MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

THE BEST OF RAINBOW

Rainbow

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Rainbow The Best of Rainbow album cover
3.44 | 15 ratings | 1 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy RAINBOW Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1
1. All Night Long (03:49)
2. Man On The Silver Mountain (04:37)
3. Lost In Hollywood (04:51)
4. Jealous Lover (03:11)
5. Long Live Rock'n'Roll (04:19)
6. Stargazer (08:27)
7. Kill The King (04:28)
8. A Light In The Black (08:11)

Disc 2
9. Since You Been Gone (03:10)
10. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (03:29)
11. Catch The Rainbow (06:36)
12. Eyes Of The World (06:36)
13. I Surrender (03:55)
14. Gates Of Babylon (06:46)
15. Can't Happen Here (04:52)
16. Starstruck (04:04)

Total Time 01:21:21

Lyrics

Search RAINBOW The Best of Rainbow lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search RAINBOW The Best of Rainbow tabs

Line-up / Musicians

Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
Ronnie James Dio - vocals
Gary Driscoll - drums
Craig Gruber - bass
Mickey Lee Soule - keyboards
Jimmy Bain - bass
Tony Carey - keyboards
Cozy Powell - drums
Bob Daisley- bass
David Stone - keyboards
Graham Bonnet - vocals
Roger Glover - bass
Don Airey - keyboards
Joe Lynn Turner - vocals
Bobby Rondinelli - drums

Releases information

Polydor Records 800 074-2

Thanks to mogorva and easy livin for the addition
Edit this entry

RAINBOW MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy RAINBOW The Best of Rainbow Music


Very Best Of RainbowVery Best Of Rainbow
Remastered
Polydor 1997
Audio CD$2.54
$0.54 (used)
The Best Of RainbowThe Best Of Rainbow
Polydor
Audio CD$43.98
$15.18 (used)
The Best of RainbowThe Best of Rainbow
POLYGRAM
Vinyl$81.07
"The Best Of Rainbow" - Japanese pressing with Obi strip
Limited Collector's Edition · Import · Double LP
Polydor KK
Vinyl$198.87
VERY BEST OF RAINBOW, THEVERY BEST OF RAINBOW, THE
UNIVERSAL MUSIC JAPAN
Audio CD$18.08 (used)
Rainbow Best! 2000 Japan ImportRainbow Best! 2000 Japan Import
Audio CD$29.19
$5.48 (used)

