Rainbow Takeaway

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Rainbow Takeaway
Studio album by Kevin Ayers
Released April 1978
Recorded 1978; Workshop Studio, UK
Genre Rock
Length 36:08
Label Harvest
Producer Kevin Ayers & Anthony Moore
Kevin Ayers chronology
Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today)
Rainbow Takeaway
That's What You Get Babe
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Rainbow Takeaway is the eighth studio album by Kevin Ayers. The core band is essentially the same as its predecessor, Yes We Have No Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today). Rainbow Takeaway marks the close of the 70s Ayers progressive sound, with Billy Livsey’s synthesizer flourishes on ‘A View From The Mountain’ providing a final coda to that era. Soul and Country elements are also present on Rainbow Takeaway coupled with the reggae rhythms on the standout track ‘Beware Of The Dog II’. The eccentric Ayers mélange is in full effect on the chaotic closer ‘Hat Song’. Ayers retired to Deià, Spain shortly after the album’s release.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Kevin Ayers[2]

  1. "Blaming It All on Love"
  2. "Ballad of a Salesman Who Sold Himself"
  3. "A View from the Mountain"
  4. "Rainbow Takeaway"
  5. "Waltz for You"
  6. "Beware of the Dog II"
  7. "Strange Song"
  8. "Goodnight Goodnight"
  9. "Hat Song"