Release date: 4 August 1975
Style: Hard rock, Heavy metal

Rating:

8.7 | 360 votes

Owners:

512 have it
42 want it


01. Man On The Silver Mountain
02. Self Portrait
03. Black Sheep Of The Family [Quatermass cover]
04. Catch The Rainbow
05. Snake Charmer
06. Temple Of The King
07. If You Don't Like Rock 'N' Roll
08. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
09. Still I'm Sad [Yardbirds cover]

Top 20 albums of 1975: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 158

Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Ronald James Padavona - vocals
Mickey Lee Soule - keyboards
Ritchie Blackmore - guitars
Craig Gruber - bass
Gary Driscoll - drums


Additional info
Recorded 20.02-14.03.1975 at Musicland Studios, Munich.
Released on Polydor.
Produced by Blackmore, Birch & Dio.

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megadeath13 - 17.11.2012 at 13:31  
  Great Album, but more stuff to come, from this genious band.
Bad English - 02.01.2013 at 19:17  
Rating: 10 Best of Rainbow, best what Blackmore ever wrote, best of Dio to ... simply a 70's masterpiece, harmony, magic, weird inspiration, weird lyrics, muisc and feeling
Lumpcicle - 06.05.2013 at 22:57  
Rating: 7 Solid hard rock album riddled with some inconsistencies. Some tracks sound ahead of it's time while others sound like the track was cut in '69, six years before the record was made. Still, there's some can't miss songs on this album. "Self Portrait', "Catch the Rainbow" and "Temple of the King" really shows what this band was capable of.
Ruchesko - 26.01.2015 at 20:11  
Rating: 7 Didn't tickle me.
Bad English - 22.07.2015 at 01:22  
Rating: 10
Written by Ruchesko on 26.01.2015 at 20:11

Didn't tickle me.


this is pure classic, how can you like some japs bands what is worthless comparing whit this ... if this album wont be out metal wont b as it is, if 30 jap bad never existed, MA would have more space on server
Ruchesko - 22.07.2015 at 17:40  
Rating: 7
Written by Bad English on 22.07.2015 at 01:22

this is pure classic, how can you like some japs bands what is worthless comparing whit this ... if this album wont be out metal wont b as it is, if 30 jap bad never existed, MA would have more space on server

I can like Galneryus, X Japan etc. without particularly liking this because it is possible to acknowledge the historical significance of a classic album without actually enjoying it.

I feel much the same way about Helloween's "Keeper of the Seven Keys".
Bad English - 22.07.2015 at 17:43  
Rating: 10
Written by Ruchesko on 22.07.2015 at 17:40

Written by Bad English on 22.07.2015 at 01:22

this is pure classic, how can you like some japs bands what is worthless comparing whit this ... if this album wont be out metal wont b as it is, if 30 jap bad never existed, MA would have more space on server

I can like Galneryus, X Japan etc. without particularly liking this because it is possible to acknowledge the historical significance of a classic album without actually enjoying it.

I feel much the same way about Helloween's "Keeper of the Seven Keys".


I don't like Keeper to , and whole Helloween concept band I so weak, but how many bands they inspired? Jap bands can inspire maybe Asians, but rainbow did whole....
Mountain King - 14.11.2015 at 16:32  
  I understand the historical and influential value of this album but I consider early Deep Purple albums far more important and better than this one (being that Richie Blackmore was on them). I like 3 songs on this album and to me they're not even that great, apart from "Catch The Rainbow". Let's look at the songs, the two covers are average at most. "If You Don't Like Rock 'N' Roll" or "Self Portrait" are really just 70's rock songs that are good but that's it. So I don't see why this immense glorification of this debut album.

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