Thursday, September 29, 2016
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow will release “Memories In Rock - Live In Germany” on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and digital formats on November 18.
The set captures the guitarist’s return to the rock stage for the first time in two decades this past June with a new lineup for a pair of Monsters Of Rock festivals in Germany; they also played a third date in the UK.
Blackmore was joined by Lords Of Black singer Ronnie Romero, Stratovarius keyboardist Jens Johansson, Blackmore’s Night drummer David Keith, bassist Bob Nouveau and backup singers Candice Night and Lady Lynn for the rare rock shows by the former Deep Purple legend.
The setlist for both events mixed Rainbow tracks “Man On The Silver Mountain”, “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll” and “Stargazer”, among others, with Deep Purple classics like “Highway Star”, “Child In Time”, “Mistreated”, “Perfect Strangers” and “Smoke On The Water.”
Blackmore last performed rock in 1997 while touring in support of Rainbow’s eighth album, “Stranger In Us All.” That same year he went on to form the medieval folk band Blackmore’s Night with then-girlfriend and now-wife Candice Night, and the group has gone on to release ten albums.
“Memories In Rock - Live In Germany” will also be issued as a deluxe version (DVD, Blu-ray and 2CD in a 48-page hardback photobook) and a 3LP version (180-gram vinyl) on December 2.
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow
"Memories In Rock - Live In Germany"
Release date: November 18
01. Highway Star
02. Spotlight Kid
04. 16th Century Greensleeves
05. Since You Been Gone
06. Man On The Silver Mountain
07. Catch The Rainbow
08. Difficult To Cure (Beethoven's Ninth)
09. Perfect Strangers
11. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
12. Child In Time / Woman From Tokyo
13. Black Night
14. Smoke On The Water
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