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Rainbow Rising remaster

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Universal Music will release a “deluxe” edition of Rainbow Rising on February 28 in the UK and on March 8 in North America. The new edition will come on 2 discs. The first one will contain two different mixes of the album, known as the “New York mix” and “Los Angeles mix”. The second disc will contain rough mixes/demos for the album, plus two tracks from the tour rehearsals at the Pirate Sound studios. The album will be packaged in a fold out double digipak with a 16 page colour booklet.

Disc 1:

  1. Tarot Woman
  2. Run With The Wolf
  3. Starstruck
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes
  5. Stargazer
  6. A Light In The Black
  7. Tarot Woman
  8. Run With The Wolf
  9. Starstruck
  10. Do You Close Your Eyes
  11. Stargazer
  12. A Light In The Black

Disc 2:

  1. Tarot Woman
  2. Run With The Wolf
  3. Starstruck
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes
  5. Stargazer
  6. Coming Home
  7. Stargazer
  8. A Light In The Black
  9. Man On The Silver Mountain

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Thanks to Blabbermouth and Simon Robinson for the info.



39 Comments to “Rainbow Rising remaster”:

  1. 1
    HZ says:

    Rising, as good and important as Machine Head, Burn or In Rock. One of albums that made Ritchie father of hard’n’heavy standard followed by every and each musician afterwards.

  2. 2
    Maybe I'm a Leo says:

    Got this back in 1976. Great then and still the best Rainbow album. Can’t wait for the re-mixes.

  3. 3
    T says:

    Rising is as groundbreaking as any record out there. That it never received the same treatment as some Zeppelin and Sabbath albums is just typical of the way Deep Purple family members are treated in general.

    Blackmore is likely to shake his head at the inclusion of works-in-progress, as evidenced by his comment that “Roger keeps changing the solos” when the Purple remasters came out. True that the general public couldn’t care less about the evolution of a song, but people who frequent this site certainly do. It’s like hearing a Beatles album in progress–the witnessing of history in the making. This was the album by which all others were judged. More than most, it was Rising that hard core fans associate with the name Rainbow.

    The inclusion of Pirate Sound rehearsals is a bit of historical irony in that, as I recall, Purple were working there with Tommy Bolin at about the same time.

    Along with Stormbringer, I consider Rising to be the greatest album cover of all time, but you rarely see it mentioned anywhere.

  4. 4
    Sami says:

    @ 1 HZ: can’t agree with you more! will purchase this(got the rough mixes on bootleg ages ago, looking forward to the rehearsal tracks) &

    the Down to Earth re-master as soon as possible, my

    favourite Rainbow-albums still!

    Cheers

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Re mixes?
    Where?

  6. 6
    stephen says:

    Great album that sounded so `new` at the time, the only things was it was not very long! The solos in Stargazer and LITB by Ritchie (and Tony on LITB) are the best versions for these songs as imo they did not always do so well live. Really looking forward to the Pirate Sound versions. It is a pity that no more of the run out of Run With The Wolf is around.

  7. 7
    Carlos (from Paraguay) says:

    This is THE ALBUM!!!!

    Look at this tower of stone
    I see a rainbow rising!!!!!

  8. 8
    james jay says:

    One of the best album covers ever. I believe “Down to Earth” rivals “Rainbow Rising” Both showed RB at his best.

  9. 9
    HZ says:

    Guys, I don’t care about DP or Rainbow treatment, and you shouldn’t also. IMO, should any of us form an opinion due to some taste challenged guy from Rolling Stone (or any other stupid paper – I’m sorry to use bad words, but I have very low opinion on most music critics made by guys never achieved anything musically), I think not.
    This album, along with In Rock, MH and Burn had huge, crucial impact on most hard’n’heavy musicians – the fact that someone doesn’t realize that is simply sign of non-objectivity and ignorance, as if you ignore some of old classics and they impact on the music.
    If someone haven’t heard what, let’s say for example, Bruce Dickinson said about In Rock’s, Burn’s and Rising’s impact on his career, than such person couldn’t understood how modern Heavy Metal was formed, and what was based on. It’s purely ignorance.
    Luckily we are blessed by free opinion, and hard rock stopped being pop thing for long time, therefore it’s more than clear what crucial impact early Ritchie’s work had on hard’n’heavy and virtuosity music.
    This album has unique roaring yet beautifully clean guitar sound by Blackmore (no one ever has had sound and style like that), powerful and deep epic voice of late RJD (RIP), great unique drumming by Cozy (RIP), great moments that Tony has brought with his hammond (almost good as Jon Lord – very unique in TW tune), and great bass work by Jimmy Bain.
    This Rainbow crew was more powerful than DP at the time.
    Stargazer is song that is absolutely equal to Child in Time and Stairway to Heaven in it’s epic iconic echo.
    Can’t wait to have this remaster.

