Rainbow (also known as Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow or Blackmore’s Rainbow) were controlled by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1994 to 1997. They were originally established with American rock band Elf’s members, though over the years Rainbow went through many line-up changes with no two studio albums featuring the same line-up. In addition to lead singers Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White, the project consisted of numerous backing musicians. The band started out combining mystical lyric themes with neo-classical metal, but went in a more streamlined commercial style following Dio’s departure from the group.
Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums worldwide and 4 million albums only in the United States.
Released in 1979, Down To Earth is the fourth studio album by Rainbow. It contains Rainbow’s first chart success, the single “Since You Been Gone” (a cover of the Russ Ballard penned song), marking the commercialisation of the bands sound. The music for “Down to Earth” is credited to Ritchie Blackmore and the lyrics to Roger Glover.
Reclaimed Cover mounted onto 9mm MDF
Silent Quartz sweep mechanism runs by 1.5 volt AA battery (supplied)
Front coated with resin to preserve the cover and easy cleaning.
Size 12.5 X 12.5 inches