Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Straight Between the Eyes by Rainbow, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Straight Between the Eyes is a 1982 Japanese pressing on the Polydor label.
The cover is M- with trace wear on one corner. The obi is VG++ with a tiny tear near the top edge. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a pretty good LP.
Background: Released in 1982, Straight Between the Eyes was the sixth album by Rainbow.
The album reached #5 on the UK album chart and #30 on the U.S. chart.
Straight Between the Eyes undoubtedly has one of the worst album covers in rock history, but the record is an unexpected return to form from the journeyman hard rockers. Just a record before, Rainbow sounded as if they were verging on Billy Squier territory, but here, they reverse course and deliver a solid, no-frills hard rock record. It isn’t just that the material is stronger, though it certainly is, it’s that Roger Glover abandoned his smoothed-out, radio-ready production that marred Difficult to Cure. That’s not to say that Straight Between the Eyes doesn’t sound dated — Rainbow was a band that was forever tied to its era — but the album does have a harder-hitting, muscular sound that is more appropriate for the band. …Straight Between the Eyes is one of the strongest albums the group ever cut.
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