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Long Live Rock N Roll (Deluxe Edition incl. 14 Bonustracks)

5 Nov 2012 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
4:21
2
3:36
3
4:56
4
6:46
5
4:27
6
4:45
7
3:01
8
7:21
Disc 2
1
3:50
2
3:03
3
5:33
4
4:27
5
3:36
6
4:19
7
6:55
8
6:56
9
4:42
10
3:31
11
5:10
12
6:35
13
5:11
14
6:43


Product details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 1:49:44
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  • ASIN: B009T5UH5U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,665 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ken Rawe on 27 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
Nobody has mentioned that "Gates of Babylon" contains the worlds best guitar solo. Ritchie Blackmore at his best!
As for the rest of the album, the production is fantastic, but if I had to choose between this and "Rising" it would be "Rising" every time.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Peestie on 29 Feb 2004
Format: Audio CD
The third studio outing for the Rainbow boys, and the last one to include Ronnie James Dio on vocals, before Blackmore went for a more commercial style. This album is proper hard rock performed by a band of musicians that would be hard to rival. The legendary singer Ronnie James Dio, hailed by many (including me) as the best rock singer ever. Ritchie Blackmore, lead guitarist of hard rock legends Deep Purple (although his work with Rainbow is better). Cozy Powell, one of the best drummers to ever live.
The songs on this album are all hard-rockers with the exception of "Rainbow Eyes", which is, despite its different style, one of the best songs on the album.
The album kicks off with the title track which is one of Rainbow's best songs. Lively and energetic it is certainly a high point on the album and an excellent song that will get you hooked on the album as a whole.
After that comes "Lady Of The Lake" which, along with a great riff makes use of fantastic fantasy lyrics.
Then we move onto "L.A. Connection", which is in my opinion the worst song on the album. It is mid-paced song that chugs along quite enjoyably. Its a good song, just not as high a standard as the rest of the album.
"Gate of Babylon" is nearly seven minutes long and is another high point. It has a sort of Arabian feel to it and is a classic that seems to be forgotten by many people.
At the start of what was on vinyl the second side is LLRNR's best song. The blisteringly fast "Kill The King". This again makes use of the fantasy lyrics that Dio is so good with and the whole band shine on this song. The last 10 seconds is the best bit of the song, where
"Shed (Subtle)" starts off with a solo from Ritchie and then leads into a hard rocker with an amazing riff.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By P. Kelly on 23 Aug 2010
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Unfortunately this was the last studio album to feature Ronnie James Dio in Rainbow and for me the last classic Rainbow album made. In my view the rest that followed did not reach the same very high level set by the first three studio albums. This album caused some talking points at the time such as who did which bass tracks and the later revelation that the inside cover photograph was taken from a Rush concert. I manage to see this line-up of Rainbow playing live back in late 1977 and they were magnificent.

I still have an original copy of the 1978 vinyl record on the Polydor label but it is in very bad condition after extensive playing. I have been using the 1999 re-mastered CD version, which I consider to be more compressed and flat sounding compared to the original vinyl. For me vinyl still rules particularly with rock music and to find this album released on vinyl again was a dream come true.

So to this latest version, weighed in at 190g on clear vinyl vs the original standard black pigmented copy at 116g. Personally I prefer clear vinyl as adding black pigment to PVC always adds the risks of imperfections in the record due to the in-complete dispersion of the carbon black.

The double gatefold cover is perfectly restored to the original with relevant extra support in the cardboard structure to handle the heavier weight vinyl. The cover illustrations are tastefully re-printed on the record label. Unfortunately, as so often with record companies today, the weak link in the packaging is they try and save money by using a thin paper inner sleeve. This offers inadequate protection and high risk of marking the record surface when removed for playing. Very frustrating. I always replace this type of sleeve with a thicker, antistatic plastic coated paper sleeve.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Palmer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
I disagree with the view that Rising is Rainbow's best release: LLR&R is far better!

Dio's voice is superb, Blackmore's guitar excites and the late Cozy Powell is as solid and rocky as the Himalayas. A favourite balls-out moment is the fabulously frenetic guitar solo and accompanying double bass drums and fills in Kill The King (winner of 'most exciting axe solo' on the album for my money).

There are no bad tracks at all on this album (which can't be said for Rising: Tarot Woman, Run With The Wolf and Do You Close your Eyes are all turgid and stodgy to my ears - only Starstruck and Stargazer really cut the mustard, tho' Light In The Black's okay, I guess). Even the weaker moments of LLR&R are damn good by anyone's standards: The Shed and Sensitive to Light ain't Rainbow's best, but they still rock righteously enough.

Blackmore's penchant for medieval tom-foolery rears it's head on the beautifully mellow (they use recorders for Christ's sake!) Rainbow Eyes, which Dio sings exquisitely.

Truly their finest hour, and a classic taste of heavy rock at it's best...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mnoah@blueyonder.co.uk on 14 Feb 2002
Format: Audio CD
Together with "Rising" this is the second in a pair of two fantastic albums . Worth buying purely on the the strength of "Kill the king " where the guitar solo rates as one of Ritchie Blackmore's greatest.The album also includes the stargazeresque "Gates of Babylon" with another typical Rainbow combination of a string ensemble and a rock band, and finshes with the ballad "Rainbow Eyes" giving Ronnie Dio an opportunity to display another side to his of his vocal talents in his last recording with Rainbow.This really is Rainbow at the top of their form.
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