Thelma Houston ‎– Sunshower

ABC/Dunhill Records ‎– DS 50054
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Sunshower (From "His Own Dark City") 3:19
A2 Everybody Gets To Go To The Moon 4:15
A3 To Make It Easier On You 4:43
A4 Didn't We 3:07
A5 Mixed-Up Girl 4:15
A6 Someone Is Standing Outside 3:30
B1 Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:23
B2 This Is Where I Came In 3:12
B3 Pocketful Of Keys 3:00
B4 This Is Your Life 3:46
B5 Cheap Lovin'
Arranged By – Elton "Skip" Mosher*
B6 If This Was The Last Song 3:18



A Canopy Production

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): DS 50054-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): DS 50054-B

Other Versions (5 of 24) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DS 50054 Thelma Houston Sunshower(LP, Album) ABC/Dunhill Records DS 50054 US 1971 Sell This Version
UICY-15579 Thelma Houston Sunshower(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Geffen Records UICY-15579 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
2C 062-90420 Thelma Houston Sunshower(LP, Album) Stateside 2C 062-90420 France 1969 Sell This Version
ABCL 5061 Thelma Houston Sunshower(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records ABCL 5061 UK 1974 Sell This Version
6.26-404-067 Thelma Houston Sunshower(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records 6.26-404-067 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version


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August 19, 2019

I not a cognoscenti of this genre per se; but I agree with Showbiz Kid, I thought it was weak except for the "Jumpn' Jack Flash" cover.


May 20, 2014

I have heard this album praised and lifted high as a beacon of 70s soul, but having listened well and truly, I don't get it. Yes, Thelma's voice is wonderful. And there are some great moments, as when she lets loose on a growling cover of "Jumpin' Jack Flash". But the rest is treacly, syrupy pop of the sort Jimmy Webb is best known for when left to his own devices (his songs are always better when someone else produces them). The end result is a record full of promises that never get fulfilled. It's a good foreshadowing of what Houston would do at Motown later in the decade, but as a Soul workout? Hardly. More like an MOR pop marathon.