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Rainbow deluxe editions set for November

Rainbow are set to release Deluxe Reissues of On Stage and Long Live Rock N’ Roll this November.

Rainbow, lead by the guitarist, Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties. From ‘Stargazer’ and ‘Man On A Silver Mountain’ to ‘All Night Long’, ‘Long Live Rock And Roll’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, each year in the decade of Rainbow was marked by some of the best songs and performances captured both on record and in concert.

Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer. Vocalists Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, bass player and producer Roger Glover and drummer Cozy Powell, each brought their individual talent to the table to record some of Rock’s best loved hard rock on those albums and singles.

On Stage is a live album originally released in 1977. The album was recorded live over several German and Japanese dates in late 1976 during the Rising world tour. Producer Martin Birch spliced many of the tracks together from different dates. The recording features the customary introduction to a Rainbow show – the classic quote from The Wizard of Oz,"Toto: I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!" with the last word repeated as an echo, then the actual band plays a musical phrase from the song ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ before breaking into ‘Kill the King’.

Long Live Rock 'n' Roll is the third studio album released in 1978. This was Rainbow's last album to feature Ronnie James Dio on vocals.

Disc 1

Over The Rainbow
Kill The King
Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain
Blues
Starstruck
Catch The Rainbow
Mistreated
Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
Still I'm Sad

Disc 2 (bonus tracks) – Live Osaka 9/12/1976

Kill The King
Mistreated
Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
Catch The Rainbow
Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain
Stargazer
Still I'm Sad
Do You Close Your Eyes
(Previously unreleased)
Long Live Rock N’ Roll

Disc 1

Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Lady Of The Lake
LA Connection
Gates Of Babylon
Kill The King
The Shed (subtle)
Sensitive To Light
Rainbow Eyes

Disc 2

Rough Mix’s 02/07/1977:
Lady Of The Lake
Sensitive To Light
LA Connection
Kill The King
The Shed (subtle)
Long Live Rock N Roll
Kill The King
Shepperton Studio Rehearsals:
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Rainbow Eyes Don
Don Kirschner Show with Alt Vocals:
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Kill The King
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
LA Connection
Gates Of Babylon



Writer: Anthony May
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