Rainbow / Rainbow Theatre 1981 / 2CD

Rainbow / Rainbow Theatre 1981 / 2CD / Darker Than Blue

Translated Text:
Live at Rainbow Theatre, London, UK 8th July 1981


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Kinney made the original cassette reprint series, 2nd-3rd of 1981 RAINBOW is the simultaneous release decision! This reprint series, unearthed Omoto cassette of Japanese bootleg history itself and said even good Kinney recording. It is the thing which has been turned into CD directly. Since the advent of the first installment, “DEFINITIVE BUDOKAN 1980”, in every release “Master cassette so much whether the sound is good!” We have received rave reviews with. Just the other day from the “DIFFICULT TO CURE TOUR 1981” immediately after joining Joe Lynn Turner “HAMMERSMITH 1981 1ST NIGHT (Darker Than Blue 205/206)” has been released. It is a place which is not Yara cool the excitement, but most decisive and name recording of this work is also in 1981. United Kingdom tour the first day is the audience album “July 8, 1981 Rainbow Theater performance”!
This recording, once 3 Disc analog “LONDON RAINBOW THEATRE JULY 8 1981 (POSP251)” which was released as. However, a large difference is the sound once and. Of course, does not mean the sound balance of the recording position and field is different, each instrument is not harden, is indescribably beautiful cleanly separate contour. Comfortably extend young Joe singing to sew the guitar and drum chitin and clearance. This three-dimensional feeling, indeed is the original cassette. The three-dimensional feeling beautiful is also to deliberately, Kinney of recording Magic. Recording itself is not a de-close feeling about “HAMMERSMITH 1981 1ST NIGHT”, but it is full of direct feeling, such as reach straight to penetrate the space of the venue to reverse. The venue you’re drawing a vivid locus without even each other mixed musical tone such as a laser beam.
Tremendous live’re carved, that loving spirit in such a sound. After all, the first day of the home country UK tour this day. It’s the first time that MONSTERS OF ROCK since stage. To Bakuso out of the gate “Spotlight Kid” of tremendous thing! Bobby Rondineri Whether it thought “or accumulate it licked the British” Although it is not clear, though it is a different person from the “LIVE BETWEEN THE EYES” in profusely sharp drumming while resound strong force of tremendous barrage. Is then playing that do not take shoddy, but “accustomed” performance does not feel is the vividness like wake up.
Great to have, and one of the Americans, Joe Lynn Turner to it more. Likely to tell the truth “DIFFICULT TO CURE” the most hits in the UK chart (third place) it was, but I mean it was the album in the career of RAINBOW, at the time of Joe was worried acceptable to the homeland British fans of RAINBOW. And, this work exactly is its first day, is why probably was a big best no more in his career. In fact, he in this work looks even a little firmness to the MC, is really good singing was that drastic, such as shake off the anxiety faced. His own original and become “Spotlight Kid” Vaud Cali THEY tion that was plenty of a relaxed of the best voices and in the “I Surrender,” of course, “Love’s No Friend” and such as “Catch The Rainbow”, even in the songs of Graham and Ronnie strong unusually, we have sung in a bluesy tune that takes advantage of voice quality.
And, the first day of likeness glimpse also Ritchie Blackmore of the essential requirements. As fueled by enthusiastic performance of Rondineri even “Spotlight Kid” is Kirekire, but in the subsequent “Love’s No Friend”, not including the hard songs, and playing the solo as glanced state of the audience. To say the presumption is Komu collapsed snow from the “Since You Been Gone,” “Smoke On The Water”! After all, because there was no British performances in “STORMBRINGER” tour, Ritchie of catching this song in their native since 1974. In particular, the official board of DEEP PURPLE in London “LIVE IN LONDON” since and will be of seven years 47 days the first time in “Smoke On The Water” So, yeah another Londoner rejoice. That riff is rolled up the roar and cry, fuss is because out singing the chorus. Ritchie also played in comfortably likely Te riding on the glue. After that, also over the more than four minutes “Rainbow! Rainbow!” Call the winding occur, flow out tape of “Maybe Next Time”. Now, It thinks and ……… or come out and ride in it, it does not come out. As it is “Over The Rainbow” is flowing, this work will end. Keep in excitement up here, how mean (laughs).

Something strong Joe era RAINBOW American pro image. However, in its first stage, greet warm their fans gather, there was a crowd to respond with enthusiasm to the enthusiastic performance. That it is above all the variety of it is evidence “RAINBOW at RAINBOW”. Master sound atmosphere of hot home country’s first performance likely will be even changed Joe era image flows out from the speaker. By all means, please plenty enjoy the Kinney magic that revived!

