Ritchies Blackmore Rainbow - Rising Austria Release 12" Vinyl LP Album

  Rising is the 2nd heavy metal album by Rainbow, released in 1976. With founder Ritchie Blackmore retaining only Ronnie James Dio from the previous album, Rising has become known as the best album of Rainbow's career. Rising is characterized by its heavy guitar riffs and the keyboard skills of Tony Carey, together with the powerful drumming of Cozy Powell. Recorded in Munich in less than a month, the album has surprisingly few overdubs and was overseen by famous Deep Purple engineer and rock producer Martin Birch.

 

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Album Description:

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is an iconic band that left an indelible mark on the world of heavy metal. Their second studio album, "Rising", released in 1976, stands as a testament to their musical prowess and creativity. With Ritchie Blackmore at the helm, Rainbow assembled a powerhouse lineup that included the extraordinary vocal talents of Ronnie James Dio, along with Tony Carey on keyboards and Cozy Powell on drums. This formidable combination of musicians created an album that would go on to be hailed as one of the greatest in Rainbow's storied career.

"Rising" is a masterclass in heavy metal, showcasing Ritchie Blackmore's virtuoso guitar skills and his ability to craft powerful, memorable riffs. From the opening track, "Tarot Woman", the album immediately grabs the listener's attention with its thunderous guitar-driven sound. Blackmore's playing is at its peak, effortlessly blending intricate melodies with crushing power chords, displaying his unique ability to create both intricate and aggressive guitar work.

One of the defining aspects of "Rising" is the keyboard wizardry of Tony Carey. His contributions add depth and texture to the album, complementing Blackmore's guitar work perfectly. Whether it's the haunting melodies of "Stargazer" or the driving energy of "A Light in the Black", Carey's keyboard skills elevate the music to another level, creating an atmospheric backdrop that enhances the overall sonic experience.

The rhythm section of "Rising" is equally impressive, with Cozy Powell's thunderous drumming providing a solid foundation for the album's heavy sound. Powell's precise and powerful drumming style is showcased brilliantly on tracks like "Run with the Wolf" and "Do You Close Your Eyes", where he drives the songs forward with relentless energy and precision.

Recorded in Munich in less than a month, "Rising" possesses a raw and organic quality that sets it apart from other albums of the era. The band opted for minimal overdubs, allowing the songs to maintain their live energy and intensity. This approach gives the album a certain authenticity and captures the essence of Rainbow's dynamic live performances.

The production of "Rising" was overseen by the legendary Martin Birch, renowned for his work with Deep Purple and other iconic rock acts. Birch's expertise ensured that the album had a polished and powerful sound while still retaining the raw energy of the band's performance.

"Rising" has become a landmark album in the history of heavy metal. Its influence can be heard in the work of countless bands that followed in Rainbow's footsteps. The album's impact and lasting appeal are a testament to the exceptional musicianship and songwriting prowess of Ritchie Blackmore and his bandmates.

In recognition of its enduring popularity, the "Rising" album is now being released on a 12" vinyl LP format in Austria. This special edition allows fans to experience the album in all its analog glory, with the warmth and richness that only vinyl can provide. It's a chance to rediscover the timeless classics such as "Starstruck", "Do You Close Your Eyes", and the epic masterpiece "Stargazer" in a format that pays homage to the album's original release.

Music Genre:

  70s Hard Rock Heavy Metal

Album Production Information:

 The album: "Rising" was produced by: Martin Birch

Martin Birch Martin Birch was an English music producer and engineer who was active from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. He was born on 26th June 1948 in East Molesey, England, and began his career as a producer and engineer in the late 1960s, working with several notable British bands of the time, including Deep Purple , Iron Maiden , Rainbow and others.

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Birch's biggest contributions to music came in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a producer and engineer for several of the most influential and popular heavy metal bands of the era, including Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and most notably, Iron Maiden. He was an important figure in the development of the heavy metal genre, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important producers of heavy metal music.

Birch's approach to production was characterized by his use of powerful and dynamic sound, which helped to define the sound of heavy metal in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with, and for his willingness to experiment and take risks in the studio. He was also known for his commitment to quality and his attention to detail, which helped to ensure that the albums he produced had a timeless quality and still sound great decades after their original release.

