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3 stars Compilation of concerts at different times, different places

This is a compilation of various concerts performed in the span of seven years from 1978 to 1984 at various places, plus one studio recording which was previously unreleased, i.e. "Bad Girl" (1979) - Disc 1, track 9 and "Jealous Lover" (studio recording, 1981). The first four tracks "Spotlight Kid", "I Surrender", "Miss Mistreated" and "Street of Dreams" were taken from the band's performance at The Tokyo Budokan, 1984 with Joe Lynn Turner on vocals, Roger Glover on bass, Chuck Burgi on drums and David Rosenthal on keyboards plus Lin Robinson on backing vocals.

"Difficult To Cure" is truly a great instrumental, performed wonderfully with an orchestra conducted by Mr. Takashi Hiroi at The Tokyo Budokan, 1984. You can find great guitar work by Ritchie in his best performance with Roger Glover on bass guitar, Chuck Burgi on drums and David Rosenthal on keyboards. I personally enjoy this 10 minute instrumental performance. The next two tracks "Stone Cold" and "Power" are Rainbow's performances at The Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1982 with Joe Lynn Turner on vocal, Roger Glover on bass guitar, Robby Rondinelli on drums and David Rosenthal on keyboards. The following two classic tracks "Man on The Silver Mountain" and "Long Live Rock and Roll" were performed under Ronnie James Dio era with legendary musicians like Cozy Powell (drums) and Bob Daisley (bass). It's good to have this live version of these two classic tracks because Dio sung differently from the studio version and Ritchie guitar solo is so powerful -especially after the blues part. The concluding track "Weiss Heim" is another excellent instrumental featuring Roger Glover (bass), Bobby Rondinelli (drums) and Don Airey (keyboards).

For those who love Rainbow or Deep Purple, this is a good collection of various live performances of Ritchie's band with various lineups. The recording quality is not that good but it's okay if you love Rainbow. Keep on rockin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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