The sensational return of UK rock legends Thunder, who had a Top 10 UK album earlier this year, continues into 2016 with full details of a three-disc set documenting the story of the band’s latest, Classic Rock Award nominated album, Wonder Days, plus a bonus series of three limited edition 12″ vinyl albums.
Entitled All You Can Eat, it documents the story of Wonder Days, Thunder’s first studio album for 6 years, and includes a live album, a live in-the-studio session, and a documentary film. The three limited edition 12″ vinyl albums include Live At RAK Studio 1 and Live At The Brooklyn Bowl, both released as 12″ double vinyl albums, and Live At Loud Park, which will be released as a limited edition 12″ single vinyl album.
Disc 1 – Starter – Live At RAK Studio 1
The band was asked by their record label (earMusic) to record some live B-Sides and extra tracks for formats. The session took place at the famous RAK Studio 1 on November 4th and 5th 2014, during the two days preceding the band’s show at Brooklyn Bowl in the O2 in London. The band set up in the studio to record 100% live, and as quickly as possible. They played fourteen songs one after another, with no breaks, no stops, overdubs or fix ups. The end result is astonishing. There was also a live acoustic session the next day, which is currently being considered for possible release later next year (the tracks didn’t fit on the CD).
Disc 2 – Main Course – Live At The Brooklyn Bowl
The Brooklyn Bowl show on November 6th 2014 was offered free to fans, in association with Classic Rock Magazine. There was no fee for tickets, and fans applied online in their thousands for the chance to hear the band play brand new songs from Wonder Days, three months ahead of the release, alongside Thunder classics, and some never played before covers. The rules were pretty simple – no cameras, no video, no social media updates, just word of mouth. Thunder fans duly obliged, and the evening was stunning. The show was captured; audio and video, and eight of the songs were given away on the cover of Classic Rock Magazine in January 2015. The rest have stayed in the filing cabinet, until now…
Disc 3 – Dessert – Wonder Days The Film
A documentary made by Tim Sidwell from Toward Infinity, this film details the story behind the making of the Wonder Days album, and features extensive band interviews, along with studio footage from the WD session, clips from the live session at RAK Studio 1, the Brooklyn Bowl live show, the triumphant March 2015 UK shows, and the Loud Park show, filmed for TV in Tokyo (Oct 2014). 60 minutes of pure Thunder fan joy…
Plus three limited edition 12″ vinyl albums:
Live At RAK and Live At The Brooklyn Bowl will both be released as 180g 12″ double vinyl albums. They will be limited edition, numbered, signed and will be available exclusively via the band’s website – www.thunderonline.com.
Live At Loud Park will be released as a limited edition 180g 12” single vinyl album.
All formats will be released on January 29th. Full details at www.thunderonline.com
The band will also be blowing the roof off arenas around the UK in February, with Terrorvision and King King in support, including a date at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. Says lead singer Danny Bowes:
The shows in March were incredible, and the new songs went down just as well as the Thunder favourites. We can’t wait for February, so we can do it all over again.
Feb 2016 Live Dates:
- 15/02/2016 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
- 16/02/2016 – Bristol Colston Hall
- 18/02/2016 – SECC Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
- 19/02/2016 – Sheffield Arena
- 20/02/2016 – SSE Arena, Wembley