Produced by Nick Tauber
1981 UK 7″ vinyl / Safari Records / SAFE38
1981 UK 12″ vinyl / Safari Records / SAFEL38
1981 UK 7″ picture disc vinyl / Safari Records / SAFEP38
“Thunder in the Mountains” is the eighth UK Toyah single and was released in 1981. 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 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.