Birch worked with Iron Maiden for over two decades, producing several of the band's most iconic and enduring albums, including "The Number of the Beast," "Powerslave," and "Somewhere in Time." He was an important part of the band's creative process, and helped to shape the band's sound and style.

Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, but his legacy lives on through the music he produced and the countless musicians he inspired and influenced. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his contributions to the genre continue to be celebrated and revered.

Martin Birch's production style was known for its clarity, power and dynamic sound. He was an early adopter of using multi-track recording and employed innovative recording techniques, such as creating layered soundscapes by recording and re-recording guitar parts multiple times, to achieve his desired sound. He was also known for his use of echo and reverb to create a sense of depth and space in his recordings.

Birch was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with and his hands-on approach to production. He was often involved in the arrangements and would often suggest changes to the songs to enhance their impact. He was also known for his attention to detail, taking the time to get the sound just right, and his dedication to quality, always striving to make each album sound as good as it could.

Aside from his work with Iron Maiden, Birch also produced albums for several other influential heavy metal bands, including Judas Priest , Black Sabbath and Rainbow . He was also sought after by other musicians from outside of the heavy metal genre, and worked with artists such as Fleetwood Mac , The Move, and Deep Purple .

Birch was awarded with several gold and platinum records for his work, and was recognized for his contributions to the heavy metal genre with induction into the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in 2006.

Although Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, his legacy continues to inspire and influence musicians and producers today. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his work continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by fans of the genre around the world.

 

Record Label Information:

  Oyster 2391 224 / DP (O) Limitied

Packaging:

  Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with / photos Rainbow's band incl (Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore) on the inside cover pages.

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 280 gram  

Year & Country:

  1976 Made in Austria
Band Members and Musicians on: Ritchies Blackmore Rainbow Rising FOC
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jimmy Bain

    Jimmy Bain, the legendary bassist behind Rainbow and Dio, was a force of nature. His driving basslines powered some of hard rock's most iconic anthems. Want to hear more?

  • Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)

    Ritchie Blackmore, born Richard Hugh Blackmore on April 14, 1945, in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England, is an iconic English guitarist known for his contributions to the world of rock music. With a career spanning several decades, Blackmore has left an indelible mark on the genre and has been a driving force behind legendary bands such as Deep Purple and Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.

    Born to parents Lewis J. Blackmore and Violet Short, Ritchie Blackmore showed a passion for music from an early age. He began playing the guitar as a teenager and quickly developed his skills, drawing inspiration from various musical styles. His dedication to the instrument paid off when he joined the band Shades of Deep Purple in 1968, which later became simply Deep Purple.

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    As the lead guitarist of Deep Purple, Blackmore played a pivotal role in shaping the band's sound and achieving commercial success. During his time with Deep Purple, from 1968 to 1994, Blackmore contributed his distinctive guitar playing to numerous albums, including "In Rock" (1970), "Machine Head" (1972), and "Made in Japan" (1972). These albums showcased his exceptional talent for crafting powerful riffs, melodic solos, and intricate guitar arrangements that became hallmarks of Deep Purple's music.

    In 1994, after years of creative differences and lineup changes within Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmore decided to leave the band to explore new musical horizons. He formed his own rock band called Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, which allowed him greater creative freedom. With Rainbow , Blackmore continued to captivate audiences with his guitar prowess and released several successful albums, including "Rising" (1976) and "Straight Between the Eyes" (1982).

    However, in 1997, Blackmore made a surprising shift in musical direction. He transitioned from rock to folk rock and embarked on a new journey with his girlfriend and later wife, Candice Night. Together, they formed the duo Blackmore's Night, fusing elements of Renaissance music, folk, and rock. With Blackmore's masterful guitar playing and Night's enchanting vocals, the duo garnered a loyal following and released a string of albums, including "Shadow of the Moon" (1997) and "Ghost of a Rose" (2003).

    Ritchie Blackmore's ability to adapt to different musical styles and his unwavering commitment to his craft have solidified his status as one of the greatest guitarists in rock history. Known for his electrifying live performances and his unique blend of blues, classical, and hard rock influences, Blackmore has inspired generations of musicians and continues to be revered as a guitar virtuoso.

