Release date: 9 April 1978
Style: Hard rock, Heavy metal

Rating:

8.7 | 296 votes

Owners:

437 have it
30 want it


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: 178

Review
Lyrics (8)


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

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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Boxcar Willy - 03.01.2012 at 18:11  
Rating: 9 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!
Bad English - 04.01.2013 at 14:21  
Rating: 10
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?
Ozman - 04.01.2013 at 14:29  
  By far the worst of the Rainbow album with DIo on vocals
Aristarchos - 28.02.2013 at 19:23  
Rating: 9 Gates Of Babylon and Rainbow Eyes are the best two Rainbow songs ever.

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