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
The Best of Rainbow 2CD West Germany Red Polydor 1st Press 1983 CD USD $100.00 Buy It Now 1h 49m
The Best Of RAINBOW POCP-2297/8 CD JAPAN 1993 OBI USD $73.24 Buy It Now 3h 27m
Liberace Greatest Hits CD New Age Music Best Of I'll Always Chase Rainbows USD $1.09 Buy It Now 7h 28m
RAINBOW : Since You Been Gone - The Best Of. CD. New & Sealed. Dio. Deep Purple USD $6.36 Buy It Now 9h 6m
DONOVAN "THE VERY BEST OF DONOVAN" IMPORT DOUBLE CD VHTF RAINBOW USD $39.99 Buy It Now 9h 52m
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Best of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole USD $15.84 Buy It Now 11h 44m
Clearlight Cyrille V - Best of Rainbow 1975-2000 [New CD] USD $14.58 Buy It Now 13h 2m
Rainbow - Very Best of Rainbow USD $9.48 Buy It Now 13h 50m
JUDY GARLAND - OVER THE RAINBOW: THE VERY BEST OF JUDY GARLAND USED - VERY GOOD USD $11.71 Buy It Now 19h 10m
JUDY GARLAND - OVER THE RAINBOW: THE VERY BEST OF JUDY GARLAND NEW CD USD $16.20 Buy It Now 19h 11m
Israel IZ Kamakawiwo'ole Somewhere Over The Rainbow Best Of CD - NEW USD $10.28 Buy It Now 20h 43m
20th Century Masters The Millenium Collection: The Best Of [Digipak] by Rainbow USD $16.00 Buy It Now 20h 53m
VIC DAMONE CAPITOL YEARS (BEST OF). CAPITOL RAINBOW LABEL No. EMS 1334 NM- / EX+ USD $8.39 Buy It Now 1 day
Clearlight Cyrille V - Best of Rainbow 1975-2000 [New CD] USD $12.08 Buy It Now 1 day
ERIC CLAPTON Rainbow Concert CD & BONUS 20th Century Masters Greatest Best Of CD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
2LP Rainbow ?- The Best Of Rainbow 1981 German Press Gatefold USD $15.30 Buy It Now 1 day
RAINBOW (ROCK/METAL GROUP) Best Of DOUBLE LP VINYL UK Polydor 1981 16 Track USD $26.05 Buy It Now 1 day
Rainbow - Anthology 1975-1984 Deluxe Edition UK import 2 CD sealed Best of NEW USD $14.95 Buy It Now 1 day
KINGSTON TRIO Best Of Vol 2 LP VINYL UK Capitol 1965 11 Track Rainbow Rim Label USD $6.36 Buy It Now 1 day
[2CD's] The Best of RAINBOW USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
RAINBOW/BEST OF RAINBOW w/OBI JPN 38MM0114-5 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Sealed FANDANGO Joe Lynn Turner ?Best Of Fandango JAPAN CD BVCM-31016 Rainbow USD $49.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Audio Cassette - JUDY GARLAND - Over The Rainbow - MCA 1985 - MINT - Best Of USD $2.95 Buy It Now 2 days
RAINBOW - Best Of / Cassette Album Tape / 1341 USD $4.45 Buy It Now 2 days
RAINBOW the very best of USD $2.53 [0 bids]
2 days
RAINBOW THE BEST OF RAINBOW LONG PLAY CASSETTE TAPE 1981 PAPER LABEL POLYDOR UK USD $9.54 Buy It Now 2 days
Rainbow The Best Of Rainbow UK 2-LP vinyl record (Double Album) PODV2 POLYDOR USD $24.52 Buy It Now 2 days
Over the Rainbow: The Very Best of Judy Garland by Judy Garland (CD,... USD $8.95 Buy It Now 2 days
ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO'OLE - SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW : THE BEST OF CD ~ IZ *NEW* USD $14.01 Buy It Now 2 days
RAINBOW THE VERY BEST OF REMASTERED CD NEW USD $12.78 Buy It Now 2 days
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore Best Of Excellent Condition Made In Russia Polydor LP USD $11.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Best Of Rainbow 2-LP vinyl record (Double Album) Japanese MPZ8139/40 USD $62.73 Buy It Now 3 days
Nat King Cole The Best Of - Rainbow Rim Label vinyl LP album record UK ST21139 USD $24.14 Buy It Now 3 days
Best Of The Beach Boys - Rainbow Rim Beach Boys vinyl LP album record UK USD $30.51 Buy It Now 3 days
RAINBOW - 20TH CENTURY MASTERS - THE MILLENNIUM COLLECTION: THE BEST OF RAINBOW USD $6.74 Buy It Now 3 days
JUDY GARLAND CD album used THE BEST OF JUDY GARLAND over the rainbow/meet me in USD $10.18 Buy It Now 3 days
RAINBOW - Very Best Of Rainbow [CD New] USD $11.14 Buy It Now 3 days
cassette tape album RAINBOW the best of rainbow RED PAPER LABEL USD $6.87 Buy It Now 3 days
Purple Rainbows: The Very Best Of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake Gillan 2 CD USD $29.71 Buy It Now 3 days
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Best of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole USD $16.36 Buy It Now 3 days
Best of the War Years by Al Jolson CD april showers theres a rainbow around my USD $7.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Judy Garland BEST OF YOUNG JUDY 40 Essential Songs OVER THE RAINBOW New 2 CD USD $6.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Lefevres Lot of two LPs RAINBOW OF LOVE/THE BEST OF Sing 3207/3220 Near Mint USD $24.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Best of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole USD $15.57 Buy It Now 4 days
JETHRO TULL MU THE BEST OF JETHRO TULL VINYL LP CHRYSALIS RAINBOW BLUES 1975VG + USD $5.99 Buy It Now 4 days
RAINBOW BEST OF POLYDOR MPZ 8139,40 Japan Vinyl 2LP USD $0.99 [0 bids]
4 days
RAINBOW BEST OF POLYDOR 38MM 0114,5 Japan OBI Vinyl 2LP USD $0.99 [0 bids]
4 days
THE BEST OF RAINBOW JAPAN LP INSERT OBI 30MM-9231/2 MINT GATEFOLD USD $199.99 Buy It Now 4 days
RAINBOW CHASERS - BEST OF 2004-2010 CD NEW+ USD $22.02 Buy It Now 4 days
