This limited edition reissue will only be released in a cardboard gatefold sleeve mini LP-style paper jacket featuring the "high-fidelity" SHM-CD manufacturing process compatible with standard CD players and is part of a two-album Rainbow cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring Rainbow Rising and Down to Earth. Both feature the unique-to-Japan obi strip and an additional insert. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Heavy metal hard rock  power metal .
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Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. And apparently, on other recordings released from that era, the same flaw occurs almost every time. Nevertheless and aside from my two main gripes, this writer simply loved this double set and cherished it as much as the three Dio-era studio albums.
Suddenly the band break into "Kill the king" and it is interesting to note that Cozy Powell never plays exactly on the beat, but just before the beat, pushing the band like a highly charged freight train! Blackmore always stood on the left hand side of the stage The Medley, consisting of a speeded up version of "Man on the silver mountain", going into "Blues", and then "Starstruck" keeps the sound interesting as the band chop and change with different time signatures.
Blackmore was never an "in your face" guitarist, so one has to listen carefully for all the hidden details in this unbelievable solo. Definitely my favourite Blackmore solo ever! Ronnie James Dio also shines on this track with some of the most powerful singing in rock history. The song ends with some delicatesoft playing from Blackmore.
The sound he is able to get out of his Stratocaster is packed with emotion and longing. It would also appear Starstruck - Rainbow - On Stage (Cassette later on the album "Stranger in us all" A fine closing number to one of the best live albums ever.
In conclusion, it is a good live album, but the long versions of some of the songs have not the power of the studio versions, IMO. This is how a live album, indeed a live performance should be. It was perhaps a fortunate quirk of fate that with an at the time very limited repertoire to chose from, Ritchie and his new colleagues decided to significantly elongate the tracks they selected for live rendition.
Most of the material here is taken from the first album when the band was called Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. Once the marketing people had ensured their public was aware of the legendary guitarist's prime place in the band, the name was quickly abbreviated. To his credit, he does not attempt to add blistering licks, but maintains the integrity of this beautifully melodic piece.
Ronnie James Dio takes to opportunity to encourage some crowd participation, but even this is done tastefully. Once again, the song is significantly extended to 13 minutes. The piece suits Dio's vocal style well, while Ritchie develops what was in any case one of his finest solos while a member of DP. Both "Sixteenth century Greensleeves" and the cover of Jeff Beck and the Yardbird's "Still I'm sad" are considerably longer than their studio counterparts.
The latter also regains the vocal refrain omitted from the first Rainbow album. There have been further live offerings from Rainbow since this early release, and while they are of a consistently high standard, none has managed to recapture the power and excitement of "On stage". A fine album. I had a cassette version of this album and it was lost somewhere - I think someone borrowed my cassette and he forgot to return it back to me.
The problem was. I forgot who borrowed from me. So, I was sad. I tried to Starstruck - Rainbow - On Stage (Cassette this live album but I had other rock albums to purchase while I had a very very limited budget as a kid to buy rock albums.
So kept delaying to repurchase. During my time of getting back this album I kept singing "Still I'm Sad" from this live version which I thought was very powerful and much much better than the original studio version. Couple of years later I repurchased the cassette and another long years after that I purchased the CD version.
For me personally, Rainbow is a great band with its own sound. This live album strats wonderfully with the intro and kid's voice What a great opening track that is well positioned for a live performance.
It's so powerful in terms of live vibes as well as energy. As far as bet concern, I think, this song has then inspired other musicians in the sub genre of pwer metal. The drum beat is so fast and it's very energetic, Ronnie James Dio vocal quality is unique and so powerful.
This is a masterpiece track and it's well positioned to open the live album. The meddley of "Man on the Silver Mountain" followed with Ritchie's Album) interpretation and closed with "Starstruck" is another great live record. It's so rocking and so powerful. The ballad "Catch The Rainbow" has become very different in terms of duration and style where there is a long musical interlude in the middle of the track. What a surprise was the inclusion of Deep Purple's Burn album "Mistreated" in which Dio Album) it beautifully.
It's a pity if you claim yourself as a true rocker but you don't own this copy. It's a legendary live record! The so-called reason for Ritchie to leave "Purple" was their new bluesy orientation. So please tell me why he needed to add a bluesy guitar solo completely useless in the medley "Man on the Silver Mountain, Blues, Starstruck"?
But that's not all. There will be a cover version for "Mistreated".
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