Friday, 24 February 2017

RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW – Memories In Rock – Live In Germany

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“Memories In Rock – Live In Germany”

On 18 November 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Memories In Rock – Live In Germany” by Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.  Filmed this year, this film captures the long awaited return to rock music for guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.  Filmed in high definition this jaw-dropping set includes Catch The Rainbow, Mistreated, Since You Been Gone, Black Night, Spotlight Kid, Smoke On The Water, Stargazer, Perfect Strangers and more!  This show is being released on DVD, Blu-ray, 2CD, 3LP, Deluxe and Digital [Cat Nos. EREDV1265, ERBRD5314, EAGCD655, EAGLP657, EREDV1267 and EVDXXX respectively].  The Deluxe Edition contains the DVD, Blu-ray & 2CD in a 48 page hardback photobook; the 3LP set is on 180gm vinyl.

In June 2016 legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore made many long held dreams come true for his fans as Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow played three concerts in Europe, two in Germany and one in England. The two German shows at Loreley and Bietigheim were caught on camera to produce this concert film “Memories In Rock”. The setlist, combining classic tracks from both Deep Purple and Rainbow, was exactly what the fans had wished for. As a bonus all formats bar 3LP also boast a quartet of tracks recorded on an alternative night, namely: Spotlight Kid, Man On The Silver Mountain, Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll and Stargazer.

The band line-up for this incredible show featured Ritchie Blackmore (Guitar); Ronnie Romero (Vocals); David Keith (Drums); Bob Nouveau (Bass); Jens Johansson (Keyboards); Candice Night (Backing Vocals); Lady Lynn (Backing Vocals).


(CD Disc 1)

1) Highway Star
2) Spotlight Kid
3) Mistreated
4) 16th Century Greensleeves
5) Since You Been Gone
6) Man On The Silver Mountain
7) Catch The Rainbow
8) Difficult To Cure (Beethoven’s Ninth)
9) Perfect Strangers
10) Stargazer

(CD Disc 2)

11) Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll
12) Child In Time / Woman From Tokyo
13) Black Night
14) Smoke On The Water

Some people said that the time would never come, but “Memories In Rock – Live In Germany” is the tangible proof!  The band played superbly and Ritchie Blackmore proved that he remains one of the finest guitarists of all time.

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About Mark Dean

I'm a 40+ music fan. Fond mostly of rock and metal - my staple musical food delights. Originally from Northern Ireland, I am now based in the UK-Manchester. I have a hectic musical existence with regular shows and interviews. Been writing freelance for five years now with several international websites. Passionate about what I do, I have been fortunate already to interview many of my all-time musical heroes. My music passion was first created by seeing Status Quo at the tender age of 15. While I still am passionate about my rock and metal, I have found that with age my taste has diversified so that now I am actually dipping into different musical genres and styles for the first time. Photo: Mark Dean with Jeff Kendrick of Devildriver - Photography by Olga Kuzmenko

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