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Rainbow - Rising

9.1 | 863 votes |
Release date: 17 May 1976
Style: Hard rock, Heavy metal


1177 have it
90 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: 16

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

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DIO Is God
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.

published 23.10.2009 | Comments (29)

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03.10.2021 - 22:36
JoHn Doe

Written by F3ynman2000 on 15.07.2021 at 19:45

Written by Redel on 15.07.2021 at 10:57

Written by F3ynman2000 on 15.07.2021 at 07:37

"Do You Close Your Eyes" is weak - but at least it's short!

I wouldnt call it weak, it is a nice song. But it might be the least interesting one on the album.

Too much rock/pop feeling and not enough metal on that song for me

not enough metal?! What does that mean for a song from 1976?
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03.10.2021 - 23:26
Rating: 8
Nocturnal Bro
Written by JoHn Doe on 03.10.2021 at 22:36

not enough metal?! What does that mean for a song from 1976?

04.02.2023 - 05:44

Unfortunately never liked this album. Vocals are good as always though, miles ahead of every other vocalist of the time.
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18.03.2023 - 16:40
Rating: 8

Another great one with one of the best songs ever written (Stargazer). A LIght in the Black is almost as good. As for the rest they are not on the same level, Tarot Woman is a great opener though.
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