  10. 10
    Crimson Ghost says:

    This is odd indeed. The Musicland mix is the best by far!

    @2 – no remix, just remaster.

    @3 – You’re on the right track about the inclusions, but man, doesn’t anyone know that Blackmore sucessfully sued Deep Purple TWICE in the last fifteeen years and one of the suits was for the release of the bootleg boxed sets?

    He complained about the inclusion of material they all agreed before not to make it to the original releases and considered legal action but it was a counterproductive complaint because those anniversary editions sold well, he didn’t want to shoot his own foot there. Nothing like backing down on your own convictions for another lousy quid, but that is what he did. Lawsuit no. 2 hasn’t really proved to be productive either, he gained access to his books and it took a long time to do it, yet the books were obviously straight and he couldn’t peel another penny out of Deep Purple. However it was at least a moral victory because he shouldn’t of had to sue them for that, they should’ve gladly turned it over. But things got nasty so he did. It also led to all of the Gillan press issues where he more than occasionally jabbed at Ritchie, it was fueled by it as the controversial article in Rock Pages proved. Plus in the process of the first lawsuit Ritchie actually did manage to shoot his own foot by legally seeing to it that they not sell merchandise with his image and likeness, which of course led to the only thing they could do to protect all involved, which was take his face out of the Machine Head shirts back in 2004. They had no choice because they risked being sued if they didn’t, simply because of that, as it was written into the suit. Then more mud slinging ensued over it with Ritchie and everyone else and their mother complaining about it, yet it was his own fault in the first place. A good tip would’ve been for his lawyers to know their business better than BP who is a Harvard grad. This information is fact, imagine that coming from me being such the consensed opinionist, lol, it can even be looked up on court record and the rest be tracked in the press with a tad bit of effort.

  11. 11
    Pete says:

    All the crap aside about who is pissed at who, Rainbow Rising has to be one of the top 3 albums by the whole DP family. That tour and their show in NYC was one of the best concerts I ever saw. I feel sorry for kids today that they will never experience that Rainbow power. Although I just got my 6 year old his first Strat – guess what he is learning ??

  12. 12
    Masse444 says:

    It’s likely that either: Blackmore agreed to the inclusion of this material cause he knows it will boost sales..or it’s quite possible as I’ve stated here before, he actually can’t do anything about it cause Universal/Polydor owns the recordings.

    I’ve heard there’s more like this to come, so same there..he really can’t stop it or he agrees…

  13. 13
    stefan says:

    In my opinion RISING is the Sgt.Pepper of hard rock & heavy metal….!!!!!

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    The T shirt case.

    ” They had no choice”?!

    Ritchie might have its bad moments,might be awkward in a way which provides rather talentless people to jab him as much they they like to.
    But…..

    They could have decided to drop selling Machine Head- and In Rock T Shirts alltogether.

    They could have made a statement by using their own aging heads combined with playing at least 80% Morse era set.

    THAT would have been moral victory.

  15. 15
    Rascal says:

    A fine album………………the best of all Rainbow albums.

    Dio was a fantastic singer/performer – for me the only era of Rainbow that matters.

  16. 16
    Dawg says:

    If I remember correctly it was less than 32 minutes long. I’m 56 years old and I was 21 when it came out.[’76] It was the 2nd studio offering after he left Purple. I had just seen Purple in the spring of ’76 and it was a disaster. Bolin could barely stand up. They did not even come on stage until after 11:00. [Bolin being propped up by Coverdale] So needless to say I was soaking up all things Ritchie. I played “Rising” until my turntable/8-track melted, but to be honest it was a little disappointing. I didn’t fully know it at he time. The songs were good, dramatic, extremely hard, and I had it ripping all day long every day, but Ritchie’s solos, while flashy, were a little uninspired. When you are Ritchie Blackmore, it is easy to appease the masses with flash. Even songs like “Snake Charmer” on the first Rainbow album are insane solos by Ritchie. There is nothing on Rising that is close to that little known song as far as inspiring solos are concerned. Don’t misunderstand, if I went downstairs right now and fired up Rising, there would be a big grin on my old face, but while this was a good album, Ritchie went to the old reliable style over substance formula. Having said all that, he is the master of intelligent solos. We all know his great solos, but if you listen to him in interviews,[few and far between] he is very proud of some of his understated solos. That is the mark of a really good musician. The guy who can do both. Blow you out of the room, or mesmerize you with feel. This man does both with the best of them.

