Rainbow discography

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Rainbow discography
Studio albums8
Live albums19
Compilation albums11

The following is a comprehensive discography of Rainbow , an English hard rock band. Over the years they have released 8 studio albums, 19 live albums, 11 compilation albums, 1 EP and 18 singles.



Studio albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
[1] [2]
[6] [7]
[9] [10]
1975 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
  • Released: 4 August 1975
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format:
1976 Rising
  • Released: 15 May 1976
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format:
1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
  • Released: 14 April 1978
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format:
1979 Down to Earth
  • Released: 3 August 1979
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format:
1981 Difficult to Cure
  • Released: 3 February 1981
  • Label: PolyGram
  • Format:
1982 Straight Between the Eyes
  • Released: 10 June 1982
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format:
1983 Bent Out of Shape
  • Released: 24 August 1983
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format:
1995 Stranger in Us All
  • Released: 21 August 1995
  • Label:
  • Format:
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1977 On Stage 72215212817292565
1986 Finyl Vinyl 313587
1990 Live in Germany 1976
2006 Deutschland Tournee 1976 (Box set)
Live In Düsseldorf 1976
Live In Köln 1976
Live In Nürnburg 1976
Live in Munich 1977 73
2013Black Masquerade - Rockpalast '9513114
2015Denver 1979
Long Island 1979
Down to Earth Tour 1979 (Box set)
Live in Japan 1984
2016Monsters of Rock - Live at Donington 1980 [20] 54
Boston 1981
Memories in Rock - Live in Germany11
  • Germany: Gold
2017Live in Birmingham 2016
2018Memories in Rock II3726
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
[1] [2]
1981 The Best of Rainbow 14
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow 197
  • UK: Silver
2000 The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rainbow
2002 Pot of Gold
All Night Long: An Introduction
2003 Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology
Winning Combinations: Deep Purple and Rainbow
2009Anthology 1975-1984
2014The Singles Box Set 1975-1986
Since You Been Gone: The Collection
2015A Light in the Black 1975-1984
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1981 Jealous Lover 147

Video albums

YearAlbum detailsPeak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1982Live Between the Eyes
Japan Tour 1984 (VHS, Japan only) [21]
Live in Japan 1984 (DVD)
1986The Final Cut
2006 Live in Munich 1977
2006Live Between the Eyes / The Final Cut
2013Black Masquerade - Rockpalast '95
2016Memories in Rock - Live in Germany



YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum Certifications
US Main.
1975"Man on the Silver Mountain"81 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
"Temple of the King" [G]
"Still I'm Sad" [A]
1976"Starstruck" Rising
1977"Kill the King" (live) [B] 44 On Stage
1978"Long Live Rock 'N' Roll"33 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
"LA Connection"40
1979"Since You Been Gone"654757 Down to Earth
  • UK: Silver
1980"All Night Long"56110
  • UK: Silver
1981"I Surrender"3410519 Difficult to Cure
  • UK: Silver
"Can't Happen Here"2027
"Difficult to Cure" [C]
"Magic" [D]
"Jealous Lover" [J] 13 Jealous Lover
1982"Stone Cold"34401 Straight Between the Eyes
"Power" [promo]35
"Death Alley Driver" [F]
1983 "Street of Dreams" 52602 Bent Out of Shape
"Can't Let You Go"43
1984"Desperate Heart" [airplay]52
1986"Bad Girl" [I] Finyl Vinyl
1995"Ariel" [C] Stranger in Us All
2017"Land of Hope and Glory"non-album singles
"I Surrender"
2018"Waiting for a Sign"Memories in Rock II
2019"Black Sheep of the Family"non-album singles
"The Storm"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music Videos

Music Videos
1977Gates of BabylonLong Live Rock & Roll
1978Long Live Rock & Roll
L.A. Connection
1979Since You Been GoneDown to Earth
1980All Night Long
1981I SurrenderDifficult to Cure
Can't Happen Here
1982Stone ColdStraight Between the Eyes
Death Alley Driver
1983Street of DreamsBent Out of Shape
Can't Let You Go

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