"Rising" is easily the best Rainbow album of the lot. Everyone can talk about Blackmore's undoubted ability as one of the greatest rock guitarists, up there with Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi and Randy Rhoads,but the real foce in this band was undoubtedly Ronnie James Dio with his extraordinary power and range demonstrated at it's best on tracks such "A Light In The Black" and "Tarot Woman". But the evident highlight on this album is the epic "Stargazer" with Ritchie at his soloing best, Powell pounding through this classic like a man possessed and shorty screaming as if life depended on it. Rainbow "Rising" is six tracks of classics never again to be matched by post Dio lineups. Despite the hit singles with Bonnet and Turner, every true Rainbow fan knows the power this mark 2 lineup had and if there ever is a reunion of Rainbow this (with the exception of Powell RIP) cxan be the only lineup Rainbow want to see.