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - The Best of IZ - Isra Kamakawiwo'ole Compact Disc USD $21.04 Buy It Now 4 days
KAMAKAWIWO'OLE ISRAEL SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW THE BEST OF CD NEW USD $6.10 Buy It Now 4 days
RAINBOW The Best Of 2-LP Vinyl JAPAN POLYDOR 38MM-0114/5 W/ OBI ^ USD $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
RAINBOW The Best Of 2-LP Vinyl JAPAN POLYDOR 30MM-9231 W/ OBI ^ USD $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
RAINBOW-THE BEST OF RAINBOW-2 CD SET-WEST GERMAN IMPORT-1981-RICHIE BLACKMORE USD $9.08 Buy It Now 5 days
RAINBOW-THE VERY BEST OF RAINBOW -JAPAN SHM-CD D05 USD $15.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Deep Purple DEEPEST THE VERY BEST OF cd NEW LONGBOX(long box)Whitesnake.Rainbow USD $168.99 Buy It Now 5 days
RAINBOW BEST OF CD GOLD DISC RECORD LP DISPLAY FREE P&P USD $127.37 Buy It Now 5 days
Rainbow - Best Of Rainbow, 9 track, 1991 Korea LP. Ritchie Blackmore. USD $25.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Rainbow 1980 The Best Of U.K. Import 2-LP Polydor PODVC 2 Ritchie Blackmore USD $14.99 Buy It Now 5 days
VERA LYNN cd album THE VERY BEST OF over the rainbow--two sleepy people-- USD $7.63 Buy It Now 5 days
RAINBOW BEST OF RAINBOW 1st 1981 Press UK OLD SHOP STOCK LP SET MINT- USD $24.20 [0 bids]
5 days
RAINBOW - THE BEST OF RAINBOW - 1981 POLYDOR AUDIO CASSETTE USD $6.37 [0 bids]
5 days
Judy Garland, Over The Rainbow The Very Best Of Judy Garland, Excellent USD $5.55 Buy It Now 5 days
The Best Of Rainbow (7074) 12" LP Double 1981 Polydor PODV 2 USD $17.97 Buy It Now 6 days
Rainbow Chasers - The Best of 2004-2010 (Digipak) (CD 2010) USD $6.36 Buy It Now 6 days
THE RONNIE JAMES DIO STORY RMST 2CD BEST OF - ELF - RAINBOW - BLACK SABBATH USD $29.95 Buy It Now 6 days
VERY BEST OF RAINBOW 2012 SHM RMST CD - DIO - Blackmore - Joe Lynn Turner - NEW! USD $29.95 Buy It Now 6 days
R&B Groups -Best of 5 Crowns - Repro LP on Rainbow USD $12.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Rainbow : Very Best Of Rainbow USD $11.98 Buy It Now 6 days
RAINBOW BEST OF UNIQUE COVER 1991 LP NM RITCHIE BLACKMORE USD $14.99 Buy It Now 6 days
THE VERY BEST OF RAINBOW - GERMANY IMPORT-CD USD $0.99 [0 bids]
6 days
(CD) Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoole | Somewhere Over the Rainbow The Best of USD $20.68 Buy It Now 6 days
Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio USD $3.00 Buy It Now 6 days
RAINBOW the best of rainbow 2 cd JAPAN PRESSING, ritchie blackmore USD $30.27 Buy It Now 7 days
The Very Best of Rainbow by Rainbow (CD, Jul-1997, Chronicles) USD $10.52 Buy It Now 7 days
Over The Rainbow The Very Best Of Judy Garland 2001 by Judy Garland USD $5.54 Buy It Now 7 days
JUDY GARLAND- My Greatest Songs - The Best of/Hits CD (inc Over Rainbow/Zing!) USD $4.83 Buy It Now 7 days
RAINBOW - THE BEST OF - POLYDOR DOUBLE ALBUM SET - PODV 2 - 1981 USD $16.56 Buy It Now 7 days
JUDY GARLAND - OVER THE RAINBOW: THE VERY BEST OF JUDY GARLAND USED - VERY GOOD USD $16.54 Buy It Now 7 days
Over the Rainbow: The Very Best of Judy Garland by Judy Garland CD 2001 sealed USD $8.99 Buy It Now 7 days
RAINBOW CHASERS - THE BEST OF 2004-2010 USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $12.16 Buy It Now 7 days
Rainbow, Very Best of Rainbow, New Original recording remastered USD $12.99 Buy It Now 7 days
JETHRO TULL MU THE BEST OF JETHRO TULL VINYL LP CHRYSALIS RAINBOW BLUES VG + USD $7.50 Buy It Now 7 days
Elvis Presley 14 Favourite Hits Rare Australian Rainbow Best Of CD USD $30.27 Buy It Now 7 days
THE BEST OF DISNEY VOLUME 2 Cassette Tape Rainbow USD $7.56 Buy It Now 8 days
Rainbow - The best of 2 x LP set Vinyl DIO BLACKMORE etc Gatefold Polydor recs USD $6.36 [0 bids]
8 days
Rainbow - The Best Of - G/F 2LP - 1981 Germany - Polydor - 2675223 Vinyl LP USD $19.04 Buy It Now 8 days
RAINBOW / THE BEST OF RAINBOW - Japan 2LP w/obi DEEP PURPLE USD $24.99 Buy It Now 8 days
RAINBOW ( DIO ) "Pot Of Gold" BEST OF "Classic" USD $8.31 Buy It Now 8 days
Rainbow - Stargazer the best of Rainbow. Rainbow. Audio CD USD $12.79 Buy It Now 9 days
Rainbow - Best Of Rainbow - 1981 W Germany - Polydor - 2929 105 - Vinyl LP USD $20.32 Buy It Now 9 days
1/3/86pg12 Album Advert 15x5" Rainbow, The Best Of Rainbow Live 1979-84 USD $9.55 Buy It Now 9 days
cilla black in the 70s rare emi cd 24 hits best of rainbow baby we cant go wrong USD $31.83 Buy It Now 9 days
MERLE HAGGARD Hag: The Best of RAINBOW STEW JAPAN TOBY KEITH Willie NELSON 2 CDs USD $13.99 Buy It Now 9 days
The Very Best of Rainbow by Rainbow (CD, Jul-1997, Chronicles) USD $8.29 Buy It Now 9 days
Free Shipping Best Of Rainbow 2 CD JAPAN OBI USD $29.99 Buy It Now 9 days
LESLEY GORE - Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows: Best of - CD USD $45.95 Buy It Now 9 days
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rainbow by Rainbow USD $8.50 Buy It Now 9 days
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The Best of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole 602527634838 USD $19.22 Buy It Now 9 days
Rainbow The Best Of Rainbow 1981 Polygram Mega Rare Malaysia Cassette CS440 USD $14.99 Buy It Now 9 days

