Studio Albums

Thunder's studio albums.

Rip It Up





No One Gets Out Alive
Rip It Up
She Likes The Cocaine
Right From The Start
Shakedown
Heartbreak Hurricane
In Another Life
The Chosen One
The Enemy Inside
Tumbling Down
There's Always A Loser
Bonus Tracks:
No One Gets Out Alive (Live In Hamburg) (iTunes Only)
Rip It Up - Video (Live In Hamburg) (iTunes Deluxe Only)

Live At 100 Club (Deluxe CD & Deluxe Digital) :
Wonder Days (Live)
Black Water (Live)
River Of Pain (Live)
Chasing Shadows (Live)
Broken (Live)
The Devil Made Me Do It (Live)
Backstreet Symphony (Live)
I'll Be Waiting (Live)
Resurrection Day (Live)
The Thing I Want (Live)
Love Walked In (Live)
I Love You More Than Rock 'n' Roll (Live)
The Rocker (Live)
Dirty Love (Live)

Released : 2017
U.K. Chart Position : 3

U.K. / EUROPEAN CD : EARMUSIC
U.K. / EUROPEAN 3 x CD : EARMUSIC
U.K. / EUROPEAN 2 x BLACK VINYL : EARMUSIC
U.K. / EUROPEAN 2 x GOLD VINYL : EARMUSIC
JAPAN CD :
WARD / COLUMBIA
iTUNES : EARMUSIC
DIGITAL : EARMUSIC

Bonus CD: Broken Mirror EP  (Thunderonline Exclusive - Big Bundle 1, Big Bundle 2, Super Deluxe Bundle, Ultimate Bundle, Deluxe 3 x CD, Standard Double Vinyl) :
Fire In The Mountain
Blue Eyed Girl
Beyond The Stars
I Will Return

UK CD : 
EARMUSIC


Wonder Days





Wonder Days
The Thing I Want
The Rain
Black Water
The Prophet
Resurrection Day
Chasing Shadows
Broken
When The Music Played
Serpentine
I Love The Weekend
Bonus Track:
Stand Up (Live at The Brooklyn Bowl) (Japan Only)

Released : 2015
U.K. Chart Position : 9

U.K. / EUROPEAN CD : EARMUSIC (0210057EMU)
U.K. / EUROPEAN 2 x VINYL : EARMUSIC (0210173EMU)
JAPAN CD :
WARD / COLUMBIA (VQCD-10433)
iTUNES : EARMUSIC
DIGITAL : EARMUSIC

Wonder Days
The Thing I Want
The Rain
Black Water
The Prophet
Resurrection Day
Chasing Shadows
Broken
When The Music Played
Serpentine
I Love The Weekend
Bonus Tracks:
Black Water (Acoustic)
Broken (Acoustic)

iTUNES DELUXE :
EARMUSIC



Bonus CD: Live At Wacken Festival 2013  (Super Deluxe, Deluxe CD Bundle, Deluxe CD, CD Bundle, Japan Deluxe) :
Dirty Love (Live)
River Of Pain (Live)
Higher Ground (Live)
Low Life In High Places (Live)
Backstreet Symphony (Live)
The Devil Made Me Do It (Live)
You Can't Keep A Good Man Down (Live)
Love Walked In (Live)
I Love You More Than Rock'n'Roll (Live)

U.K. / EUROPEAN DELUXE CD : EARMUSIC (01210142EMU)
JAPAN DELUXE CD : WARD / COLUMBIA (VQCD-10430/1/2)

Bonus CD: Killer EP  (Super Deluxe, Deluxe CD Bundle, Deluxe CD, CD Bundle, Japan Deluxe) :
Killer
As Tough As It Gets
Big Guns
Don't Say That

UK CD : 
EARMUSIC (0210176EMU)

Bonus 7": Wonder Days Single  (Super Deluxe Bundle only) :
A: Wonders Days
B: The Stealer (Live at RAK Studios, November 2014)

UK 7" :  EARMUSIC


Bang!





