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Straight Between the Eyes [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

RainbowAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 25, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B00000J2SQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,247 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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And straight up the charts! This 1982 album peaked at #30 and produced the Top 40 hit Stone Cold -which also ranked as a #1 Album Rock hit. Also includes Miss Mistreated; Death Alley Driver; Tite Squeeze; Eyes of Fire , and more.

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IF YOU WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL IN THE EARLY 80'S March 6, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Is there a better guitarist at placing his solos perfectly into his band's songs than the incomparable Ritchie Blackmore. He does it all over this album.
The reviews to this CD are an unfortunate mixed bag. In the context of its 1982 release it was a great album -- it stands alone and on its own merits. An Amazon reader can clearly be misled.
If you were in high school in the early 80's -- particularly 1982 you know MTV played "Stone Cold" nearly every hour. But Death Alley Driver was the better video. Where is the DVD of all those great Rainbow videos anyway??
I remember the MTV Saturday night concerts and the Rainbow weekend was a superb show. The one thing which was very true that senior year of high school was that although Van Halen blew through town in November '82 to support Diver Down -- .38 Special was touring to support the Special Forces album -- Def Leppard released the spectacular Pyromania album in Feb./March '83 and toured to support it then -- those bands had nothing on Rainbow. Stone Cold was the video of the year.
When Van Halen dumped Diamond Dave in 1985 I thought Joe Lynn Turner would have been a great fit.
Joe Lynn Turner and Ritchie Blackmore were a cut above those other frontmen. The one thing which was absolutely true about Rainbow fans was that they were more devoted to their band than fans of other bands were.
Though smaller in number -- true fans of this band had a genuine affection for Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover despite the sometimes musical chairs lead singers and keyboard players and drummers over the years.
Today, Ritchie has gone in a new direction with Blackmore's Night pursuing folk and medieval renaissance music --- but at a concert at the Patchogue Playhouse in November of 2000 -- Ritchie went into the archives to really rock out on some Rainbow and Deep Purple classics -- and the crowd loved it.
Listen to this record and you will be rewarded.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Album From The JLT Era November 22, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Straight Between The Eyes came out in 1982 and contains Rainbow's biggest hit, Stone Cold, a "power ballad" I have never gotten tired of hearing. This was Joe Lynn Turner's second album after the decent Difficult To Cure. The production is better and so are the songs. Highlights are the rockin Death Alley Driver (good chorus and solo), Tearin' Out My Heart (a ballad with great vocals), Power (upbeat rocker), Eyes Of Fire (mystical), and Stone Cold. Every Rainbow album including the last one, Stranger In Us All, has at least a few gems. If I had to choose the best three I would say Rainbow Rising, Straight Between The Eyes, and Bent Out Of Shape. I recommend Martin Popoff's latest book about Blackmore (English Castle Magic) if you can find it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Let the Dream Chaser take you away" November 12, 2006
Format:Audio CD
A lot of Rainbow fans seem to dislike this record but I think it's awesome! I only have five Rainbow records, but this one is my favorite so far. It's just a feel good, fun, rock n roll album. It doesn't offer those long, complex, epic numbers like "Stargazer," but it is a solid album of excellent tracks including two of my all-time favorites "Stone Cold" and "Bring on the Night (Dream Chaser)." There is only one track I'm not too crazy about ("Rock Fever") but the rest are great. Joe Lynn Turner has an amazing voice and it, of course, features the guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore. The worst part about this album is, actually, the cover. Rainbow is not known for the best album covers (i.e. "Difficult to Cure"), but this one is hideous! Oh well, it's what's inside that counts and here's what's inside:

"Death Alley Driver" (4:36): Fast and furious opener. Killer guitar and keyboard solos. I really like the overall sound of this one and I think the keyboards really stand out. I guess I'm one of the few fans who like keyboards in hard rock and metal.

"Stone Cold" (5:15): From the first guitar riff, this song rules! Soft and delicate in places and catchy rocker in others. Excellent use of keyboards, too.

