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3 stars This Rainbow formed to make the shape of music the ideal of Ritchie Blackmore an embodiment might always have thought about the perfection and the pursuit to raise the quality of the idea and the performance of the music character.

The band exactly appeared from the debut album the zeal to "Rising" and the leap of the content for a fact ..riding the crest of wave.. in the work with complete power and the idea.

After having announced "Rising", they dared the tour. And, it is also true that the problem and the speculation that the band had as details to this album in the situation were derivative.

The problem of member's replacement in haste had the influence a little more for the band in the content of this album. Member's in addition to the part where the recording of this album had ended almost replacement meant the revolution of the band. Bob Daisley of Bass player who was active with Widowmaker. And, David Stone of a keyboard player who was active with Symphonic Slam. These two new members might have contributed to the band. However, it is partial of the conversion of the direction as the entire content of the album. And, it is impressive of the tune from which Ritchie Blackmore is intentionally made because of broadcasting the radio. These elements will greatly change the impression of the album as a result.

Their ideas at that time and changes in the speculation might be able to be discovered by comparing the construction of a perfect idea to listen by the problem and "Rising" of member's replacement with the content of this album though the band changes greatly in "Rising" and was advancing.

Details that intend part of broadcasting in radio. Or, it replaces it of the member. And, it is partial where tunes other than "Gates Of Babylon" and "Rainbow Eyes" collected to this album had already completed the recording. However, if it borrows the remark of Ronnie James Dio, it is said that zeal to this album and the idea of the tune were always kept though there was a problem of member's replacement. However, the line of Dio-Ritchie- Cozy kept as a result until this time included the flow that shifted to the next stage as a revolution period of the band. The tune is refined further and shows one circle as a content of this album. However, the part where the idea of the music that Rainbow should construct was continued will be able to be discovered everywhere.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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