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Rainbow singles box set

Rainbow Singles Box Set; image courtesy of Universal Music

Universal/Polydor is set to release a Rainbow Singles Box Set 1975-1986 that will include 19 CD singles spanning these years.

CD 1

  1. Man On The Silver Mountain (7″ Edit) 03:57
  2. Snake Charmer 04:28

CD 2

  1. Still I’m Sad 03:53
  2. Temple Of The King 04:43

CD 3

  1. Man On The Silver Mountain (7″ Edit) 03:57
  2. Snake Charmer 04:28
  3. If You Don’t Like Rock N Roll 02:35
  4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves 03:35

CD 4

  1. Starstruck (New York Mix) 04:06
  2. Run With The Wolf 03:48

CD 5

  1. Kill The King (Live / Edit) 04:41
  2. Man On The Silver Mountain (Live) 05:08
  3. Mistreated (Live / 7″ Edit) 07:15

CD 6

  1. Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll 04:25
  2. Sensitive To Light 03:08

CD 7

  1. L.A. Connection (7″ Edit) 03:41
  2. Lady Of The Lake 03:38

CD 8

  1. Since You Been Gone 03:16
  2. Bad Girl 04:48

CD 9

  1. Since You Been Gone 03:16
  2. No Time To Lose 03:41

CD 10

  1. All Night Long 03:49
  2. Weiss Heim 05:10

CD 11

  1. I Surrender 03:22
  2. Vielleicht Das NachsterMal (Maybe Next Time) 03:20

CD 12

  1. Difficult To Cure 05:55
  2. Can’t Happen Here (7″ Edit) 04:05
  3. Jealous Lover 03:09

CD 13

  1. Magic 04:05
  2. Freedom Fighter 04:20

CD 14

  1. Can’t Happen Here (7″ Edit) 04:05
  2. Jealous Lover 03:09

CD 15

  1. Stone Cold (Album Version) 05:17
  2. Rock Fever 03:46

CD 16

  1. Death Alley Driver 04:36
  2. Tite Squeeze 03:15

CD 17

  1. Street Of Dreams 04:24
  2. Anybody There 02:37
  3. Power (Live At The Convention Center, San Antonio) 04:27

CD 18

  1. Can’t Let You Go (7″ Edit) 03:27
  2. All Night Long (Live at David’s Hall, Cardiff, 1983) 05:24
  3. Stranded (Live at St. David’s Hall,Cardiff, 1983) 04:16

CD 19

  1. Bad Girl 04:48
  2. Spotlight Kid (Live) 06:07
  3. Man On The Silver Mountain 08:18

Release date, which has originally been pencilled in on November 25, has now been postponed until late January / early February.

Thanks to Universal Music Italia for the info.

16 Comments to “Rainbow singles box set”:

  1. 1
    Anthony says:

    Great!! songs we have never heard before. I must start saving now and then I can buy it this time next year!!

  2. 2
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    I have most of the original vinyl singles, Hard to turn this down though all packaged so nicely and all…. Damn!!!!

  3. 3
    al says:

    doesn’t Tite Squeeze,One’s Man Meat and L.A Connection have the same riff opening ? I’m just saying.

  4. 4
    al says:

    @Anthony,what songs are new in here ? honestly i’m asking.

  5. 5
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:


    What songs here haven’t we heard?????

  6. 6
    MacGregor says:

    This from the Classic Rock web site : Label Commercial Marketing say: “As one of the cornerstones of British Rock, Rainbow, led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties.

    Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer – vocalists Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, bass player and producer Roger Glover and drummer Cozy Powell. Each brought their individual talents to record some of rock’s best-loved timeless singles.”
    Couldn’t have said it better IMHO, although Don Airey could have been mentioned, a great keyboard player indeed!
    What, NO JLT mentioned!! I can just see them now, the JLT fan club protesting with their placards held high, “where is JLT, WE want JLT etc!
    Seriously though, he did sing very well on those 3 early 80’s albums, a good writing combo was the Blackmore, Glover & Turner one!
    Not to mention the Blackmore/Dio songwriting on those classic 3 albums! Bravo! Cheers.

  7. 7
    Chip says:

    Good point al. Blackers is my favorite rock musician of all time BUT…it is probably good that he got out of the rock business because he was just recycling the same basic stuff by the 90’s. Fool for the Night was a rip off of an unreleased Purple song.

    Not sure what is unreleased here…aside form another live performance by JLT…probably not worth it.

  8. 8
    al says:

    oh @7 and Slow Down Sister from Slaves and Masters has the same tempo and riff as Stormbringer,once again I’m just saying lol

  9. 9
    Anthony says:

    I am being sarcastic guys!!

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Who cares?! We need the great Blackmorising machine!!!

  11. 11
    al says:

    @ 10 yes and he likes the money as well ! lol

  12. 12
    al says:

    Dead or Alive is rehash riff of Spotlight Kid and I Could go on and on lol

  13. 13
    Peter Chrisp says:

    I must admit i was honestly thinking about buying the above “set” of singles, from a personal perspective, it would be a better alternative to buy your fave Rainbow albums. With a number of deluxe and original recordings remastered with extra tracks on some of their albums to me
    that’s the path i would tread.

  14. 14
    SF01 says:

    The only reason why people should buy it are the 7″ edits, first disc is absolulely ridiculous, because the 3rd disc is the same with two additional songs.

    All those B-sides are available either on Deluxe editions of albums, or on Finyl Vinyl, or on Anthology from 2009, so no reason why we should buy it, it will be packed in cardboard sleeves, which are easily damagable.

    Secondly, could soneone explain me what is this New York Mix and Los Angeles Mix of Rising tracks?
    Which of them is original, because on the 2011 deluxe edition there are both mixes and there is no mention abut their origin in the booklet.

  15. 15
    ltia says:

    Meh. Rainbow’s more average songs split onto separate disks…

    wait! It’s in a cool box. Want. 🙂

  16. 16
    Scott W. says:

    I got this recently and here is my 2 cents worth:
    Nice hardback book and sturdy box.
    Some of the photos on discs have an over enlarged ‘pixilated effect’. (How this is possible when reducing from a 7″ sleeve size i’m not sure?)
    Sleeves will actually fit inside of the sleeves from the Deep Purple EMI singles box set from a few years ago. (The Gillan singles set matches the DP one in terms of size ). I wish this Rainbow set matched the DP and Gillan singles sets. It would give a cohesiveness to owning all 3. The size difference probably bothers me the most. All in all, they look nice and sound good, but it is always interesting to hear how someone edits track times down.

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