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Rainbow Rising (Remastered) Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this edition of an incredible album. The original versions of Stargazer and Light In The Black always sounded tiny to me. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Leonard C
If you can't appreciate the guitar virtuosity Blackmore.. See a psychiatrist!Published 1 month ago by WULF916
A classic hard rock album that inspired a new generation of metal actsPublished 1 month ago by Alejandro Quiroga Mtz
the Best Rainbow Album, i think most would agree. i don't think Dio and Blackmore got on too well.
with that said, one of the best Rock guitarists ever to live and "the... Read more
Just one of the best with Ronnie James DIo on the vocals. Bought it for my daughter because she is a rocker and loves to know the history of the music.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer