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A Light In The Black tracklist

Rainbow - A Light in the Black box set

Further details emerge on A Light In The Black Rainbow box set: track listing has surfaced. It answers a lot (but not all) of questions regarding the contents.

CD1
  1. Black Sheep Of The Family 3:22
  2. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves 7:33
  3. Snake Charmer 4:33
  4. The Temple Of The King 4:45
  5. Tarot Woman (rough Mix) 6:06
  6. Stargazer (rough Mix) 9:09
  7. Run With The Wolf (rough Mix) 3:49
  8. Mistreated (live In Osaka, Japan / 1976) 11:10
  9. Purple Haze / White Christmas / Lazy / Man On The Silver Mountain / Blues / Starstruck (live In Osaka, Japan / 1976) 16:18
CD2
  1. Sensitive To Light (rough Mix) 3:04
  2. The Shed 4:46
  3. Rainbow Eyes (rough Mix) 7:06
  4. Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring (bob Daisley Rehearsal Tape) 1:41
  5. Long Live Rock N Roll (L.A. Rehearsal / 1977) 6:57
  6. Do You Close Your Eyes (bob Daisley Rehearsal Tape) 6:19
  7. Still I’m Sad (with Organ Intro / Bob Daisley Rehearsal Tape) 10:07
  8. Gates Of Babylon 6:48
  9. Catch The Rainbow (live/1976 / With Applause) 22:02
  10. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (live In Munich, Germany / 1977) 3:32
  11. L.A. Connection (live In Munich, Germany / 1977) 5:13
CD3
  1. Eyes Of The World (instrumental Outtake) 6:51
  2. Ain’t A Lot Of Love In The Heart Of Me 5:00
  3. Lost In Hollywood 4:52
  4. Danger Zone 4:30
  5. Since You Been Gone (album Version) 3:21
  6. Bad Girl 4:52
  7. Over The Rainbow / Eyes Of The World (king Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Broadcast / Live At Calderone, New York / 1979) 9:23
  8. Love’s No Friend (king Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Broadcast / Live At Calderone, New York / 1979) 8:10
  9. Ode To Joy (king Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Broadcast / Live At Calderone, New York / 1979) 5:42
  10. All Night Long (single Remix Version) 3:50
  11. Weiss Heim 5:19
  12. Stargazer (live At Donnington/1980) 8:33

CD4

  1. Midtown Tunnel Vision 4:33
  2. I Surrender (album Version) 4:03
  3. Magic 4:08
  4. Vielleicht Das Nachster Mal 3:20
  5. Jealous Lover 3:13
  6. Spotlight Kid (live At Hammersmith Odeon, London / 1981) 5:07
  7. Rule Britannia / Fire (live At Hammersmith Odeon, London / 1981) 2:50
  8. Death Alley Driver 4:45
  9. Bring On The Night (Dream Chaser) 4:06
  10. Stone Cold (album Version) 5:18
  11. Power (live In San Antonio, Tx/1982) 4:39
  12. Miss Mistreated (live In San Antonio, Tx/1982) 4:26
  13. Tearin’ Out My Heart (live In San Antonio, Tx/1982) 8:20
CD5
  1. Can’t Let You Go (album Version) 4:21
  2. Desperate Heart (album Version) 4:35
  3. Anybody There (outtake / Polar Mix) 2:51
  4. Drinking With The Devil (outtake / Different Guitar Solo) 3:43
  5. Make Your Move 5:26
  6. Snowman 4:32
  7. Street Of Dreams (album Version) 4:27
  8. Stranded (live At St. David’s Hall, Cardiff/1983 / With Applause) 5:51
  9. Power (live In Cardiff/1984) 4:30
  10. Fire Dance (live In Cardiff/1984) 4:26
  11. Fool For The Night (live At The Tokyo Budokan/1984) 3:59
  12. Difficult To Cure (live At The Tokyo Budokan) 11:17
  13. Smoke On The Water (live At The Tokyo Budokan/1984) 4:42
DVD
  1. All Night Long (live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, Uk / 1980) 7:56
  2. Catch The Rainbow (live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, Uk / 1980) 5:06
  3. Eyes Of The World (live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, Uk / 1980) 1:23
  4. Lost In Hollywood (guitar Solo / Live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, Uk / 1980) 3:32
  5. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, Uk / 1980) 3:15
  6. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, Uk / 1980 / Pt. 1) 2:29
  7. Kill The King (live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, Uk / 1980) 3:29
  8. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, Uk / 1980 / Pt. 2) 2:20

Disclaimer: the last disk is marked in online listings as CD6 and it is presumed here that it is indeed a DVD like reported earlier.

Thanks to Ray and Weltbild.de for the info.