  17. 17
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @9

    So easy to dimantle the madness!

    It’s like you’re saying now that musicians only make music for other musicians to opine about. Not sure I follow that vision but whatever. Furthermore there is a place for everyone’s opinion no matter who or what on behalf of. So you don’t care for that, well what are you doing any differently? Are you a musician too btw? Many well known critics are musicians in fact, ever fathom that? “Stairway To Heaven equal to Stargazer and Child In Time”, that says it all, are you sure you aren’t from Rolling Bone Magazine yourself with a ‘free’ opinion such as that? No one can be “objective” in such cases because it’s a subjective thing, not objective, so you’re getting ahead of yourself there. But I’m sure you do have an opinion that can be agreed with, you notice RS Magazine is printed on used toilet paper or something, gotta agree with that. I think the idea of reviewing today vs. the past is to do better with it than what has been done. As long as media sources do their best to do that it’s not so bad. Now you can publicly tell me to shag off again or you can take things with a grain of salt and use constructive criticism to iron your wrinkles out. Your choice, of course. Reflection is your mother of necessity.

  18. 18
    TnO says:

    Hi,

    It’s a very good album, and it’s always interesting to see re-releases of classic albums in such complete editions, with a detailed booklet, and nice cover; but unfortunatly I’m pretty sure that the sound will be as shitty as every “deluxe” edition. Too loud, and over compressed. I remember the Def Leppard’s Hysteria release. Every time the kick plays it’s more like squares than a real kick sound…
    And they dare calling those “deluxe” editions ??? They should call it “give us your money” edition.

  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 17

    I m trying to understand why you seem to get so upset.

  20. 20
    HZ says:

    @17

    Yet again you see what you’d like to see, missing point, using big words, etc. It’s hardly believable that I’m from RS myself, my English is obviously not so good – my native tong isn’t English – but thank you anyway, you’re flattering people here, it’s fun reading your comments.
    You see I don’t deny anyone’s right to have opinion, even to express it – can you imagine – but I’m also able to see minimalisation that RS and other “pop papers” particularly does when historic role (purely as fact) of DP or Rainbow is at stake. Therefore, nobody should take notice of that; that’s my point. Ritchie is to blame for that, as he isn’t market aware person, he never was; and he’s moody also, and eccentric, and weird sometimes, and other stuffs IG used to .hit about it as long as he’s sticked to RB’s riffs and tunes (some form of science work on Ritchie’s moods has to be done)…
    When I’m quoting musicians it’s purely as argument of what influenced what, and in which way – true musicians not amateurs as me (and those of yours from magazines that) – I only have classic guitar education, and used to play in several bands, but as amateur, nothing more. Therefore, it’s hard to believe that Randy Rhoads started “virtuosity thing”, as he’s himself influenced by Ritchie – but Ritchie will not be recognized as a guy who started all that fast shred thing (Highway Star is composed and played by someone else, and not in 1972, and not by Ritchie of course). So, when asked wether Zeppelin or Sabbath did more impact on him, Malmsteen answered it was actually DP not Zepp and not BS at all, and remained stared at as if he said the most stupid thing on Earth (his own reflection on what happened); because only LZ and BS played hard tunes, everything is brought up by them; fast soloing, fierce riffs, etc., no Purple at all – as far as RS and those “pop magazines” are concerned. I mean, even guys from Metallica said why not include in “Hall” DP and Iron Maiden. It’s stupid to deny history and fact. As if I were to deny Zepp’s place in hard rock, it’s impossible, even though I don’t like them as much as 1/10 of my affection by DP or Rainbow. But to deny importance of Rising, or IR, MH and Burn, is to be fairly stupid and have an issue. When you’re magazine rock writer, you’ll not write only your subjective opinion, but you’ll also have to give everyone what deserves from factual point of view, after that you can express your own impression or opinion.
    Comparing STH, CIT and Stargazer was by “iconic and epic impact”, not by any other mean.

    Now, I never told you to shag of, you’re using bad words, and using bad words is bad, mkay.. Now go to sleep.

    And, CG, take a pill.

  21. 21
    AndreA says:

    Rising & On Stege the best
    but on Rising the bass sound was low..

