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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Feel the riffs!, 12 Feb. 2001
This review is from: The Very Best of Rainbow (Audio CD)
This truly is a phenomenal collection! I bought this album really only to get 'I Surrender', 'Stargazer' and 'Since You Been Gone'; some of my favourite tracks ever. I thought that they would be the only good tracks on the album. How wrong I was. Every track on this album is worth a listen. The worst tracks on the album are just plain good! Ritchie Blackmore is a wonderfully subtle guitarist and Rainbow featured three of the finest rock vocalists of the 70s and 80s: Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet and Joe Lynn Turner. The above mentioned tracks are superb but others deserve a mention too. 'Man on the Silver Mountain' is an example of pure riff genius and fantasic vocals and lyrics. 'Rainbow Rising' is a wonderfully woeful and melodic ballad, reminiscent of Hendrix's 'Little Wing'. 'Stargazer' is the ultimate rock epic, eight minutes of pure heaven (or hell?) with Dio's vocal performance in particular being superb. 'All Night Long' is a wonderfully rousing anthem while 'Can't Happen Here' is a tongue in cheek look at western attitudes to the world. Perhaps the most impressive track of all though is 'Jealous Lover'. This track is so brilliant I can't believe it wasn't even ever an album track, let alone a single! Basically, I cannot rave enough about this album. Just buy it.
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