OK guys, first, here’s the hype from the back
The Man In Black…
His name is Ritchie Blackmore and his reputation is
legion. But is it warranted? Find out now, as we look at the man’s career
as reigning lord over the constantly evolving consortium of monster talents
known as Rainbow.
Ronnie James Dio, Joe Lynn Turner, Graham Bonnet, Roger
Glover, Tony Carey, Bobby Rondinelli, Bob Daisley, Jimmy Bain, Doogie White, and
of course Ritchie himself… they all get their say through pages and pages
of previously unpublished interview footage, on what makes the Man In Black
tick, his pranks, his sly hirings and swift firings.
And of course, there’s the music. From the raw and
fiery Dio years, through the classic Down To Earth album, the smooth crooning
Joe Lynn Turner era and into one final under-rated record fronted by Doogie
White, it’s all examined here… track by track, fascinating tale by
Rainbow is the band that wrote Man On The Silver
Mountain, Sixteenth Century Greensleeves, Stargazer, A Light In The Black, Tarot
Woman, Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll, Gates Of Babylon, All Night Long,
Eyes Of The World, Spotlight Kid, Can’t Happen Here, Stone Cold, Street Of
Dreams, Can’t Let You Go and Hunting Humans, and this is the book you
should read to find out WHY!
And here’s some basic, no bull description,
jes’ between me and you!
The book is 227 pages, and again, like the UFO and
BOC, no pictures other than thumbnails of the album covers. Essentially
I’m establishing a set here, with more to come with the same
philosophy. So yes, like the BOC and UFO (and the Rush although
that was picture-intensive), the format is album by album, song by song - I
don't think there are any songs, from the debut through to Stranger In Us All,
that don't get talked about by me or the guys or both. In and around that
though, there is lots of tour talk, gettin' inside the guys' heads, as well as
some documentation of the post-Rainbow Blackmore’s Night band, interview
footage with both Ritchie and Candice included.
Also included is a full band discography; song titles as
well. Note: I'll be signing the book to you from me, so let me know if it's a
present or whatever for somebody else!
There’s an updated version of this called Sensitive to
Light: The Rainbow
This book is completely sold out!