Monday, November 5, 2012

Album 365: Day 27 - Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

Favorite tracks: Man On the Silver Mountain, Snake Charmer, Still I'm Sad
Sleeper tracks: Black Sheep of the Family, If You Don't Like Rock 'n Roll

I didn't come across this album until my early 20s.  I knew of (and liked) Rainbow songs that I heard on the radio.  I liked Blackmore in Deep Purple and I liked Dio's Sabbath and solo stuff.  I didn't really get into this record until I started trying to improve my CD collection.

I don't like this album as much as Rising.  For one, Cozy Powell isn't drumming on it.  It's got some cool guitar work but it sounds like the band isn't a band...more like a bunch of session musicians playing with Blackmore and Dio.  I think the Rainbow project took a positive turn after this record.  I understand the importance of this record but it doesn't sit high on my list of must have CDs.  R.I.P. Ronnie.  \m/

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