Gates Of Babylon

Album: Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (1978)
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  • Like the rest of the Long Live Rock 'N' Roll album, this song was recorded at the famous Château d'Hérouville (Honky Château) where the composer Chopin had once lived.

    During the actual recording of "Gates Of Babylon," the band held a seance, something very much in character for the enigmatic Mr. Blackmore. As usual, lead singer Ronnie James Dio wrote the lyrics and Blackmore the music. David Stone, who played keyboards, is said to have written parts of it although he was not credited on the album.
  • "Gates Of Babylon" runs to around 6 minutes 47 seconds and has a typically mystical Dio feel to it. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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