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Rainbow Rising

Released on 01 January 1990

Artist: Rainbow

5.0 out of 5 (9 customer reviews) | Write a review

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  1. Tarot Woman
  2. Run With The Wolf
  3. Starstruck
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes
  5. Stargazer
  6. Light In The Black
  • As the drums kick into the fierce opener "Tarot Woman", it's obvious that RISING delivers directly to your door. It is the band's second release, and a vast improvement over RICHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW. With a revamped lineup that sounds like it had been touring together for years, the album takes no prisoners. "Starstruck" is a classic groove reminiscent of guitarist Blackmore's ex-band Deep Purple. Blackmore replaced everyone from the first album's lineup except vocalist Ronnie Dio with Jimmy Bain (bass), Tony Carey (keyboards), and Cozy Powell (drums). Dio shows what he's got with a stellar performance on "Do You Close Your Eyes". "Stargazer" is the band's "Kashmir", an epic eight-minute track that could stand as its signature song. "A Light in the Black" features the skin bashing of the late, great Mr. Powell.
    RISING is a must-have for any fan of Dio, Blackmore, or classic metal. Five musicians came together for a one-shot moment that won't be duplicated. The album is magic.

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 Average rating (9 reviews)

 Top marks for top band

| | See all Osprey1's reviews (3)

In my opinion, this is where Rainbow peaked and they never saw the likes of this again. Credit must go to the late Cozy Powell. This is how to hit drums hard and still make them sound incredible. Tony Cary's keyboards are inspired and of course, Blackmores guitar licks were never to sound the same again. And finally, Dio's voice is to be marvelled at. If you love heavy rock this album is a MUST HAVE.

 Rainbow - Rainbow Rising

| | See all MI0GTA's reviews (6)

If you have in your heart, the love of rock/heavy metal but you don't own this album, then shame on you...
this album has to go down in the history of rock as one of the greatest albums of all time. this album was recorded with passion and should be enjoyed in the same manner...
keep the faith..

 Rainbow Rising

| | See all Stevewhite66's reviews (3)

This has to be one of the best.....if not the best......rock albums I have ever heard. The Album starts with a tuneful keyboard intro which ascends like an elephant crashing through a wall into complete rock heaven. Ronie James Dio's Voice, Richie Blackmores guitar rifts and the great Cozy Powel smash and crash their way into "Tarot Woman"............and onto what I think is the greatest rock song ever written "Stargazer"............outstanding. I have played this album over and over again and just never get bored of it.....Rainbow Rock


| | See all StephenEdwinKing's reviews (9)

I still remember my dad playing this when i was a child. It is still an amazing album now and is very much worth buying.

 A True Rock Classic

| | See all DPRezi's reviews (25)

I know, 'classic' is one of the words used far too often and too lighly. But here it is not an overstatement at all.

I think it was Mojo magazine who called this album "thermo nuclear rock 'n' roll". I don't know what that actually means but yet it sounds right. I just listened to the album again and it is one of the greatest achievements in the history of rock. You might say tracks Starstruck and Do You Close Your Eyes are not on par with the other tracks, but they're still pretty damn good, too.

This is an essential album, if you haven't heard or got it, get it asap. And just let Blackmore et al blow you away.

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