Thunder Island (album)

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Thunder Island
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Studio Criteria Studios (Miami)
Genre Rock, soft rock
Label Asylum
Producer Bill Szymczyk, Ed Mashal
Jay Ferguson chronology
All Alone in the End Zone
Thunder Island
Real Life Ain't This Way
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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.


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.

Track listing

1."Thunder Island"Jay Ferguson4:00
3."Happy Birthday, Baby"Ferguson4:15
4."Losing Control"Ferguson3:50
5."Cozumel"Joey Murcia3:14
6."Night Shift"Ferguson3:36
8."Love Is Cold"Ferguson3:48
9."Happy Too!"Stan Kipper2:31
10."Magic Moment"Ferguson, Bill Szymczyk3:59
Total length:37:43


Guest musicians


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