Rainbow - Long Live Rock 'N' Roll



8.7 | 346 votes |
Release date: 9 April 1978
Style: Hard rock, Heavy metal

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Disc I
01. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
02. Lady Of The Lake
03. L.A. Connection
04. Gates Of Babylon
05. Kill The King
06. The Shed (Subtle)
07. Sensitive To Light
08. Rainbow Eyes

Disc II [Deluxe Edition]
[Rough Mixes (1977)]
01. Lady Of The Lake
02. Sensitive To Light
03. L.A. Connection
04. Kill The King
05. The Shed (Subtle)
06. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
07. Rainbow Eyes
[Shepperton Film Studios Rehearsal (1977)]
08. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll (Take 1)
09. Kill The King
[Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (1978)]
10. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
11. L.A. Connection
12. Gates Of Babylon
13. L.A. Connection [outtake version]
14. Gates Of Babylon [outtake version]

Top 20 albums of 1978: 3
Top 200 albums of all time: 190

Line-up
Ritchie Blackmore - guitars, bass
Ronald James Padavona - vocals
Cozy Powell - drums
Bob Daisley - bass
David Stone - keyboards

Session musicians
Ferenc Kiss - violin
Nico Nicolic - violin
Ottmar Machan - viola
Karl Heinz Feit - cello
Rudi Risavy - flute
Max Hecker - recorder

Additional info
Gates of Babylon and Rainbow Eyes scored and conducted by Rainer Pietsch.
Strings on Gates of Babylon by Bavarian String Ensemble. Concert master: Ferenc Kiss.

Produced by Martin Birch.
Direction: Bruce Payne.
Illustration: Debbie Hall.
Design: Maxi Chan.

Digitally remastered by Suha Gur at Universal Music Group Studios.

Guest review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
9.8
If anyone could cram as much variety and catchiness into 8 songs I'd sure like to hear it; this is unquestionably the dynamic combination of Ritchie Blackmore & Ronnie James Dio at its climax.

When I first picked up this album on vinyl a year or so ago my expectations, to be completely honest, were very low. I was a very big Dio fan but very little of what Deep Purple had to offer impressed me, but as a die-hard Dio fan it was a must have, and since then I've failed to see any Dio material or Deep Purple material that can beat, let alone match this album.

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published 08.03.2007 | Comments (14)

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03.01.2012 - 18:11
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I was going to come here to be a downer and say that this is overatted just becuase dio and ritchie are in here... but I got side tracked by how good this album actually is!
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04.01.2013 - 14:21
Rating: 10
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by yanivush147 on 06.11.2012 at 07:16

How come there isn't a comments here. This album is so pioneer and important for the history of rock n' roll.
Perfect album, Dio approve who is and will be forever the best vocalist in all history of rock 'n' roll.
As long i'm a fan of this music, the album will go with me to the grave.


same quasten here, and this is much better how all Dio solo albums, IMO Dio shood stay in Elf, old Rainbow sound and lyrics, somehow
This is good peace , but after it Blackmore ruin all, they wante dgo modern comercalized sound and who is KING Dio or deep purple?
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04.01.2013 - 14:29
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
By far the worst of the Rainbow album with DIo on vocals
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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28.02.2013 - 19:23
Rating: 9
Aristarchos
Gates Of Babylon and Rainbow Eyes are the best two Rainbow songs ever.
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19.02.2015 - 09:04
Rating: 7
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
My least favourite of the Rainbow albums with Dio on vocals. Still good, but not exceptional like the other two.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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22.07.2015 - 19:53
Rating: 10
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Ace Frawley on 19.02.2015 at 09:04

My least favourite of the Rainbow albums with Dio on vocals. Still good, but not exceptional like the other two.


my second .... try to guess rest of order
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