Bonus Tracks:
Chain Reaction (Japan Only)
I Believe (Japan Only)



Released : 2008
U.K. Chart Position : 62

U.K. CD : STC RECORDINGSs (STC2008-3)
EUROPEAN CD IN SLIPCASE : FRONTIERS (FRCD392)
JAPAN CD : JVC/VICTOR (VICP-64622)



Track By Track - by Luke Morley

On The Radio

I’m not one to moan or complain. In fact we’re very lucky to have had the career we’ve had to date but there’s one thing that really aggravates me; we’ve never, ever had enough, if any, support from mainstream English radio. Over the last twenty years we’ve watched other rock bands have their moment in the sun as far as daytime radio play goes but we’ve never been afforded that luxury. I think it’s the main reason the band isn’t better known. Anyway, rather than get down about it, I thought I’d write a song about it and keep my sense of humour (and my sanity) intact.

Stormwater
Anyone who saw what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans couldn’t help but be moved by the plight of its residents. I was lucky enough to spend three days there in 1997 and it’s a very special city with a unique vibe due to the mixture of cultures that form its history. It’s also alive with music and it affected me greatly. This song tries to see the disaster through the eyes of one of its inhabitants.

Carol Ann
Now don’t get me wrong, I like a drink. However, the consequences of excessive drinking have to be dealt with when one is probably least prepared to do so i.e. the morning after when you have an awful hangover. I’m not proud to admit it but there have been times when I don’t remember anything that happened beyond a certain point of the previous evening. This tells the story of a guy that wakes up remembering nothing and the only clue he has is a name and a phone number scrawled on the back of his hand in lipstick! Let he who is innocent cast the first stone…………..

Retribution
Have you ever had one of those days when absolutely nothing goes your way?
The odd day like that is inevitable and we all have to deal with it when it happens but the narrator of this song has had so many bad days he’s starting to lose hope which is never good for one’s state of mind. For the musos amongst you, this song oscillates between 5/4 and 6/4, two very unusual time signatures for us and torture for Harry. Maybe that’s why I like it so much! Nice!

Candy Man
In my spam folder I once found an invitation to meet Olga and Svetlana, two very beautiful Russian girls looking for English husbands. Obviously I leapt on to a plane for Moscow immediately…….. I didn’t really but the guy in the song does!

Have Mercy
An uncomfortable subject matter for any man over a certain age myself included! It’s a racing certainty that one day you will find yourself gazing at a beautiful young woman. There’s nothing wrong with that but when somebody informs you that the object of your lustful daydreaming is still of school age it’s a whole different thing. This awful moral dilemma is the inspiration behind many great blues songs and I had to get to 47 to truly understand what they were going on about!

Watching Over You
Written with Andy Taylor and Mike Keen. Not that Andy Taylor but his son Andrew junior. Strange, since I’ve known Andrew since he was no more than an ankle biter! Seriously though he is a chip off the old block and has his father’s instinct when it comes to melody and crafting a good song. This song appeals to me because the lyric can be interpreted as a mournful ballad or a something a little darker, bordering on obsession. You decide; a romantic, shy fool or a pervy stalker.

Miracle Man
I have no problem with religion. Whatever floats your boat is fine with me providing it doesn’t impact on my life. This song is about the kind of people who use religion to relieve you of your money by means of fear and/or false promises of redemption in exchange for a lump of cash. Anyone who has cable television or visited the southern USA will have seen these kinds of Evangelists whipping up a storm on the God channels. Some of them are performers of considerable talent. It’s just a shame they decide to use their skills this way.

Turn Left At California
I’ve always been a fan of the road movie genre; wide open spaces, endless highways, you know the sort of thing. I’m also particularly fond of sitting in the shade somewhere hot with an ice-cold beer. This song combines the two in a strange, hypnotic Tex-Mex flavoured, meandering epic. Unlike anything we’ve done before.

Love Sucks
You have to retain your sense of humour at all times when dealing with the opposite sex because there are no absolutes, no certainties and the thing you least expect will probably be what happens next. Why do we do it to ourselves? Human relationships defy analysis but if they didn’t exist what would I write about?

One Bullet
Over the past year or two there have been God knows how many young people murdered unnecessarily by shooting or stabbing in London. I live in London, I grew up here and it disturbs me greatly that this is happening. Being young should be a time in your life where you’re free to not worry. We all need to do something about it in whatever small way we can.

