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difficult to love... 3.5 stars
on 10 June 2010
For the first time Ritchies meddling weakened the band ,in my opinion,never really liked Joe Lynn Turner as Rainbow's singer,i fully understand why he was hired as Blackmore was aiming for an AOR sound,personally i would have stuck with Bonnet.This was the first Rainbow album that had tracks i actually loathe such as the pathetic 'Magic' and 'I surrender',yet when its good its magnificent ,two spellbinding instrumentals 'Maybe Next Time'& 'Difficult To Cure' show that Blackers still had it in spades to produce jaw dropping music,'Spotlight Kid' and the 2nd single 'Cant Happen Here ' are carried along on super riffs and Turner does well,as for the rest,all well played but naggingly familiar,not very original,really only Blackmores guitar keeping your interest,'No Release' being the pick of the bunch.
The first Rainbow album not to hold your full attention,sadly it wouldn't be the last