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Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Length 8:10
Working title
Release date 2009
Lyrics Ronnie James Dio
Music Ritchie Blackmore
First live performance
Total live plays
Recorded Avatar Studios
Other appearances
Previous song The Count of Tuscany
Next song Tenement Funster/Flick of the Wrist/Lily of the Valley

Stargazer is a song by British rock band Rainbow released on their 1976 album Rising. An epic song narrating the story of a wizard whose attempt to fly by constructing a tower to the stars led to the enslavement of vast numbers of people, it is notable for its musical qualities as well, with the guitar and drum solos cited as important examples of the qualities of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and drummer Cozy Powell. In 2009, Dream Theater covered "Stargazer" for the special edition of their 10th studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings .


The song is in the key of D minor, with the guitar and bass tuned to either Drop D tuning or D standard tuning.