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Rainbow rising

A classic album of its time. Ritchie Blackmores' best music, with his best band. The album cover is an Icon for all Rainbow fans.

Classic Gold

This album was brilliant thirty years ago and is still brilliant today. Featuring the 'golden throat' of Ronnie James Dio and the guitar genius of Richie Blackmore, this is one of those albums that you don't have to try to make the kids listen to. Tarot Woman will spark the interest and by the end of Starstruck your a fan. Look up ROCK in the Dictionary, it says... Rainbow Rising.


My favorite album of the '70s. The follow-up 'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll' is great also, however all 6 of 6 tracks on Rising are fantastic. This contains the most epic song of the '70s in Stargazer, and Blackmore's guitar work is not overstated, just perfectly balanced and constructed in each song. Ronnie's voice is just incredible also.

I discovered Rainbow after already being a big Deep Purple fan, but now I find myself listening to Rising and LLRnR more than all the Deep Purple records put together.

You will be missed Ronnie.


Formed: 1974 in England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

The brainchild of former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Rainbow quickly developed into one of the '70s most successful heavy metal bands behind charismatic front man Ronnie James Dio. Together, the duo would produce a string of acclaimed albums which are still considered classics of the genre. But the group would change their musical approach numerous times following the singer's departure, eventually confusing and alienating much of their audience. Releasing eight albums during it's decade...
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