41 Comments to “A Light In The Black tracklist”:

  1. 1
    Cameron Hons says:

    That was quick!

  2. 2
    mitch says:

    All that and no ‘Light in the Black’?

  3. 3
    nupsi59 says:

    fine… but where is the title track?

    Have a nice Day!

  4. 4
    Kevin Staden says:

    Any dates, prices etc yet?

  5. 5
    Bruce Pedersen says:

    A Light in the Black isn’t even included on the playlist. It is one of the BEST songs in the whole Rainbow collection. Throw out the crap with JLT, and re-issue. Just my opinion.

  6. 6
    Eve\'s basin says:

    I guess it was too much to hope for that it was going to be the full Donington show. Bummer!

  7. 7
    sam bowman says:

    What a disappointment

  8. 8
    Val Feldman says:

    Monsters of Rock DVD – why an incomplete concert?

  9. 9
    George Martin says:

    Oddly enough no “A Light In The Black” on this collection. I wish they would put out a 2cd set live from each album tour. That would be something really worth having.

  10. 10
    Hornoxe says:

    L.A. Connection (live In Munich, Germany / 1977)
    wat?

  11. 11
    Ian Gillan\'s Pants says:

    Just in time for crimbo. can you hear me wifey??

  12. 12
    Jerry says:

    The full Donington vision is thought to no longer exist. Just the BBC half hour edit. Even the director doesn’t have it, as has been repeatedly stated more times than I can recall. Shame some people don’t like the later stuff. Ritchie was spot on when he said Joe did more for Rainbow than any other singer. Obviously some people can’t appreciate it.

  13. 13
    metaljim says:

    LA Connection looks to be from Din Kirschner’s Rock Concert, as it appeared on the Munich 1977 DVD. That means studio backing, with live vocals and canned applause.

  14. 14
    Jim Collins says:

    Interesting that they’d include the LA Connection from Don Kirschner, when it’s only the studio backing track with live vocals and canned applause.

  15. 15
    stoffer says:

    JLT may have done more for Rainbow “commercially” but DIO IS RAINBOW and Doogie White is far better than JLT while I really do like some of the JLT era just not as much IMHO.

  16. 16
    peter wolf says:

    I would imagine most of these tracks have already been available on other albums, deluxe editions, judging by some of the comments not many people like Joe Lynn Turner’s vocals do they, most of it covers all 3 singers, in the end is it a good mix? It’s so funny you cannot please everyone can you,
    this is what i find amazing but it can’t be helped, it should have this it should have that, i am with you Jerry in relation to Joe Lynn Tuner, who cannot ever forget “Straight Between The Eyes” if that’s not a classic i am not sure what planet i am on.

  17. 17
    MacGregor says:

    Personally speaking, the Bonnet live material isn’t a lost performance at all! Not to me it isn’t, Never could get into that lineup, or at least Bonnet on vocals, especially when trying to sing the Dio material! Overall though a good compilation indeed me thinks! Cheers.

  18. 18
    Anthony says:

    A disappointment and a great opportunity missed…do we really want to listen to ‘rough’ mixes of songs and songs we have heard before and before and before? There are a few interesting live tracks ( some we have heard before! ) and yeah no ‘A Light in the Black’…a mystery indeed as its Rainbow’s better songs. I guess whoever releases these box sets are not Rainbow fans..a shame.

  19. 19
    kraatzy says:

    I am very astonish.

    They never play “LA Connection” in Munich 1977 (CD2)
    They never play “Stargazer” (? with Graham Bonnet ?) at Donington Park (DVD).

    But for the rest … interesting stuff.

    LLRnR

    kraatzy

  20. 20
    KIRK says:

    Cardiff 1983 NOT 1984 of course.

  21. 21
    al says:

    @12 some people knows who the real Rainbow singer is.He is wanna be Foreigner Lou Gramm,that is the main reason why Ritchie got him in the band,but every body has their own opinions.He simply sucks!(Joe)

  22. 22
    Ivica says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hum-oqJI0v8

  23. 23
    Russ says:

    Seriously how many times do I have to buy this stuff? Just offer the DVD for sale.

  24. 24
    Frank says:

    Anybody know if a U.S. release is imminent? I just pre-ordered through Amazon UK, but would prefer to get U.S. version as it often auto-rips the MP3 to my cloud for free in the U.S.

  25. 25
    Sal says:

    The Roger Glover remixes of the Mark II albums raised my expectations for any Purple related re-release. Disappointing but at least we have another Rainbow release. Wish some of the old members would perform the Rainbow songs again. Thanks JLT for touring Over the Rainbow in 2009.

  26. 26
    a bloke from wales says:

    Who’s Jerry ?