    Throughout his life, Blackmore has been married multiple times. He married Margit Volkmar sometime between 1965 and 1969, Bärbel between 1969 and 1971, and Amy Rothman between 1981 and 1983. However, his most notable and enduring marriage has been to Candice Night, whom he married on May 8, 2008, when he was 63 years old and Night was 37 years old.

    Ritchie Blackmore's musical journey has been one of constant exploration and reinvention. From his influential years with Deep Purple to the establishment of Rainbow and his subsequent foray into folk rock with Blackmore's Night, he has left an indelible mark on the rock music landscape. His virtuosity, innovative playing style, and enduring passion for music have earned him a rightful place among the legends of rock guitar.

    Candice Night, While best known for her enchanting vocals and lyrical contributions to Blackmore's Night, Candice Night is an accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who adds a captivating element to every project she touches.

    From Long Island to a Renaissance Fair of the Heart

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    Born in Long Island, New York, Candice Night's early life included a brief stint as a model. Music, however, was her true calling. A fateful meeting with legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1989 led to not only a romantic connection, but the seeds of what would become their long-running collaborative project, Blackmore's Night.

    Blackmore's Night: A Journey Through Time

    Blackmore's Night has crafted a unique sonic blend merging Renaissance and folk influences with modern instrumentation. Night's ethereal vocals and poetic lyrics are central to their sound. She often plays woodwind instruments like the pennywhistle, adding another layer of delicate beauty to songs like "Shadow of the Moon" and "Under a Violet Moon." Blackmore's Night has released over ten studio albums, transporting listeners to a simpler time with their enchanting music.

  • Tony Carey - keyboards

     Tony Carey (Full-name: Anthony Lawrence Carey was born in Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California, United States on 16 Oct 1953.

     During 1976 Carey's work on the album included the keyboard introduction to the opening track "Tarot Woman", and an extended keyboard solo on "A Light in the Black", the last cut on the album in "Rising", Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow . He was 22 years old at that point. During 1977 he works as a keyboards in "On Stage", Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow . He was 23 years old at that point. His occupation is Keyboard player.

  • Ronnie James Dio

    Heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio! His mighty voice and the iconic "devil horns" defined the genre. Here's his story

  • Cozy Powell - Drums

    Cozy Powell, born as Colin Flooks, was a renowned British drummer hailing from Cirencester, Gloucestershire. He left an indelible mark on the music industry through his exceptional drumming skills and his contributions to numerous hard rock and heavy metal bands. Powell's career spanned from 1968 to 1998, during which he showcased his talent and versatility in over two dozen bands, leaving a lasting impact on the genre.

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    Born on 29 December 1947, Powell developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at a young age. He honed his skills through dedication and practice, eventually gaining recognition for his technical proficiency and powerful playing style.

    Powell's breakthrough came in the late 1960s when he joined the band Bedlam, marking the beginning of his professional career in the music industry. From there, he embarked on a remarkable journey, collaborating with some of the most notable acts in hard rock and heavy metal.

    One of Powell's notable achievements was his association with Black Sabbath, one of the pioneering bands in the heavy metal genre. He lent his drumming expertise to their album "Tyr" in 1990, contributing to the band's legacy. Powell's collaborations with other prominent bands included his work with the Michael Schenker Group, Rainbow, and Whitesnake.

    Throughout his career, Powell displayed his versatility by adapting to different musical styles and bands. His drumming prowess added depth and energy to each project he worked on. Powell was not only a skilled drummer but also a sought-after collaborator, thanks to his ability to seamlessly blend with various musicians and bring out the best in their performances.

    Apart from his work with bands, Powell also ventured into solo projects. He formed the band Cozy Powell's Hammer and released several albums showcasing his musical vision and drumming expertise. Powell's solo work allowed him to explore his creativity and demonstrate his capabilities as a bandleader.

    Powell's contributions extended beyond the stage and recording studio. He was known for his charismatic stage presence and energetic performances, captivating audiences around the world. His dynamic drum solos became a highlight of his live shows, earning him admiration and respect from fans and fellow musicians alike.

    Tragically, Powell's career was cut short on 5 April 1998, when he passed away in a car accident at the age of 50. His untimely demise shocked the music community, and the loss of his talent left a void that is still felt today.