Honey
A pet hate of mine are magazines like Hello and OK. I don’t think they have positive effect on those who read them because they glorify the mundane and the vacuous. This song is about a guy that’s so fed up with his girlfriend’s material obsessions he can’t take any more. He terminates the relationship and spews out all the bile that he’s kept in check for so long. It’s a major catharsis.


Robert Johnson's Tombstone



 
Bonus Tracks:
Fade Into The Sun (Live) (Japan Only)
I Love You More Than Rock 'n' Roll (Live) (Japan Only)
I'm In Heaven (Japan Only)
The Girl Is Alright (Japan Only)

Released : 2006
U.K. Chart Position : 56

U.K. CD : STC RECORDINGS (STC2006-3)
EUROPEAN CD IN SLIPCASE : FRONTIERS (FRCD308)
JAPAN CD : JVC/VICTOR (VICP-63715)


Track By Track - by Luke Morley

Robert Johnson's Tombstone
This song doesn’t have a verse, a bridge or even a chorus but it’s one of the best and most exciting things we’ve ever done. It’s all about the mythology surrounding the legendary and influential bluesman. I knew a bit about him as a big influence on Eric Clapton but it wasn’t until I was driving back from the West Country one evening listening to a programme about the Blues on Radio 2 that I heard about the legend and the myth. Nobody actually knows exactly how and why he died so young or where he’s buried but everybody agrees it had something to do with drinking and womanizing. His ability as a guitar player caused many of his contemporaries to claim he’d sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for his extraordinary technique. Either way all the ingredients in his story, true or false make it a great story to tell and embellish

Dirty Dream
We’ve all done it at some point or other, had an inexplicable improper dream about a person we know but had never really considered in that way. Normally you would deal with it by not mentioning it to anyone, pretending it never happened and getting on with your life. The poor fool in this song however, becomes obsessed with the object of his forbidden desire. Hopefully there’ll be a lot of dirty dancing going on to this one!

A Million Faces
An epic Thunder ballad in musical terms. Lyrically however, as opposed to it being in the first person, this song is written from the point of view of somebody trying to comfort a friend whose relationship has gone terminally wrong. The general theme is ‘there’s plenty more fish in the sea’ and one of them somewhere will be right for you.

Don’t Wanna Talk About Love
Could be about the victim of the previous song. This is about someone who is so traumatised by their last relationship that they can’t and won’t talk about it. The chorus is like Janov’s primal scream (not the band!) therapy only more musical hopefully.

The Devil Made Me Do It
This was the first song I wrote for the album and it’s straight ahead, ‘sing-along, jump up and down to’ type anthem in a true Thunder stylee. It’s all about a subject very close to my heart; temptation. The subject here has no problem succumbing to everything and then simply blames every single act or deed on the influence of the Devil. I wish I could have got out of some of my past misdemeanours that easily…..

Last Man Standing
This is Chris’ first Thunder co-write. He came up with a terrific riff and title that inspired the whole thing. Regardless of what you think about Bush, Blair, Saddam Hussein and the war in Iraq, there is one absolute truth in and amongst the spin and deceit that we have been fed; lots of innocent people have died and more will die. As the man/woman in the street, we can only process the information available to us and, as turned out to be the case with Weapons of Mass Destruction, that information is often tainted. You can’t justify going to war on poor intelligence and hearsay. I’m not usually an advocate of politics in rock’n’roll but when it’s on the news everyday we can’t just look the other way and pretend it’s not happening. I hope the tune is as epic as the subject it addresses.

My Darkest Hour
This song is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. It’s very simple musically in that it consists only of one acoustic guitar, cello and voice. It’s a melancholy song about regret and not being able to change mistakes made in the past. Quick, pass the Kleenex.

Andy Warhol Said
You would have to have been living under the sea or on another planet to have not noticed the explosion in ‘celebrity’ media over recent years. I know we’ve always had a fascination with the supposedly opulent lifestyles of the rich and famous but it’s now got so out of control that the press are having to invent new ‘celebs’ on a daily basis to satisfy a demand that they themselves created. This means literally anybody can claim the dubious mantle of celebrity, even Jade Goody! This song ponders the possibility that Andy Warhol’s prediction ‘everybody will be famous for fifteen minutes’ has come true.

