Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology

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All Music Guide - Bret Adams
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bret Adams
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2003
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 044006553825
  • Catalog Number: 065538
  • Sales rank: 37,348

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Man on the Silver Mountain (4:39)
  2. 2 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (3:31)
  3. 3 Catch the Rainbow (6:41)
  4. 4 Tarot Woman (6:01)
  5. 5 Starstruck (4:08)
  6. 6 Stargazer (8:28)
  7. 7 Light in the Black (8:15)
  8. 8 Mistreated (13:08)
  9. 9 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll (4:24)
  10. 10 Gates of Babylon (6:49)
  11. 11 Kill the King (4:31)
  12. 12 Rainbow Eyes (7:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Eyes of the World (6:41)
  2. 2 Since You Been Gone (3:18)
  3. 3 All Night Long (3:52)
  4. 4 Weiss Heim (5:15)
  5. 5 I Surrender (4:03)
  6. 6 Spotlight Kid (4:55)
  7. 7 Can't Happen Here (4:59)
  8. 8 Jealous Lover (3:14)
  9. 9 Death Alley Driver (4:44)
  10. 10 Stone Cold (5:19)
  11. 11 Tearin' Out My Heart (4:05)
  12. 12 Power (4:29)
  13. 13 Can't Let You Go (4:22)
  14. 14 Desperate Heart (4:05)
  15. 15 Street of Dreams (4:27)
  16. 16 Difficult to Cure (11:14)
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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
Steve Fallone Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The collection you need

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lover of movies, music, muscle cars, and women!!!

    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.

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