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May, 2010

  • 16 May

    Ronnie James Dio, 67

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    At approximately 7:45 am on May 16, 2010, the rock and roll world lost a legend.  Ronnie James Dio passed, and left an immediate gap in the feelings of this writer.   I can first recall hearing Dio when I got Rainbow’s Rising album, and being floored by the power ...

  • 15 May

    Rainbow – Third Stone From The Sun (TCDNIJIFUNE78-14)

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    Third Stone From The Sun (TCDNIJIFUNE78-14) Kenmin-Kaikan Dai-Hall, Niigata, Japan – January 31st, 1978 Disc 1 (56:20):Yoninbayashi ending, Rainbow Monitor Check, God Save The Queen, Opening, Over The Rainbow, Start, Kill The King, Guitar Solo, Mistreated, Guitar solo, Mistreated, Greensleeves, 16th Century Greensleeves, MC, Announcement in Japanese, Silence Prayer, Announcement ...

April, 2010

  • 12 April

    Rainbow – Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (TCDRAINBOW-8, 9)

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (TCDRainbow – 8, 9) Friday, May 9, 1980, Nippon Budokan Dai Hall, Tokyo Japan The fabulous Tarantura’s recent Rainbow title, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, is sure to please Rainbow collectors.  First presented in a 4-CD very limited 1st edition of 150 gorgeous box ...

  • 3 April

    New Rainbow on Tarantura

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    The Tarantura label continue with their amazing run of Rainbow original titles.  Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (TCDRAINBOW-8, 9) documents the May 9th, 1980 show in Tokyo on four discs covering two unique tape sources. This limited edition (150 numbered copies) contains two tape sources.  The first is the Aquarius ...

  • 3 April

    Rainbow – Birmingham Rising (Rising Arrow – 037)

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    Birmingham Rising (Rising Arrow – 037) Birmingham Odeon, Birmingham, England – September 11th, 1976 Disc 1: Intro; Over The Rainbow; Kill The King; Mistreated; 16th Century Greensleeves; Catch The Rainbow Disc 2: MC; Guitar Into., incl. Lazy; Man On The Silver Mountain; Blues; Vocal Improvisation; Man On The Silver Mountain ...

March, 2010

  • 2 March

    Rainbow – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (TCDNIJIFUNE-7-1, 2)

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    Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (TCDNIJIFUNE-7-1, 2) Monday, December 13, 1976, at Fukuoka-Kyudenkinen-Taiikukan Disc 1: Setting / Tuning; Opening; Over The Rainbow; Start; Kill The King; MC; Guitar Solo; Mistreated; MC; Greensleeves; 16th Century Greensleeves; MC / about Rainbow Arch; Ave Maria; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Catch The Rainbow; ...

February, 2010

  • 27 February

    Rainbow – Rehearsals 1976: Studio Rehearsals for World Tour 1976 (Rising Arrow-034)

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    Rehearsals 1976: Studio Rehearsals for World Tour 1976 (Rising Arrow-034) Intro; Over the Rainbow; Kill the King; Mistreated; Sixteenth Century Greensleeves; Catch the Rainbow This release by Rising Arrow may be considered an intriguing addition to the Rainbow collector’s library.  But this characterization may be based more, in this reviewer’s ...

  • 13 February

    Rainbow – GIBOSHI (Tarantura TCDRAINBOW-4,5,6)

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    GIBOSHI (Tarantura TCDRAINBOW-4,5,6) At the beginning of 1978 Rainbow played 16 dates in Japan, four of these played at the Budokan in Tokyo, this new set from Tarantura collects the master recordings made by Aquarius of three of the dates. There are three individual gatefold sleeves for each of the ...

  • 9 February

    Rainbow – Ave Maria (TCDNIJIFUNE-8-1, 2)

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    Ave Maria (TCDNIJIFUNE-8-1, 2) Hiroshima-shi Auditorium, Hiroshima, Japan – December 14, 1976 Disc 1: Setting / Tuning; Opening; Over The Rainbow; Start; Kill The King; MC; Guitar Solo; Mistreated; MC; Greensleeves; 16th Century Greensleeves; MC / about Rainbow Arch; Catch The Rainbow; Band Introduction; MC; Lazy; Guitar Tuning; Lazy; Ave Maria ...

October, 2009

  • 25 October

    Rainbow – Monsters of Rock 1980 Definitive Edition (Darker Than Blue 074/075/076)

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    Monsters of Rock 1980 Definitive Edition (Darker Than Blue 074/075/076) Castle Donington, England – August 16, 1980 CD One: Land of Hope and Glory; Mars; Over the Rainbow; Eyes of the World; Love’s No Friend; Ritchie Solo; Since You’ve Been Gone; Over the Rainbow; Stargazer; Man on the Silver Mountain; Catch ...

  • 24 October

    Rainbow – Soundboard Archives 1976 (Darker Than Blue 077/078)

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    Soundboard Archives 1976 (Darker Than Blue 077/078) Disc One: (Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, 16 December 1976, Evening Show), Mistreated, Sixteenth Century Greensleeves, Catch the Rainbow Disc Two: (Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan, 9 December 1976), Over the Rainbow, Kill the King, Mistreated, Purple Haze/Lazy/Man on the Silver Mountain, Blues; (Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, ...

August, 2009

  • 23 August

    Rainbow – Uijin’ (Tarantura TCDRAINBOW-3-1, 2)

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    Uijin’ (Tarantura TCDRAINBOW-3-1, 2) Tokyo Taiikukan, Tokyo Japan Thursday December 2, 1976   CD 1: Band Tuning, Over The Rainbow, Kill The King, Mistreated Introduction, Riot, Promoters Speech, Mistreated, 16th Century Greensleeves, Niji, Herz and Mund und Tat und Leben BWV147 – Catch The Rainbow, Band Intro, Guitar Solo, Lazy, ...

May, 2009

  • 9 May

    Rainbow – Foojin (Tarantura TCDRainbow-1-1,2)

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     Foojin’ (Tarantura TCDRainbow-1-1,2) box cover Foojin’ (Tarantura TCDRAINBOW-0-1,2) gatefold sleeve cover Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan – December 16, 1976 (afternoon show) DISC 1: (48:62)  Opening, Over the Rainbow, King the King, Mistreated, Sixteenth Century Greensleeves, Catch the Rainbow, band introduction, Man On The Silver Mountain DISC 2: (35:62)  Ronnie MC, ...

January, 2008

  • 8 January

    Rainbow – Risin’ (Tarantura TCDRAINBOW-1-1/2)

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    Rainbow Risin’ (Tarantura TCDRAINBOW-1-1/2) Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan – December 16, 1976 (evening show) DISC 1: (63:08)  Opening, Jingle Bells, Over The Rainbow, King The King, Mistreated, Sixteen Century Green Sleeves, Catch The Rainbow, Lazy, White Christmas, Man On The Silver Mountain, Blues, Starstruck, Man On The Silver Mountain (Reprise)  ...

  • 8 January

    Rainbow – Swiss Made (The Swingin’ Pig Records TSP-CD 2218/19)

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    Swiss Made (The Swingin’ Pig Records TSP-CD 2218/19) Eulachhalle, Winterhur, Switzerland – February 10, 1980 Disc 1:  Over The Rainbow, Eyes Of The World, Love’s No Friend, Brandenburg Concert #3 / Greensleeves, Since You Been Gone, All Night Long, Catch The Rainbow, keyboard solo, Lost In Hollywood Disc 2:  guitar ...