RAINBOW - BUDOKAN 1980

September 27, 2014 – 4:41 am

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RAINBOW
Attack On Titan [Tarantura Tcrainbow 22-1/2, 2CD]

Live at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan; May 8, 1980. Very good audience recording (Mr Peach).

Some background by Hager at collectorsmusicreviews.com:

The members of Rainbow in this concert were different than the classic, original line-up, with only Blackmore and Powell remaining. New to the group were Graham Bonnet on vocals, Roger Glover on bass, and Don Airey on keyboards. According to the Deep Purple Appreciation Society:

Rainbow returned to the studio in December to finish the new album, and then toured Japan in January 1978, before setting out to America on the back of the new LP “Long Live Rock’n Roll” - which, in some ways (especially the production) was an even better album than “Rising”. However after a serious difference of opinion, Ronnie Dio left at the end of 1978 before the next album was finished. Daisley and Stone also received notice, and a new line-up emerged.
[From March, 1979 - August, 1980]

Roger Glover’s arrival was a surprise to the fans, but Blackmore had seen Glover’s knack of helping bands achieve some chart success. Originally there to write and produce, he played bass on the album and then joined.

Bonnet had been remembered for a hit with a sixties band called The Marbles, and was tracked down (though a number of other singers were auditioned or linked to the band at this time). Most of the album (Down to Earth) was already taped, and Bonnet added the vocals.

Thanks to japrainbow for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Pomp And Circumstance March No.1 (Elger) 2:15 (3.8MB)
Track 102. Countdown 0:35 (994k)
Track 103. Over The Rainbow 0:26 (717k)
Track 104. Eyes Of The World 7:02 (11.8MB)
Track 105. Love’s No Friend 7:52 (13.2MB)
Track 106. Band Introduction 0:28 (788k)
Track 107. Guitar Solo 1:24 (2.4MB)
Track 108. Since You Been Gone 2:46 (4.7MB)
Track 109. Over The Rainbow 1:06 (1.8MB)
Track 110. Man On The Silver Mountain 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 111. Catch The Rainbow 12:47 (21.5MB)
41 mins

Disc.2
Track 201. MC 0:30 (852k)
Track 202. Keyboard Solo 1:36 (2.7MB)
Track 203. Lost In Hollywood 3:08 (5.3MB)
Track 204. Guitar Solo 0:45 (1.3MB)
Track 205. Lost In Hollywood 1:50 (3.1MB)
Track 206. Guitar Solo 3:35 (6.0MB)
Track 207. An Die Freude (Beethoven #9) 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 208. Keyboard Solo 7:07 (12.0MB)
Track 209. Drums Solo 3:04 (5.1MB)
Track 210. 1812 Overture 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 211. Lost In Hollywood 1:25 (2.4MB)
Track 212. Guitar Solo 1:55 (3.2MB)
Track 213. Lazy 0:51 (1.4MB)
Track 214. All Night Long 7:26 (12.5MB)
Track 215. Long Live Rock’ Roll 2:40 (4.5MB)
Track 216. Kill The King - Guitar Clash 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 217. Long Live Rock’n Roll 1:46 (3.0MB)
Track 218. Over The Rainbow 1:38 (2.7MB)
Track 219. Announcement 0:55 (1.6MB)
52 mins

Lineup:
Ritchie Blackmore: guitar
Graham Bonnet: vocals
Roger Glover: bass
Don Airey: keyboards
Cozy Powell: drums

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  1. 3 Responses to “RAINBOW - BUDOKAN 1980”

  2. Thanks for sharing. Nice to have a full show with Bonnet. Sound is pretty good for an audience tape…almost didn’t DL since I tend to stick with soundboards, but I gave it a listen and it sounds better than some radio broadcasts I have heard. Would recommend this to any fans of Rainbow or Purple.

    By MisterManiac on Sep 27, 2014

  3. The voice of The Marbles! :-) Only one woman. Yeah. What a line up. Rainbow is not top of my bill, but this one´s for sunday. Thank you!

    By Kint on Sep 28, 2014

  4. Thanks — only other full Bonnet show I’ve heard is Roger’s birthday show in Hempstead, NY — that one is a little sloppy but has a killer Silver Mountain. Never really liked how Blackmore formatted the second half of his shows — pretty much everything is a snippet, which gets irritating after a while.

    By thor on Sep 29, 2014

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