Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology

Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology

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by Rainbow
     
 
Released in 2003, the exceptional two-CD Rainbow collection Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology provides a deeper understanding of how the band influenced the direction of hard rock and heavy metal. Between 1975 and 1984, former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore guided his new band (which had dizzying

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Released in 2003, the exceptional two-CD Rainbow collection Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology provides a deeper understanding of how the band influenced the direction of hard rock and heavy metal. Between 1975 and 1984, former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore guided his new band (which had dizzying revolving-door lineup changes) through visions of mystical heavy metal and polished, radio-friendly hard rock. Blackmore's employment of vocalists Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, and Joe Lynn Turner created three distinct periods, all of which Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology expands upon further than 2000's perfunctory 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rainbow and 1997's stellar The Very Best of Rainbow. Indispensable songs such as "Man on the Silver Mountain," "Catch the Rainbow," "Stargazer," "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll," "Since You Been Gone," "Stone Cold," and "Street of Dreams" are included, of course. Other tracks that will enlighten Rainbow neophytes are "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves," "A Light in the Black," "Gates of Babylon," "Rainbow Eyes," "Eyes of the World," "Spotlight Kid," and "Jealous Lover." All the previously mentioned songs are excellent, but the two that fully showcase Blackmore's technical prowess are live epics -- the 13-minute, blues-oriented Deep Purple holdover "Mistreated" and the 11-minute "Difficult to Cure," based on Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" and featuring the Japanese Symphony Orchestra. Although die-hard fans might suggest substitutions, it's hard to quibble too much about the song selection on a comprehensive two-CD, 28-track compilation like Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2003
Label:
Polydor / Umgd
UPC:
0044006553825
catalogNumber:
065538
Rank:
7556

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rainbow   Primary Artist
Ritchie Blackmore   Bass,Guitar
Graham Bonnet   Vocals
Tony Carey   Keyboards
Roger Glover   Bass
Don Airey   Keyboards
Jimmy Bain   Bass
Chuck Burgi   Drums
Bob Daisley   Bass
Ronnie James Dio   Vocals
Gary Driscoll   Drums
Craig Gruber   Bass
Max Hecker   Recorder
Ferenc Kiss   Violin,Concert Master
Ottmer Machan   Viola
Rainer Pietsch   Conductor
Cozy Powell   Drums
Rudi Risavy   Flute
Bob Rondinelli   Drums
David Rosenthal   Keyboards
Micky Lee Soule   Organ,Piano,Clavinet,Mellotron
Joe Lynn Turner   Vocals
David Stone   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Ian Gillan   Composer
Ritchie Blackmore   Arranger,Producer
Roger Glover   Composer,Producer
Jon Lord   Composer
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra   Contributor
Martin Birch   Producer
Nick Blagona   Engineer
Ronnie James Dio   Producer
Ian Paice   Composer
Rainer Pietsch   Score
Flemming Rasmussen   Engineer

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Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great collection. This beats the 20th Century Masters and Very Best Additions by miles. All their greatest hits here on two discs. My favorites are all of them.
Finn More than 1 year ago
Once and for all, Ritchie answers to those who under estimate him. Inspite of a multitude of different band mates, he stands alone as the impetus behind 2 of the greatest bands ever to exist. Deep Purple and Rainbow. Give him a stage and anyone else you choose and he will crank out a great tune!