Rainbow (Deep Purple) – Straight Between the Eyes Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of Straight Between the Eyes by Rainbow, including the original obi.

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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.

Allmusic.com gave Straight Between the Eyes a 4 star review:

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.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
28MM 0152
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in