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 Memories In Rock-Live In Germany, which will be released through Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and digital formats on November 18th. A deluxe version (DVD, Blu-ray and 2CD in a 48-page hardback photobook), along with a 3LP version (180-gram vinyl), will be available as an import on December 2nd.

This film captures the long-awaited return to rock music for Ritchie Blackmore. The setlist, combining classic tracks from both Deep Purple and Rainbow, was exactly what the fans had wished for. 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. As a bonus all formats (barring the 3LP) also boast a quartet of tracks recorded on an alternative night: 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).

Memories In Rock – Live In Germany track listing:

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

Rainbow played the Monsters Of Rock festival in Germany on June 17th and 18th, then at the Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK, on June 25th.


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  • T on

    I wasn’t able to see this live, but I am interested in the DVD. Jens Johansson is pretty incredible, and Ronnie Romero is no slouch either. I’m glad Richie broke down and put down his leather pants and Lute for long enough to do this one more time.

  • Harold Taint on

    Here’s my memory: He’s an a=hole that dresses like a waiter at Medieval Times.

  • ray ellinwood on

    I saw the rock doc (2015) on Ritchie, produced by Ritchie.This man is the true Godfather of Metal and deserves to do whatever he wants, although I would have loved the Classic2 lineup to reform again before J.L. passed away. The doc offers some truly great stories on Ian Gillan(the nudist),etc. I also didn’ know Beth Stern left Howard and joined a medieval minstrel band.

    • Dana on

      OMG, LOL!!!

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