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The Best Rainbow Albums of All Time

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

List of the best Rainbow albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Rainbow discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Rainbow albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Rainbow singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Rainbow album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Rainbow album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Rainbow album of all time?" or "What are the top Rainbow albums?" then this list will answer your questions. For the bands first three albums, singer Ronnie James Dio fronted the band before leaving in 1979. The metal band continued on, releasing numerous hard rock and power metal albums. The list here includes Rising, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, and more.

This list of popular Rainbow albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Share your opinion and vote up your favorite albums below, and vote down any you don't like.

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    1. Death Alley Driver
    2. Stone Cold
    3. Bring On the Night (Dream Chaser)
    4. Tite Squeeze
    5. Tearin' Out My Heart
    6. Power
    7. MISS Mistreated
    8. Rock Fever
    9. Eyes of Fire

    • Release Date: 1982
    • Artist: Rainbow
    • Tracks: Tite Squeeze, Death Alley Driver, Power
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Pop rock
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    1. Stranded
    2. Can't Let You Go
    3. Fool for the Night
    4. Fire Dance
    5. Anybody There
    6. Desperate Heart
    7. Street of Dreams
    8. Drinking with the Devil
    9. Snowman
    10.  Make Your Move

    • Release Date: 1983
    • Artist: Rainbow
    • Producer: Roger Glover
    • Tracks: Make Your Move, Fool for the Night, Drinking With the Devil
    • Length (mins): 00:41:24
    • Label: Polydor Records
    • Genres (Music): Hard rock
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    1. I Surrender
    2. Spotlight Kid
    3. No Release
    4. Magic
    5. Vielleicht Das Nächste Mal (Maybe Next Time)
    6. Can't Happen Here
    7. Freedom Fighter
    8. Midtown Tunnel Vision
    9. Difficult to Cure (Beethoven's Ninth)

    • Release Date: 1981
    • Artist: Rainbow
    • Tracks: Can't Happen Here, No Release, Freedom Fighter
    • Label: Polydor Records
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock, Pop rock
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    1. Wolf to the Moon
    2. Cold Hearted Woman
    3. Hunting Humans (Insatiable)
    4. Stand and Fight
    5. Ariel
    6. Too Late for Tears
    7. Black Masquerade
    8. Silence
    9. Hall of the Mountain King
    10. Still I'm Sad

    • Release Date: 1995
    • Artist: Rainbow
    • Tracks: Cold Hearted Woman, Hunting Humans (Insatiable), Wolf to the Moon
    • Length (mins): 00:51:05
    • Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Hard rock
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