What A Beautiful Day
Being the old romantic that I am I’ve always wondered about the possibility of falling in love at first sight. It’s never happened to me but I like to think it does for some people. The guy in this song is so overwhelmed by a woman he sees in the street that despite the diabolically bad weather, he perceives it to be a ‘beautiful day’. An uplifting, up-tempo rock tune.

It’s All About You
It’s not a nice place to be when you’re with somebody whose interest is visibly waning, especially when they deny it. It’s the height of selfishness to prolong something when you’ve lost interest even though a part of you thinks you’re sparing the other person’s feelings. If it’s over admit it and move on, damn it!

Stubborn Kinda Love
I’m sure a lot of people will have experienced a love/hate type relationship at some point. This kind of relationship can be very tiring and a lot of hard work but at the same time very passionate and exciting. I suspect it’s the latter that makes it last although a sudden implosion is always a possibility.

I’m In Heaven
When a relationship falls to pieces and you don’t want it to there are supposedly four stages of acceptance; disbelief, misery, hate and finally, acceptance. This song is written from the point of view of someone whose state of mind is probably somewhere between stages three and four; still slightly vengeful but realising the plus points of being footloose and fancy free again.

The Girl Is Alright
This was inspired by KT Tunstall. I saw her play a brief solo show in Rough Trade Records (a tiny shop in Covent Garden) a year or so before she became hugely successful. Fortunately my good friend Mo Hepple had just started to tour manage KT and he invited me along. The shop probably had 25 – 30 people inside, most of them hanging off the spiral staircase that leads down to the basement where the poor girl was crammed into a corner with just about enough room to strap on a guitar. I’d heard a bit of music industry hype about KT and I have to admit to being a little cynical but she more than surpassed my expectations. A great voice (much better live than on the album which I don’t think does her vocals justice), great songs and she also played great rhythm guitar. It’s good to see people with genuine talent breaking through now and again.

 


The Magnificent Seventh





Bonus Track:
Love's An Easy Word To Say (Japan only)

Released : 2005
U.K. Chart Position : 70

U.K. CD : STC RECORDINGS (STC2005-1)
JAPAN CD : JVC/VICTOR (VICP-63001)
EUROPEAN CD IN SLIPCASE : FRONTIERS (FRCD 228)


Shooting At The Sun




Bonus Tracks:
River Of Pain (Live) (European Digipak only)
Somebody Get Me A Spin Doctor (Live) (European Digipak only)

Released : 2003

U.K. CD : STC RECORDINGS (STC2003-1)
JAPAN CD : JVC/VICTOR (VICP-62223)
EUROPEAN DIGIPAK CD : FRONTIERS (FRCD 164)
 



Giving The Game Away





Just Another Suicide (You Wanna Know)
All I Ever Wanted
Giving The Game Away
You'll Still Need A Friend
Rolling The Dice
Numb
Play That Funky Music
'Til It Shines
Time To Get Tough
It's Another Day
It Could Be Tonight
Bonus Tracks:
Wonderland (Japan Only)
The Only One (Japan Only)

Released : 1999
U.K. Chart Position : 49

U.K. / EUROPEAN CD : EAGLE (EAGCD046)



JAPAN CD : JVC (VICP-60579)



U.K. TENTH ANNIVERSARY CD : EAGLE (EAGLT046)



Bonus CD (European Tenth Anniversary Edition Only) :
You Wanna Know (Radio Edit)
With A Little Help From My Friends (Live)
She's So Fine (Live)

EUROPEAN TENTH ANNIVERSARY 2 CD SET :  EAGLE (EAGLT046 / EAGXS037)

The Thrill Of It All



Pilot Of My Dreams
Living For Today
Love Worth Dying For
Don't Wait Up
Something About You
Welcome To The Party
The Thrill Of It All
Hotter Than The Sun
This Forgotten Town
Cosmetic Punk
You Can't Live Your Life In A Day
Bonus Track:
Too Bad (Japan Only)

CD 2 (2004 Expanded Edition only) :
Don't Wait Up (Long Version)
Hirsute Boogie
Every Word's A Lie
Somebody To Love
Lethal Combination
Love Worth Dying For (Acoustic)
Something About You (Acoustic)
Bring It On Home (Acoustic)
You Can't Live Your Life In A Day (Acoustic)
Too Bad
Love Worth Dying For (Enhanced Video)