  27. 27
    Lajos says:

    @19

    They did play Stargazer at Donington park
    Can be heard on “Monsters of Rock” compilation lp (along with “All night long”)

    All the best to purple fans

    Lajos

  28. 28
    Scott W. says:

    Everyone is pretty hard on Joe. I actually liked him alright in Rainbow (not in DP though). The last show in Japan in ’84 is his best live performance. It needs a proper release on DVD. I had the laser disc and stupidly traded it for some vhs footage of DP that I did not have at the time many years ago (Hofstra ’73 … I did not have a laser disc player anyways.) The ’84 Rainbow Jap show has a minimal amount of prancing and his voice is quite good! I must have 5 versions of this concert footage and YT has good clear copies online. Listened to ‘Bent out of Shape’ last night and ‘Can’t let You Go’ must rate as his best vocal ever! “Fire Dance” also quite good and contains the riff of what would become “The Battle Rages On”. That said I would choose the Dio era albums over any JLT ones. (who wouldn’t ?!…?!)

  29. 29
    Kevin says:

    @19

    kraatzy,

    You are right, LA Connection was not played live until the US 1978 tour, but Rainbow DID play Stargazer (with Bonnet) live at Donnigton 1980

  30. 30
    CP says:

    19. Stargazer was played at Donnington, and was released on an LP compilation of the show back in the day.

  31. 31
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    I could never own a record company, because I would have called this “Rainbow’s Greatest Hits” or “Finyl Plastyc,” names which aren’t as good.

  32. 32
    RB says:

    ‘Straight Between The Eyes’ is pretty average with just a couple of good tracks and too many fillers. ‘Power’ is one of the worst, such a lazy riff. Ritchie was coasting at this point in his career, only became inspired when Purple reformed with ‘Perfect Strangers’. If only Coverdale had taken up Ritchie’s recent offer to do something, not sure either men will release anything breathtaking again. Shame.

  33. 33
    Jim Collins says:

    Aren’t the rough mixes and 1976 Japanese tour songs all from the 2 CD deluxe editions of Rising, Long Live Rock n Roll and On Stage?
    Stargazer is from the Donnington 1980 album, so we finally have both songs from that album on CD.
    Nice to see some of the radio broadcasts featured, but I’d always hoped we’d get those in their entirety someday. Overall a decent package, but somewhat redundant with so many of the special songs already released on other CD’s.

  34. 34
    Moreblack says:

    And the title track?And the mosters of rock live cd?

  35. 35
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  36. 36
    Angus says:

    Indeed, Stargazer and All Night Long appeared on the Monsters of Rock live LP.

    The mix on them was shocking, as was Bonnet’s performance. La-la-ing his way through Stargazer on account of not knowing the words, and making a dog’s arse of All Night Long.

    Unless some serious cleaning up of the master tapes and remixing has been done, I wouldn’t look forward to these too much.

  37. 37
    Lea says:

    The box is called “A Light In The Black” but the song itself is not even in the tracklist???

  38. 38
    kraatzy says:

    @…27 … 29 … 30 … Sorry my fault … They played truely Stargazer at Donington Park.

    Thanks for the “WAKE ME UP” -comments … 🙂

    But they didn´t play LA Connection in Munich 77 !!! Truely too 😉

    LLRnR

    kraatzy

  39. 39
    Jeff says:

    To the guy who wrote “who’s Jerry?” If it is “Jerry Bloom” then the guy knows what he is talking about. It is surprising how little is out there and how little new is actually offered here. The Bob Daisley stuff is probably good and new to fans.

    I actually like that version of Stargazer from Donnington,..Ritchie’s solo is great. Blackmore was so inspired at that show. I would be happy if that half hour edit is a bit better quality than what has been floating around.

    It is a bummer that duplicate material is offered from the “Deluxe Editions.” I wish they would continue that series. JLT told me at a show in Worcester MA 1991 that there are a hole series of great instrumental jams with Ritchie playing to a drum machine. That is the Holy Grail…wish those would come out.

    Anyone know if they intend to release that Japan performance of Rainbow? (last one with the “Difficult to Cure” orchestra piece?)

  40. 40
    metaljim says:

    I bought a great DVD of the Rainbow Tokyo 1984 show on Amazon awhile back. If I recall, SOTW was cut, but it appeared to be a low generation copy. The sound and video were pretty good, easily the best performance available on DVD by Rainbow. Pretty sure it’s NOT official, but then at the price I paid I didn’t care.

  41. 41
    ltia says:

    If this stuff is selling, there’s two things that seem obvious:

    1. Release some complete shows (we know they have New York 79 & Atlanta 78. Both are great)
    2. Remix the first album! Would be surprised if the masters are ‘lost’. Even if they can’t do a Machine Head-style miracle they surely must be able to get rid of the muddy sound.

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