I'm a Rainbow is Donna Summer's ninth studio album & her third double album.
The album was recorded in 1981 by Geffen Records, but it was shelved & wasn't released until August 20, 1996 by Mercury Records.
"I'm a Rainbow" was supposed to be Donna's follow-up album after "The Wanderer," but Geffen Records wasn't happy with with the resultant effort and insisted that Donna split with Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte.
Instead, she worked with Quincy Jones and began working on her 1982 self-titled album.
Over the years, the songs from the album were released on other compliation albums:
- "Highway Runner" appeared on the soundtrack to Fast Times at Ridgemont High in 1982.
- "Romeo" appeared on the 1983 Flashdance soundtrack.
- The title track (written by Donna's husband Bruce Sudano)
- A remix of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from Evita on the 1993 compilation album "The Donna Summer Anthology."