|All Night Long: An Introduction|
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|Released||7 May 2002|
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All Night Long: An Introduction is a compilation album by the British hard rock band Rainbow, released in 2002.
All songs are studio cuts, save for a live version of "All Night Long", which was recorded at Rainbow's headlining appearance at the first Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England in 1980. This recording had not been available on CD prior to this release.
Rainbow are a British rock band, formed in 1975 by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio's American rock band Elf, but after their self-titled debut album, Blackmore fired the backing members and continued with Dio. Rainbow recorded two more studio albums with Dio—Rising (1976) and Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (1978)—before he left the band to join Black Sabbath in 1979.
On Stage is a double live album originally released by the British hard rock band Rainbow in 1977. It was recorded live over several German and Japanese dates in late 1976 during the Rising world tour.
Long Live Rock 'n' Roll is the third studio album by the British hard rock band Rainbow, released in 1978 and the last to feature original lead vocalist Ronnie James Dio.
Waiting for Columbus is the first live album by the band Little Feat, recorded during seven performances in 1977. The first four shows were held at the Rainbow Theatre in London on August 1–4, 1977. The final three shows were recorded the following week at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on August 8–10. Local Washington radio personality Don "Cerphe" Colwell can be heard leading the audience in a "F-E-A-T" spellout in between the first and second tracks.
Bent Out of Shape is the seventh studio album released by the British hard rock band Rainbow. It was originally released in August 1983 as an LP and cassette. The cassette featured several longer edits compared to the vinyl version. It was recorded at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen in about 7 weeks.
Vivian Patrick Campbell is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as a member of Dio, and has been a member of Def Leppard since 1992. Campbell has also worked with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Sweet Savage, Trinity, Riverdogs, and Shadow King.
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The Friday Rock Show was a radio show in the United Kingdom that was broadcast on BBC Radio 1 from 10pm to midnight on Friday nights, from 17 November 1978 until 2 April 1993.
Tokyo Tapes is the first live album by German hard rock band Scorpions and their final album released by RCA Records.
Live Sentence (1984) was the only live album released by Alcatrazz and contains some of the songs performed by singer Graham Bonnet in his time with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. The live show was recorded at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo on January 28, 1984 and was based on their previous album No Parole From Rock N' Roll and had the same lineup. According to Billboard, the album spent 16 weeks on the chart and peaked at No. 133.
Richard Hugh Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter. He was one of the founding members of Deep Purple in 1968, playing jam-style hard rock music that mixed guitar riffs and organ sounds. Blackmore is prolific in creating guitar riffs and is often noted for his classically influenced solos.
The Very Best of Rainbow is a greatest hits compilation album by the British hard rock band Rainbow. It was released in 1997 and features material ranging from 1975's Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow to 1983's Bent Out of Shape.
Live in Munich 1977 is a live album and DVD released by the British hard rock band Rainbow in 2006.
Long Days, Black Night: The Alternative Anthology is a compilation album by the English rock band Magnum. It was released in 2002 by Sanctuary Records.
Live in Paris 1975 is a live album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple, recorded in 1975 at the Palais des Sports in Paris. It was meant to be released before the 1975 Come Taste the Band album, but was not released until 2001 by Purple Records. See also Made in Europe (1976) and Mk III: The Final Concerts
The following is a comprehensive discography of Rainbow, an English hard rock band. Over the years they have released 8 studio albums, 19 live albums, 11 compilation albums, 1 EP and 18 singles.
The Rainbow Theatre, originally known as the Finsbury Park Astoria, is a Grade II*-listed building in Finsbury Park, London. The theatre was built in 1930 as a cinema. It later became a music venue. Today, the building is used by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, an Evangelical church.
25 Years in Rock... and Still Going Strong is a boxed set of two DVDs and a CD by the German hard rock singer Doro Pesch, released in 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records.
"All Night Long" is a song by British rock band Rainbow. It was released as a single in 1980 from the band's fourth album Down to Earth and became their second top 10 hit in the UK, peaking at number 5 in the charts. It was the second single sung by Graham Bonnet for the band and his last, who along with drummer Cozy Powell, left after the Monsters of Rock festival in August 1980.
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