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Artist: Rainbow

Title: Down to Earth

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Rainbow Down to Earth Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1979

Label: Polydor Records

Catalog Number: 547 364-2


Ritchie Blackmore guitar
Graham Bonnet vocals
Roger Glover bass
Don Airey keyboards
Cozy Powell drums


1.  All Night Long  3:50
2.  Eyes of the World  6:38
3.  No Time to Lose  3:41
4.  Makin' Love  4:35
5.  Since You Been Gone  3:16
6.  Love's No Friend  4:50
7.  Danger Zone  4:27
8.  Lost in Hollywood  4:51
Total Running Time:  36:08

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Kim Date: September 9, 2002 at 16:13
Can anyone recommend this one. I hate Bonnets voice, but what about the music.???

From: robert Date: October 21, 2002 at 19:03
comienza la leyenda!! diosecillo blackmore ataca de nuevo!!

From: robert Date: October 21, 2002 at 19:07
comienza graham bonet!! otro q tal baila!!

From: thijs Date: December 23, 2002 at 13:18
great album. great voice and great guitarist. Eyes of the world is a classic. Overall a bit too glamour and commercial for me but this album rocks....

From: Bret Date: January 12, 2003 at 0:33
This is Rainbow's best album. There is not one weak track. It's just to bad that Grahm Bonnets over inflated ego kept him from recording with Rainbow for another album or two.

From: rising power Date: March 31, 2003 at 0:26
I agree with Bret. I don't understand why people say this album sounds commercial. It totally rocks and although Graham Bonnet may have had short hair he had the roughest voice of all the Rainbow singers.

From: perfectstranger Date: June 16, 2003 at 8:36
i agree his voice was perfect for rainbow and this is one of the best things blackmore ever did! i wish i could find some live stuff of this era rainbow with bonnett he rocked hard live too!!!!! i have blown up many a car stereo with this one, nuff said...

From: Emilio Date: June 28, 2003 at 13:09
Otro fantastico disco de Rainbow, el unico con Graham Bonnet, el cual hizo un maravilloso trabajo en el, pues eso, lastima que solo hiciese uno. Aprovecho para decir que quiero que Candice Night se muera.

From: RR-Finland Date: August 28, 2003 at 11:52
I like this album too. Artwork is from "behind" but it doesn´t make this album sound bad. Graham Bonnet was one Rainbow´s color too.

From: Edward Date: October 3, 2003 at 11:38
Great album. For me it's the band at their peak. ALL NIGHT LONG and SINCE YOU BEEN GONE are 2 of the best tracks. Heard SINCE YOU BEEN GONE on the radio, great tune!

From: jose Date: October 9, 2003 at 22:29
Who's better, Dio, Bonnett or Turner? Impossible choice, Dio was God, Turner was unbelieble, but maybe this is Rainbow's best Lp. Bonnett makes something special with his special voice, and songs like "Eyes of the world" or "Making love" makes me to flow over the clouds. Great record, great discography and ones of the greatest bands in the world. No doubt.

From: rodrigo Date: January 15, 2004 at 17:00
He diseñado un humilde site en español a este tremendo cantante que a los 57 años aún roquea como los dioses junto a Impellitteri, así como lo hizo en Alcatrazz, MSG y Rainbow.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 28, 2004 at 16:11
I have never been a fan of Bonnet's vocals, but here Blackmore keeps him in check and the great songwriting continues. They come up with some of their most commercial tracks in "Since You've Been Gone" and "All Night Long", but the album tracks harken back to the Dio era. Not as good as the previous two albums, but still excellent. 9/10

From: CheeseStooge24 Date: July 19, 2004 at 22:00
I think that this is probably one of, if not the best post-Dio Rainbow album. "Eyes Of The World" is excellent as are most tracks.There are not really any poor songs, although "Since You Been Gone" seems like a blatant attempt at the top 40.Not Rainbow's best, but near the top for me. Probally number 4 or 5.For "Perfect Stranger," if you haven't yet found out, Bonnet does appear on some live tracks on "Finyl Vinyl." Check it out. Not as good as "On Stage," but a good compilation of Rainbow tunes

From: Scott Date: October 20, 2004 at 8:45
Up to this point Rainbow had been the brilliant brainchild of Blackmore featuring the amazing Dio on vox. However, after the Long Live RnR tour Ronnie was given his walking papers and Graham Bonnet was brought in to give the band a more mainstream sound. What results is something more commercial than the neo-classical metal that was "Rainbow Rising". The result was a hit with the single "Since You Been Gone." There are some classic moments on this disc; Lost in Hollywood & All Night Long.

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 22:34
I saw them on this tour, which made me appreciate Graham (seemingly eccentric as he seemed). This was not, in my opinion, as good as anything with Dio, but it was excellent nonetheless. Still my opinion is only my opinion. 10/10.

From: 7Sinner Date: August 30, 2006 at 17:12
A lot of people throw around the word "classic" on these pages and most often those so called classics fall way short...However if ever a release deserved to be called a hard rock "classic" it is this one. This sucker is truly roots material for all the hard rock that came after....IMO

From: underworld king Date: November 7, 2009 at 23:49
Great album with Graham Bonnet as vocalist. I can't wait for the 2cd deluxe edition rumored to be on the way. Hopefully the second disc will be the Donnington 80 show. Eyes of the World is my favorite track off an album full of great songs. The only song I didn't care for was the hit Since You Been Gone. I just could never get into that song for some reason.

From: Animal! Date: March 3, 2011 at 0:04
Another direction for Rainbow and a good one.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 25, 2012 at 22:00
First Rainbow album with GB on the mic duties and for some quite a classic album nowadays,which perhaps,i do agree too beyond not being a great release though and as a personal opinion..."Danger Zone" & "Lost In Hollywood" are the songs of the album to me,the Russ Ballard cover of "Since You've Been Gone" was taken as its own and played it very often back then at concerts...tracks 1 & 2 are also appealing...i'm not a big fan of Bonnet's way of singing but i must admit that in here the man of the Ray-Ban glasses did more than a decent job...87/100

From: hair metal again Date: January 25, 2016 at 3:33
excellent release by RAINBOW with Graham Bonnet on vocals and many good songs !actually i cant find anything missing and i guess that everybody likes the 2 classic hits "all night long" and "since you been gone"!essential in every hard rock collection

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