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Rainbow remakes The Storm

Rainbow The Storm single

Rainbow will release another single — this time a remake of Blackmore’s Night tune The Storm — on May 17 via Minstrel Hall Music. The new release said to be a “rocked up” version of the track. The original was not lacking in guitar wizardry, albeit acoustic, on its own.

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.



21 Comments to “Rainbow remakes The Storm”:

  1. 1
    Alexander Taylor says:

    Let’s hope the production is better than the last releases

  2. 2
    Guido Cossio says:

    Heard all 5 seconds of the preview and i was disappointed. I prefer the BN version

  3. 3
    Scoot says:

    I’d give this a listen.

    Nice seeing Ritchie at least dipping his toes into Rock again.
    Like Alex Lifeson, and Steve Morse (among others) Ritchie is fighting “bad hands” syndrome. At least he’s trying

  4. 4
    Mart says:

    Some good soloing in the old version. Let’s see how he can keep up with that today.

  5. 5
    KC1961 says:

    One of a few songs from that album that I would’ve liked to hear Rainbow play. I don’t expect great things from the current band however. Hopefully I’m wrong.

  6. 6
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Excellent! I always wondered whether this track would worked out better as a rocker.
    It may seem like an easy way out, but it’s a good one at that. I’m looking forward to it.
    I guess the old days are gone forever… so then these are the new days. It’s not bad, just a slightly more mellow flavour.
    Can we have some fries with that?. 🍟

  7. 7
    Buttockss says:

    Why not just release new album with new material…….Ritchie you’re not getting any younger!

  8. 8
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Perhaps this is just another storm in a teacup?!

  9. 9
    lisbet palsdorf says:

    Well, make a great album without any backing vocals made by girls. yes no one is getting younger

  10. 10
    Notlob says:

    Listening to the original again, it sounds ok and ripe for a rockier version but not sure RB will really rock it up that much. The problem with it is the vocals…Candice is a pretty limited singer, so adding Ronnie might help (if he can get the lyrics right) but I suspect it won’t sound terribly different, band wise. Sorry RB but you’re showing your sell-by date a little too obviously with the lack of imagination on the release front. Oh no, not another triple album of the summer shows, please…..

  11. 11
    tim c says:

    Well we have 4 songs then now, if you include Land of Hope, Waiting for a sign and the reworked Black Sheep its edging closer to an album which is all rather good news

  12. 12
    Steve Clowes says:

    Drum machine heaven

  13. 13
    Charlie says:

    Why all this negativism against Ritchie? Come on, it wasn’t Steve Morse or Ian Gillan who started Deep Purple or Rainbow. It´s not 1969 now, it isn’t even 1979. The new version of Black sheep i great, it´s heavier closer to the original by Quatermass than on first Rainbowalbum. If you want everything be played fast all the time, choose Yngwie, he sound the same on every record. Ritchie has developed his style over the years, even now at 74, which is remarkable and shows what a genius he is. I love Steve Morse but to my ears he plays the same as he did 25 years agor. So does Tony Iommi, Michael Schenker, Mick Box and other legendary guitarists. And what does Jimmy Page do now except dreaming about the glory days of Zep?

  14. 14
    Bob W says:

    Well said Charlie at #13

    I too think this version of Black Sheep is better than the original. Sadly there are a lot of purists on here who wine on about the glory days being the be all and end all. I love it all and cant wait for yet another Rainbow single release at the end of this week. Long Live Rock and Roll 🙂

  15. 15
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Well… I’ve just heard “The Storm” remake. A guitar track… a vocal track… & some other crap in the mix to pad it out.
    Maybe I’ll get used it?. I dunno, I kinda feel a bit let down.

  16. 16
    Tim says:

    Listened to this about 4 times gets better with every play brilliant playing from RB, of course many will hate it but added to the other tracks it’s actually a pretty decent collection and at this stage in life it’s great that we get anything at all let’s hope he brings Rainbow round for a goodbye show or two, who knows he could even call it the long goodbye tour ,though I doubt they would get the joke .

  17. 17
    Jackie O'Hehir says:

    Have to agree with Charlie……this is a different era….. unfortunately we don’t have the pleasure,the mysticism,the wonder and the awe that a rare breed of guitarists such as Blackmore,Page,etc brought to us in the late 60’s ,throughout the 70’s and indeed into the 80’s. Guitarists in that are were to most of us, untouchable. Yes,they were that good. Guitarists,nowadays are much more definitive. They can play as fast as you want,as complex as you want,as complicated as you want, as technical as you want. But ,in my opinion, modern guitar players don’t have the passion,the drive, and most importantly,they don’t have the soul that makes you sit up and go…..wow.

  18. 18
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    OK, I’ve listened to The Storm several times now… I’m starting to feel alright with it. It’s kind of sub “The Stranger In Us All”…
    But it feels a bit like when you tear open a new packet of cereal or crisps & it’s half empty… even though it’s the correct weight, it still seems like the packaging is way to large for the actual contents within. That’s how this single affects me.

  19. 19
    Daniel says:

    I heard it yesterday a few times and like the song it-self including Ritchie’s playing and sound. The sound reminds of his sound in the sixties, a little fuzzy on top. One might say he has gone full circle sound wise.
    Also Ronnie’s singing is quite enjoyable.
    What I don’t like is the production.
    Those programmed drums and pads are killing all dynamics the song could have had.
    Neither do they sound dynamic nor is there any variety in what they play.
    But what I miss the most is Ritchie’s guitar fill ins.
    There is not any single one to be heard on this track.
    With a little bit more work put into this song during production this could have been a great release.

  20. 20
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @19 Daniel, do you think that maybe RB is getting a bit lazy?. Only doing the least amount of work to get the job done?.

  21. 21
    Daniel says:

    Well, he is doing this for pure fun…. And recording was and probably is like “going to the dentist” for him.
    So yes in a way… He is lazy….and not having to pay for musicians might be another reason for doing it that way.
    But he has all right to do what ever he wants to.
    I like the song….anyway….

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