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5 stars A masterpiece, depends the point of view of a prog devotee and of a hard rocker

This second album is one of the most emblematic of 70's hard rock . From the start of the synth intro of the outstanding Tarot Woman to the enthralling Run With The Wolf and implacable Starstruck, is simply flawless until the awful Do You Close Your Eyes. Next are two long tracks, the first of which Stargazer is Rainbow's major achievement and the apex in dramatic singing. Dio's voice rises and soars while Blackmore descending riff and Powell's power drumming. There is a slight Arabic feeling throughout the track and this adds to the grandeur of it. The next one A Light In The Black does conclude a very excellent album . Surely one of the most enjoyble album of the 70's, , with all that is a hard rock album all the way, to me, that's why some prog devotee gives 2 or 3 stars. To me is a 5 star album.

b_olariu | 5/5 |


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