Label: Polydor - 2675 223 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, White Label, Test Pressing, Compilation • Country: Greece • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
CD 1 1. Black Sheep Of The Family 2. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves Sunrise Electro - One Time. Snake Charmer 4. Temple Of The King 5. Tarot Woman Rough Mix 6. Stargazer Rough Mix 7. Mistreated Live In Osaka, Japan 9. Sensitive To Light Rough Mix 2. The Shed Subtle 3.
Rainbow Eyes Rough Mix 4. August 5. August 6. August 7. August 8. Gates Of Babylon 9. Lost In Hollywood 4. Danger Zone 5. Since You Been Gone 6. Bad Girl 7. Weiss Heim Midtown Tunnel Vision 2. I Surrender 3. Magic 4. Vielleicht Das Nachster Mal 5. Jealous Lover 6. Death Alley Driver 9. Stone Cold Can't Let You Go 2. Desperate Heart 3. Make Your Move 6. Snowman 7. Street Of Dreams 8. Stranded Live at St. David's Hall, Cardiff 9. Power Live at St.
David's Hall, Cardiff Fire Dance Live at St. All Night Long 2. Catch The Rainbow 3. Eyes Of The World 4. Lost In Hollywood incl. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Pt. Kill The King 8. For prog lovers I suppose the first two discs are the most interesting and for me, being a lifelong admirer of this band, it is great hearing different versions of classics in both live and studio settings.
Rainbow always delivered live and they were a force to be reckoned with. For me they were the greatest live band of the 70's. The Bonnet-era is a German Army - Cargo Circuits ball game. I really love "Down to Earth", thinking it is a great transition album.
Stuck somewhere between the Dio stuff and that of Turner, it merges the mystery and hardrock of yesterday and the radiofriendly material of Turner in the most splendid of fashions. The final discs, 4 and 5, are dedicated to the Joe Lynn Turner-era. This is the most commercial phase of Rainbow.
While there were remnants of the past on "Down to Earth", also in part due to the powerful Bonnet vocals reminding of Dio, those Days are mostly gone by now. While not bad it holds very little, if any, interest to prog fans. There is a slicker tone to the music, also demonstrated by Turner's vocals, suiting the radiofriendly approach.
Still, the music is great in parts and while not progressive offers the opportunity to re-visit the 's and well crafted pop-ish hard rock. This is great to behold and a testament to the band's extraordinary power in the live setting.
All things mentioned are great. I love this box but there are a few things that Ydinvoiman Ylivoima - Herska - Herskas Not A One Hit Wonder have raised the rating from four stars to five.
The fact that "A light in the black" is omitted is weird but that is, all things considered, OK but I miss that track deeply. It should have been included. The DVD should have more live clips than just the concert from There should have been clips from all eras, I think.
Maybe the musical videos made in ? Apart from that I do think that there should have been a mention and a few tracks from "Stranger in us all", the sort of comeback album from After all, that was a Rainbow album aswell. So, who would benefit from this box set? The casual fan? Someone interested in the band? The already fans of Rainbow? I would say all three categories. This is a great box, packaged in a Beautiful way and contains most of what made this band great. If you are interested in hearing this band for the first time, you might be alright with one of the many compilations out there but you wouldn't go wrong with this box either.
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