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Down To Earth (Deluxe Version)

16 July 2013 | Format: MP3

11.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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  • Original Release Date: 16 July 2013
  • Release Date: 16 July 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 1:45:21
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  • ASIN: B004J7WJT0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,322 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By David P TOP 50 REVIEWER on 23 Feb 2011
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I have owned this album since it first came out (on lovely vinyl of course) and although I have long since transferred this to CD myself, I was intrigued by this new release, so I bought it. The standard tracks are all there on disc 1 with a couple of extras, and they still sound incredibly fresh - hard to believe that so much of the great music I was lucky enough to grow up with is so old now.

Disc 2 is very interesting and unlike at least one other reviewer, I shall certainly be playing it again. To a non-musician like me, it is fascinating to hear the tracks without the vocals, both to see just how much the vocals contribute to the overall sound and melody, and also to hear all the subtle background bits that you don't/can't hear when the vocals are there. But I agree about the All Night Long Cozy Powell mix track - unlike the rest, it doesn't sound like an interesting alternate remix, it just sounds a bit of a mess.

Overall, well worth buying even if you have the original album already.

And the onions? Well, back where I worked when this came out (1979/80?), we used to regularly frequent a nearby pub for lunch, and on the jukebox there (remember those?), Since You've Been Gone was far and away the most popular track, it was played ALL the time. The pub served the most delicious steak and onion rolls, and whenever I hear this track now, I am instantly transported back to that pub, sat with a great bunch of friends and munching one of those rolls. Happy Days.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. T. Hughes on 7 Feb 2011
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this was the second album i ever bought way back in 1980 and still amazing after all these years and now with extras .Other reviews of the original release and re-issues say it all about this absolute rock classic so read them first and listen to history one more time . Disc 2 is classed as a work in progress , the tracks that become the masterpieces on disc 1 and in doing so you can dig the master at work as Mr Blackmore changes and refines his work . The sound is fantastic despite what some reviews may say as you have to read the booklet!!!!!!! to get the theme . Disc 2 shows Cozy and Ritchie at their best and for one who experienced all the Rainbow line ups this album with Bonnett /Carey/Glover remains a masterpiece . I can only hope that the reissue of Rising is as rewarding. Any "new" works by the minstral in his rock persona will always be welcomed.long live rock and roll!!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. L. Haddon on 7 Feb 2011
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Down to Earth is not every rock fans cup of tea. Following on from the Dio era greatness of the self titled first, Rising and LLR&R was never going to be easy and with a complete change of style and vocals the shift to the poppier side may have been too much for some.

I vividly remember collecting a copy of Since You've Been Gone on the day of release, playing it once and waiting a week before risking listening to this pop song again. Only then did I get what was going on. There had been a shift from the mystical style of previous to a new mode aimed to crack the American market and I had to decide if it was for me. I went with it, swung by an amazing gig at Leicester Grandby Halls. The new era of Rainbow rocked.

Of the original album tracks All Night Long, Eyes Of The World, Love's No Friend, Since You've Been Gone are stand out. The rest are still good. The B sides of Bad Girls and Weiss Heim are polls apart. Bad Girls is an ok filler, rightly left off the album but Weiss Heim is a masterpiece. Blackmore's heart-wrenching guitar coloured by the delightful keys of Don Airey. Stunning.

As for CD2, I am enjoying this the more I listen to it. Ignore the alleged "Cozy Powell Remix" of All Night Long" this is probably worth taking a star off on it's own. Heavily tweaked to up Powell's thunder in the mix it does not sound genuine and is typical of Univeral's policy for expanded releases. Shame on you, not the best way to tip a hat to the late Cozy Powell. The rest are very interesting listens showing tracks early in their development and showcasing Blackmore's rhythm playing as well as highlighting how a song can change before final pressing.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By R. Stauber on 4 Feb 2011
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I had very high hopes for this remastering, since Andy Pearce was in charge of the job, and he has done a great job on most of the Black Sabbath remasters from 2009. Not sure what happened here, but it doesn't sound like Andy's typical work. The CD sounds noticeably louder than the original mastering, the mastering on the Rainbow compilations done by Steve Fallone (which sound very good to me) and also louder than the previous remastering by Suha Gur. But besides that, the album now also sounds very bright and harsh to me, and there is no natural sound to the vocals and drumas (i.e. snare) any more.

Maybe this kind of mastering will appeal to some people, and it falls in the same category as so many remasterings out there: Loud and bright.

That is too bad in my opinion. We can hope that Rainbow Rising will be better.

The new packaging is also not very nice from a material point of view. There is no more plastic slipcase and the grey Deluxe Edition banner is only a sticker. If this CD gets shipped individually, it will probably arrive like my copy with a bent spine (which I don't like very much).
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