Episode #164 – Elf – Trying To Burn The Sun

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Album Tracks:

All songs written by Ronnie James Dio and Mickey Lee Soule

Side One:

  1. Black Swampy Water
  2. Prentice Wood
  3. When She Smiles
  4. Good Time Music

Side Two:

  1. Liberty Road
  2. Shotgun Boogie
  3. Wonderworld
  4. Streetwalker

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    • Blackmore’s Tights

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  • Album was released just before the first Rainbow album.  Elf’s album came out in June, Rainbow in August.

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