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Rising (Polydor, 1976)

Rising was the second album by British hard rock band Rainbow. The only two members to return from their debut album were (leader) Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio. Drummer
Cozy Powell, bassist Jimmy Bain and keyboardist Tony Carey rounded out the lineup. Rising was recorded in Munich in less than a month. Rising peaked at #11 in the UK and #48 in the U.S. It was certified Gold in 1979 in the UK. Kerrang! magazine has called Rising the greatest heavy metal album of all time. In 2011, a Deluxe Remastered Edition was released. This was certified Silver in the UK.

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