Catch the Rainbow Best of, Original recording remastered
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Ritchie Blackmore's post-Deep Purple outfit was a standout among late-'70s and early-'80s hard rock/metal bands, and this double-disc anthology deals 28 of their best tracks, taken from all nine of their Polydor albums! Includes Man on the Silver Mountain; Catch the Rainbow; Stargazer ; the live, 13-minute Blackmore guitar showcase Mistreated; Kill the King , and Rainbow Eyes , all with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, plus Since You Been Gone; All Night Long; Stone Cold; Power; Street of Dreams ; another live extravaganza, the 11-minute Difficult to Cure, and more. Notes, photos, riffs!
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The second disk begins with Graham Bonnet added as singer for one album. He is featured on cuts like "All Night Long" and a cover of Russ Ballard's "Since You Been Gone". I was pleased that the non-lp b-side "Weiss Heim" was included from this period as it features some emotional playing from Blackmore. Roger Glover from Deep Purple also joined with Bonnet during this time.Read more ›
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 (my preference would be Dio)!
all the songs i used to love in the '80s, like "catch the rainow", "rainbow eyes", "stone cold", "can't let you go" & also some elaborate mr blackmore guitar solos,
i was curious to revisit this rainbow back catalogue, & i wasn't disasappointed, they sounded as good as i remembered,
all the dio collaborations i loved, & also joe lynn turner, i always loved his soulful vocals, i saw rainbow live in the late '80s & it was a great gig, i also witnessed a dio gig & this guy also earnt his chips!
listening to all this nostalgia makes me sad for what music does not provide today, ie, atmosphere, soul, colour, inspiration, & just pure goddam enjoyment.
sorry to be an '80s bore, but to me, that was when music was music! don't get me wrong, i love a lot of today's acts, but lets face facts. a hella lot is inspired from way back then.....
This is the set you would want to get a classic rock novice to introduce them on the genius of Ritchie Blackmore and the vocal operatic gymnastics of Ronnie James Dio. All the best tracks indeed.
Sound quality is very good if heard in a car stereo mastered by Steve Fallone who did the single disc "Very Best of". His mastering is FAR FAR superior to the album remasters. MR. Suha Gur should be fired for what he did to the full albums. "Rising and Down to Earth are so bright and tinny they are unlistenble. I recommend this 2 disc set to everyone and to check out the German or Japanese remasters instead of the US made discs.
Rainbow the Anthology 5 stars Packaging, Set list, and everything else this or the Single disc Very best of are excellent introductions. But go buy the full import albums instead if you've got the dough.
Most recent customer reviews
The first CD have some of Rainbows best songs on it and are realy great, and DIO are the singer on thos tracks its the original Rainbow line up and the best and the most hard... Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2003 by Tomas
This collection, features many of the classic tracks, from the beginnings; with Dio (see also review for his collection), to Graham Bonnett, to Joe Lynn Turner, and although the... Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2003 by Michael D. Chlanda
CATCH THE RAINBOW is the ultimate anthology of this underrated band. It includes the entire VERY BEST OF RAINBOW plus twelve more selections. Read morePublished on June 29 2003
This compilation does a great job of gathering the highlights of Rainbow. As with all anthologies, you can argue about what songs should or shouldn't have been included,
but... Read more