More places to buy RAINBOW music online Buy RAINBOW & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

RAINBOW The Best of Rainbow ratings distribution


3.44
(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(20%)
20%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(60%)
60%
Good, but non-essential (20%)
20%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

RAINBOW The Best of Rainbow reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars A light in the black (ages)

First released in 1981, this was one of the earliest compilations to be released as a double CD. Unfortunately, as it was also available in the still popular LP format, the opportunity to exploit the greater capacity of the CD was missed. As a result, what he have here we have lasts only for the length of a double LP, or slightly more than a single CD.

With that gripe aside, this is a decent summary of Rainbow's output up to that point. 1981 was of course by no means the end of the story, but it does mean the focus is on the band's early albums, which are of most interest to visitors to these parts. The arrival of Graham Bonnet, which signalled the start of the band's migration to an AOR and pop focused direction is represented by songs such as "Since you've been gone" and "all night long". It is though songs such as the epic "Stargazer" and the hell-for-leather "A light in the black" (which together made up the whole of one side of the "Rising" album) which are the high points here.

Elsewhere, "Catch the rainbow" from the début release and "Eyes of the world" from "Down to earth" are fine representations of those albums.

As with any compilation, there is no substitute for the original albums. Remembering though that these were unavailable on CD at the time of this release, this "Best of Rainbow" collection filled a void way back in those dark ages.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of RAINBOW "The Best of Rainbow"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives