Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow FOC 12" Vinyl LP

  Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) is the first album released by Rainbow. "Black Sheep of the Family" was a cover of an old Quatermass song, "Still I'm Sad" a cover of a Yardbirds track. Despite the only moderate chart success this album provided to the band, many musicians consider this album to be one of hard rock's finest moments. Backing singer Shoshana Feinstein was Blackmore's girlfriend at the time.


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Music Genre:
70s British Hard Rock
Collector's info:
Gatefold (FOC) album cover design.
Album Production Information:
Produced by Ritchie Blackmore, Martin Birch, Ronnie Dio
Recorded during 20 February till 14 March 1975 at the Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany
Label Information:
Oyster OYA 2001
Media Format:
12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 
Year & Country:
1975 Made in Gt Britain

Band Members and Musicians on: Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ritchie Blackmore - Guitar
  • Ronnie James Dio - Vocals

      Ronnie James DIO (1942-2010) , the KING of Heavy Metal with a long career (starting in 1957) being lead singer (vocals) in many different bands. DIO's career in a nutshell: 1957 The Vegas Kings, Ronnie and the Rumblers, 1958-1961 Ronnie and the Redcaps, 1961-1967 Ronnie and the Prophets, 1967-1968 The Electric Elves, 1968-1972 The Elves, 1972-1975 ELF, 1975-1978 Rainbow , 1979-1982 Black Sabbath , 1982-2010 DIO (Band) , 1981-1982 Black Sabbath , 2006-2010 Heaven & Hell.

  • Gary Driscoll - Drums
  • Craig Gruber - Bass
  • Mickey Lee Soule - Keyboards

Track Listing of: Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

The Song/tracks on "Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" are:

  • Man on the Silver Mountain 4:42
  • Self Portrait 3:17
  • Black Sheep of the Family (Steve Hammond) 3:22
  • Catch the Rainbow 6:27
  • Snake Charmer 4:33
  • The Temple of the King 4:45
  • If You Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll 2:38
  • Sixteenth Century Greensleeves 3:31
  • Still I'm Sad (Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty) 3:51


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