Don’t know about your brain But you look alright

All Night Long – Rainbow (1979) FLAC Remaster HD 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“All Night Long” was released in July of 1979 on Rainbow’s fourth studio album, Down to Earth. This was their last album to feature drummer Cozy Powell and their only album with vocalist Graham Bonnet. Released in 1979, it contains Rainbow’s first hit single “Since You Been Gone”, marking a more commercial direction of the band’s sound.

AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine defines the album “a fine hard rock platter”, which “might not offer anything unique, but it delivers the goods.” He criticizes mostly Bonnet’s vocals, but praises “the guitar artistry and mystical sensibility of Ritchie Blackmore”, who “sounds invigorated on the album”. PopMatters’ Adrien Begrand, reviewing the 2011 Deluxe Edition, remarks how Down to Earth “is somewhat underrated compared to the towering Dio discography, but it remains a strong outing 31 years later”, even with “the new material sounding so much more stripped-down compared to the overtly epic heavy metal arrangements of Dio-era Rainbow”. The songs are “eight searing, hooky hard rockers”, remarkably rendered by Bonnet’s performance and energy. The album “is perhaps the most divisive record in Rainbow’s catalogue” according to Record Collector reviewer, because of “Blackmore’s single-minded pursuit of mainstream success” and the departure from the sound of preceding albums. He adds that this is a “strong” album with many “classic radio” staples, but the second disc of the Deluxe Edition do not add anything essential to the listening experience.

The writing of Down to Earth began at Ritchie Blackmore’s house in Connecticut in December 1978. By that time, the band leader had dismissed both bassist Bob Daisley and keyboard player David Stone soon after singer Ronnie James Dio quit the band. Blackmore had already recruited his old Deep Purple band mate Roger Glover as producer and started auditioning musicians for the vacant slots in the band, while songwriting progressed with the line-up of Blackmore, Cozy Powell and session musician Clive Chaman on bass. In April 1979, Jack Green of The Pretty Things was hired as new bass player for the recording sessions at Château Pelly de Cornfeld, in the countryside of Southern France, but he did not stay for long. Producer Glover ended up playing bass on the album and provided lyrics for all songs. While auditions for the new singer proceeded, Glover tracked down ex-The Marbles singer Graham Bonnet, who auditioned in France and was immediately hired.
During song composition, Bonnet made his vocal melodies though his contributions remained uncredited. His vocals were not recorded with the other tracks in France, but later at Kingdom Sound Studios in Long Island, when all other recording sessions were completed. Down to Earth is the only Rainbow album to feature Bonnet, though he was still part of the band when writing for Difficult to Cure began.

In 2005, Down to Earth was ranked number 431 in Rock Hard magazine’s book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.

[Lyrics]
You’re walking up with your eyes on me
It’s looking good but I just don’t know
I need a girl who can keep her head
All Night Long
You didn’t come just to see the show
I guess you know what you want to see
The way you smile lets me know I can’t go wrong

I want to touch you
I want to feel you
I want to make you mine

I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)
I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)

I saw you standing down by the stage
Your Black stockings and your see through dress
Your mouth is open but I don’t want to hear ya
Say good night

You’re sorta young
But you’re over age
I don’t care cause I like your style
Don’t know about your brain
But you look alright

I want to touch you
I want to feel you
I want to make you mine

I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)
I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)

Your mind is dirty
But your hands are clean
You show the class
But you’re left alone
I know I can’t stand another night
(on my own)
Hey girl would you like some wine
What’s your name?
Are you by yourself?
Are you the one?
But you say can I take you home

I want to touch you
I want to feel you
I want to make you mine

I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)
I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)

I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)
I want to love you (all night long)
I want to be with you (all night long)

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