- Product Code: 547 363-2
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First remastered re-release of the third full-length studio album by legendary British Hard Rock band.
Released in 1978, it's the last album to feature original lead vocalist Ronnie James Dio, on which he went out on a high note.
While the material is not quite as strong as on the previous studio effort, "Rising", "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" maintains the momentum the band had built up.
"Kill the King" had been previously heard on the live "On Stage" record, but here it sounds more fully realized. Also, the title track from the album stands as one of the best songs the band did, not to mention a noble sentiment. The chugging "L.A. Connection" is another highlight.
As with all of their first four albums, this one was produced by Martin Birch, and he really knows how to get the best out of the band by this point. The result is that the songs couldn't sound any better, so even if some of the material isn't quite up to their best, the album is still very cohesive, steady, and, ultimately, satisfying. This would turn out to be the last great album Rainbow would ever make, although they did enjoy a great deal of chart success in the post-Dio era.
Polydor Records, Inc. A Universal Music Company., 1978/1999 (547 363-2). Made in Germany.
1. Long Live Rock'n'roll 4:24
2. Lady Of The Lake 3:38
3. L.A. Connection 5:02
4. Gates Of Babylon 6:51
5. Kill The King 4:30
6. Shed (Subtle) 4:47
7. Sensitive To Light 3:07
8. Rainbow Eyes 7:26
Total playing time: 39:45 min.