December 23, 2016 – 3:51 am

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Osaka 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan; December 8-9, 1976. Fairly to very good soundboard.

Mr Peach’s audience recording of the December 9 show can be downloaded here.

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Thanks to sunvenusmoon for sharing these tracks at Dime.

sunvenusmoon noted:

Fresh transfer from a analog cassette received in trade. Not an audience recording. No dialogue between songs (edits). This show has the “Purple Haze Riff” Ritchie played on 1976-12-09, so it matches up with that show. A little hissy sounding, no eq used whatsoever, overall.

It turns out tracks 5, 6 and 7 are from the night before on December 8, 1976 in Osaka, so this recording is compiled from two nights’ soundboard.

Analog Cassette > CD-r

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December 9, 1976
Track 01. Over the Rainbow Intro 0:29 (1.1MB)
Track 02. Kill The King 5:33 (13.3MB)
Track 03. Mistreated 10:40 (25.6MB)
Track 04. Purple Haze/Man On The Silver Mountain (incomplete) 6:43 (16.1MB)

December 8, 1976
Track 05. Man on the Silver Mountain (incomplete) 6:29 (15.6MB)
Track 06. Keyboard Solo 6:34 (15.8MB)
Track 07. Stargazer (incomplete) 6:18 (15.1MB)
43 mins

Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
Ronnie James Dio - vocals
Jimmy Bain - bass
Tony Carey - keyboards
Cozy Powell - drums

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  1. 4 Responses to “RAINBOW - OSAKA 1976”

  2. This will get me partially thru my workload Christmas Eve I guess it’s an advantage having high tech gifts. They come pre-assembled. Saw Rainbow just once and they Cracked the walls at University of Denver Colliseum. I wonder if anyone tried to talk Ritchie into doing a Christmas song?
    Or if he contemplated it himself? I will leave that to a better historian than I!

    Season Greetings
    Popa C

    By Popa C on Dec 23, 2016

  3. merry xmas and happy new year to the people at big o and everybody else as well!! thanks for the rainbow, I think I have this show somewhere around here but listening to it regardless thank you and happy holidays

    By Frozen Sparx on Dec 23, 2016

  4. Popa C-

    there are recordings from this Tokyo a week later where he plays White Christmas. only a minute, but still…

    By 23rdDjin on Dec 23, 2016

  5. heh. bad editing. i want my ‘this’ back.

    By 23rdDjin on Dec 23, 2016

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