Blackmore’s Rainbow / Catch The Rainbow 2nd Press / 2CD

Blackmore’s Rainbow / Catch The Rainbow 2nd Press / 2CD / Rising Arrow

Translated text:

Live at Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan 5th & 9th December 1976

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The legendary analog board “CATCH THE RAINBOW (BR 1214)” also called “RAINBOW oldest pirate board”. The highest record ever in its history is reprinted from the Rising Arrow label.
Anyway, there is no album that matches the two characters “legend” as much as this recording. It is still the first RAINBOW visit Japan engraved in the soul of British rock fans, but the oldest two-piece set LP which appeared about one month later. Not only was it first at the data but also boasted a tremendous high quality sound, and for fans to know from “ON STAGE” before, “RAINBOW live board” was synonymous with this analogue 2 set. Although it was a polar press that only 200 pieces (there are 100 theory theory) was the original board, this work is a super finest item digitized mint quality plate which was dominantly held by domestic Coremania with high end equipment.
It is sealed in such legendary board “December 5, 1976 + 9: Osaka Health Pension Center” performance. It is a live album that made a full show full of one Osaka performance audiences recording. It’s a bit complicated, so first step by step. Let’s confirm the position of the show from the tour schedule.

· December 2: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
· December 5th: Osaka Health Pension Center 【this work】
· December 7: Nagoya City Auditorium
· December 8th: Osaka Health Pension Center
· December 9th: Osaka Health Pension Center 【this work】
· December 10th: Kyoto Hall
· December 13th: Kyuden Memorial Gymnasium
· December 14: Hiroshima City Auditorium
· December 16: Nippon Budokan

Over 9 performances over. There were three performances at the Osaka Health Pension Center, but this work has been woven from its first and third times. Its contents will be arranged ……

● Disk 1: Analog A side (December 9th)
“Over The Rainbow” “Kill The King” “Mistreated” “Sixteenth Century Greensleeves”

Disc 1: Analog B side (December 5)
“Catch The Rainbow” “Lazy” “Man On The Silver Mountain” “Blues” “Man On The Silver Mountain (reprise)”

● Disk 2: Analog C side (December 9th)
“Keyboard Intro.” “Stargazer” “Still I ‘m Sad incl. Keyboard Solo”

● Disk 2: Analogue D side (December 9th + 5th)
“Drum Solo” “Still I’m Sad (reprise)” (December 9)
“Do You Close Your Eyes” “Over The Rainbow” (December 5)

…… and it looks like this. “December 9th” and “December 5th” are alternately arranged for each analog one side, but D is different from the other side. Continuing from the C side, it is a take on “December 9th”, but on this day Richie was dissatisfied with the performance (anywhere in Kore!) And there was no encore. Therefore, the encore part is “December 5”.
Okay, where I understood your data-like story, it is crucial. What is amazing than anything is quality! Anyway it is amazing. Too wonderful. “December 5th” and “December 9th” are ultra superb sounds that go “as much as a sound board” on the ground. After that, both excavations advanced, and we introduced “HAIL TO THE KING (December 5)” and “MORE HEAVY STRUCK (December 9)”, but unlike any of them, it reigned at the summit Sounds to be. Especially for December 9th, even the “SHADOW OF THE WIZARD” which is popular with the famous record sound is surprisingly surpassed.
Besides, this work is the highest record in its history. To tell the truth, although there was an analog raising CD even more than 20 years ago, unfortunately analog conditions were bad. This work is glossy noiseless sound which can only be possible with mint quality. Moreover, freshness just as it is at that time is kept just at LP which is strong against aging deterioration much more than tape. The 42-year time has passed without a dream that “I want to listen to the complete version of this 2 recording” has not come true yet, even if the Omoto cassette is excavated, it will not be able to hope for the freshness so far … …. In this work, with respect to the legendary analog, with respect to the whole spirit, no hands are added except adjustment of the pitch (if it feels the difference with the analog board, it is the power of high end equipment and mint board).
The show drawn with that sound … … no longer needs to be words. At the present time when all the performances were discovered, the first performance of both shows is particularly famous. To tell the truth, Richie was both dissatisfied with both shows, but if you are dissatisfied with this, how will you be satisfied? Especially Angkor of “December 5” exploded with a crazy guitar crash where frustration turned into anger. You can taste the awesome moment with a supreme superb sound that thoroughly breaks broke.

