Album-rock artists like Roxy Music always make a difficult subject for comprehensive, multi-disc box sets. Frequently, their albums were designed as a cohesive whole and the idea of individual singles never really entered the picture at all. Roxy Music was slightly different than the average art/prog-rock band – not only did they make albums, they also made singles. And that is one of the reasons why the four-disc set The Thrill of It All is successful. Roxy's songs stand as individual works, and they make sense outside of their original context, even if they make more sense within their original context.
The Thrill of It All is the fourth studio album by British hard rock band Thunder.It was released in February 1997 on the independent B Lucky label following their departure from EMI.Luke Morley had to play bass as well as lead guitar on this album as regular bassist Mikael Höglund was unavailable for personal reasons - Höglund would subsequently leave the band in the summer of 1996, with former Then Jericho bassist Chris Childs joining as his replacement prior to the tour that followed the album's release.The album was moderately successful, reaching number 14 on the UK Album Chart with the single "Don't Wait Up For Me" reaching number 27 on the UK Singles Chart.
American salesman Jack Robinson falls in love with Englishwoman Cynthia Marley and they visit her family so he can ask for permission to marry her. She points out to him that her relatives are rather eccentric and, by the way, a cousin has just died. The remaining members of the clan are; the sinister Reginal; Percival, an inventor who has recently discovered electricity, the phonograph, and several other handy items; Natalia, a macabre, vampire-like creature; Cornwallis, a hammy and dapper ex-actor; Grandfather, who lies bedridden upstairs; and, by the way, Muldoon, who is kept locked up in the fear that he will harm someone.