Thunder From Down Under
"Thunder From Down Under" was Frank Gambale's first album recorded with a major label. Gambale features some noted invited guests such as keyboard giant Chick Corea, drummer Vinnie Coliauta, drummer Greg Bissonette, legendary studio bassist Abe Laboriel and others. The CD, while not all instrumental (three vocal numbers, and a few 'voice as instrument' treatments), includes some incredible guitar performances on tracks such as "Leave Ozone Alone", the insistant "Humid Beings" and "Samba Di Somewhere", a confident piece featuring Corea on Rhodes piano. A few of the pieces display a Brazilian influence, such as "The Land Of Nowhere" and "Obrigado Fukuoka". Vocal tracks aside, an important fusion piece.
|04:35||Faster Than An Arrow||Vocal|
|05:54||Samba Di Somewhere||Instrumental|
|04:11||Obsessed For Life||Vocal|
|05:56||Leave Ozone Alone||Instrumental|
|05:03||The Land Of Wonder||Instrumental|
|05:13||Forgotten But Not Gone||Instrumental|
|01:27||One Not Two||Vocal|
|Frank Gambale||Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Vocals, Electronic Percussion, Synthesizers, Arrangements, Production, Mixing|
|Kei Akagi||Synthesizer Solo|
|Steve Tavaglione||Saxes, E.W.I. Melody and Solo, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax|
|Chick Corea||Rhodes Piano on "Samba Di Somewhere"|
|Akira Taguchi||Executive Production|
|Takashi Misu||Executive Production|
|Ron Moss||Executive Production|
|Robert M. Biles||Engineering, Mixing|
|A.G. Nakahira||Production Coordination|
|David Dees||Cover Illustration|
|Recorded at Studio Sound, North Hollywood, Silverlake Sound, Los Angeles; Mad Hatter Studio, Los Angeles in November, 1989.
Mastered at Capitol Studios, Hollywood.
Photography by Ibanez.