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This review is from: Down To Earth (Audio CD)
Rainbow really did come Down To Earth for their 1979 release of the same name, featuring a lineup overhaul as the unpredictable Graham Bonnet was recruited to fill the boots of Ronnie James Dio, while ex-Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover and keyboardist Don Aiery joined Richie Blackmore's ranks. Down To Earth features a string of catchy rockers that drop the Dio era's D&D stance in favor of straight-shootin' accounts of chasin' tail and the inevitable romantic woe that follows, as heard on the backstage action of "All Night Long," turbulent "Danger Zone," and their top-ten cover of Russ Ballard's arena-rock warhorse, "Since You've Been Gone." Elsewhere, Blackmore and Aiery flex some instrumental muscle on "Eyes of the World," while "Love's No Friend" features a slow groove that highlights Bonnet's dramatic delivery, and the album wraps up with the charging "Lost in Hollywood." Despite trading in the chainmail for a sports jacket, Rainbow are firing on all cylinders throughout Down To Earth, making for a killer set of melodic rock.