Catch The Rainbow: The Anthology

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Track Listings

Disc 1 (of 2)

1. Listen Man On The Silver Mountain
2. Listen Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
3. Listen Catch The Rainbow
4. Listen Tarot Woman
5. Listen Starstruck
6. Listen Stargazer
7. Listen Light In The Black
8. Listen Mistreated
9. Listen Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
10. Listen Gates Of Babylon
11. Listen Kill The King
12. Listen Rainbow Eyes

Disc 2 (of 2)

1. Listen Eyes Of The World
2. Listen Since You Been Gone
3. Listen All Night Long
4. Listen Weiss Heim
5. Listen I Surrender
6. Listen Spotlight Kid
7. Listen Can't Happen Here
8. Listen Jealous Lover
9. Listen Death Alley Driver
10. Listen Stone Cold
11. Listen Tearin' Out My Heart
12. Listen Power
13. Listen Can't Let You Go
14. Listen Desperate Heart
15. Listen Street Of Dreams
16. Listen Difficult To Cure (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony) (Live)

About the Album

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. ~ Bret Adams, All Music Guide
Artist: Rainbow
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 1
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 5.0 x 5.6
Walmart No.: 0004400655382
UPC: 0004400655382

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Rated 4 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Kind of an obscure choice for most. Delivered quickly and played perfectly. Old Rainbow rocks:) 09/23/2013
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