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Rainbow The Storm now streaming

The new Rainbow single The Storm has been released and is now streaming:

Thanks to Gary Poronovich for the info.

57 Comments to “Rainbow The Storm now streaming”:

  1. 1
    Scott Johnson says:

    I have reigned myself in knowing a full album wont happen unless it’s covers an maybe an original. The day of Ritchie with Rainbow and new albums are gone. His soundman told me years ago, ‘It’s not up to me, it’s what he wants to do, if I say anything I’m on the first flight back to England.’ This was in Chicago, probably doesn’t have the same guy now

  2. 2
    Garrett O Donovan says:

    Scott Johnson when he was with deep purple?

  3. 3
    Andy Coulibaly Thompson says:

    Good vocal but how many times are you going to blast it out💜

  4. 4
    Denis Power says:

    Jesus he’s releasing new Rainbow material?!! Hell fucking yes!! 🙌

  5. 5
    Mick MiXile Shanahan says:

    Not sure it will go that far but he sounds pretty decent on this remake

  6. 6
    Scott Johnson says:

    Garrett O Donovan, Blackmore’s Night 1999 I think at Riviera in Chicago.

  7. 7
    Felix Gauloises says:

    the drums are the worst…. and his powerless playing

  8. 8
    Raymond Burchfield says:

    It sure ain’t Cozy!

  9. 9
    Felix Gauloises says:

    Raymond Burchfield it’s a drum computer…

  10. 10
    Nicholai Pramolovskaya says:

    Raymond Burchfield At least, he should get Bobby back to the fold

  11. 11
    Nicholai Pramolovskaya says:

    Unfortunately, only guitar is good while vocalist is like Dio’s wannabe while Doogie/Joe/Graham are on the another stage

  12. 12
    Luigi Longo says:

    Blackmore Dio ti benedica! Però che band di merda che che hai messo su…il
    Batterista poi una vergogna. Il bassista mi sempra un musicista da piazza (da cabaret). Ma porca la miseria perché non hai messo su una formazione dei vecchi Rainbow magari con Turner e magari con Burgi alla batteria etc…e poi ci vuole tanto a scrivere una canzone inedita come quella dell’anno scorso che se minchiate dei BN.

  13. 13
    Eric Geurts says:

    horrible drums indeed…

  14. 14
    Raymond Burchfield says:

    The whole thing sounds rather hollow to me, but it is Ritchie!

  15. 15
    Randy Fielding says:

    The Rainbow ship set sail I’m sad to say.This version suxs.

  16. 16
    Stuart Deutsch says:

    Ugh. Painful isn’t it?

  17. 17
    DeeperPurps says:

    Sounds not too bad. Even with his arthritis, Ritchie still seems able to play with precision and at a quite substantial speed. Pretty tasty sounding solo. I hope he puts more new tunes.

  18. 18
    Kevin Staden says:

    It’s not really Rainbow, it’s Ritchie playing guitar and bass with a drum machine, then sending it to Ronnie in Spain for the vocals. I like what there is, but as such it’s a fairly straight copy of the excellent BN song. Needs some keyboards and backing vocals added in my mind… with full band together in a studio.

  19. 19
    Robin L Haddon says:

    So many miserable gits, lighten up. 70 odd year old bloke with chronic arthritic hands and a load of critics with no talent pass judgement

  20. 20
    Ivica says:

    Ritchie is a great talented artist…. very good job guys

  21. 21
    Boswell's Johnson says:


  22. 22
    Martin O'Brien says:

    Have to say that On the approx(ish ) anniversary of the release of Rising, this latest release just isn’t doing it for me . BN do covers of Rainbow songs and Rainbow now cover BN songs . Nothing will diminish the pleasure I got from Rainbow or the esteem and awe I had seeing and listening to Mr B but it’s just not working anymore

  23. 23
    uwe hornung says:

    I like the intro, who said that Yngwie can’t slow down when he needs to?!

    Seriously, it does what it says on the tin: A Blackmore’s Night song not sung by Candice faking a British accent, but by a guy singing his original Spaneeesh äkzent. Bravo!

    A milestone right up there with his best work on Machine Head, Burn and Rainbow Rising.

  24. 24
    Premdio says:

    On first listen I think I actually prefer the BN version to this. Ronnie was better on waiting for a sign . Here he sounds hurried. Would have preferred somebody like John lande / doogie to sing this.

  25. 25
    Garegin Hovsepyan says:

    Is that an Armenian church?

  26. 26
    Wiktor says:

    Not that bad…. the lyrics would have fit the late great Ronnie James dio perfectly LOL

  27. 27
    Leslie S Hedger says:

    I haven’t heard the BN album it’s on for years but I like this version. I wouldn’t mind an album of BN songs redone with Rainbow.

  28. 28
    stoffer says:

    eh..its ok it sounds hollow or lacking something…the best thing about this tune is the singer! RB is ok but they need a drummer and bass player who contribute! Not good enough to make the Infinite LP!!

  29. 29
    Buttockss says:

    Replace with powell’s drums and bain’s bass, could be special.

  30. 30
    guntis says:

    over over over professional, losing native emotion. the same feel when listen Glenn Hughes. oversuper pro sometimes gets boring

  31. 31
    TheoM says:

    #28 what has Infinite to do with this.

    Morse is for 25 years guitarist of DP, how many memorable solo’s has he played with DP?

