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Difficult To Cure (Remastered)

28 Jun. 1999 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1981
  • Release Date: 28 Jun. 1999
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1981 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 42:02
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  • ASIN: B001KSJQPG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,590 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Jonathan Clark VINE VOICE on 20 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have loved this album since it came out. It is full of great tunes. I have just started learning classical guitar and now I hear practically every riff and solo is in the classical style. I always knew Blackmore was big on Bethoven and Bach but here is the evidence right in front of your ears. I guess the cover of the Bethoven's 9th Symphony was always a clue. Only the solo in Death Alley Driver from Straight Between the Eyes is more of a give away.
That said it is a truly excellent work and if you care to listen you will find out how good the rest of the band are as well.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Moosehunter on 21 Sept. 2006
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Just like all rock music play it loud and marvel at Blackmores exhilerating guitar. Some folk don't rate this and even the excellent allmusic site only gives it 2 stars. I don't agree I like all Rainbows stuff and this for me is up there with the best. Its real sing a long stuff with catchy riffs that make you feel glad to be alive.

If you like this type of music then but this you won't regret it, and while your at it buy the rest of their stuff as well.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Oct. 2000
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This is a wonderful album and arguably the best in terms of its musical range and its commercial success. The album peaked at UK 3 and the single "I Surrender" was a huge hit too.
There are some magical moments especially in the instrumental "Difficult To Cure", which illustrates why Blackmore is such an exhilarating guitarist.
It is a gem of an album and anyone who is getting into Rainbow should listen to it. If you love Rock 'n' Roll music, you'll be crazy not to listen to this fantastically and sensationally pleasing album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 31 Aug. 2014
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I bought this album 30 odd years ago, in my mid teens. Ordinarily, I like electro-pop, but Rainbow are one of the exceptions, particularly with this group of songs. This is not quite soft rock, and it is not quite hard rock, it is somewhere in the middle. I Surrender is the best known track, but far from the only great track here. Joe Lynn Turner gives a fine vocal performance on each song, he doesn't quite bellow like Ronnie James Dio, but he still has a strong set of lungs on him. Ritchie Blackmore works his usual wizardry on the lead guitar, with clever solos throughout the album. Spotlight Kid is a first rate rock song with brilliant musicianship, so too is No Release, which includes a fabulous vocal harmony interlude, and which culminates with Lynn Turner giving his voice a serious workout. I loved this album on first listen 30 or so years ago, and still love it to this day, even though it makes uncomfortable bedfellows with most of my collection, which largely comprises the likes of Depeche Mode, Human League and Friendly Fires.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucioperca on 14 Nov. 2010
Format: Audio CD
At just 8 studio albums the Rainbow catalogue isn't vast considering the number of years the band has existed in its various guises. The albums can basically be split into two era's: Dio and post-Dio. Of the post-Dio offerings this was a quantum improvement on the previous album Down To Earth. This album is full of strong tracks and its hard to pick a favourite but if pushed I would probably go for No Release. Replacing vocalist Graham Bonnet with Joe Lynn Turner was a master stroke, his voice sounds far less strained than Bonnet and JLT was to last for a total of 3 albums before being replaced by the hugely under-rated Doogie White on their final album.

Its only my personal choice but I would rate this in their top 3 albums - Rainbow Rising is always going to be their best, but this is side by side with the final album Stranger In Us All ... which is a fabulous piece of work. I play this a fair bit and it still sounds fresh and rocky over 25 years after it was released. Well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Jun. 2010
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For the first time Ritchies meddling weakened the band ,in my opinion,never really liked Joe Lynn Turner as Rainbow's singer,i fully understand why he was hired as Blackmore was aiming for an AOR sound,personally i would have stuck with Bonnet.This was the first Rainbow album that had tracks i actually loathe such as the pathetic 'Magic' and 'I surrender',yet when its good its magnificent ,two spellbinding instrumentals 'Maybe Next Time'& 'Difficult To Cure' show that Blackers still had it in spades to produce jaw dropping music,'Spotlight Kid' and the 2nd single 'Cant Happen Here ' are carried along on super riffs and Turner does well,as for the rest,all well played but naggingly familiar,not very original,really only Blackmores guitar keeping your interest,'No Release' being the pick of the bunch.

The first Rainbow album not to hold your full attention,sadly it wouldn't be the last
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I've been a fan of classic Deep Purple and Dio-era Rainbow for some 30 years now, but I have always shied away from the later Rainbow albums as I'm simply not a fan of insipid FM-friendly radio 'rawk' as typified by the likes of Russ Ballard, Perry-era Journey, etc.

However, I recently came across this on CD very cheaply indeed, so I thought I’d give it a go. I figured even if I detested the songs (yes!), there must surely be some redeeming features, i.e Blacker’s guitar work. Unfortunately, this isn’t really the case. Blackmore's performance actually sounds quite forced here, like he's just going through the motions much of the time. Obviously, he thought playing godawful pop-rock pap would reap financial rewards, but it doesn’t sound like his heart was in it to me.

The wet, mushy production from Roger Glover certainly doesn’t help (and literally sabotages what could’ve been a really decent cut, namely the instrumental ‘Maybe Next Time’). Even the much-vaunted title track sounds trite and stilted and I’m convinced Ritchie could have done much better with it with one of the earlier incarnations of the band (imagine Powell, Bain and Carey ripping through this!)

As for the vocal tracks, only two seemed vaguely palatable (in a shallow retread of ‘Burn’ kinda way, mind you!) namely ‘Spotlight Kid’ and ‘Can’t Happen Here’, but I couldn’t really say I particularly like either. The rest is just sheer dross, featuring the kind of infantile lyrics and pompous, overbearing, ‘Yank’ vocalising from the godawful Joe Lynn Turner that only a naļve 13-year-old boy could ever have found even remotely convincing (come back David Coverdale, all is forgiven! At least you’ve kept your tongue firmly in cheek all these years).
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