/pop musician, known for his work with Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne, and his 1978 solo hit "Thunder Island". His later career has been as a composer of music for television programs and films.

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Contents

The album was first issued on compact disc by the Collector's Choice label. The album was reissued as part of a two disc set including Ferguson's first and third solo albums by Edsel. The booklet included a new interview with Ferguson discussing the making of his first three albums.

Producer Bill Szymczyk recruited much of the same personnel as Ferguson's first solo album including Joe Walsh to play on the album which was recorded in the same Miami studio as the Eagles' Hotel California and other big albums of the era.

Bill Szymczyk American record producer

William Frank Szymczyk is an American music producer and technical engineer best known for working with rock and blues musicians, most notably the Eagles in the 1970s. He produced many top albums and singles of the 1970s, though he retired from the music business by 1990. He re-emerged in the late 2000s, taking on select projects including the 2007 Eagles album Long Road Out of Eden and the 2008 eponymous debut of Brian Vander Ark.

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Joseph Fidler Walsh is an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has been a member of five successful rock bands: James Gang, Barnstorm, Eagles, the Party Boys, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Walsh was also part of the New Zealand band Herbs. In the 1990s, he was a member of the short-lived supergroup the Best.

<i>Hotel California</i> (Eagles album) 1976 studio album by the Eagles

Hotel California is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Eagles, and is one of the best-selling albums of all time. Three singles were released from the album, each reaching high in the Billboard Hot 100: "New Kid in Town", "Hotel California", and "Life in the Fast Lane". The album became the band's best-selling album after Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975). It has been certified 26× Platinum in the U.S., and has sold over 42 million copies sold worldwide. The album was ranked number 37 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Thunder Island"Jay Ferguson4:00
2."Soulin'"Jay Ferguson4:07
3."Happy Birthday, Baby"Jay Ferguson4:15
4."Losing Control"Jay Ferguson3:50
5."Cozumel"Joey Murcia3:14
6."Night Shift"Jay Ferguson3:36
7."Babylon"Jay Ferguson4:23
8."Love Is Cold"Jay Ferguson3:48
9."Happy Too!"Stan Kipper2:31
10."Magic Moment"Jay Ferguson, Bill Szymczyk3:59
Total length:37:43

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References

  1. Caldwell, Rob. "Thunder Island - Jay Ferguson". AllMusic . Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-02-06.