  22. 22
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Ha ha ha, not upset, just commenting on the upset, something wrong with that? Don’t be so offset by it, it shouldn’t be so confusing, reflect boys! This always happen when you look in the mirror? You guys just can’t seem to do anything in here that involves concerntrating on the topic and each band member individually, you always make it about the stupid battle that only exists inside your heads. Good luck with that. I didn’t even read HZ’s post, it isn’t worth it, something that has an effect of wonders. Priest, see a doctor and quit acting like one, good idea anyway. HZ, get it right for once. It’s not that serious, have some fruit or something.

  23. 23
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Btw… this is also what happens to anyone in here who has the windbaggery it takes to tell someone to screw off instead of acting like an adult. Your choice of words HZ, not mine. Such an attitude will always backfire, change it, change your life.

  24. 24
    BlackSparrow says:

    Saw this tour at Santa Monica Civic. Probably the greatest LIVE SHOW EVER. The next closest Deep Purple at Long Beach on the 1973 Tour. Rory Gallagher, Fleetwood without the chicks, Purple Headlined. The show at Santa Monica was better than the next tour supporting Long Live RandR. As far as comparing Zeppelin and Sabbath to the Purple/Rainbow? Love Page he could be the greatest songwriter ever but he aint the greatest live performer top ten yeah, but there was a certain thing that separated Blackmore from the rest. AINT TALKING BOUT HIS EX WIFE EITHER. Satriani gets my vote now he aint playing soft rock like Ritchie plays now. Sabbath is right there with Purple they just get more credit and Purple has to carry the debit card. It aint right but somebody had to be the purple haired b*st*rd child.

  25. 25
    Moreblack says:

    # 1 HZ Yeeeesssssss!

  26. 26
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @1 – not adding Mr.Universe to that should get you a trip to the Pen. But it was a decent entry, cause it’s very true, this album is among the king’s of them all.

  27. 27
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @Priest, btw if I were you I would look into the fact that your email account has been phished and is being used by a spammer who slimed me today. I’d be concerned if I were you, because you have indeed been hacked by some sleezebag.

    Cheers

  28. 28
    HZ says:

    @26

    Actually for my taste Future Shock is better than Mr. Universe – I listen to it often. Still, neither of those two is on the level of the said up there.
    I’m not upset, still I’m young, and I’m taking fruits and things, and looking good, and try to get things right.
    But I don’t use those bad words, it’s bad, you shouldn’t use bad words and have Bad Attitude, mkay..

  29. 29
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I d prefer The Japanese Gillan Album to Mr Universe.

  30. 30
    OrangeCountyCarl says:

    I agree with Dawg (#16).

    The tunes on Rising were very good, but TMIB’s playing was NOWHERE near as good as on the first Rainbow album. And his tone was also far superior on the first. The perfect extension of Machine Head as the man himself said in interviews.

    If I had to choose between the two albums, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow wins hands down. The first had more musical shades on it and was more varied. Rising was pretty much bombastic all the way through.

  31. 31
    purplepriest1965 says:

    My hotmail account is indeed a worry.
    Dont know what to do with it unfortunately.
    Luckily its not my main adress.

    But indeed, its really scray to receive false emails, suggesting they are my BANK!!!!

    I never mailed you, so……

    Did you take that walk instead of that pill?
    No personal pun intended here, btw.

    FUTURE SHOCK, yep.

    Always my favourite as well.

    I talked about The Jap Album vs Universe because of the overlap in songs ofcourse which confused me way back.

    Apart from a few nonsense songs I like the extra s on the, already ages old now, version of the cd I bought.
    Was it really 1990?! Oh, my God.

    Never understood why they skipped LUCILLE for the extras.
    Grand version.

    Cheers, Mark

  32. 32
    Moreblack says:

    # 30,yes,allthough Rising is great i really agree with you about the first album.Ritchie’s mind was allready on Blackmore’s Night.A lot heavier of course.