Bonus CD (France Special Edition Only):
Love Worth Dying For (Acoustic)
Something About You (Acoustic)
You Can't Live Your Life In A Day (Acoustic)

Numbered Gatefold Double Vinyl :
Pilot Of My Dreams
Living For Today
Don't Wait Up
Welcome To The Party
Hotter Than The Sun
Cosmetic Punk
Love Worth Dying For
Something About You
The Thrill Of It All
This Forgotten Town
You Can't Live Your Life In A Day

Released : 1995
U.K. Chart Position : 14

U.K. / EUROPEAN / U.S.A. CD : B LUCKY (RAWCD115)
U.K. / EUROPEAN CASSETTE : B LUCKY (RAWTC115)
U.K. NUMBERED GATEFOLD DOUBLE VINYL : B LUCKY (RAWLP115)
U.K. POSTCARD PACK : B LUCKY (RAWPD115)
FRANCE SPECIAL EDITION 2 CD SET : B LUCKY (RAWCD115/2)
JAPAN CD : JVC (VICP-5772)
U.K. / EUROPE / U.S.A. 2004
REMASTERED / EXPANDED EDITION 2 x CD : CASTLE / SANCTUARY (CMQDD 984)
 


Behind Closed Doors





Moth To The Flame
Fly On The Wall
I'll Be Waiting
River Of Pain
Future Train
'Til The River Runs Dry
Stand Up
Preaching From A Chair
Castles In The Sand
Too Scared To Live
Ball And Chain
It Happened In This Town
Bonus Tracks:
Love Life In High Places (Live) (Japan only)
14. Sweet Pain (Demo) (Japan 2004 Remaster Only)

Released : 1995
U.K. Chart Position : 5

U.K. / EUROPEAN CD : EMI (CDEM1076)
U.K. / EUROPEAN CASSETTE : EMI (TCEM1076)
U.K. / EUROPEAN GATEFOLD DOUBLE COLOURED VINYL : EMI (EMD1076)
JAPAN CD : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-8470)
JAPAN CD (RE-ISSUE) : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-3303)
JAPAN CD (2004 REMASTER) : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-67583)



CD 2 (2010 Expanded Edition only) :
Low Life In High Places (Live)
Move On
Everybody Wants Her (Live)
Does It Feel Like Love (Live)
You Don't Know What Love Is (Demo)
River Of Pain (Live Acoustic Version)
Stand Up (Live Acoustic Version)
Castles In The Sand (Live Acoustic Version)
Move Over (Live)
One Pretty Woman
The Fire Is Gone
Life In A Day
In A Broken Dream
Love Walked In (Live)
Dirty Love (Demo)
Stay With Me

U.K. / EUROPEAN 2010 REMASTERED / EXPANDED EDITION 2 x CD : EMI (608 381-2)


Laughing On Judgement Day





Does It Feel Like Love?
Everybody Wants Her
Low Life In High Places
Laughing On Judgement Day
Empty City
Today The World Stopped Turning
Long Way From Home
Fire To Ice
Feeding The Flame
A Better Man
The Moment Of Truth
Flawed To Perfection
Like A Satellite
Baby I'll Be Gone
Bonus Tracks:
With A Little Help From My Friends (Japan Only)
Broken Home (Demo) (Japan 2004 Remaster Only)

CD 2 (2009 Expanded Edition only) :
She's My Inspiration
With A Little Help From My Friends
Low Life In High Places (Demo)
Everybody Wants Her (Radio Edit)
Dirty Love (Acoustic Version)
Higher Ground (Acoustic Version)
Like A Satellite (Live)
Gimme Shelter
The Damage Is Done
Higher Ground (Live)
Lazy Sunday Afternoon (Live)
Bigger Than Both Of Us
Dangerous Rhythm
Everybody Wants Her (Preacher Fade)
New York, New York : Harry’s Theme (Live)

