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Rainbow – Rising (2015 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)

Rainbow – Rising (2015 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)

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Released on 15 May 1976 Rainbow Rising is the second studio album by Rainbow. Band leader Ritchie Blackmore retained only singer Ronnie James Dio from the previous album line-up, and recruited drummer Cozy Powell, bassist Jimmy Bain and keyboard player Tony Carey to complete the new roster. Recorded in Munich in less than a month, the album was overseen by rock producer and engineer Martin Birch. In 1996 Cozy Powell told Record Collector magazine that much of Rainbow Rising was recorded in one or two takes, with some subsequent overdubs, which explains why no alternate or demo versions exist, just the original or rough mixes.

According to AllMusic, Rainbow Rising captured ‘Blackmore and Dio at the peak of their creative powers...(it) chronicled both the guitarist’s neo-classical metal compositions at their most ambitious, and the singer’s growing fixation with fantasy lyrical themes – a blueprint he would adopt for his entire career thereafter.’


Track Listing

Side One

  1. Tarot Woman
  2. Run With the Wolf
  3. Starstruck
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes

Side Two

  1. Stargazer
  2. A Light in the Black


Producer: Martin Birch

Format: Vinyl / 12” Album

Label: Polydor

Barcode: 0600753535837

Release Date: 23 Feb 2015

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