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Rising [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Rainbow, Blackmore's RainbowAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 27, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B00000IMTF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,828 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Classic album from the British Hard Rockers led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, originally released in 1976.

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107 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fellow Stargazers... April 27, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is THE definitive Rainbow record! After the first album, "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" was released, Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio chucked Dio's former Elf bandmates and replaced them with Tony Carey on keyboards, Jimmy Bain on bass guitar, and Cozy Powell on drums. This lineup fit together perfectly, and brought out the true mystical aura of Rainbow better than any of the other lineups. The front cover couldn't say it any better: Rainbow is powerful, progressive yet rooted in ancient lore, dark and mystical but also full of light and hope. If Rainbow's music on "Rising" could be summed up in a picture, then this would be the visual representation of their music.
It's amazing; this album only has six songs on it, and totals only about 34 minutes. But Rainbow's "Rising" is far more than the sum of its parts. It conjures up such mystery, imagination, and wonder that it goes way beyond its songs to create such a beautiful panorama of images for the mind to enjoy.
The album opens with one of the greatest and most memorable keyboard intros in the history of rock and roll, for the powerful song "Tarot Woman." When Tony Carey did this back then, he probably didn't know that this would cement him in R'N'R history as one of the most dynamic, three-dimensional keyboard players ever. But it did, and this keyboard intro is his proudest moment on the album. When the bass and drums kick in, they pack a wallop similar to a train crashing through a brick wall. This CD is a sonic boom of epic proportions.
"Run With The Wolf" and "Starstruck" also pack a major punch, with Ronnie James Dio's powerful voice seeming to float on top of the music. It is an instrument all it's own.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gem for the Rainbow fanatic! *Updated March 24, 2011
By herb
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It's great that some of these record labels are finally understanding that there is more to the market than only the youger demographic. Releases like this are of real value to fans and collectors who in some cases are now in their late 40's and beyond!

Rainbow did not do much in the way of "extra" material when recording. They usually had just enough for the album. Who knows..Maybe Blackmore has all kinds of demos in his vaults that pertain to this album and he just doesn't feel compelled to release them? We just don't know. (None of the surviving members of Rainbow have ever indicated that such things exist.) But for those of us who understand how unusual it is to get this kind of material on Ritchie, it is a real treasure! One look at the liner notes confirms that he has involvement in these re-issues.

I remember asking Jimmy Bain once why the bass sound was so weak on "Rising" and he said the record company rejected it as being too-bassy and it was subsequently remixed with less bass end. If this is accurate perhaps this is part of why two mixes are available here. So, without knowing it I apparently grew up on what is called the "New York Mix" . After listening to this new Deluxe Version though, I now prefer the "Los Angeles Mix". I can finally hear the bass guitar! There are also some other minor nuances that I noticed on headphones in the way the intros were mixed too. The "Rough Mixes" while clearly noisey (with tape hiss) are VERY interesting as well! One cannot help but realize how incredible Dio was! You hear him with hardly any effects on the rough mixes and it's just absurd how great he is.

Another observation is that Tony Carey is also incredible. The sounds he achieved were perfect for this album.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I see a rainbow rising.......... August 13, 2001
By Mark H.
Format:Audio CD
As I sit to write a few words about an album that means so much to me I start to shudder a little in anticipation and excitement. "Rising" is quite simply the greatest hard rock record ever! The combination of Powell, Bain, Carey, Dio and Blackmore however short lived produced absolute magic in 1976. Ronnie James Dio never sang or wrote better lyrics and next to "In Rock" this is Ritchie's undisputed masterpiece. "Stargazer",the mystical successor to "Stairway to Heaven", blows Zeppelin and Purple away in its power and ambition. "Light in the Black" helped invent speed metal with its lightning quick dueling leads of Tony Carey (keyboards) and Blackmore. Carey also shines on the intro to "Tarot Woman" as does Cozy Powell on "Stargazer" and "Light". I personally love "Do You Close Your Eyes" as a welcome mood swing contrasting with the evil magic on much of the album. Witches, wizards, slaves and masters all parade through the black night created by Blackmore and co. I believe this was the album Ritchie always wanted to make after "Deep Purple in Rock" but it took him six years to find the right conspirators. Rainbow followed up this monster with "On Stage" then "Long Live Rock n'Roll" (an album which is almost as breathtaking) which proved to be Dio's curtain call with the band. Rainbow could have been the greatest metal band ever but it was never the same after "Rising" and "LLRNR" as Blackmore chose to pursue commercial success over artistic genius. "Rising" is THE gothic metal classic, nothing else comes close.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you loved Deep Purple, you'll love this.
What could go wrong with a band with Ritchie Blackmore and Rodney James Dio in it? A great hard rock band combining the bombast of Deep Purple with the subtle side of Blackmore. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Douglas Kelban
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 1 month ago by Paulo Tarnapolsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by BlueShadow
5.0 out of 5 stars All the better for throwing this legend on replay
Another timeless album with Dio center stage. The only con you'll find here is that it's a short masterpiece. All the better for throwing this legend on replay!
Published 1 month ago by Michael Ellis
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album
I love this album and had not heard it for a long time and really enjoyed having it again and am going to turn on some of my younger friends to it.
Published 2 months ago by Sally S. Carroll
5.0 out of 5 stars Like no other
This is by far the best Rainbow album out there. i absolutely loved the feel of all these songs! Even the worst song on here has a great 70's rock sound. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Phil G
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent album
Not their best album,but a pretty decent example of 70's rock.The price was right,delivery was timely and the description fit.
Published 3 months ago by Randolph O. Saluga
5.0 out of 5 stars Dio/Blackmore/Powell...Need I continue?
This is a great album with Ronnie James Dio at the apex of his vocal and writing abilities. Cozy Powell on drums, Ritchie Blackmore on guitar, need I go further? Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ned Belfry
5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow
Great CD to start your Rainbow collection with or just to hear the late great Ronnie James Dio at his best. Read more
Published 4 months ago by SUPER MARIO
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing record from start to finish
This album has it all...mind blowing lyrics...insane riffs...some of the best drumming you will ever hear. It's a masterpiece and shouldn't be missed by any fans of music.
Published 6 months ago by Chi_11
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Side 2 = "self-indulgent $h!+"?
I agree with you. Obviously Dio was referring to Blackmore's self-indulgence. I've alway felt Rising is a ground-breaking masterpiece. The classical influence here-to-fore reserved for keyboard based nerd bands like Yes and ELP. The classical motif requires time to develop, climax and reconcile... Read More
Mar 1, 2013 by Bk in Florida |  See all 2 posts
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