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