Rainbow Down to Earth on LP
Rainbow Catalog Reissued Separately Following the Polydor Years Box Set!
Ritchie Blackmore is one of the genuine guitar gods of heavy metal, first gaining fame with Deep Purple and then with his own Rainbow. For nearly a decade Rainbow was one of the most popular hard rock bands in the world. Initially album-oriented, the group's acclaim grew exponentially with the success of singles like "Since You Been Gone," "I Surrender," "Stone Cold" and "Street Of Dreams."
Blackmore formed Rainbow in 1975 after exiting Deep Purple, which he co-founded in 1968. At first he teamed with the New York band Elf, whose lead singer was Ronnie James Dio. That lineup debuted with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) followed by personnel changes and Rising in 1976. Long Live Rock 'n' Roll was issued in 1978 and then Dio left the group to join Black Sabbath.
Rainbow countered with the addition of Deep Purple's Roger Glover as bassist and producer for 1979's Down To Earth. The album marked the band's first and only full-length record to feature ex-Marbles singer Graham Bonnet and it yielded Rainbow's first hit singles with "Since You Been Gone" and "All Night Long"
Rainbow Down to Earth Track Listing:
1. All Night Long
2. Eyes Of The World
3. No Time To Lose
4. Makin’ Love
5. Since You Been Gone
6. Love’s No Friend
7. Danger Zone
8. Lost In Hollywood