Rainbow: Because You have Been Gone – the this means of the song

Acquiring stop the band Argent two several years previously, Russ Ballard experienced hoped that a 2nd solo album would ignite his solo profession. Profitable, unveiled in 1976, did provide interest to quite a few of Ballard’s songs, while very little of it underneath his possess identify Santana lined its title monitor on their album Zebop!, the Bay City Rollers re-recorded Are You Cuckoo? and Roger Daltrey borrowed Just A Dream Absent for the score of the film McVicar in which he starred. But it was Since You Been Long gone that cemented Ballard’s reputation as a go-to songwriter to consider rock audio into the charts. 

“I knew immediately that Because You Been Gone was radio-pleasant,” Ballard recollects now. “Because I wrote it on the piano, we recorded it that way. Which was undesirable mainly because it was an evident rock music. My edition was kinda comfortable.”