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Artist: Rainbow

Title: The Very Best of Rainbow

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Rainbow The Very Best of Rainbow Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1997

Label: Polydor

Catalog Number: P237687


Ritchie Blackmore guitars
Ronnie Dio vocals
Gary Driscoll drums
Mickey Lee Soule keyboards
Graig Gruber bass
Jimmy Bain bass
Toney Carey keyboards
Cozey Powell drums
Mark Clarke bass
Bob Daisley bass
David Stone keyboards
Don Airey keyboards
Graham Bonnet vocals
Roger Glover bass
Bob Romdinelli drums
Joe Lynn Turner vocals
Dave Rosenthal keyboards
Chuck Burgi drums


1.  Man on the Silver Mountain  
2.  Catch the Rainbow  
3.  Starstruck  
4.  Stargazer  
5.  Kill the King  
6.  Long Live Rock N Roll  
7.  Gates of Babylon  
8.  Since You Been Gone  
9.  All Night Long  
10.  I Surrender  
11.  Cant Happen Here  
12.  Jealous Lover  
13.  Stone Cold  
14.  Power  
15.  Cant Let You Go  
16.  Street of Dreams  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: wadelink Date: November 12, 2001 at 19:00
This is a awesome album from start to finished this is rainbow sumed up in one disc a perfect 10/10

From: Andrew Date: July 18, 2002 at 3:07

From: Emilio Date: June 28, 2003 at 13:16
Recopilatorio sin sorpresas, pero cualquier cosa en la que toque Blackmore es imprescindible. Excepto cuando sale con la impresentable Candice Night.

From: Doddsy Date: October 23, 2003 at 12:50
Most outstanding mirracle of all time with all the best songs of all rainbows time and thats coming from a thirteen year old it must be good.

From: rodrigo Date: January 15, 2004 at 17:12
Un modesto homenaje al Maestro Graham Bonnet>>__>> http://www.tributoagrahambonnet.cl.kz

From: risingtributo Date: January 15, 2004 at 17:16
Un Humilde tributo a RAINBOW en español............. http://www.risingtributo.tk

From: LACP Date: February 28, 2004 at 6:29

From: LACP Date: February 28, 2004 at 6:34

From: Dave Date: September 30, 2004 at 18:41
For any Rainbow fans may i suggest you listen to "Catch The Rainbow" A Tribute To Rainbow that is available on ebay pretty cheap.It has some great versions of Stargazer, Catch The Rainbow, I Surrender, Man On The Silver Mountain and Still I'm Sad played pretty much the same way as Rainbow did.There are a couple of others i would class as average on this album but all the above songs mentioned are worth the price alone.

From: Propane Date: December 3, 2004 at 10:32
Get your hands on anything Rainbow ever did, if you get the chance. These were all premiere musicians who passed through this excellent band and nothing less than perfect quality was ever put out by all of them at this stage of their career.

From: CHIRO Date: March 3, 2005 at 12:43

From: Fat Freddy Date: October 26, 2006 at 12:06
A nice little compilation here that shows the varied stages of Rainbow's sound throughout their career. I'm partial to the Dio era of the band (because Dio is God) but even the later, more radio friendly stuff sounds great and brings back memories. If you're curious about Rainbow this disc is a fine "starter kit"

From: Hair metal hero Date: June 16, 2012 at 11:16
One of THE albums that I actually grew up with even if I was born in '89. My dad bought this in 1998 and I have listened to it ever since, probably the best BEST OF from any band ever. 95/100

From: Doug Date: June 18, 2012 at 11:40
The band with multiple personalities. "Rising" is what got me into this band, DIO was amazing, Bonnet’s brief cup of coffee and then JLT's entry with “Difficult to Cure” and into the MTV era with “Straight Between the Eyes” and “Bent Out of Shape;” all have great moments but Blackmore’s eccentricities really held this band back. Too bad.

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