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 on power ballad “Loving on Borrowed Time” and traditional field lament “No More Cane on the Brazos”. It was also the first album to feature Ian Gillan’s long time writing partner Steve Morris. Naked Thunder was produced by Leif Mases and features a number of notable guest musicians, including drummer Simon Phillips and former Grease Band keyboard player Tommy Eyre.
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 (rereleased on DVD in 2001). In 2006 Ian Gillan re-recorded “Long on Borrowed Time” for the Gillan’s Inn album. In November 2016 he performed “No More Cane on the Brazos” during the tour of Eastern Europe with orchestra and Don Airey Band. It was the first time he has performed the song in twenty-five years.
|2||Talking To You||3:37|
|3||No Good Luck||4:08|
|Nothing But The Best||3:42|
|5||Loving On Borrowed Time||5:02|
|7||Nothing To Lose||6:13|
|9||Long And Lonely Ride||3:45|
|11||No More Cane On The Brazos||8:13|
|Hammond Organ||Tommy Eyre|
|Background Vocals||Carol Kenyon|
|Background Vocals||David Lloyd|
|Background Vocals||Harry Shaw|
|Background Vocals||Jon Gustafson|
Producer – Leif Mases
Engineer (Mixing) – Al Stone
Engineer (Recording) – Keith Andrews
Artwork By (Design) – Stylorouge
Photography By – Simon Fowler
Phonographic Copyright (p) – TELDEC Record Service GmbH
Copyright (c) – TELDEC Record Service GmbH
Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH
Recorded at Amazon Studios, Liverpool; Crescent Woodcray Studio, Duncans, Jamaica; and Olympic Studios, London, December 1989 – January 1990