release - 1976
album art - Ken Kelly (painting)
Fin Costello (photography)
The front cover, a painting created by Ken Kelly, is powerful and demanding. 'I will rise in spite of turbulence!'
Rainbow are a British rock band led by (ex-Deep Purple) guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. After the first album, Blackmore fired the backing members and continued with Ronnie James Dio. Three British musicians joined in 1979, singer Graham Bonnet, keyboardist Don Airey and former Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover. This line-up gave the band their commercial breakthrough.
The band's early work primarily featured mystical lyrics with a neoclassical metal style, but went in a more streamlined, commercial direction after the departure of Dio. The band has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. A limited number of European appearances have been announced by Blackmore for the summer of 2016.