Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (sometimes stylised Ritchie Blackmore's R-A-I-N-B-O-W) is the first studio album by American/British rock band Rainbow, released in 1975. During studio sessions in Tampa Bay, Florida on 12 December 1974, Blackmore originally planned to record the solo single "Black Sheep of the Family"- a cover of a track by the band Quatermass from 1970 - and the newly composed "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves", which was to be the B-side.
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Ritchie Blackmore, after Rainbow concerts was relaxing with his family at the Medieval Festival at Burg Rabenstein, Germany. Ritchie Blackmore Official Site. Yesterday at 06:19 ·. Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Live Project 2019 is at Marenostrum Music Castle Park. Yesterday at 09:11 · Fuengirola, Spain ·. Rainbow live Rock The Coast Festival on 15th June 2019, Fuengirola, Spain. Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Live Project 2019. Media/news company Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Live Project 2019 is at Marenostrum Music Castle Park. 23 June at 04:39 · Fuengirola, Spain ·. Dün, 16:22 · Frohnleiten, Avusturya ·. Herkese Açık. 4 Yorum · Haberin Tam Boyutu. Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Live Project 2019, Marenostrum Music Castle Park'ta. Dün, 16:11 · Fuengirola, İspanya ·. 2 Yorum · Haberin Tam Boyutu . Ritchie Blackmore vor kurzem zum vermutlich letzten Mal in Germany Daha Fazla. Dün, 15:45 · Berlin, Almanya ·.
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More interviews with band members continue to be done daily.
The young Dio is at his best when he fully gives in to his own and Blackmore's medieval fantasy leanings, in hard-rocking tracks like "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves" and "Man on the Silver Mountain. The dark, trudging doom rock of "Self Portrait" most clearly showcases what they were capable of. The album's ponderous lyrics are occasionally punctuated by poetic phrases such as "crossbows in the firelight. Rainbow become a true embarrassment when they try to lighten up and boogie down
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|A1||Man On The Silver Mountain||4:40|
|A3||Black Sheep Of The Family
Written-By – S. Hammond*
|A4||Catch The Rainbow||6:38|
|B2||The Temple Of The King||3:43|
|B3||If You Don't Like Rock N' Roll||2:36|
|B4||Sixteenth Century Greensleeves||6:29|
|B5||Still I'm Sad
Written-By – McCarty*, Samwell-Smith*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Deep Purple (Overseas) Ltd.
- Recorded At – Musicland Studios
- Record Company – Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
- Bass Guitar – Craig Gruber
- Drums – Gary Driscoll
- Illustration – David Willardson
- Photography By, Coordinator [Cover] – Fin Costello
- Piano, Mellotron, Clavinet, Organ – Mickey Lee Soule
- Producer – Martin Birch
- Producer, Guitar – Ritchie Blackmore
- Producer, Vocals, Lyrics By – Ronnie James Dio
- Vocals [Special Guest] – Shoshana*
- Written-By – Ritchie Blackmore (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B4), Ronnie James Dio (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B4)
NotesIssued with a printed inner sleeve not to be confused with this version which shows a different rear cover print.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): XXX 2391 190 S 1 3 20 M 1 B
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): 2391 190 S 2 3 20 O 1A
- Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA
- Label Code: LC 0309
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|8X-OYA 2001||Rainbow||Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (8-Trk, Album)||Oyster||8X-OYA 2001||UK||1975|
|825-089-4-Y-1||Rainbow||Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (Cass, Album)||Polydor||825-089-4-Y-1||US||Unknown|
|PD 6049||Rainbow||Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (LP, Album, RE)||Polydor||PD 6049||US||1984|
|PLPS-4011||Rainbow||Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (LP, Album)||Purple Records||PLPS-4011||Venezuela||1975|