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Born in the late 60's, Chesy hails from a Welsh mining village with a long name and was pretty glad when he got the Hell out of there. He got into Rock/Metal in about 1980, thanks to a TISWAS related incident (Rainbow video for All Night Long) and thankfully has never looked back. Chesy often sang solo in the school choir, but thanks to a puberty related incident his voice is now completely bolloxed, although in his own head Paul thinks he sounds like a blend of Coverdale and Dio (R.I.P). He was brought up on the classics - Deep Purple, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Rush, Whitesnake and loved melodic rock and the Hair Bands of the 80's. (Nowadays, he has progressed a little and prefers a more technical and/or progressive metal - Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X, Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation, Spock's Beard. He hates Black and Death Metal (can't stand the grunting) but for some unknown reason loves the magnificent Opeth! He wont stop this blog until his beloved FM finally play the likes of the NEC as a headlining act!!!

Thursday 18 October 2012

Rainbow - New Deluxe Releases of LLRNR & On Stage


Deluxe Expanded Editions
“On Stage” & “Long Live Rock N’ Roll”

Release date: 5th November 2012

Rainbow are set to release Deluxe Reissues of “On Stage” and “Long Live Rock N’ Roll” through Universal this November.

As one of the cornerstones of British Rock, Rainbow, lead 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. From the mystic and quasi-religious ‘Stargazer’ and ‘Man On A Silver Mountain’ to the solid gold anthems of ‘All Night Long’, ‘Long Live Rock And Roll’ and ‘Since You Been Gone’, each year in the decade of Rainbow was marked by some of the best songs and performances captured both on record and in-concert.

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 talent to the table to record some of Rock’s best loved hard rock on those timeless albums and singles.

On Stage is a live album originally released in 1977. The album was recorded live over several German and Japanese dates in late 1976 during the Rising world tour. Many of the tracks were spliced together from different dates by producer Martin Birch. The recording features the customary introduction to a Rainbow show – the classic quote from The Wizard of Oz, "Toto: I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!" with the last word repeated as an echo, then the actual band plays a musical phrase from the song "Somewhere over the Rainbow" before breaking into "Kill the King".

Long Live Rock 'n' Roll is the third studio album released in 1978. This was Rainbow's last album to feature Ronnie James Dio on vocals.

Universal Music is proud to announce the release of these classic Rainbow albums as deluxe expanded editions….

Full tracklistings:


Disc 1
1.       Over The Rainbow
2.       Kill The King
3.       Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain
4.       Blues
5.       Starstruck
6.       Catch The Rainbow
7.       Mistreated
8.       Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
9.       Still I'm Sad

Disc 2 (bonus tracks) – Live Osaka 9/12/1976
1.       Kill The King
2.       Mistreated
3.       Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
4.       Catch The Rainbow
5.       Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain
6.       Stargazer
7.       Still I'm Sad
8.       Do You Close Your Eyes
(Previously unreleased)

Long Live Rock N’ Roll

Disc 1
1.       Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
2.       Lady Of The Lake
3.       LA Connection
4.       Gates Of Babylon
5.       Kill The King
6.       The Shed (subtle)
7.       Sensitive To Light
8.       Rainbow Eyes

Disc 2
Rough Mix’s 02/07/1977
1.       Lady Of The Lake
2.       Sensitive To Light
3.       LA Connection
4.       Kill The King
5.       The Shed (subtle)
6.       Long Live Rock N Roll
7.       Kill The King
Shepperton Studios Rehersals
8.       Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
9.       Rainbow Eyes
Don Kirschner Show with Alt Vocals
10.    Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
11.    Kill The King
12.    Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
13.    LA Connection
14.    Gates Of Babylon

“On Stage” and “Long Live Rock N’ Roll” will be released on 5th November 2012 through Universal.


For further information:
National: Duff @ Duff Press 020 77367611 / 07904 385308 duff@duffpress.co.uk
Regional: and online Chris @ Duff Press 020 77367611/ 07817 401929 chris@duffpress.co.uk

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