Released : 1992
U.K. Chart Position : 2

U.K. / EUROPEAN CD : EMI (CDEM1035)
U.K. / EUROPEAN CASSETTE : EMI (TCEM1035)
U.K. / EUROPEAN GATEFOLD DOUBLE VINYL : EMI (EMD1035)
JAPAN CD : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-7224)
JAPAN CD (RE-ISSUE) : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-3186)
JAPAN CD (2004 REMASTER) : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-67582)
SOUTH KOREA GATEFOLD DOUBLE LP : EMI (EKPL-0261~062)
CANADA CD : EMI (C2 99909)
U.S.A. CD : GEFFEN (GEFD24486)
U.S.A. CASSETTE : GEFFEN (GEFC24486)
U.K. / EUROPEAN 2009 REMASTERED / EXPANDED EDITION 2 x CD : EMI (964 809 2)
 


Backstreet Symphony





She's So Fine
Dirty Love
Don't Wait For Me
Higher Ground
Until My Dying Day
Backstreet Symphony
Love Walked In
An Englishman On Holiday
Girl's Going Out Of Her Head
Gimme Some Lovin'
Bonus Tracks:
Distant Thunder (CD Only)
Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) (Japan 2004 Remaster Only)
Broken In Two (Japan 2004 Remaster Only)

2009 Expanded Edition CD 1 :
She's So Fine
Dirty Love
Don't Wait For Me
 Higher Ground
Until My Dying Day
Backstreet Symphony
Love Walked In
An Englishman On Holiday
Girl's Going Out Of Her Head
Gimme Some Lovin’
Distant Thunder
Bonus Tracks: Single B-Sides:
Dirty Love
Fired Up
I Wanna Be Her Slave
She's So Fine (Full version)

2009 Expanded Edition CD 2 :
Bonus Tracks : Single B-Sides & Live
Until The Night Is Through (Dance Dance Dance)
I Can Still Hear The Music
No Way Out Of The Wilderness
An Englishman Of Holiday (Live)
Girl's Going Out Of Her Head (Live)
Another Shot Of Love (Live)
Live at the Town & Country Club,
London, 7th March 1990
Backstreet Symphony (Live)
She's So Fine (Live)
Until My Dying Day (Live)
Higher Ground (Live)
Don't Wait For Me (Live)
Fired Up (Live)
Dirty Love (Live)

Released : 1990
U.K. Chart Position : 21

U.K. / EUROPEAN CD : EMI (CDEMC 3570)
U.K. / EUROPEAN VINYL : EMI (EMC 3570)
U.K. PICTURE DISC VINYL : EMI (EMCPD 3570)
U.K. / EUROPEAN CASSETTE : EMI (TCEMC 3570)
U.S.A. CD : CAPITOL (CDP 7 93614 2)
U.S.A. CASSETTE : CAPITOL (CDP 7 93614 4)
U.S.A. VINYL : CAPITOL (C1-93614)
SOUTH AFRICA VINYL : EMI (EMCJ (D) 5402)
SOUTH KOREA VINYL : EMI (EKPL-0071)
JAPAN CD : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-6126)
JAPAN CD (RE-ISSUE) : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-7633)
JAPAN CD (RE-ISSUE) : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-50774)
JAPAN CD (2004 REMASTER) : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-67581)
U.K. / EUROPEAN 2009 REMASTERED / EXPANDED EDITION 2 x CD : EMI (964 803 2)




CD 2 : Live (Japan Special Edition Only)
1. Another Shot Of Love (Live '89)
2. Girl's Going Out Of Her Head (Live '89)
3. An Englishman On Holiday (Live '89)
4. Until My Dying Day (Live '90)
5. Fired Up (Live '90)
6. Dirty Love (Live '90)
7. She's So Fine (Live '90)
8. Backstreet Symphony (Live '90)
9. Higher Ground (Live '90)
10. Don't Wait For Me (Live '90)

Released : 1991
U.S.A. Billboard Chart : 114

CANADA CD : EMI (C2 96649)
U.S.A. CD (RE-ISSUE) : GEFFEN (GEFD24384)
U.S.A. CASSETTE (RE-ISSUE) : GEFFEN (GEFC24384)
JAPAN CD (RE-ISSUE) : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-6866)
JAPAN SPECIAL EDITION 2 CD SET : TOSHIBA EMI (TOCP-6729/30)
 


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