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Rainbow Denver 1979 cover artWe have received more information from Cleo Records regarding upcoming Rainbow live releases from the 1979 tour. As we’ve reported previously, the Denver show will come out on vinyl on May 12. This will be the first of the three releases, followed by the show from Long Island, November 30, 1979, and Chicago, October 12.

The Long Island vinyl release is pencilled in for September. A 3CD box containing all three shows should come out around the same time. Chicago vinyl will appear later on.

These soundboard recordings were widely bootlegged, but Cleo’s releases are the first ones properly licensed from Blackmore. Unfortunately, they could not obtain the master tapes, so the audio is “remastered from the best sources that we could find”.

Thanks to Matt Green for the info.



23 Comments to “Rainbow’79 releases”:

  1. 1
    metaljim says:

    So if Blackmore has indeed given his approval, does that mean we might see more officially released Rainbow shows? Atlanta 1978? Boston 1981? Cardiff 1983?

  2. 2
    Jim Collins says:

    I wonder why the focus on the Bonnet era? What about Atlanta 1978, Boston 1981, Cardiff 1983, Tokyo 1984?

  3. 3
    Steve Hunt says:

    Fantastic! Maybe this leads to more hopefully. London ’81 is another one.

  4. 4
    Cameron Hons says:

    Awesome, i’m glad they’re coming out on CD too, i’d prefer them rather than on Vinyl !

  5. 5
    Cameron says:

    Awesome now I can get them on CD instead of Vinyl! yay

  6. 6
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Great that some Bonnet era Rainbow shows will see the official light of day.
    A pity that the masters are lost.

    The 1979 bootlegs show how great they were between Dio and Turner. Great line up!

  7. 7
    Mark Bryant says:

    Don’t care much about the era as long as TMIB is on his game during solos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. 8
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    I Pre-Ordered the vinyl from Amazon but this “remastered from the best sources that we could find” statement leaves me a bit concerned since I have never heard any of these bootlegs. Does anyone know if a particular show stands out, either good or bad? Is Denver the best and so maybe that is the reason for it’s release first? I may want to now wait for the 3-CD pack because I will not be able to get them all on vinyl, especially if the “penciled in” and future release dates do not happen for some reason.

  9. 9
    Les Hedger says:

    I’m glad I still have a record player!

  10. 10
    Moreblack says:

    yessss,at last.Does anybody knows about the list?

  11. 11
    Jeff Summers says:

    How’s Ritchie’s tone on this? I must say, I thought his live tone was really trebley at this time and it really put me off the live stuff from this era…

  12. 12
    peter chrisp says:

    Looks like the Graham Bonnet era and why not, it will be interesting to see the eventual track listing when the time comes, a 3 disc box set does sound good, as suggested above i am sure they will get a good remaster/remix, with the
    recent Rainbow box set i am sure there will be more on the horizon.

  13. 13
    Rock Voorne says:

    the boots have been around for ages and since internet came around you dont have an excuse anymore saying not knowing the stuff

  14. 14
    Rock Voorne says:

    http://vivalesbootlegs.blogspot.nl/2012/04/rainbow-down-to-frontier-chicago-denver.html

  15. 15
    Rock Voorne says:

    https://bdeeppurplefanforum.runboard.com/t16234

  16. 16
    Rock Voorne says:

    http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f145/rainbow-down-to-frontier-darker-than-blue-sbd-flac-151490.html

  17. 17
    Anthony says:

    Its about time these recordings are now being officially released though I would much prefer them individually released rather than a ( expensive ) box set. Still sceptical about the actual sound quality and for some reason the band played a somewhat shorter set during this period

  18. 18
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    Hey Rock, as a reason and not an excuse, I don’t have the net at home (and I still have a flip phone so you know what era I still live in) and so I have to post at the library or at work when nobody is paying attention and so I can’t listen to everything on the net but it sounds like you could answer my question above:

    “Does anyone know if a particular show stands out, either good or bad? Is Denver the best and so maybe that is the reason for it’s release first?”

    Thank You for Your Support.

  19. 19
    Scott W. says:

    Looks like my post regarding exactly what Rock V. has said above has not been posted..?

  20. 20
    Nicola says:

    Just out of interest were recordings made of the Stafford show in 1983? I was at the show and it was a great night. I wish there had been many more of them.

  21. 21
    Alan says:

    Nicola @20

    I was at Stafford Sept 1983 as well as I did all 13 UK shows that year. It was indeed a great show but I doubt there are any recordings of it. Out of interest it was the first of only 3 nights that tour when Ritchie smashed his guitar. A great gig to be at as it was one of the highlights of the tour.

  22. 22
    Rock Voorne says:

    Btw, before someone jumps at me………..

    These are boots which will give you an impression of what the band was like certain evenings .

    I expect the official releases to be something else, beefed up, improved, and so on…

    Long live rock and roll !

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