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Rainbow United Kingdom 

The best album by Rainbow is Rising which is ranked number 745 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,765.

Rainbow is ranked number 418 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,540.

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Rainbow best albums

The following albums by Rainbow are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RisingUnited Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1976Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1976:13Rank Score:2,765
Rank in 1970s179Overall Rank:745
Average Rating:  80/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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2.

Long Live Rock 'n' RollUnited Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1978Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1978:49Rank Score:754
Rank in 1970s452Overall Rank:2,256
Average Rating:  76/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Ritchie Blackmore's RainbowUnited Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1975Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1975:48Rank Score:667
Rank in 1970s493Overall Rank:2,475
Average Rating:  77/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Down To EarthUnited Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1979Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1979:126Rank Score:130
Rank in 1970s1,378Overall Rank:8,793
Average Rating:  71/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

On StageUnited Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1977Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1977:142Rank Score:105
Rank in 1970s1,596Overall Rank:10,427
Average Rating:  70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Difficult To CureUnited Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1981Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1981:304Rank Score:33
Rank in 1980s3,013Overall Rank:21,482
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Bent Out Of ShapeUnited Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1983Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1983:289Rank Score:30
Rank in 1980s3,095Overall Rank:22,159
Average Rating:  76/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Stranger In Us AllUnited Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1995Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1995:481Rank Score:29
Rank in 1990s4,574Overall Rank:22,446
Average Rating:  73/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Straight Between The EyesUnited Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1982Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1982:395Rank Score:17
Rank in 1980s3,847Overall Rank:27,517
Average Rating:  77/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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United Kingdom Rainbow
Year of Release:1986Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1986:554Rank Score:5
Rank in 1980s5,664Overall Rank:41,681
Average Rating:  77/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 418

This may not be a complete discography for Rainbow. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Rainbow best tracks

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1.Stargazer
(from the album Rising)
 88/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.A Light In The Black
(from the album Rising)
 84/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.Man On The Silver Mountain
(from the album Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow)
 84/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.Starstruck
(from the album Rising)
 83/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.Temple Of The King
(from the album Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow)
 83/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.Kill The King
(from the album Long Live Rock 'n' Roll)
 83/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.Gates Of Babylon
(from the album Long Live Rock 'n' Roll)
 82/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Tarot Woman
(from the album Rising)
 82/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.Catch The Rainbow
(from the album Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow)
 82/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
(from the album Long Live Rock 'n' Roll)
 81/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.Lady Of The Lake
(from the album Long Live Rock 'n' Roll)
 80/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.L.A. Connection
(from the album Long Live Rock 'n' Roll)
 80/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.Since You Been Gone
(from the album Down To Earth)
 80/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Vielleicht Das Nachster Zeit (Maybe Next Time)
(from the album Difficult To Cure)
 79/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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15.Still I'm Sad
(from the album Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow)
 79/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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16.Midtown Tunnel Vision
(from the album Difficult To Cure)
 79/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Run With The Wolf
(from the album Rising)
 79/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.Difficult To Cure
(from the album Difficult To Cure)
 79/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.All Night Long
(from the album Down To Earth)
 79/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.I Surrender
(from the album Difficult To Cure)
 79/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Rainbow ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 29 votes)
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75/100
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72/100
 
70/100
11/27/2016 04:05
87/100
 
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51/100
 
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69/100
 
60/100
05/19/2016 11:24
88/100

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Rating:  
90/100
From TenYearsGone 01/31/2016 18:34
Unfortunatly very overlooked band. They have Ritchie Blackmore (original Deep Purple guitarist) and Ronnie James Dio (needs no introduction).
Their first 3 albums are some of the best 70s albums, in my opinion

Favorite songs: Temple Of The King, Catch The Rainbow, Man On The Silver Mountain, Stargazer, Long Live Rock N' Roll, Tarot Woman
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From drakonium 04/02/2013 22:53
Oh wait, why is Long Live Rock 'n' Roll in front of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow? That doesn't make any sense.
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From Jasonconfused 11/16/2012 23:47
This is probably my favorite band that Ronnie James Dio was a part of. What's incredible is that it was able to continue without him but getting other great vocalists like Graham Bonnet and Joe Lynn Turner. Blackmore is the foundation necessary for any band. He was also was the most important part of Deep Purple. Rising is my favorite album but just barely. Long Live Rock N' Roll is incredible as well.
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From musicmanstu 07/31/2012 03:53
Blackmore is my favorite guitarist of all time. Dio doesn't hurt either. This also featured the very underated Cozy Powell on the kit as well. Stargazer is one of the best Metal/Hard Rock songs ever created. No Metalhead should be without Rainbow Rising.
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From Captain_Dude 07/06/2011 05:28
Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore! Really, that's all that needs to be said.
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From Freddie55 05/22/2010 04:13
This band has been totally overlooked by members here. Ritchie Blackmore formed the band when he left Deep Purple. I recommend Rising and Long Live Rock 'n' Roll to anyone who likes hard-driving 70s rock. Features Ronnie James Dio's best vocals.
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