Tag Archives: Rainbow

Album Review: Blackmore’s Night – Shadow Of The Moon (1997)


The Deep Purple musical family story┬áis full of controversy and events upon which many of their followers have differing opinions. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover arriving whilst Nick Simper and Rod Evans were still on board and the subsequent departure … Continue reading

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Album Review: Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (1980)


In early 1979 Ozzy Osbourne’s behaviour became too much for the rest of Black Sabbath, and Tony Iommi in particular, to tolerate and it was clear something would have to give. Over a year had been wasted in drug fuelled … Continue reading

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Album Review: Dio – Holy Diver (1983)


The Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath ended in acrimony due partly to disagreements regarding the mixing of the “Live Evil” album. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler accused Dio and drummer Vinnie Appice of sneaking into the studio to increase … Continue reading

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Martin Leedham’s All Time Album Chart (A work in progress)


https://rateyourmusic.com/list/MartinLeedham/martin_leedhams_all_time_album_chart__a_work_in_progress__updated_19th_january_2014__now_including_reviews__/ UPDATE 20TH JULY 2014 As my ratings and reviews seem to have been included on some other sites (including Wikipedia) thought I would update the current chart. Remember it’s a work in progress so there are quite a lot … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Frankie Miller – Standing On The Edge (1982)


Frankie Miller’s eighth solo album “Standing On The Edge” was his first away from the Chrysalis label and was also at that point his rockiest and most polished effort. The bar room backing or stripped back blues and soul of … Continue reading

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Album Review: Graham Bonnet – The Day I Went Mad (1999)


Regular readers of my inane drivel will be all too aware of my love/hate relationship with the voice of Graham Bonnet. Most criticise him for his completely inappropriate (for a hard rock vocalist anyway) James Dean look, but to be … Continue reading

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Album Review: Graham Bonnet – Line Up (1981)


Following his brief spell in Rainbow Graham Bonnet took full advantage of his newly acquired rock audience and put out this 1981 solo offering. ‘Line- Up’ came complete with a who’s who of guest musicians and a Rainbow coloured backdrop … Continue reading

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