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This review is from: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (Audio CD)
This is an absolute must for all of you out there who like your rock "old school" style. The first album from Blackmore post Purple, recorded with a little known bunch of Californians who went under the name of Elf, this album set the pattern for the classic Rainbow sound.
With a lovely British R&B feel to it, Blacmore's fretwork is among the best he has ever produced on his ever present white Strat. Catch the Rainbow is an exercise in subtlety whilst the frantic cover of The Yardbirds Still I'm Sad is guaranteed to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
Team this up with Ronnie Dio's faux operatics and penchant for all things medieval sounding, and you could be in an audio version of a classic fantasy tale.
It may sound a little dated now, but that is no excuse not to own a slice of good old honest rock 'n' roll.