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Catch the Rainbow

The Anthology

Artist: Rainbow (Recorded By)

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Label: Polydor
Album: Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Man On The Silver Mountain Album Version More Info... 4:38
2)    Sixteenth Century Greensleeves More Info... 3:30
3)    Catch The Rainbow Album Version More Info... 6:39
4)    Tarot Woman More Info... 6:00
5)    Starstruck More Info... 4:07
6)    Stargazer Album Version More Info... 8:27
7)    A Light In The Black More Info... 8:13
8)    Mistreated Live/1976 More Info... 13:07
9)    Long Live Rock N Roll More Info... 4:23
10)    Gates Of Babylon More Info... 6:47
11)    Kill The King Album Version More Info... 4:29
12)    Rainbow Eyes Album Version More Info... 7:32
  Disc 2
1)    Eyes Of The World More Info... 6:39
2)    Since You Been Gone Album Version More Info... 3:19
3)    All Night Long Album Version More Info... 3:50
4)    Weiss Heim More Info... 5:14
5)    I Surrender Album Version More Info... 4:02
6)    Spotlight Kid More Info... 4:54
7)    Can't Happen Here More Info... 4:57
8)    Jealous Lover More Info... 3:12
9)    Death Alley Driver More Info... 4:42
10)    Stone Cold Album Version More Info... 5:18
11)    Tearin Out My Heart More Info... 4:05
12)    Power Album Version More Info... 4:26
13)    Can't Let You Go Album Version More Info... 4:21
14)    Desperate Heart Edit More Info... 4:03
15)    Street Of Dreams Album Version More Info... 4:26
16)    Difficult To Cure Live At The Tokyo Budokan More Info... 11:15
 



Performer Notes
  • Rainbow: Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner (vocals); Ritchie Blackmore (guitar); Mickey Lee Soule (piano, Clavinet, organ, Mellotron); Tony Carey, David Stone, Don Airey, David Rosenthal (keyboards); Jimmy Bain, Bob Daisley, Roger GloverCraig Gruber (bass); Gary Driscoll, Cozy Powell, Bob Rondinelli, Chuck Burgi (drums).
  • Additional personnel: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavarian String Ensemble, Japanese Symphony Orchestra.
  • Producers: Martin Birch, Roger Glover.
  • Compilation producer: Bill Levenson.
  • Recorded between 1975 & 1984. Includes liner notes by Jerry Bllom and Mark Welch.
  • Personnel: Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner, Ronnie James Dio (vocals); Ritchie Blackmore (guitar); Ferenc Kiss (violin); Ottmer Machan (viola); Rudi Risavy (flute); Max Hecker (recorder); Micky Lee Soule (piano, Clavinet, organ, Mellotron); David Rosenthal, Don Airey, David Stone, Tony Carey (keyboards); Cozy Powell, Bob Rondinelli , Chuck Burgi, Gary Driscoll (drums).
  • Recording information: Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan (02/20/1975-03/??/1984); Japan (02/20/1975-03/??/1984); La Chateau, Paris, France (02/20/1975-03/??/1984); Le Studio, Morin Heights, Canada (02/20/1975-03/??/1984); Maison Rouge Mobile Studio (02/20/1975-03/??/1984); Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany (02/20/1975-03/??/1984); Sweet Silence Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark (02/20/1975-03/??/1984).
  • Photographers: Anthony Loew; Jim Houghton; Fin Costello.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Arranger: Ritchie Blackmore.
  • Released in 2003, the exceptional two-CD Rainbow collection Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology provides a deeper understanding of how the band influenced the direction of hard rock and heavy metal. Between 1975 and 1984, former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore guided his new band (which had dizzying revolving-door lineup changes) through visions of mystical heavy metal and polished, radio-friendly hard rock. Blackmore's employment of vocalists Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, and Joe Lynn Turner created three distinct periods, all of which Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology expands upon further than 2000's perfunctory 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rainbow and 1997's stellar The Very Best of Rainbow. Indispensable songs such as "Man on the Silver Mountain," "Catch the Rainbow," "Stargazer," "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll," "Since You Been Gone," "Stone Cold," and "Street of Dreams" are included, of course. Other tracks that will enlighten Rainbow neophytes are "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves," "A Light in the Black," "Gates of Babylon," "Rainbow Eyes," "Eyes of the World," "Spotlight Kid," and "Jealous Lover." All the previously mentioned songs are excellent, but the two that fully showcase Blackmore's technical prowess are live epics -- the 13-minute, blues-oriented Deep Purple holdover "Mistreated" and the 11-minute "Difficult to Cure," based on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and featuring the Japanese Symphony Orchestra. Although die-hard fans might suggest substitutions, it's hard to quibble too much about the song selection on a comprehensive two-CD, 28-track compilation like Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology. ~ Bret Adams

Format:CD (2 Disc); Stereo
Country:USA
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:28 April, 2003
Guest Artist: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

Tracks

1. Man On The Silver Moutain

2. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves

3. Catch The Rainbow

4. Tarot Woman

5. Starstruck

6. Stargazer

7. Light In The Black

8. Mistreated

9. Long Live Rock N Roll

10. Gates Of Babylon

11. Kill The King

12. Rainbow Eyes

13. Eyes Of The World

14. Since You Been Gone

15. All Night Long

16. Weiss Heim

17. I Surrender

18. Spotlight Kid

19. Can't Happen Here

20. Jealous Lover

21. Death Ally Driver

22. Stone Cold

23. Tearin Out My Heart

24. Power

25. Can't Let You Go

26. Desperate Heart

27. Street Of Dreams

28. Difficult To Cure

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When "The Very Best Of Rainbow" came out in 1997, I thought it was the ultimate Rainbow compilation. If I had been asked to pick 2 to 3 songs from each album, those are the ones I would have picked.
Now someone says, "pick 3 to 4 songs from each album" and again they've hit the nail right on the head. I also like how the Dio years are on disc 1 and the rest on disc 2. It nicely separates the "album oriented" tracks from the more commercial ones.

I can't find anything in the liner notes regarding remastering, but the sound is excellent and seems a notch above "The Very Best Of Rainbow".

For those of you who had the import double-album, "The Best of Rainbow", released around 1981 on JEM records, you can finally replace it. This compilation encompasses almost every track on that collection and includes material released after 1981. I'm not sure, but this may be the first appearance of "Wiess Heim" on CD.

Let's hope Ritchie decides to rock again and reunites with some former Rainbow members

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