Live in Germany 1976

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Live in Germany 1976 (Live in Europe)
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Live album by Rainbow
Released 1990
Recorded Germany, 25-29 September 1976
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length99:37
Label Conoisseur Collection
Rainbow live albums chronology
Finyl Vinyl
(1986)
Live in Germany 1976 (Live in Europe)
(1990)
Deutschland Tournee 1976
(2006)
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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 (rock band) English rock band

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.

Contents

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.

<i>Deutschland Tournee 1976</i> 2006 live album by Rainbow

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.

Track listing

All songs written by Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore except where indicated

Ronnie James Dio American singer-songwriter and composer

Ronald James Padavona known professionally as Ronnie James Dio or simply Dio, was an American heavy metal singer-songwriter and composer. He fronted or founded numerous groups throughout his career, including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell.

Ritchie Blackmore British guitarist and songwriter, guitarist of Deep Purple

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 which mixed guitar riffs and organ sounds. During his solo career he established the heavy metal band Rainbow, which fused baroque music influences and elements of hard rock. Rainbow steadily moved to catchy pop-style mainstream rock. Later in life, he formed the traditional folk rock project Blackmore's Night, transitioning to vocalist-centred sounds. As a member of Deep Purple, Blackmore was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2016.

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording locationLength
1."Kill the King"Dio, Blackmore, Cozy Powell Munich, 29 September 19765:25
2."Mistreated" David Coverdale, BlackmoreMunich, 29 September 197616:00
3."Sixteenth Century Greensleeves" Cologne, 25 September 19767:50
4."Catch the Rainbow" Düsseldorf, 27 September 197614:50
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Recording locationLength
1."Man on the Silver Mountain" Nuremberg, 28 September 197613:37
2."Stargazer" Cologne, 25 September 197617:10
3."Still I'm Sad" Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty Cologne, 25 September 197615:00
4."Do You Close Your Eyes" Munich, 29 September 19769:45

Personnel

Rainbow
Tony Carey American-born musician

Anthony Lawrence Carey is an American-born, European-based musician, composer, producer, and singer/songwriter. One of his earliest musical experiences was in a band called Blessings, in which he played until 1974 when Ritchie Blackmore hired him as keyboardist for Rainbow. He played with Rainbow on two world tours, until 1977. After his departure from Rainbow, he began a solo career, releasing albums under his own name as well under the pseudonym Planet P Project, and producing for and performing with other artists.

Jimmy Bain Scottish bassist

James Stewart Bain was a Scottish musician, best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio. He also worked with Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, co-writing on his solo albums.

Cozy Powell English rock drummer

Cozy Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Gary Moore, Robert Plant, Brian May, Whitesnake, Emerson, Lake & Powell, and Black Sabbath.

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References

  1. Prato, Greg. "Rainbow Live in Germany 1976 review". AllMusic . All Media Network . Retrieved 2013-12-16.