Thunder in the Mountains

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"Thunder in the Mountains"
Toyah Thunder in the Mountains.jpg
Single by Toyah
B-side "Street Addict"
Released21 October 1981
Format 7", 12", 12" Picture Disc
Genre New wave
Label Safari Records
Songwriter(s) [Willcox/Lee/Glockler]
Producer(s) Nick Tauber
Toyah singles chronology
"I Want to Be Free"
(1981)
"Thunder in the Mountains"
(1981)
"[[Sphinx/For You|Sphinxnext_title2 = For You]]"
(1981)

"Thunder in the Mountains" is the eighth UK single by the band Toyah, fronted by Toyah Willcox, and was released in 1981.

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The single, which was not included on an album at the time, continued the success of previous hits. It reached number four in the UK Singles Chart in October 1981 and was again backed by an appearance on Top of the Pops plus a memorable video directed by Godley & Creme.

Both sides of this single, and the 12" exclusive b-side "Voodoo Doll", were eventually included on several CD releases, "Thunder in the Mountains" and "Voodoo Doll" on the 1999 reissue of The Changeling, "Street Addict" on the 2002 reissue of Sheep Farming In Barnet/The Blue Meaning and they all also feature on the 2005 compilation The Safari Singles Collection Part 2: 1981-1983 . The single also became the most collectible Toyah release to date, with several variations available.

Track listing

7" vinyl

Catalogue Number: SAFE 38 Catalogue Number: SAFE P38 (Picture disc)

Available in a card or paper sleeve.

12" vinyl

Catalogue Number: SAFE L38

12" Picture disc vinyl

Catalogue Number: SAFE LP38

This edition housed the 7" Picture Disc in a 12" transparent vinyl record, and is one of the rarest Toyah collectibles available to date.

Produced by Nick Tauber. Published by Sweet 'n' Sour Songs Ltd.

Both sides of all releases ran at 45RPM.

Personnel

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