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Catch The Rainbow: The Anthology
 
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Catch The Rainbow: The Anthology

26 May 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2003
  • Release Date: 26 May 2003
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 2:36:21
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  • ASIN: B001KNYKNO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,103 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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I cannot think of a better way to summarise the superb work of Rainbow over the 70s and 80s, than the Catch the Rainbow Anthology.
The 2 CDs chronologically go through the 70s and 80s, taking tracks from 9 of the Rainbow albums. The first disc covers the Ronnie James Dio era - titles such as 'Sixteenth Century Greensleeves', 'Tarot Woman', 'Starstruck' and 'Kill the King'. Not to mention 'Stargazer' - only a true Rainbow fan can appreciate its sheer brilliance, which breaks through late in the song. Disc 1 also contains Rainbow's share of slower songs - 'Catch the Rainbow' and 'Rainbow Eyes' which don't possess the stunning rhythms of the heavier tracks, but still bring Rainbow to life. All of the songs were written by Ritchie Blackmore, who in my opinion, remains one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and can even give Hendrix a run for his money.
Disc 2 starts from 1979 - Dio is no longer with the band, and his small-time replacement, Graham Bonnet, opens up with 'Eyes Of The World', which shows a sign of moving away from Blackmore's "vision of creating a medieval ambience within a hard rock framework". Shortly following is "Since You Been Gone" and "All Night Long" and in my opinion, are some of the greatest tracks Rainbow have ever done. 'Weiss Heim' is an interesting one, no lyrics, a nice peaceful melody. 'I Surrender', 'Jealous Lover', 'Stone Cold', 'Tearin Out My Heart' and 'Power' all follow. All are simply amazing. 'Jealous Lover' is just outstanding, and 'Power' feels like it's come straight from a movie. By this time Joe Lynn Turner has replaced Bonnet for Rainbow's later work. The compilation finishes with 'Difficult To Cure', recorded live from Tokyo, Japan in 1984.
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Record companies...don't ya just love 'em? Rather than release some of the excellent live recordings known to exist of one of the best hard rock combos of the 70s/80s, they continue to churn out collections of stuff the hardened fans already have.
But, (calming a little...!) for those unfamiliar with Rainbow and wanting to find out what all the fuss was about there probably isn't a better place to start. All the classics from every era of the band is here, from the neo-classical epics of Ronnie Dio to the AOR radio friendly ballads of the mid 80s. Lets not forget Ritchie Blackmore's sublime axe work throughout too.
A worthwhile purchase in that context, maybe to listen to while reading the recently published band biography?
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Disc one has some of the brilliant never-to-be-forgotten Ronnie James Dio tracks (12 in all) and they are all fantastic. Disc two comprises a mixture of some Graham Bonnet tracks with the Joe Lynn Turner era. There are 16 tracks on the second disc, including two instrumentals - Weiss Heim and Difficult to Cure ( not the same version as on the album of the same name).
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Now this is how to tell a story of a band in music! I did buy the best of 1st, and it's alright. But there is more to be told than the 1 cd album. In order you get the full story and it's just great! It's addictive 1st disc what a treat! Full of Dio lead tracks the best in many opinion and I agree! To be honest not a bad tune on the whole album. This is the only rainbow collection you will ever need.
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FABULOUS!!!
I had been banging on for years, " they were no good after Dio", "went after pop hits". How stupid I was. What this superior assembly does is remind me what a superior hard rock band they were from start to finish.
Wonderful guitar work. Dazzling keyboard solos. Crunching drum/bass.
The first disc concentrates on the Dio era. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves, Tarot Woman, Gates of Babylon, the names trip off the tongue. Then there's Disc 2. Four from Down To Earth, then almost an hour from the Turner era. All Night Long, Eyes of the World, Spotlight Kid. The hits just keep belting you. Then there's also the eleven minute long live rendition of the fantastic Difficult to Cure. When next door go out the volume goes UP, UP, UP.
If you like Rainbow, or even any classic rock from the era, you'd have to be crackers not to buy this.
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By Vixx H VINE VOICE on 30 April 2015
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A good variety of Rainbow tracks, some more well known than others but overall a pretty comprehensive selection of good tracks. Ideal for playing in the car or listening to while sitting in the garden, nice.
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By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Jun. 2010
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One of the best compiliations discs around,a fantastic band sadly underated,the 2 disc set covers the bands original period 1975 to 1984.

Disc 1 features the Dio years and as such for most rock fans of a certain vintage will be the main feature,it perfectly highlights the Dio era and covers all bases with classics such as 'Stargazer' 'Gates Of Babylon' 'Kill The King','Tarot Woman' & '16th Century Greensleeves' while the more mellow side is covered by the superb 'Catch The Rainbow' & 'Rainbow Eyes' indeed if they'd managed to include 'Temple of the King' this would have been the perfect disc.

Disc 2 covers the 'Pop' years and has the hits 'All Night Long','Since You've Been Gone,'I Surrender','Stone Cold' etc. For some Rainbow never recovered from the loss of Dio but thats to ignore decent tracks like 'Eyes Of The World','Cant Happen Here' and 'Spotlight Kid' while 'Jealous Lover and 'Tearin Out My Heart' show that with the right material Rainbow could still cut it,would have loved 'Eyes of Fire' to have been included,still the disc closes with a magnificent live version of 'Difficult To Cure'.

All in all a stunning compilation ,remastered,giving a decent sound,not sure why a previous reviewer didnt like it,still its all subjective,start your love affair with Rainbow here,you wont regret it.
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