Rainbow - Rising


9.1 | 604 votes |
Release date: 17 May 1976
Style: Hard rock, Heavy metal

Owners:

905 have it
66 want it


01. Tarot Woman
02. Run With The Wolf
03. Starstruck
04. Do You Close Your Eyes
05. Stargazer
06. A Light In The Black

Top 20 albums of 1976: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 18

Line-up
Ronnie James Dio - vocals
Tony Carey - keyboards
Ritchie Blackmore - guitars
Cozy Powell - drums
Jimmy Bain - bass

Guest review by
DIO Is God
Rating:
10
What happens when you take the mighty talents of Ronnie James Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, and Cozy, and put them together in the same band? You get one of, if not the greatest album of all time. After leaving Deep Purple in 1974, and forming Rainbow, Ritchie Blackmore was making his name a force to be reckoned with. One year later, Rainbow released their debut album, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. After scoring a minor hit with "Man on the Silver Mountain,", Ritchie and Ronnie decided it was time to step up their game. In 1976, after bringing in Cozy Powell on drums, Tony Carey on keyboards, and Jimmy Bain on bass, Rainbow recorded their masterpiece.

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published 23.10.2009 | Comments (29)

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29.06.2011 - 16:09
John Shock
The most wonderful album ever!!! Love it than anything and sounds and moves!!! Forever! Dio R.I.P.
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14.11.2011 - 00:06
begunia
This is great album. Like it very much!
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09.01.2012 - 06:09
Lit.
Account deleted
God's favorite album.
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09.01.2012 - 17:55
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Guest on 09.01.2012 at 06:09
God's favorite album.

I thought he listened to Slayer.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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27.01.2012 - 20:07
Rating: 8
Cryzpin
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.01.2012 at 17:55

Written by Guest on 09.01.2012 at 06:09
God's favorite album.

I thought he listened to Slayer.

Indeed, but recently He was very impressed by The Work Which Transforms God .
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05.02.2012 - 22:54
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
In my opinion this features dio's best vocal performance...he fits in so well with the atmosphere created by the other instruments. And let's not forget, 'Stargazers' is the definition of an 'Epic'.
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24.03.2012 - 01:40
Rating: 9
Dark Seraphim
I think this album is amazing. Stargazer has always been and will always be one of the best tracks ever written. It is the definition of "epic" and long may it continue to inspire many bands. RIP Dio, your voice will always be heard.
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22.05.2012 - 14:08
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Can only agree and add my voice that this is an outstanding album. Brilliant work.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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01.06.2012 - 02:07
Rating: 10
Neiluria
Halalalaaaa remember, i love this album! pure
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13.07.2012 - 19:03
Rating: 10
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Haven't heard Rainbow until now and I regret it. Damn good stuff.
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17.11.2012 - 13:30
megadeath13
Account deleted
Perfect, perfect, perfect! Thats Hard Rock which couldnt be played better! Ritchie Blackmore on Guitars and on Vocals non else than Ronnie James Dio!
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18.11.2012 - 02:33
Rating: 7
Unhealer
Eclecticist
I wonder why I can't enjoy this one, even though I LOVE the debut and really like the Long Live R'nR :S
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25.12.2012 - 16:55
Rating: 9
Druss
Written by Unhealer on 18.11.2012 at 02:33

I wonder why I can't enjoy this one, even though I LOVE the debut and really like the Long Live R'nR :S

I agree to a certain degree with that sentiment, just finished my first ever listens of both the debut and Rising (sometimes the best Christmas presents are the ones you give to yourself ), and I definately prefer the debut. In truth, I only liked two thirds of this album (''Starstruck'' and ''Do You Close Your Eyes'' were a bit weak imo). Though ''Stargazers'' has already become one of my favourite Dio-related songs, absolutely amazing song.
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04.01.2013 - 03:03
Rating: 9
Bad English
Masterchief
Weekest Rainbow whit Dio, I dont know this album so mch, I have some dammadged CD, so I know it not so good how 1th and 3th album.... and Dio is Dio, but still this is week, no emotional song what can steel your breth
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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23.02.2013 - 17:49
Rating: 10
bblitz
Epic album for all eternity.
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28.02.2013 - 19:24
Rating: 9
Aristarchos
Great album, but too short and I can't stand Starstruck.
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28.02.2013 - 19:58
Rating: 9
The Shape 1973
Written by Aristarchos on 28.02.2013 at 19:24

Great album, but too short and I can't stand Starstruck.

But then you get Stargazer later, one of the best songs ever written.
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RIP NFFC
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28.02.2013 - 20:03
Rating: 9
Aristarchos
Written by The Shape 1973 on 28.02.2013 at 19:58

Written by Aristarchos on 28.02.2013 at 19:24

Great album, but too short and I can't stand Starstruck.

But then you get Stargazer later, one of the best songs ever written.

Personally I prefer Gates Of Babylon.
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28.02.2013 - 20:09
Rating: 9
The Shape 1973
Written by Aristarchos on 28.02.2013 at 20:03

Written by The Shape 1973 on 28.02.2013 at 19:58

Written by Aristarchos on 28.02.2013 at 19:24

Great album, but too short and I can't stand Starstruck.

But then you get Stargazer later, one of the best songs ever written.

Personally I prefer Gates Of Babylon.

Love that track too and Kill The King. Stargazer does it for me though.
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RIP NFFC
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19.07.2013 - 01:34
Rating: 7
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Well, I finally developed a taste for this one.
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19.08.2013 - 15:20
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi
If they removed "Do You Close Your Eyes" I'd give this a perfect 10. Just a horrid song.
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21.08.2013 - 14:33
Rating: 10
Dangerboner
:D
Written by Kuroboshi on 19.08.2013 at 15:20

If they removed "Do You Close Your Eyes" I'd give this a perfect 10. Just a horrid song.

No way. When Dio belts out the line, "I See a Gloowww Arrrooouunnnd Yooouuu", I get chills down my spine.
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28.03.2017 - 15:02
Rating: 10
robpal
Proglord
I get chills everytime I hear Stargazer. Just epic.
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28.03.2017 - 20:32
Rating: 9
Azarath
There was a discussion in the shoutbox the other day about Dio's best performance. I fail to see how it can be anything other than "Stargazer".

"I see a rainbow risiiiing"
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