rainbowsingles400 The first decade of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow will be celebrated with a limited-edition 19-disc box set early next year.

It contains reproductions of the original vinyl singles’ artwork and comes complete with a 32-page book detailing the band’s release history from 1975 until 1986. Sleeve notes are written by Andy Francis.

Label Commercial Marketing states, “As one of the cornerstones of British Rock, Rainbow, led by the never-predictable but ever-astonishing guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, became synonymous with some of the most well regarded and popular charting Rock songs of the seventies and eighties. Passing through the band were some of the best the genre had to offer – vocalists Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet, bass player and producer Roger Glover and drummer Cozy Powell. Each brought their individual talents to record some of rock’s best-loved timeless singles.”

Rainbow: The Singles Box Set 1975-1986 is released on February 3rd.


CD 1:
1. Man On The Silver Mountain (7” Edit)
2. Snake Charmer

CD 2:
1. Still I’m Sad
2. Temple Of The King

CD 3:
1. Man On The Silver Mountain
2. Snake Charmer
3. If You Don’t Like Rock ‘N’ Roll
4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves

CD 4:
1. Starstruck
2. Run With The Wolf

CD 5:
1. Kill The King (Live / Edit – On Stage)
2. Man On The Silver Mountain (Live – On Stage)
3. Mistreated (Live / 7” Edit – On Stage)

CD 6:
1. Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll
2. Sensitive to Light

CD 7
1. LA Connection (7” Edit)
2. Lady of the Lake

CD 8:
1. Since You Been Gone
2. Bad Girl

CD 9:
1. Since You Been Gone
2. No Time To Lose

CD 10:
1. All Night Long
2. Weiss Heim

CD 11:
1. I Surrender
2. Vielleicht Das Nächster Zeit (Maybe Next Time)

CD 12:
1. Difficult To Cure
2. Can’t Happen Here (7” Edit)
3. Jealous Lover

CD 13:
1. Magic
2. Freedom Fighter

CD 14:
1. Can’t Happen Here (7” Edit)
2. Jealous Lover

CD 15:
1. Stone Cold
2. Rock Fever

CD 16:
1. Death Alley Driver
2. Tite Squeeze

CD 17:
1. Street Of Dreams
2. Anybody There
3. Power (Live at the Convention Center, San Antonio)

CD 18:
1. Can’t Let You Go (7” Edit)
2. All Night Long (Live at David’s Hall, Cardiff)
3. Stranded (Live at David’s Hall, Cardiff)

CD 19:
1. Bad Girl
2. Spotlight Kid (Live at Budokan, Tokyo)
3. Man On The Silver Mountain (Live)

additional source: classicrockmagazine.com

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  • richman on

    This is good and nostalgic but still just a gimmick. CD singles? Liner notes? This is a dated concept for sure. If it is under $30, count me in but it won t be so I’ll wait and get it used. Members of HELLOWEEN did an album of RAINBOW covers in the late 90s which was interesting. Blackmore makes no money off of these new releases and it shows. I got DOWN TO EARTH deluxe on iTunes and all of the extra songs were inferior versions of album songs. Temper expectations.

    • DR on

      As a Rainbow and Blackmore fan – this looks disappointing.

    • richman on

      Don t be too disappointed as all of those songs are really good. 3 distinct singers all doing their thing backed by many top metal musicians. Imagine if you could: Cozy Powell, Don Airey, Roger Glover, Bob Daisley, and Jmmy Bain all on the same compilation and that’s to name a few. The guitarist wasn t too bad either. It s too bad the 1990s reboot did 1 album and then Ritchie changed genres. This music deserves a live audience. Anyone remember MAN ON THE SILVER MOUNTAIN being played on COORS LIGHT commercials? Now they use ICE-CUBE. How did that happen?

    • DR on

      I’m good with the music on it. But from a distribution/business perspective, this is a stupid idea. This could have been done in a much more compact/cost effective way. But clearly the marketing company in question wants to be able to charge massive dollars to obtain, and alot of fans will not pay the $$$’s for it. So when this bombs, it won’t be surprising.

  • Lee on

    Hey Ritchie, you still play? Wenner must be upset at you n Purple like Kiss,Ronstadt,Moodies. No Ace or Peter at a HOF show will be laughable, especially Thayer & Singer in the other guys’ war paint. Prepare for Gene’s laughable excuse.

  • scott jenkin on

    How is Stargazer not in this boxset????????????

    • woodish on

      Boxset is just singles, Stargazer was never released as a single

  • Willie Rivera on

    Seems pretty cool..I’m sure it isn’t going to be reasonable..I agree with richman and get it used on amazon.

  • John G on

    Saw Rainbow in 1982 with JL Turner on vocals. Can’t understand why they didn’t play Jealous Lover. Ritchie played some great guitar that night. Triple bill with Scorpions and Riot.

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