As a matter of fact, this work is the same as the imported board that appeared 5 years ago. Although it is an unnecessary album for those who have a board at the time, the super name board so far is out of production a loss of rock culture. It must not be done. That’s why I made a regular reprint from the Rising Arrow label. Permanently preserved press 2CD suitable for Daimyo board. Please, please take this opportunity to touch “real legend”.

「RAINBOW最古の海賊盤」とも言われる伝説のアナログ盤『CATCH THE RAINBOW(BR 1214)』。その史上最高峰盤がRising Arrowレーベルから復刻です。
とにかく、この録音ほど“伝説”の二文字が似合うアルバムはありません。今なお、英国ロックファンの魂に刻み込まれたRAINBOW初来日ではありますが、その約1ヶ月後には登場したという最古の2枚組LP。データ的に最初だっただけでなく、凄まじいハイクオリティ・サウンドを誇り、『ON STAGE』以前から知るファンにとって「RAINBOWのライヴ盤」とは、このアナログ2枚組と同義でさえありました。オリジナル盤はわずか200枚(100枚説もあり)という極プレスでしたが、本作は国内コアマニアが奇跡的に所蔵していたミント・クオリティ盤をハイエンド機材でデジタル化した超極上品なのです。

・12月5日:大阪厚生年金会館 【本作】
・12月9日:大阪厚生年金会館 【本作】


「Over The Rainbow」「Kill The King」「Mistreated」「Sixteenth Century Greensleeves」

「Catch The Rainbow」「Lazy」「Man On The Silver Mountain」「Blues」「Man On The Silver Mountain (reprise)」

「Keyboard Intro.」「Stargazer」「Still I’m Sad incl. Keyboard Solo」

「Drum Solo」「Still I’m Sad (reprise)」(12月9日)
「Do You Close Your Eyes」「Over The Rainbow」(12月5日)

とまぁ、データ的な話をご理解頂いたところで、肝心要。何よりも驚異的なのはクオリティ! とにかく凄い。素晴らしすぎる。「12月5日」も「12月9日」も「まるでサウンドボード」を地で行く超極上サウンドなのです。その後、両日とも発掘が進み、当店でも『HAIL TO THE KING(12月5日)』や『MORE HEAVY STRUCK(12月9日)』をご紹介してきましたが、そのいずれとも違いながら頂上に君臨するサウンド。特に12月9日分は、名盤音誉れ高き『SHADOW OF THE WIZARD』でさえ、軽く凌駕してしまうのです。

実のところ、本作は5年前に登場した輸入盤と同内容です。当時盤をお持ちの方にとっては無用のアルバムですが、ここまでの超名盤が廃盤なのはロック文化の損失。あってはならないことです。だからこそのRising Arrowレーベルからのレギュラー復刻に踏み切りました。大名盤に相応しい永久保存プレス2CD。どうぞ、この機会に“本物の伝説”に触れてください。

Disc 1 (51:41)

Live at Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan 9th December 1976

1. Over The Rainbow 2. Kill The King 3. Mistreated 4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves

Live at Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan 5th December 1976

5. Catch The Rainbow 6. Lazy 7. Man On The Silver Mountain 8. Blues 9. Man On The Silver Mountain (reprise)

Disc 2 (51:22)

Live at Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan 9th December 1976
1. Keyboard Intro. 2. Stargazer 3. Still I’m Sad incl. Keyboard Solo
4. Drum Solo 5. Still I’m Sad (reprise)
Live at Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan 5th December 1976
6. Do You Close Your Eyes 7. Over The Rainbow
Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar Ronnie James Dio – Vocals Cozy Powell – Drums
Jimmy Bain – Bass Tony Carey – Keyboards

Rising Arrow-058

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