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4.7 out of 5 stars
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
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on 16 November 2014
This album marks the end of the Dio era Rainbow, a trilogy of almost unbeatable, inspired, rock lps, which still resonate and provoke strong opinions amongst the hordes of fans who adore this style of heavy rock,to this day, including me.Blackmore and Dio went their separate ways, Ritchie started to flirt with the american aor style of rock, whilst Ronnie re-appeared fronting a rejuvenated ozzy-less Black Sabbath, and released two quite magnificent studio albums. LL R N R is another tour de force, only bettered by Rising. There`s a string quartet, a string ensemble, a concert master, and a conductor, Ritchie always showed his love of the classics through his guitar playing, and on this album they dovetail quite beautifully, it does`nt take away from the glorious, all out rock songs like Kill the King etc, but only enhances a track like the hauntingly, plaintive, Rainbow Eyes, a personal favourite of mine. We were lucky to get three brilliant albums from this line-up, so do yourself a favour, indulge your passion and go and buy them now, Fly like a Rainbow, you wont be disappointed.
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on 26 July 2017
Arguably second to 'Rising' but maybe contains some of Rainbows best. RJD is in my opinion the best of all 5 Rainbow vocalists, argue amongst yourselves who is the best of the rest.
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on 2 June 2015
Probably the finest of the Ronnie James Dio Rainbow albums, LLRNR contains several classic Rainbow anthems, like the title track, the powerful "Kill The King", the Arthurian "Lady of the Lake", the sarcastic ode to Tony Carey's hasty departure, "L.A. Connection" and "Gates of Babylon".
The bonus disc contains the rough mixes of seven of the albums eight tracks, two tracks from the Shepperton film studio's rehearsal in the title track and "Kill The King", the disc is finally rounded off by adding five tracks from the Don Kirschner's Rock Concert, which makes this two disc package essential listening.
The sleeve notes are very informative, re-telling the story behind the recording of the album at the haunted Chateau d'Heronville, near Paris, where the outrageous pranks of Ritchie Blackmore & Cozy Powell were made all the more demonic by the haunted presence at the Chateau!
What more can I say?, go and buy it!!!
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on 10 March 2013
This is how a deluxe edition should be done! The original album in all its glory and a whole load of bonus material. I've waited a long time for Rainbow to upgrade this album and i was not disappointed. The album itself is one of Rainbows best and the rough mixes are very interesting to hear. There is also a couple of rehearsal tracks at Shepperton Film studios and a performance from the Don Kirshner Rock Show in 1978. Although only the vocal is live, these are excellent takes of the tracks. This is a very well made album and i recommend it to any Rainbow or Dio fan.
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on 3 May 2016
Bought to replace my original vinyl. Although I do not think this is as good as Rainbow Rising it is still a great album with those classic Rainbow tracks of Kill the King, Rainbow Eyes and the brilliant Long Live Rock and Roll. Throughout superb musicianship and the vocals of the late Ronnie James Dio add a different dimension especially to the haunting Rainbow Eyes.
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on 28 November 2012
A nice two CD set - took long enough to produce - with the remastered original album and a bonus disc of 'rare' tracks. Much of the bonus disc are the rough tracks for the album and it is quite hard to hear much of a difference. What makes it worth having are those few extra bonus tracks of rehearsals and concert tracks. The 'On Stage' Deluxe edition' is far more worthy of the 5 stars than this.
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on 10 November 2009
This album is a very good one to add to anyone's collection, especially anyone who can appreciate typical great guitar work from Ritchie Blackmore. There is also Ronnie James Dio's wonderful vocal content and Cozy Powell's driving drumming which is always excellent. The only thing preventing me from giving it the maximum star rating is the final track which seems out of place on this album. "Rainbow Eyes" is a very slow track with flute and a string quartet, surely not in keeping with the title "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll".
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on 17 March 2013
This album is good honest rock and an excellent standard of musicianship and Ronnie James Dio's vocals are powerful and mind blowing. This album and Rainbow Rising are two best albums ever recorded. It was such a shame that Ritchie Blackmore took the band down the commercial avenue. Rainbow is not Rainbow without Ronnie James Dio.
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on 15 April 2018
excelente fast delivery
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on 9 April 2015
Great album bit I was expecting more from the remastering. Sounds rather dull and flat, no different really to the original I feel.
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