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Backstreet Symphony
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album by Thunder
Released 4 April 1990
Recorded 1989
Genre Rock
Length 11 tracks (original version)
Label EMI, Geffen Records
Producer Andy Taylor
Andy Taylor related

Backstreet Symphony is the debut album by Thunder, produced by Andy Taylor and released by EMI / Geffen Records on 4 April 1990.

About the albumEdit

With producer Andy Taylor, the album features many blues-rock and atmospheric ballads, that became a success in the UK helped by an appearance at the 1990 Monsters of Rock festival at Donington Park. Included are two songs co-written by Taylor, who also performed 12-string guitar on "Until My Dying Day".

The band achieved its first two UK Top 30 hits with singles from this album; the title track reached no.25 and, the following year, "Love Walked In" reached no.21. The album was later certified 'Silver' by the BPI. In 1991, it was released by EMI in Japan with a bonus disc of live tracks. In 2009, to coincide with the bands retirement tour, a 2 disc version was released, with bonus tracks and live recordings.

The album features photography by Andy Earl, who is credited on Duran Duran's Rio album.

Track listingEdit

1990 Original release
All songs written by Luke Morley, except where noted

  1. "She's So Fine" (Luke Morley, Andy Taylor) (5:31)
  2. "Dirty Love" (5:21)
  3. "Don't Wait for Me" (5:33)
  4. "Higher Ground" (5:07)
  5. "Until My Dying Day" (Luke Morley, Andy Taylor) (6:33)
  6. "Backstreet Symphony" (4:31)
  7. "Love Walked In" (6:25)
  8. "An Englishman on Holiday" (4:28)
  9. "Girl's Going Out of Her Head" (4:18)
  10. "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Muff Winwood, Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis) (3:52)
  11. "Distant Thunder" (CD only) (4:57)

1991 Japanese Double CD with Live - Disc 1

  1. "She's So Fine"
  2. "Dirty Love"
  3. "Don't Wait for Me"
  4. "Higher Ground"
  5. "Until My Dying Day"
  6. "Backstreet Symphony"
  7. "Love Walked In"
  8. "An Englishman on Holiday"
  9. "Girl's Going Out of Her Head"
  10. "Gimme Some Lovin'"
  11. "Distant Thunder"

1991 Japanese Double CD with Live - Disc 2

  1. "Another shot of Love '89"
  2. "Girl's Going Out of her Head '90"
  3. "An Englishman on Holiday '90"
  4. "Until My Dying Day '91"
  5. "Fired Up '91"
  6. "Dirty Love '90"
  7. "She's So Fine '90"
  8. "Backstreet Symphony '90"
  9. "Higher Ground '91"
  10. "Don't Wait for Me '90"

PersonnelEdit

Thunder are:

  • Danny Bowes - Vocals
  • Luke Morley - Guitar
  • Gary James - Drums, percussion
  • Ben Matthews - Guitars, piano, organ
  • Mark 'Snake' Luckhurst - Bass

With:

  • Andy Taylor - Guitar (on "Until My Dying Day")
  • The Croquettes and The Gherkin Brothers - Backing vocals

CreditsEdit

  • Producer - Andy Taylor
  • Recording and mixing - Mike Fraser
  • Assistant engineers - Ben Matthews, Peter Peck, Russell Leahy, Andy Strange, Rupert Coulson
  • Mastering - Ian Cooper
  • Photography - Andy Earl
  • Cover concept - Luke Morley
  • Original artwork - Christine Morley
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