Artful albums #8: Debbie Hall – Rainbow’s ‘Long live rock n roll’ (1978)

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Debbie Hall is the illustrator of the front cover of Rainbow’s 1978 album ‘Long Live Rock n Roll’. A deep ochre coloured gatefold when originally released on Polydor, the first pressings came with an inner lyric sheet. The inner sleeve features a double page photo depicting what the listener might reasonably be expected to believe as being a huge crowd at a live Rainbow gig. However, it is in fact a picture of the crowd at a ‘Rush’ gig with the slogan on the banner airbrushed over to display the fiction of the album title and the fans’ ‘Rush’ t-shirts blacked out.

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2 thoughts on “Artful albums #8: Debbie Hall – Rainbow’s ‘Long live rock n roll’ (1978)

  1. Great art work on the cover. Whats even better, is the music contained on the album. A classic. At times, I believe Rainbow were actually better than Deep Purple. Blackmore in the top 3 all time greatest guitarists.

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