Thunder Seven

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Thunder Seven
Triumph Thunder Seven Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 10, 1984 (U.S.A)
November 19, 1984 (UK)
RecordedApril 1984 – November 1984
Studio Metalworks Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Producers Workshop, Los Angeles
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length40:51
Label MCA
Producer Eddie Kramer, Triumph
Triumph chronology
Never Surrender
(1982)
Thunder Seven
(1984)
Stages
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Thunder Seven is the seventh studio album by Canadian hard rock band Triumph, released in November 1984. The second half of the album follows a concept based on various time-related themes.

Contents

The album was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, with sales of over 500,000 copies, on April 21, 2003, almost nineteen years after its initial release.

"Follow Your Heart" was the band's highest charting single of the time, reaching #88 in both the UK and the US. "Spellbound" was also released as a single, though it didn't prove as successful, only charting in Canada and barely scraping the top 100. [2]

Thunder Seven was the last Triumph album that did not feature any outside writers. All prior Triumph albums, with the exception of 1977's Rock & Roll Machine , were written entirely by the band members.

Artwork

The album cover was illustrated by artist Dean Motter and was a mechanized version of the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci. The cover is a visible element of the album's concept, in which the band examines the actions and abnormalities of man at the turn of the 21st century.

Track listing

All tracks written by Gil Moore, Mike Levine and Rik Emmett, except where noted.

Side one

  1. "Spellbound" 5:11
  2. "Rock Out, Roll On" 5:18
  3. "Cool Down" 4:51
  4. "Follow Your Heart" 3:27

Side two

  1. "Time Goes By" 6:02
  2. "Midsummer's Daydream" (Rik Emmett) 1:41
  3. "Time Canon" 1:31
  4. "Killing Time" 4:14
  5. "Stranger in a Strange Land" 5:15
  6. "Little Boy Blues" 3:43

Singles

Charts

Album

YearChartPosition
December 8, 1984 Canada 37
December 8, 1984 The Billboard 200 35

Singles

YearSingleChartPosition
1984"Follow Your Heart"Pop Singles88
1984"Spellbound"Pop Singles97

Personnel

with

Production

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