• By 1990, Ian Gillan had been the lead singer for Episode Six, Deep Purple, the Ian Gillan Band, Gillan, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple again.

  • “Naked Thunder”, recorded in Olympic Studios and other UK studios in 1990, was the effectively the first to be issued simply under his own name. Co-writtten by guitarist Steve Morris, the album also features drumming legend Simon Phillips.

  • “Toolbox”was recorded in 1991 in Battery Studios in Willesden, with production by Grammy-nominated Chris Tsangarides, best-known for his work with Judas Priest, Anvil, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Helloween, and Yngwie Malmsteen. “Toolbox” is regarded as Ian’s hardest album, and is his first not to feature a keyboard player.

  • “Cherkazoo” is a musical that Gillan started with Roger Glover and worked on, on and off, throughout the early 70’s, a charming and quirky collection of songs that looks back to the baroque, psychedelic British pop of the late 1960’s. Its very existence was once the Holy Grail of Purple/Gillan fans the world over.

  • The booklet contains annotation by acknowledged Gillan expert David K. Tedds, who conducted a new interview with Ian Gillan for this re-issue.

DISC ONE

NAKED THUNDER

 1. Gut Reaction
 2. Talking To You
 3. No Good Luck
 4. Nothing But The Best
 5. Living On Borrowed Time
 6. Sweet Lolita
 7. Nothing To Lose
 8. Moonshine
 9. Long And Lonely Ride
10. Love Gun
11. No More Cane On The Brazos



TOOLBOX

12. Hang Me Out To Dry
13. Toolbox
14. Dirty Dog
15. Candy Horizon
16. Don’t Hold Me Back
17. Pictures Of Hell
18. Dancing Nylon Shirt (Part 1)
19. Bed Of Nails

DISC TWO

 1. Gassed Up
 2. Everytin I Need
 3. Dancing Nylon Shirt (Part 2)



CHERKAZOO

 4. Intro
 5. Cherkazoo
 6. Monster In Paradise
 7. The Bull Of Birantis
 8. Intro 2
 9. Hogwash
10. Driving Me Wild [take 1]
11. Donkey Ride Dream
12. Trying To Get To You
13. Ain’t That Loving You Baby
14. Driving Me Wild [fast take]
15. Music In My Head
16. You Make Me Feel So Good
17. She Called Me Softly
18. Driving Me Wild [take 3]
19. You Led My Heart Astray
20. A Little Share Of Plenty
21. Night And Day
22. Extro