10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Rock Masterpiece
I can't praise this album enough. Certainly one of the top Hard Rock records ever, just for "Stargazer" and "A Light In The Black". Along with Long Live Rock 'n' Roll this is Ritchie Blackmore at his best. Never before or since has he given us music as good as that on "Rising". He seems positivly inspired. Without Ronnie James Dio however this album would not have...
Published on 22 Feb 2004 by Peestie
69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars RAINBOW'S MASTERPIECE IS TREATED TO A MIDDLING DELUXE EDITION.
Unquestionably Rainbow's best album. RISING from 1976 was the peak which - at least for this listener - Ritchie Blackmore's band would never quite reach again. With Ronnie Dio on vocals and the thunderous drumming of Cozy Powell, Rainbow created a hard-rocking beast of an LP containing six tracks of focused quality. 'Tarot Woman', 'Run With The Wolf' and, of course,...
Published on 28 Feb 2011 by Mr. L. F. G. Ballinger
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars VERY POOR DELUXE?? EDITION,
The truth is that when I find one that was going to leave DELUXE EDITION of one of my favorite records, "RISING" I was very happy ..
After waiting DESPERATELY FOR MORE THAN 3 WEEKS THE RESULT WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING: The first thing I noticed is that the packaging had changed: no longer came TRANSPARENT SLIDING COVER STICKER BUT A HORRIBLE THAT DOES NOT COVER MORE THAN RUIN AND NOT YOU CAN TAKE OFF. CHANGE THAT WAS NEEDED?
CONTENT also disappointed: CD 1 contains two different mixes of the same album REALLY BECOMES inconsequential and not contribute too much content; ME SOME LIVE TRACKS, alternate takes or a mixture ORIGINAL radically different. CD 2 ALBUM OF THE ROUGH MIX WITH SOME CHANGES IN VERY SUBTLE version, perhaps the best of the album, but that fails to do justice to an album as important as this. The graphic part is fine: nice pictures, beautiful booklet and no more.
ME LIKE A MISSED OPPORTUNITY, COULD HAVE DONE BETTER JOB IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE MORE LOVE, LIVE TRACKS, alternate takes, RARITIES, ETC.
ADVICE: STAY WITH THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF RAISING AND YOU'RE DONE.
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Voted No.1 Album Of All Time !!!!!!!!!!!!,
This album is the most awesome rock album of all time ! From the gatefold cover on the original vinyl version, reproduced in CD size. It is a fantastic listening experience, it is majestic rock album that will bulldoze the listener. The greatest song ever 'Stargazer', and 'Light In The Black' along with 'Starstruck', 'Run With The Wolf', 'Do You Close Your Eyes' and the fantastic 'Tarot Woman'. A powerful and elemental journey in rock music ! Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. The No.1 Guitarist's No.1 Album.RisingDown To Earth
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rainbow Rising,
What can i say about an all time classic album, over 35 years ago. With Dio passing away last year it's all the more reason to have the special edition.
Great memories brought back with the band firing on all 4 cylinders, brilliant!
2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Others have call this a classic . . .,
. . . and it is. So why the 1 star off? Well, I'm feeling mean, because of the length of the album. Way back when if records (remember them?) made it to 40/45 mins you were lucky. Really, that is all that is 'wrong' with the album. Ronnie James Dio has never sounded better than on this. The sadly missed Cozy thumps out the rhythm with great aplomb, the whole thing really sounding like a first class ensemble.
Of course in the world of RB things never did stay at peace for long, so this album is worth treasuring as a piece of history.
"Starstruck" is a wonderful start, making you wonder if they had anyone in mind when it was written. "Light In The Black" is as punchy and invigorating as remembered. With the less well known tracks standing up very well for themselves. Of these ones "Do You Close Your Eyes" is my personal fav.
Good British Rock the way it should be!
So, really, never mind the length, feel the quality(!)
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A couple of good tracks.,
I wondered why I hadnt bought this over the years and nowI know why I didn't. Dios voice is strong but the Tracks are largely overlong and overblown .Stargazer is it really....get best of dio,its better.
6 of 41 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nope, it ain't all that good,
I bought this album in the 70s (gatefold sleeve and all) but lost it in the 80s and won't be buying it again. It's alright but so desperately dated, and its signature tune - Stargazer - is Ritchie Blackmore's first attempt to rip off Led Zeppelin's Kashmir. Those fantasy lyrics are likely to have a 'Marmite' effect on listeners: I loved Marmite and Rainbow when I was 14 but now I'm 44 I can manage without either.
'Rising' isn't dreadful, don't get me wrong, but there's little to enthuse the new fan. Tarot Woman drives hard along and Light In The Black enjoyably sustains the same energy for about ten minutes. The crass lyrics make "Do You Close Your Eyes" unlistenable and "Run With The Wolf" does little to inspire with its dated mystic lyrical theme.
It's a fun mid-70s album from a band that would never acknowledge punk rock. If that appeals to you then I recommend you buy it, two stars or no.
0 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars an insult to hard rock & metal!,
if you like hard rock & heavy metal this isn`t for you,there are far, far better albums for you out there.True fans of metal should look elsewhere,i wasted my cash on this!
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