Rainbow is billed as a “totally new musical spectrum” for Blackmore, a founder of and former lead guitarist for Deep
Uriah Heep’s bagful of studio gimmickry and David Byron’s hard-hitting vocals help give this ninth group release its commercial appeal.
Trying to leave his teen-idol image behind him, David Cassidy garnered backup on this LP from such rock luminaries as
Bruce Springsteen greeted 1974 with one foot planted firmly in the promised land, the other still stuck in the backstreets.
One of these days, everybody’s going to discover Sam Cooke, and then maybe they’ll make a movie about him, too.
(Bill Medley and the late Bobby Hatfield talk about Phil Spector, their early hits, and their reunion in my 1975