Ian Gillan - Naked Thunder [Japan Edition] (2007)
1CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-image +cue +log +Booklet/SCANS | 01 Aug. 2007 (Original Release: 1990) | 349,81 Mb
Genre: Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Air Mail Archive AIRAC-1394 | Hotfile, Turbobit, Fileserve, Filesonic
This release could be a tad MOR for some folks. There is none of that crunchy Gillan-band stuff. The instrumentation is pretty slick and it all seems geared for FM radio. That said, closer examination (and repeated listenings) offers up a world of pleasures. This is some sophisticated rock n roll. "Talking to You" could be the happiest sounding song about one's despair at seeing a friend die. "Loving on Borrowed Time" has some real pathos. Sure, it's the same old leaving a groupie behind song, but it sure is tasty. Ian really belts it out on this one and makes a convincing case for his infidelities! "No More Cane on the Brazos" is arguably Ian's best solo performance. The CD is worth this song alone. I have never heard him sing so "deep". All in all, "Naked Thunder" deserves several listenings and attention to lyrics. He may lay off the screams a bit, but not a problem at all. Very deep, indeed.