Rainbow Eyes

Album: Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (1978)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Running to 7:11 on the original release, this ballad written by Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio about love lost has been fairly well covered, including by Mr. Blackmore himself. It includes a string arrangement by the Bavarian String Ensemble, and flute.

    Entirely downtempo with no soloing, it is a total anomaly, and perhaps a premonition of what was to come when the legendary guitarist launched the inspirational Blackmore's Night with his future wife, Candice Night. Curiously, when it appeared on the Blackmore's Night album Secret Voyage in 2008, Blackmore included some lead guitar, and this is unquestionably the definitive version wherein it runs to around 5 minutes 57 seconds with fade out. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"

Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"They're Playing My Song

Gramm co-wrote this gorgeous ballad and delivered an inspired vocal, but the song was the beginning of the end of his time with Foreigner.

Chris Tomlin

Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews

The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.

Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee JonesSongwriter Interviews

Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.

Krishna Das

Krishna DasSongwriter Interviews

The top chant artist in the Western world, Krishna Das talks about how these Hindu mantras compare to Christian worship songs.

Linda Perry

Linda PerrySongwriter Interviews

Songwriting Hall of Famer Linda Perry talks about her songs "What's Up" and "Beautiful," her songwriting process, and her move into film music.

Guy Clark

Guy ClarkSongwriter Interviews

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs.