RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW TO RELEASE “MEMORIES IN ROCK-LIVE IN GERMANY” ON CD, DVD AND BLU-RAY
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
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
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.