"Bring on the Night (Dream Chaser)" (4:02): I love this song! This one and "Stone Cold" are my favorites on this album (and also favorite songs all-time). It just flat out kicks! The sweeping sound right before the chorus is cool!

"Tite Squeeze" (3:15): This song is OK. I can listen to it. It is just an average, straight-forward rock song. Nothing sets this song apart like most of the others on this record.

"Tearin' Out My Heart" (4:00): Slow, power track.

"Power" (4:23): This track kicks!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BULLSEYE January 12, 2010
By MRT
Format:Audio CD
This was the album where Ritchie Blackmore started to get the formula right for creating AOR albums.

1. Death Alley Driver-11/10
2. Stone Cold-7/10
3. Bring On The Night (Dream Chaser)-7/10
4. Tite Squeeze-7/10
5. Tearin Out My Heart-7/10
6. Power-8/10
7. Miss Mistreated-8/10
8. Rock Fever-7.5/10
9. Eyes Of Fire-7/10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very pop version of Blackmore's Rainbow March 13, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This seems to be a rather polarizing album among Rainbow fans. This is due to the fact that Rainbow wrote material based upon the strength of the vocalist. For instance, the Dio-era albums are worlds apart from either the Bonnet- or Turner-era records, or even the White-led group that recorded "Stranger In Us All". There's no question that Joe Lynn Turner's voice was well-suited for the lighter fare recorded for "Straight Between The Eyes". The album itself features a very polished production by bassist Roger Glover that was well-suited for airplay in the USA, which was Blackmore's goal in having Turner front Rainbow. So, seen in that light, the choice of material is understandable. But what I think is Blackmore's greatest strength comes through strongly here - his innate ability to drop in catchy lines, whether he has 8 or 8000 bars to do it in. His solo on the big single, "Stone Cold", just fits so well. For a more intense guitar workout, the song "Death Alley Driver" recalls Blackmore's playing on Deep Purple's "Highway Star". With the exception of the uptempo "Power", most of the songs are more laidback and balladesque. Overall, it's a pretty decent album as long as you don't expect to hear Dio-era songs. And there is still only one Ritchie Blackmore.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars rainbow
great old album from back in the day....nice to hear from an old friend again....a must have in the collection
Published 2 months ago by dennis thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.25 stars- Good solid album
I poured through every review on STRAIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES and I haven't heard anyone discuss how the sound quality of this remastered cd is. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M. A. Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow Fan
Another great album by Rainbow Joe Lynn was a good singer. Some of the album was ok but there are some awesome songs on here . they get even better as time goes by.
Published 4 months ago by Benjamin
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not excellent CD due to Dio's absence
In my opinion this record is good but not excellent. When "Straight between the eyes" was issued Ronnie James Dio was no longer in the band. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Peter68
4.0 out of 5 stars Straight through the night
There's something half baked about this record; it's like they took it out of the oven before the dough had fully risen, from the almost demoish production in spots, to the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by S. Mehaffey
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 80s rock
Being a big fan of Deep Purple and classic metal in general, I finally checked out the Dio-era Rainbow about a year ago. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Matthew Schwarz
5.0 out of 5 stars Second with Joe Lynn Turner!!
Rainbow just keeps getting better when this was realeased.Very radio friendly.Classic Blackmore sound. Simply love it. Read more
Published 15 months ago by scott d truckey
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight Between The eyes(Product Review).
Excellent album ritchie blackmore's masterfully executed guitar techniques and joe lynn turner's amazing vocal barrage definitely make this album a rock masterpeice.
Published 18 months ago by RockZilla72
5.0 out of 5 stars feels like the 80s all over again
i remember listening to this album in the early 80s in my buddy's 1970 chevy nova with slicks and a glass pack... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Oscar A Wiggy
4.0 out of 5 stars **** 1/2 A classic in '82.
Rainbow "Straight Between The Eyes" #30 (1982).

At the heighth of the MTV era, Rainbow released their biggest seller, "Straight Between The Eyes", I really enjoyed... Read more
Published on March 31, 2012 by ScottE
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