Very Best of Rainbow Original recording remastered, Best of
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|1. Man On The Silver Mountain|
|2. Catch The Rainbow|
|5. Kill The King|
|6. Long Live Rock 'N'Roll|
|7. Gates Of Babylon|
|8. Since You Been Gone|
|9. All Night Long|
|10. I Surrender|
|11. Can't Happen Here|
|12. Jealous Lover|
|13. Stone Cold|
|15. Can't Let You Go|
|16. Street Of Dreams|
16 remastered tracks on one CD. Tracks include: Man on the Silver, Catch the Rainbow, Since You Been Gone, Street of Dreams.
Founded by Deep Purple's founding guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, and originally called Blackmore's Rainbow, Rainbow was a revolving-door supergroup, in which artists like Ronnie James Dio, Cozy Powell, Joe Lynn Turner, and Tony Carey entered just long enough to establish themselves and bolster their resumes. Considering the band's instability, Rainbow created a number of surprisingly strong tunes over its 10-year career. The first half of The Best of Rainbow features Dio's inimitable vocals on such Deep Purple-styled stormers as "Man on the Silver Mountain," "Stargazer," and "Kill the King." The second part of the disc is from the later and more commercially oriented part of the band's career, and contains the Turner classic "Since You've Been Gone" as well as "Stone Cold" and "Power." If nothing else, The Best of Rainbow is loaded with the kind of mind-bending solos that earned Blackmore and Rainbow their stripes. --Jon Wiederhorn
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This fan of most all metal bands loved this collection, from the 'black magic' sound when Dio was in, right up to their later commercial days - which produced what I believe is some of the 'best of breed' stuff for the time (Since you've been gone, Jealous Lover, Stone Cold, Street of Dreams, etc).
This underrated and under-exposed band of the late 70's/early 80's deserves the attention of any metal/hard rock fan. No, they are not some Deep Purple clone - Ritchie had his thing and sound to share with the world, and despite the rotating door of musicians that he worked with, the music and vision was strong on all of Rainbow's work. Hail to one of the greatest guitarists of the decade and this significant part of his career that got him there!!
1. Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow isn't so good album but there's three good tracks: "Man on the Silver Mountain", a classic ballad "Catch the Rainbow"...and "Sixteeth Century Greensleeves", it's amazing that this track isn't in the very best of.
Rainbow Rising is better album. "Starstruck" and an ever-green "Stargazer" (very Long track) which shows how good Dio can sing. But where's "Tarot Woman"? It should be here. It's so magical track.
Rainbow's third album "Long Live rock'n'roll" is full of good hard rock track: "Gates of Babylon" (mystic song), "Kill the King" (very fast one) and the title track. Well chosen tracks.
The rest of the tracks are good choices. "Since You Been Gone", "All Night Long", "Street of Dreams", "Stone Cold" and especailly very rocking and enjoyable "I Surrender" are very rocking tracks!
Most recent customer reviews
This collection does a wonderful job of showing a band going from one point of view to another. Ronnie James Dio brought a more dark-agish and cutting edge approach; while Joe... Read morePublished on March 19 2004 by Jack M. Crater
I'll never forget the day that I bought this CD at Shopko and it was the day just before my senior graduation and I had a lot of fun times listening to this album, I originally... Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2003 by Darian Dennison
this is the best greatist hits cd i ever heard.every track is great except for can't let you go,but even this song is o.k. Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by gordon
This cd is a must have for Deep Purple fans; if you love hard rock/heavy metal, then check it out as well, too. Rainbow is often criticized as a Deep Purple-lite band. Not true. Read morePublished on July 5 2003 by Captain Jax
THE VERY BEST OF RAINBOW is, along with THE MILLENNIUM COLLECTION, one of two Rainbow anthologies that have everything you need by this post-Deep Purple hard rock band. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2003
From the vaults of Polydor Records comes a killer 16 song retro The Very Best Of Rainbow on Polydor-Chronicles. Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2002 by Jay Siekierski