Naked Thunder

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Naked Thunder
Ian gillan naked thunder.jpg
Studio album by Ian Gillan
Released 16 July 1990
Recorded Amazon Studios, Liverpool
Crescent Woodcray Studio, Duncans, Jamaica
Olympic Studios, London
Genre Hard rock
Length 49:47
Label Teldec (Europe), Eagle (USA)
Producer Leif Mases
Ian Gillan chronology
Accidentally on Purpose
(1988)
Naked Thunder (1990) Toolbox (1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Naked Thunder is a 1990 solo album by Ian Gillan, released soon after his departure from Deep Purple in 1989. It features a varied selection of songs, with one of Gillan's most passionate and impressive performances in "Loving on Borrowed Time" and "No More Cane on the Brazos", a traditional tune. The album was produced by Leif Mases and features a number of guest musicians.[2]

The album was available only as an import in the USA until 1997 when it was re-released for American market by Eagle.

Naked Thunder was followed by a lengthy tour and a live video Ian Gillan Live released the same year. The concert was released on DVD in 2001.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ian Gillan and Steve Morris except where noted

  1. "Gut Reaction" – 3:46
  2. "Talking to You" – 3:36
  3. "No Good Luck" – 4:12
  4. "Nothing but the Best" – 3:46
  5. "Loving on Borrowed Time" – 5:04
  6. "Sweet Lolita" – 3:50
  7. "Nothing to Lose" 6:17
  8. "Moonshine" (Gillan/Morris/Buckle) – 2:46
  9. "Long and Lonely Ride" – 3:48
  10. "Love Gun" – 3:29
  11. "No More Cane on the Brazos" (traditional) – 8:13
  12. "Rock N' Roll Girls" – 3:20 – bonus track
  13. "Hole in My Vest" – 3:42 – bonus track

Singles/EPs[edit]

  • "Nothing but the Best / Hole in My Vest"
  • "Nothing but the Best / Hole in My Vest / Moonshine"
  • "No More Cane on the Brazos / Long and Lonely Ride"
  • "No Good Luck / Love Gun"
  • "No Good Luck / Love Gun / Rock N' Roll Girls"

Personnel[edit]

Production notes[edit]

  • Recorded at Amazon Studios, Liverpool; Crescent Woodcray Studio, Duncans, Jamaica; and Olympic Studios, London, December 1989 – January 1990
  • Produced by Leif Mases
  • Engineered by Keith Andrews
  • Mixed by Al Stone

Sales accomplishments[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 1990 63
Swedish Albums Chart 1990 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "The Ian Gillan Discobiography". The Highway Star. Retrieved 18 September 2010. March to December 1990