Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to release Birmingham 2016 live CD

On June 9, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow will release “Live In Birmingham 2016”, a 2CD/digital audio set capturing the guitarist’s return to the rock stage after more than two decades.

The June 25, 2016 concert at the city’s Genting Arena marked the third and final date of Rainbow’s European shows, following a pair of appearances at Monsters Of Rock festivals earlier the same month that were issued last fall as “Memories In Rock - Live In Germany.”

“Live In Birmingham 2016” delivers a mix of Rainbow and Deep Purple classics and includes performances of “Soldier Of Fortune” and “Burn” from the Mark III Deep Purple era that weren’t featured as part of the German shows.

Blackmore regrouped Rainbow for the dates, with a lineup that featured 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.

The Birmingham release will arrive prior to the launch of Rainbow’s upcoming UK tour: the band will headline the second annual Stone Free Festival at the 02 in London on June 17 before performing shows in Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow
"Live In Birmingham 2016"

Release date: June 9

Disc One

01. Over The Rainbow / Highway Star
02. Spotlight Kid
03. Mistreated
04. Since You Been Gone
05. Man On The Silver Mountain
06. Soldier Of Fortune
07. Medley: Difficult To Cure (Beethoven's Ninth) / Drum Solo / Bass Solo / Band Jam / Keyboard Solo (inc Toccata & Fugue in Dm) / Difficult To Cure (Beethoven's Ninth)
08. Catch The Rainbow

Disc Two

01. Perfect Strangers
02. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
03. Child In Time
04. Stargazer
05. Medley: Black Night / Woman From Tokyo / Black Night
06. Burn
07. Smoke On The Water

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