Limited 180gm yellow vinyl LP pressing. Clear Air Turbulence is the second studio album by British jazz-rock fusion band Ian Gillan Band, released in 1977 with cover by Chris Foss. The album was initially worked on during the period July 1976 to September 1976. While he had just as much faith in his own ability, the problem for Ian Gillan was how to top what he'd already achieved. He'd forever be recognized as the voice of Deep Purple , but he could clearly not hope to rival that band's unity of purpose and sheer power as a solo singer. That's why he'd take three years to open his account - and when finally he did, he attacked the problem on two fronts. Firstly, he formed his own outfit called, not unexpectedly, the Ian Gillan Band, and to avoid direct comparisons allowed the music to reflect the individual members jazzier leanings rather than follow a similar hard-rock course to his former band..