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Catch The Rainbow Anthology Original recording remastered, Best of


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  • Audio CD (March 25 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Best of
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B00008NGHT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,743 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Man On The Silver Mountain
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
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Eyes Of The World
2. Since You Been Gone
3. All Night Long
4. Weiss Heim
5. I Surrender
6. Spotlight Kid
7. Can't Happen Here
8. Jealous Lover
9. Death Alley Driver
10. Stone Cold
See all 16 tracks on this disc

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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wrathchild862000 on June 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
All I can say is that every song that does Rainbow justice is on here. Thank god! Not like that wretched millenium edition greatest hits thing. Newcomers to Rainbow, if you've got the pocket cash, get this! If you want to get something cheaper that's almost as good, get the Very Best of.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Bouchard on Feb. 8 2004
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I had never heard Rainbow in my life before i bought this cd! I instantly fell in love with the guitar playing! Rainbow is now one of my favorite bands! This is one of the cds that i take in the car & crank it as loud as it will go! U should see the looks i get when people see a 15 year old listinin'to music that is older than i am! I highly recomemded this cd to any real rock n roller!
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Ritchie Blackmore formed Rainbow after departing from Deep Purple following the recording of their "Stormbringer" album. Blackmore was dissatisfied with the increasingly funky direction the music was taking along with the infighting between David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. Rainbow consisted of Blackmore along with the backing band Elf fronted by the unknown but powerful singer Ronnie James Dio. The line ups changes often with the music becoming less heavy and progressive and more commercial along the way. Graham Bonnet and Joe Lyn Turner were also vocalists and members have included ex-Deep Purple mate Roger Glover on bass and the great Cozy Powell on drums. The first disk contains material from the Ronnie James Dio edition of the band. Highlights include "Man On The Silver Mountain", "Starstruck", "Long Live Rock And Roll" and a great live version of the Deep Purple cover "Mistreated". Blackmore's guitar playing ranges from the aggressive in "Kill The King" to mournful in "Catch The Rainbow". The music is progressive at times with an adaption of "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves" and "Gates of Babylon". A few good songs from this period were missed such as a cover of the Yardbirds' "Still I'm Sad", "Do You Close Your Eyes" and "LA Connection" which was relseased as a single. The lyrics favored by the band during this time contained many medieval themes favored by both Balckmore and Dio.
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.
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By A Customer on March 20 2003
Format: Audio CD
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 (my preference would be Dio)!
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to call this a blast from the past is no understatement.
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.....
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Hello,
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.
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