Since You Been Gone


Since You Been Gone

"For the Kelly Clarkson single see Since U Been Gone".

"Since You Been Gone" is a 1970s rock song written and recorded by former Argent guitarist Russ Ballard for his 1976 album ‘'Winning'’. It has also been recorded by numerous other artists, including all-girl group Clout, Cherie Currie and Head East. The most famous version is the 1979 cover by Rainbow which became a UK top ten single. A techno version of the song was released in 2006 by UK trio Master Blaster, featured on several compilations.

The title of the song is taken from its chorus:

:Since you been gone, since you been gone:I'm outta my head, can't take it:Could I be wrong, but since you been gone:You cast the spell, so break it:Oooohhh - Whhooooaaa - Ooooohhh:Since you been gone
Besides the pounding 'pub rock' delivery, the Rainbow version is famous for a grunt/groan from the lead singer, Graham Bonnet, followed by a key-change preceding the final reprise of the chorus.

The Brian May Band covered this song on their 1993 "Live at the Brixton Academy" album. May is a fan of the Rainbow version, citing it in numerous interviews and naming it as one of his"Desert Island Discs" [cite web
url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/desertislanddiscs_20020915.shtml
title=BBC Radio 4 - Factual -Desert Island Discs
date=2002-09-15
accessdate=2008-06-11
] . Their version is a faithful cover of Rainbow's version. Drummer Cozy Powell was a member of both Rainbow and The Brian May Band. This version of the song completes the last chorus (where Rainbow's fades out) and finishes with a three note crescendo. Also, May changes the title and chorus from "Since You Been Gone" to "Since You've Been Gone", clearly singing the added syllable. The title of the song appears on the album sleeve as "Since You've Been Gone".

References

External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYtdW5bD-7Q Video of 1979 Rainbow performance] from Youtube
* [http://www.gearchange.org/descriptions/Rainbow%20-%20Since%20You've%20Been%20Gone.html Description of the song]


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