  33. 33
    Dawg says:

    CRIMSON, CALM DOWN. YOU MISSED ME ENTIRELY HERE. I WAS LOVING THIS ALBUM WHEN IT CAME OUT AND STILL DO. IF YOU REFER TO #16, I DID GO DOWNSTAIRS AND PUT THE VINYL ON AND I WAS STANDING UP IN MY “MAN CAVE” UNABLE TO SIT FROM THE SHEER FRENETIC ENERGY OF THE DAMN THING. IT HOLDS UP TO THIS DAY. WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY WAS IN THE PECKING ORDER OF BLACKMORE PERFORMANCES, THIS ONE WAS, IN MY OPINION NOT NEAR THE TOP. HIS FEEL AND TEXTURE WAS SO MUCH MORE IN EVIDENCE ON THE FIRST RAINBOW ALBUM. REMEMBER, THE RISING ALBUM WAS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT LINE UP WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RONNIE. THERE WERE SO MANY GREAT SOLOS OF HIS DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS. THEY ARE TOO MANY TO COUNT. I COULD GO DOWN THE LIST HERE, BUT FOR WHAT END? WE ALL KNOW THEM. I HATE TO USE THE TERM “MAILED IT IN” BUT AGAINST THE BODY OF WORK OF ONE MR. RITCHIE BLACKMORE, THIS ONE MAY ONLY TAKE THE AWARD AS THE HARDEST, NOT THE BEST. I WILL TAKE RESPECTFUL EXCEPTION TO THE ASSERTION THAT THIS ALBUM IS AS IMPORTANT AS “IN ROCK” OR “MACHINE HEAD”. IN ROCK WOKE THE WHOLE THING UP, MACHINE HEAD BLEW IT UP, AND BURN JUST TOOK IT TO A TECHNICALLY HIGHER LEVEL. I’M JUST PROUD TO SAY THE PURPS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THAT. THE LED ZEP BEGINNING WAS, IF YOU LOOK AT THE CREDITS, ALL INITIALLY REMAKES OF OLD BLACK BLUES. NOTHING AT ALL WRONG WITH THAT. THEY REALLY OPENED THE DOOR TO ALL THAT. DEEP PURPLE BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER BECAUSE UP UNTIL THAT POINT, NO ONE EVER BLENDED THE CLASSICAL RIFFS IN WITH THE POWER RIFFS. THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF ALL OF IT. JON AND RITCHIE TRADING OFF AND IN BETWEEN BOTH PLAYING THE SAME HEAVY BOTTOM. I’M AN OLD MAN FOLKS, BELIEVE ME, THEY WERE THE FIRST TO DO THAT.

  34. 34
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Dawg.

    Please you calm down with the capitals.

    Ouch! Headache.

  35. 35
    Larry R. Toering says:

    @33 – Ghost is gone, never to return here, hopefully, a new approach is always refreshing as long as the retards don’t become all grey and plasitc on me, ha ha ha, if so I might have to resurrect the Ghost now and then. I know you don’t want that!

    This is getting pretty ropey to say the least. Read my following post after yours again, DAWG, and see that it appeears I didn’t even read your post in the first place and did leave the number of the post I was actually repliying to. But thank you for the laugh, much needed around here, especially when they don’t allow a post of mine that would at least clearly keep a few other posts relevant, although not relevant to the topic, but that’s what you get when you post in THREADED blogs.
    ====

    Priest, nice of you to acknowlege the email factor. I believe if you go into the hotmail settings you can disable your account, then you won’t be duped by some spammer anymore. One thing I do respect about you Mark is you always try to explain yourself as long as you’re appearing to be in a decent mood. Thanks. Yes, Jap album a bit better than Mr.Uni -imo, but Future Shock no masterpiece to be placed on the same shelf with it or Rising. These albums have their ups and downs, if anything I’d put Glory up there with Rising before Future Shock as a top shelfer in the same sense, but it still probably somehow doesn’t belong with it, the consensus if you took a poll would likely render Mr.Uni or Jap as the only possible Gillan contenders to Rising if there can be any. As much as I prefered the Gillan band then and now to Rainbow, of course they didn’t make as good of albums or even songs for that matter, however they did maintain the Purple spirit and attitude instead of Rianbow going from beyond Purple to simply applying for the job of Foreigner Jr. – even if it was a good band still with JLT who to this day is still a fine singer. It really was more a case of apples and oranges.

  36. 36
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Wow, you re in a gentle mood!

    Disabling my account would mean I dont have access to old correspondence anymore.
    I could try to save it on something but I m not sure.

    Thinking about changing my nick as well.
    Did think about that ages ago.

    But to my utter horror I feel its becomingmore and more dubious after all the terrible stories in The Catholic Church.

    Maybe I should have known better in the first place. : (

  37. 37
    John H says:

    I’d rather have 32 minutes of a masterpiece, than 75 minutes of an album that has 5 songs too many.

  38. 38
    Jeffrey Scott Thomas says:

    What are some opinions of the sound of the remaster?

  39. 39
    jctaudiodesigns says:

    NY mix vs LA mix, what was used on the record originally?

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