42 Years Ago: RAINBOW release Rising

Daily Noise - / 2018

42 Years Ago: RAINBOW release Rising

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Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain, Cozy Powell, Tony Carey

Rising was released on this day in 1976. RAINBOW would soon leave for the US to tour through June and July, returning to the UK for September and then on to Europe.

"Man on the Silver Mountain" is great, "The Temple of the King" is beautiful... "Gates of Babylon" and "Kill the King" are incredible, but neither album is quite as consistently brilliant as Rising. But that's not important, they're all classics...

"Rainbow Rising" is thermo-nuclear rock'n'roll... Playing the album at home, the remark being bandied about the most of all was, "With a few exceptions, this is better than anything Blackmore ever did with Deep Purple." I tend to agree, and it's odds-on that you will, too.
- Geoff Barton, Sounds review