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2 stars After their poor "Down To Earth", was "Raibow" able to avoid the downhill ?

Not with "Surrender" which is just an AOR cover which was indeed aired on the radio. The only short part to be remembered is a nice guitar break (but Ritchie is still playing right ?). Things will improve dramatically with "Spotlight Kid". Superb beat, powerful keys solo. Usual "Purple"actually ("Highway Star"). The only highlight.

"Rainbow" will remain in good territories with "No Release" thanks again to a great guitar solo during the final section of the song. Otherwise, it is no more than a good hard-rock song.

But this album holds nothing else than average hard-rock songs (as most of the "Rainbow" albums). If you except "Spolight" there is nothing to really to speak about. On top of this, several AOR-ish tracks like "Freedom Fighter" won't increase the level of interest for this type of music. And the so-called musical difference with "Purple" (too bluesy-orientation) is even more doubtful while you listen to "Midtown Tunnel Vision". But this is not the first time in "Rainbow" 's career that this is to be noticed. Not too bad though.

And to count on a "Ludwig Von B." cover to save this album sufficiently shows that the lack of creativity was a serious issue in those days for "Rainbow". But "Difficult To Cure" is just a joke as far as I'm concerned. Two stars.

To discover the prog side of the band, I guess that we'll have to wait for later releases.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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