|2. Can't Let You Go|
|3. Fool for the Night|
|4. Fire Dance|
|5. Anybody There|
|6. Desperate Heart|
|7. Street of Dreams|
|8. Drinking With the Devil|
|10. Make Your Move|
Well, it is a good album, and the last in a series of Rainbow albums desperately searching for commercial acceptance in the US. This is a far cry from "Rainbow Rising", however, and seems to give an idea of where Mr Blackmore was eventually heading. The sword and sorcery lyrics of earlier days had by now given way to a more AOR direction (some may even say MOR), and once again the line-up had changed.
There is a degree of inconsistency about the album. Two instrumentals (lack of lyrical ideas or boredom, who knows!). But the band could still rock.
"Stranded" opens the set in much the same way that "Death Alley Driver" did on the previous album, and from the point everything seems to mellow out. Blackmore's playing is a lot more subdued than in the past, but shows a more sensitive side (FYI, I read an interview with RB during the accompanying tour, and he let it drop that he had to wear a back brace because of a pinched nerve in his neck).
This listener can only wonder whether any of the material which appeared on the following year's "Perfect Strangers" Deep Purple reunion album could have ended up on this? How much different would it have been? Would it have rated 5 stars?