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:: Rainbow - Live In Munich '77

This is the only film that captured the line-up of Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), and Cozy Powell (drums). As they never became marquee names on their own, then new members Bob Daisley (bass, backing vocals) and David Stone (keyboards) are barely mentioned in the press releases, but you can be sure their presence is very important in the Munich show. Blackmore formed Rainbow after he left Deep Purple in 1975. They were instantly successful and released a string of hit albums, with an ever changing line-up, between 1975 and 1983 when Blackmore broke up the group to join the reformed Deep Purple.

The concert also deserves special mention because of the backstory. Throughout the concert, Dio repeatedly apologizes to the audience for the band's lateness. This was due to Blackmore arriving in Munich only after being smuggled out of Austria after trouble with the police at a gig two nights earlier. It all seemed to inspire both the band and the audience to create a truly remarkable gig.

FILMED AT THE MUNICH OLYMPIAHALLE, GERMANY, 20th OCTOBER 1977

Tracklisting:
1) Introduction 2) Kill The King 3) Mistreated 4) Sixteenth Century Greensleeves 5) Catch The Rainbow 6) Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll 7) Man On The Silver Mountain 8) Still I’m Sad 9) Do You Close Your Eyes

DVD Extras

Original promo videos for: 1) Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll 2) Gates Of Babylon 3) L.A. Connection
Interviews
Rainbow Over Texas ’76
Photo Gallery
Slide Show with Audio Commentary