  32. 32
    MacGregor says:

    In regards to Blackmore or ‘Rainbow’ releasing cover versions of previous songs by anyone, I don’t take it that seriously as soon as I hear it is another cover. It is just that, another version of a previous song. Possibly thrown out there to appease the masses without a want nor care! Could be contractual also, who can tell. Unless Blackers gets into writing ‘new’ & original songs with a quality male lead vocalist, I will listen purely as a matter of curiosity, then move on, again.
    Not sure what stoffer @28 means re Infinite album? That album was as boring as to my ears! Not much point in adding this song to an album that is along the same lines, a snooze fest! Might be good for improving an ordinary nights sleep though. Ha! Cheers.

  33. 33
    Nutking says:

    @ Garegin Hovsepyan:
    I quote Sean patrick Maiorca on Youtube:
    “the church on the cover is Saint Hripsime Church in Armenia”

  34. 34
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Feels like a half empty packet of cornflakes. The guitar & vocal are there… but where’s the rest of it?.

  35. 35
    Gary Lane says:

    With all due respects A new lead singer is desperately required Cheers

  36. 36
    Andy says:

    I’ll always like Blackmore’s playing. Maybe he doesn’t have the fire of 30 or 40 years ago. His style is unmistakable. I don’t really care for this version of the band. I wish he would team up with JLT. He still has the drive to put a good band together.

  37. 37
    Craig Clark says:

    They are never going to recapture what they were, let it go Ritchie, they will always remain awesome in my eyes (of the world) 🤟🏻

  38. 38
    Dr. Bob says:

    I’ve never heard the original but I like this version. The strat is back and that’s a good thing.

  39. 39
    Scott says:

    The whole song sounds fake. No real instruments. And it’s way to polished and mechanical sounding. Probably pro tooled the hell out of it. Again I will wait and see what Deep Purple comes out with next.

  40. 40
    Scott says:

    “Waiting For A Sign” was a lot better than this song.

  41. 41
    gustavo marcolongo says:

    poor, a pity…….

  42. 42
    Michael Anderson says:

    Ritchie never fails.. good vocals to

  43. 43
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    Glad to hear Mr Blackmore playing star. Not very relaxed though. The track would have benefited from replacing the awful drummer and the fake singer. So sad. Hope the old man himself is enjoying the product. He is one of the great greats.

  44. 44
    TOMA says:

    where is a church which is on the cover. It looks like a Georgian church

  45. 45
    stoffer says:

    @31 & 32 I meant this song (Storm) isn’t good IMO!! It’s not even good enough to be included on an album as good as Infinite! Comparing anything Ritchie/Rainbow puts out to DP is inevitable as well as Whitesnake or GH…not trying to promote Infinite, if you don’t like it fine thats your opinion. As far as comparing solos? you can’t!! RB is the master, you see I’m NOT a hater but you brought up Steve Morse and yes he has been there 25 years because he’s very talented also a team player completes the band, its not all about him he is part of something larger! Now back to the Storm..it’s empty and lacking I would never pay for an LP of songs like this, I would however buy an LP of new fresh material (if it ever happens) and hope that its fantastic!! This song is like #32 said a snooze fest!!! ha Cheers and goodnight..zzzzzzzzzzz

  46. 46
    Anthony DeCrisantis says:

    Ronnie is great get the fuck out of here please.

  47. 47
    Arthur says:

    Spot on Blackwood Richmore 34, the guitar and vocal are brilliant but it sounds like a demo you’d send to the rest of the band to add their parts.

  48. 48
    Miroslav Stefanov says:

    Kevin Staden The Song “Storm ” is written by Candice Night. It’s a kind of unexpected cover,it’s not a new song. So far only “Waiting for a sigh” it’s unreleased by now!

  49. 49
    Kevin Staden says:

    Miroslav Stefanov well aware of the BN version, Ritchie wrote music, Candice lyrics. Both also the same for Waiting for a Sign, which, as such is a Rainbow original…. Well Ritchie and Ronnie!

  50. 50
    Jean says:

    @45 Amen, man! Totally agree, you summed everything up! 🙂

  51. 51
    André Bender says:

    There is a lot of negative criticism here. Maybe we should not forget that Richie has done so great for so many decades and other artists of his age have long since retired. I’m always happy to hear about “new“ rainbow’s music. Greetings from Germany 😉

  52. 52
    Stephen Hughes says:

    Robin L Haddon he plays it better than me and I’m 20 years younger and no arthritis

  53. 53
    TheoM says:

    #28 and 45
    Why do you bring up Infinite all the time, as if it’s the best album DP have released. It’s YOUR opinion as you say, but there are lost of people that wil disagree.

  54. 54
    Michael Ratcliffe says:


  55. 55
    La Shezza says:

    I like it. It’s not jaw on the floor type stuff but it’s definitely worth a listen and I’m glad that Blackmore is still making music.

  56. 56
    stoffer says:

    #53 I bring up Infinite because it’s no longer 1973 and it’s DP’s most current as is Rainbows single The Storm!

  57. 57
    Stuart Simpson says:

    Has there ever been a player who can run up and down classical scales with such precision and feel? Nope. However, I think cozy or Bobby on drums and a certain Mr Lord’s hammond(Don, David R and Tony more than acceptable stand in’s) would certainly beef up the whole sound

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