|Live in Germany 1976 (Live in Europe)|
|Live album by Rainbow|
|Recorded||Germany, 25-29 September 1976|
|Genre||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Rainbow live albums chronology|
|Live in Europe cover|
Live in Germany 1976 is a live album released by Rainbow in 1990. The tracks are cherry-picked from a series of German dates during their world tour in September 1976 (Cologne on the 25th, Düsseldorf on the 27th, Nuremberg on the 28th, and Munich on the 29th). It was re-released two years later in the USA as Live in Europe on a different label. The content is the same for both although sleeve notes differ.
Rainbow are a British rock supergroup led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, active from 1975 until 1984, 1993 until 1997, and 2015 until present. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio's American rock band Elf, but after their first album, Blackmore fired the backing members and continued with Dio until 1979. Three British musicians joined in 1979—singer Graham Bonnet, keyboardist Don Airey and then-former Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover—and this line-up gave the band their commercial breakthrough with the single "Since You Been Gone". Over the years Rainbow went through many personnel changes, with each studio album recorded with a different lineup, and leaving Blackmore as the band's only constant member. The singers Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White followed Bonnet, and numerous backing musicians have come and gone. In addition to Blackmore, Rainbow's current lineup includes Ronnie Romero on vocals, Jens Johansson on keyboards, Bob Nouveau on bass and David Keith on drums.
A remixed 6-CD box set Deutschland Tournee 1976 featuring three of the four German dates recorded in 1976 was released in Japan in 2006, with each concert being released as a separate 2CD package in Europe through the year.
Deutschland Tournee 1976 is a 6-CD box-set released by the British hard rock band Rainbow in 2006, featuring live material from 3 concerts of the band's German tour of 1976, being Cologne on 25 September 1976, Düsseldorf on 27 September 1976, and Nürnberg on 28 September 1976. The complete set of 6 CDs was released only in Japan as a box-set. In Europe all three concerts would be released subsequently as separate double-CD sets, in jewel-cases, with the same track listings and CD timings.
All songs written by Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore except where indicated
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|1.||"Kill the King"||Dio, Blackmore, Cozy Powell||Munich, 29 September 1976||5:25|
|2.||"Mistreated"||David Coverdale, Blackmore||Munich, 29 September 1976||16:00|
|3.||"Sixteenth Century Greensleeves"||Cologne, 25 September 1976||7:50|
|4.||"Catch the Rainbow"||Düsseldorf, 27 September 1976||14:50|
|1.||"Man on the Silver Mountain"||Nuremberg, 28 September 1976||13:37|
|2.||"Stargazer"||Cologne, 25 September 1976||17:10|
|3.||"Still I'm Sad"||Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty||Cologne, 25 September 1976||15:00|
|4.||"Do You Close Your Eyes"||Munich, 29 September 1976||9:45|
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