“And your moving silence, the tea so delicately laced”….UFO’s beautiful “Belladonna” from 1976’s No Heavy Petting.

Belladonna – UFO (1976) HQ Audio Remaster HD Video

“Belladonna” was released in the spring of 1976 on UFO’s fifth studio album, No Heavy Petting. This beautiful ballad is just one of the reasons that No Heavy Petting has always been my favorite UFO album. UFO has always been such a strong band, from their first recordings until their latest, their talent shines; always exceptional guitar work, amazing vocals, consistently strong songwriting…and some of my favorite keyboards in rock and roll! Although of course, Paul Raymond would join the band after this record and contribute seriously fine work on many later album, but the keyboards on this record by one-album-only Danny Peyronel are my favorite in the catalog….plus the guy co-wrote a couple of my other favs from the album!

I’ve commented before about my love for UFO, so I spare the effort….suffice they are simply one of the most consistently great and lasting of all the hard rock groups. Pick up some of their albums form the last few years…..incredible!

Anyway…..this is another example of a video I started years ago and hadn’t gotten around to finishing. I was inspired to the work by the single clip of the spider hiding in the flower, which I knew I could build a vid around…all I ever got around to doing was working up that clip with the “monkey lady” art from the cover….it sat for some years, but now it’s done. I had promised to finish some of my UFO ballads at the time of my last UFO vid (for “Take It Or Leave It”) hope you enjoy it…as always thank you for watching!

As always HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s art contributed to this new art…..THANK YOU!!!

[Lyrics]
Oh, Belladonna, never knew the pain
Maybe I’m crazy, maybe it’ll drive me insane
The open letter just carelessly placed
And your moving silence, the tea so delicately laced

Out of reach, out of touch
How you’ve learned to hate so much
Out of reach, out of touch
How you’ve learned to hate so much

Came from passion and you gave it a name
The fingers of poison like needles in the drivin’ rain
So smile discreetly as you watch with such grace
Now I must slip away but can you forget my face

Out of reach, out of touch
How you’ve learned to hate so much
Out of reach, out of touch
How you’ve learned to hate so much

Out of reach, out of touch
How you’ve learned to hate so much
Out of reach, out of touch
How you’ve learned to hate so much

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