Label: Polydor - 825 089-2 • Format: CD Album, Club Edition, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow was the first album by Hard Rock band Rainbow. It was recorded and released while lead guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was still a member of Deep Purple. Lead vocalist Ronnie James Dio has called this his favorite Rainbow album/5().
Overview. Perhaps the first example of "dragon rock" -- a style perfected by bands like Iron Maiden and Dio in the early to mid-'80s -- was Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, a collection from the guitarist's first post- Deep Purple project. Fittingly enough, a young Ronnie James Dio provides the goblin-like frontman presence required by the increasingly Baroque : Polydor / Umgd.
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The album's ponderous lyrics are occasionally punctuated by poetic phrases such as "crossbows in the firelight." Although Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow provides a few listenable tracks, its primary value is historical. Look to Rainbow's next album, Rainbow Rising (), to grasp the heavy metal potential that is only hinted at : $
This first Rainbow album starts off with "Man on the Silver Mountain" & I can never get tired of hearing it. Not all the tracks are written by Ritchie Blackmore & Ronnie James Dio - "Black Sheep of the Family" is by the late Steve Hammond (ex Fat Mattress) & "Still I'm Sad" is a good instrumental by the Yardbirds/5().
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