A track on Rainbow's 1976 album Rising, it is considered the album showpiece, clocking in at 8 minutes and 26 seconds. "Stargazer" features the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
The song "Stargazer" has been covered by Dream Theater on the album Black Clouds & Silver Linings, by Mundanus Imperium on the album The Spectral Spheres Coronation, and in Spanish by Argentine singer Adrian Barilari.
High noon, oh, I'd sell my soul for water
Nine years' worth of breakin' my back
There's no sun in the shadow of the wizard
See how he glides, why he's lighter than air