Track Listing of: "Rising"

The Song/tracks on "Rainbow with Ritchie Blackmore - Rising" are:

    Side One:
  1. Tarot Woman
  2. Run With the Wolf
  3. Starstruck
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes
    Side Two:
  1. Stargazer
  2. A Light in the Black
  
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Index of RAINBOW with RITCHIE BLACKMORE Vinyl Records and Album Gallery

RAINBOW - Best of Rainbow 12" Vinyl LP
RAINBOW - Best of Rainbow album front cover vinyl record

 

"Rainbow Best of Rainbow" is a compilation album by the British rock band Rainbow, which was released in 1981. It features some of Rainbow's most popular and well-known tracks from their first six studio albums

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RAINBOW - Bent Out of Shape (French & German Releases)
RAINBOW - Bent Out of Shape (French & German Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

 

"Bent Out of Shape," a final studio album pre-Deep Purple reunion, marked a pivotal moment in the band's history. Released on vinyl LP in Germany, it showcased Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover before their return to Deep Purple.

- Bent Out of Shape (1983, France) - Bent Out of Shape (1983, Germany)
RAINBOW - Difficult to Cure 12" Vinyl LP
RAINBOW - Difficult to Cure album front cover vinyl record

 

Rainbow's fifth studio album, "Difficult to Cure" (1981), marked a pivotal moment in the band's evolution. Led by Ritchie Blackmore and featuring Joe Lynn Turner, the album blended hard rock with classical influences

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RAINBOW - Down To Earth 12" Vinyl LP
RAINBOW - Down To Earth album front cover vinyl record

 

"Down To Earth" album is a timeless classic that showcases the band's exceptional talent and musical prowess. With its memorable songs, exceptional performances, and the added visual element of the 12" photo insert/leaflet

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RAINBOW - Finyl Vinyl 12" Vinyl LP
RAINBOW - Finyl Vinyl album front cover vinyl record

 

"Final Vinyl" is a collection of live recordings and B-sides by Rainbow and was released in 1986, after the band had already ceased to be when Blackmore and Glover were part of the Deep Purple reformation.

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RAINBOW - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll ( Netherlands, German and West-German Releases )
RAINBOW - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll ( Netherlands, German and West-German Releases )  album front cover vinyl record

 

"Long Live Rock and Roll," released on 9 April 1978, represents a pivotal moment in rock history. The collaboration between Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio produced a groundbreaking album

- Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (1978, Germany) - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll ( 1978 , Netherlands ) - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (1978, West-Germany)
RAINBOW - On Stage 12" Vinyl 2LP
RAINBOW - On Stage  album front cover vinyl record

 

"Rainbow - On Stage" is a live album by the English rock band Rainbow, recorded in 1977 and released in 1978. It was recorded at Long Beach Arena in California and captures the band's performance during the "On Stage" tour in support of their album "Rising"./p>

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RAINBOW - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow 12" Vinyl LP
RAINBOW - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow album front cover vinyl record

 

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) is the first album released by Rainbow. "Black Sheep of the Family" was a cover of an old Quatermass song, "Still I'm Sad" a cover of a Yardbirds track.

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RAINBOW - Rising (Austria, German and USA Releases) 12" Vinyl LP
RAINBOW - Rising (Austria, German and USA Releases) album front cover vinyl record

 

"Rising" is the 2nd heavy metal album by Rainbow, released in 1976 . With founder Ritchie Blackmore retaining only Ronnie James Dio from the previous album, Rising has become known as the best album of Rainbow's career

- Rising (1976, Austria) - Rising (1976, Germany) - Rising (1978, USA)
RAINBOW - Straight Between the Eyes (Three International Versions)
RAINBOW - Straight Between the Eyes (Three International Versions)  album front cover vinyl record

 

Released in 1982, Rainbow's "Straight Between the Eyes" is a hard rock album featuring vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. Backed by Ritchie Blackmore's guitar, the album blends strong vocals with melodic hard rock

- Straight Between the Eyes (1982, Germany) - Straight Between the Eyes (1982, Netherlands) - Straight Between the Eyes (1981, UK)