Man on the Silver Mountain

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"Man on the Silver Mountain"
Man on the silver mountian french.jpg
Single by Rainbow
from the album Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
B-side "Snake Charmer"
ReleasedSeptember 1975
Genre Heavy metal [1]
Length4:38
Songwriter(s) Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio
Producer(s) Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio, Martin Birch

"Man on the Silver Mountain" is the debut single by Rainbow and the first track of their debut album, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow , written by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist Ronnie James Dio.

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Reception

Brad Sanders of The A.V. Club wrote that although the song's lyrics are essentially meaningless, the way that Dio sings them "sounds awesome". [2] After Dio's death, Rob Halford performed a cover of the song and said it "captures the things I personally love in metal tracks". [3]

Charts

Chart (1975/76)Peak
position
Australian (Kent Music Report) [4] 81

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References

  1. Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides. p. 496. ISBN   978-1-84353-105-0.
  2. Sanders, Brad (12 May 2015). "Saluting Ronnie James Dio, metal's uncool godfather". The A.V. Club . Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  3. Grow, Kory (2 April 2014). "Why Metallica and Judas Priest's Rob Halford Bow Before Dio". Rolling Stone . Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  4. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 245. ISBN   0-646-11917-6.