|Studio album by|
|Released||November 10, 1984 (U.S.A)|
November 19, 1984 (UK)
|Recorded||July – August 1984|
|Studio||Metalworks Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Producers Workshop, Los Angeles|
|Genre||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Producer||Eddie Kramer, Triumph|
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.
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.
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.
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.
All tracks written by Gil Moore, Mike Levine and Rik Emmett, except where noted.
|December 8, 1984||Canada||37|
|December 8, 1984||The Billboard 200||35|
|1984||"Follow Your Heart"||Pop Singles||88|
Triumph was a Canadian hard rock band formed in 1975 that was popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s, building on its reputation and success as a live band. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, it has received 18 gold and nine platinum awards in Canada and the United States. It was nominated for multiple Juno Awards, including the 'Group of the Year Award' in 1979, 1985, 1986, and 1987. It was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in 2007, into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2008, and into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2019.
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