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16th February 2018


Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow will release 'Memories In Rock II', a live 2 CD/DVD, on Friday 6th April, as well as new single, 'Waiting For A Sign', which is scheduled for release on Friday 16th March.

In 2017, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore brought his new Rainbow line-up to the UK for three concerts in London, Glasgow and Birmingham and the 'Memories In Rock II' double disc is taken from these performances and includes first time ever seen backstage videos.

You can go behind the scenes with Rainbow with special interviews exclusive to this release with band members Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie Romero, Jens Johansson, Bob Nouveau and David Keith plus the lovely backing vocalists Lady Lynn and Candice Night, as well as the phenomenal crew that brought these shows to the fans; production managers, lighting director, guitar technicians and many more to make up over sixty minutes of special backstage interviews and impromptu footage.

The setlist, combining classic tracks from Deep Purple as well as Rainbow, was exactly what the collection of tunes fans requested most. A few of the highlights are 'Spotlight Kid', 'I Surrender', 'Mistreated', 'Man On The Silver Mountain', 'Perfect Strangers', 'Black Night' and, of course, 'Smoke On The Water'.

MetalTalk scribe Johnny Main was on hand to report from Ritchie Blackmore's first show in Glasgow for nearly forty years and you can read all about it right here.

This double CD will also include 'Waiting For A Sign', which features Ritchie Blackmore on guitar and Ronnie Romero on vocals. The pair released the first new Rainbow single since 1996 with a reworked version of 'I Surrender' and an Edward Elgar cover, 'Land Of Hope And Glory', in June last year.

The release was slated by fans and critics alike and members of the current Rainbow line-up distanced themselves from it, as you can see right here.

You can see a ten minute promo for the DVD release here:

'Memories In Rock II' tracklisting:
Disc 1
Over The Rainbow
Spotlight Kid
I Surrender
Since You've Been Gone
Man On The Silver Mountain/Woman From Tokyo
16th Century Greensleeves
Soldier Of Fortune
Perfect Strangers
Difficult To Cure
All Night Long
Child In Time
Disc 2
Long Live Rock'n'Roll/Lazy
Catch The Rainbow
Black Night
Carry On Jon
Temple Of The King
Smoke On The Water
Waiting For A Sign
Disc 3
Ritchie Blackmore Interview
Ronnie Romero Interview
Jens Johansson Interview
Bob Nouveau Interview
David Keith Interview
Candice Night Interview
Lady Lynn Interview
Dave David Interview
Andreas Bock Interview
Michael Bockmühl Interview
Bonus Backstage Clip
I Surrender 2017 Backstage Clip

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow are:
Ronnie Romero – Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar
Bob Nouveau – Bass Guitar
Jens Johanssen – Keyboards
David Keith – Drums
Candice Night – Backing Vocals
Lady Lynn – Backing Vocals


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