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DVD/Video, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Intro (1:47)
2. Spotlight Kid (4:46)
3. Miss Mistreated (4:30)
4. I Surrender (6:30)
5. Can't Happen Here (3:57)
6. Catch the Rainbow (6:42)
7. Power / Keyboard solo (8:24)
8. Street of Dreams (4:42)
9. Fool for the Night (3:57)
10. Difficult to Cure / Guitar improvisation (14:54)
11. Drum solo / Blues (8:05)
12. Stranded (8:01)
13. Death Alley Driver (5:08)
14. Fire Dance (4:47)
15. Maybe Next Time (1:35)
16. All Night Long (9:08)
17. Lazy (1:35)
18. Since You've Been Gone (1:46)
19. Smoke on the Water (3:19)

Total Time 103:33

Bonus feature on 2015 "Live in Japan" DVD
10. Interview

Line-up / Musicians

- Joe Lynn Turner / vocals
- Ritchie Blackmore / guitar
- David Rosenthal / keyboards
- Roger Glover / bass
- Chuck Burgi / drums

- Lin Robinson / backing vocals
- Dee Beale / backing vocals
- Symphonic orchestra (11)
- Takashi Hiroi / orchestra conductor (11)

Releases information

Recorded live at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on 14th March 1984

Laserdisc 12" Toei Video TE-D030 (1984, Japan)

DVD Ward Records (2015, Japan, entitled "Live in Japan")
DVD+2CD Ward Records (2015, Japan, entitled "Live in Japan")
DVD Sound options: AC3, 2ch.

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Review by Gatot
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3 stars My version of this video is a laser disc and I still don't want to convert it to DVD (if it's available now) because for some reason I can not get away with vintage media despite having a laser disc satisfies me more on the size of the cover. As far as performance concern, nothing is truly special with this video. No one in the band demonstrates excellent stage act - how can it be a rock concert with this kind of stage act? But, my friends .. this is RAINBOW! - one of legendary bands who came out in the glory years of rock music, so I do enjoy watching this laser disc. There are excellent tracks like Mistreated, Street of Dreams, All Night Long (this is NOT Lionel Ritchie!), Maybe Next Time, and the mellow Catch The Rainbow. Ritchie's guitar playing si still something that worth the attention. Even though, I hate the way he presents himself who always show his gloomy mood. But it's OK because his guitar playing is really excellent. Joe Lynn Turner's voice is actually too soft for hard rock music. But for some reason I like his vocal quality.

Overall, even though there is no classics like Stargazer, Gates of Babylon, Tarot Woman being performed, I still consider this as a good concert video to be collected in your music library. (My laser disc version is now becoming rarities where rock fanatics in my country are looking for it.).

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW (i-Rock! Music Community)

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