キニー製オリジナル・カセット復刻シリーズ、1981年RAINBOWの第2弾・第3弾が同時リリース決定です! この復刻シリーズは、日本のブートレッグ史そのものと言ってもいいキニー録音の大本カセットを発掘。ダイレクトにCD化したものです。第1弾「DEFINITIVE BUDOKAN 1980」の登場以来、リリースの度に「マスターカセットはこんなにも音が良いのか!」との激賛をいただいております。先日もジョー・リン・ターナー加入直後の“DIFFICULT TO CURE TOUR 1981”から「HAMMERSMITH 1981 1ST NIGHT(Darker Than Blue 205/206)」がリリースされたばかり。その興奮冷めやらぬところですが、本作もまた1981年の大決定的な名録音。イギリスツアー初日「1981年7月8日レインボー・シアター公演」のオーディエンス・アルバムです!
この録音は、かつて3枚組アナログ「LONDON RAINBOW THEATRE JULY 8 1981(POSP251)」としてリリースされたもの。しかし、そのサウンドはかつてとは大違い。もちろん、録音ポジションや現場のサウンドバランスが違うわけではありませんが、各楽器が固まらず、綺麗に分離した輪郭がなんとも美しい。ギターとドラムにキチンと隙間を縫うように気持ちよく伸びる若きジョーの歌声。この立体感、さすがはオリジナル・カセットです。その立体感が殊更に美しいのもまた、キニー録音のマジック。録音自体は「HAMMERSMITH 1981 1ST NIGHT」ほどのド間近感ではありませんが、逆に会場の空間を突き抜けて真っ直ぐに届くようなダイレクト感に溢れている。会場をレーザー光線のような楽音が混じり合いもせずに鮮烈な軌跡を描いているのです。
そんなサウンドで刻まれているのは、気迫のこもった凄まじいライヴ。なにしろ、この日は母国イギリス・ツアーの初日。あの第1回MONSTERS OF ROCK以来のステージなのです。初っぱなから爆走する「Spotlight Kid」の凄まじいこと! ボビー・ロンディネリが「イギリス人になめられてたまるか」と思ったかどうかは定かではありませんが、凄まじい連打のド迫力を轟かせながらやたらシャープなドラミングで「LIVE BETWEEN THE EYES」とはまるで別人。その後の演奏が手抜きなわけではないのですが、“慣れ”を感じさせない演奏は目が覚めるような鮮やかさです。
それ以上に素晴らしいのが、もう1人のアメリカ人、ジョー・リン・ターナー。実は「DIFFICULT TO CURE」は、RAINBOWのキャリアでもっとも英チャートでヒット(3位)したアルバムだったわけですが、当時のジョーはRAINBOWの故国イギリスのファンに受け入れられるか不安だったそう。そして、本作はまさにその初日であり、恐らく彼のキャリアでもこれ以上ない大一番だったわけです。実際、本作での彼はMCに少々堅さも見えますが、抱えた不安を振り払うような思い切った熱唱が実に良い。彼自身のオリジナルとなる「Spotlight Kid」での全力声や「I Surrender」の伸びやかでたっぷりとしたヴォーカリゼイションはもちろん、「Love’s No Friend」や「Catch The Rainbow」など、グラハムやロニーの曲でもいつになく力強く、声質を生かしたブルージーな節回しで歌い上げています。
そして、肝心要のリッチー・ブラックモアにも初日らしさが垣間見える。ロンディネリの熱演に煽られるような「Spotlight Kid」でもキレキレですが、続く「Love’s No Friend」では、なかなか曲を始めず、観客の様子をうかがうようにソロを弾いている。なんと言っても極めつけは「Since You Been Gone」から雪崩れ込む「Smoke On The Water」! なにしろ、「STORMBRINGER」ツアーではイギリス公演がありませんでしたから、リッチーが母国でこの曲を弾くのは1974年以来。特にロンドンではDEEP PURPLEのオフィシャル盤「LIVE IN LONDON」以来となる7年47日ぶりの「Smoke On The Water」ですから、そりゃもうロンドンっ子は大喜び。あのリフが轟くや雄叫びが上がりまくり、歌い出しから大合唱の大騒ぎ。リッチーもノリにノって気持ちよさそうに弾いています。その後、4分以上にもわたる“Rainbow! Rainbow!”コールが巻き起こり、流れ出す「Maybe Next Time」のテープ。さぁ、それに乗って出てくるか………と思いきや、出てこない。そのまま「Over The Rainbow」が流れ、本作は終了します。ここまで盛り上げておいて、なんとイジワルな(笑)。

なにかとアメリカ寄りなイメージの強いジョー時代RAINBOW。しかし、その最初のステージには、彼らを暖かく迎えるファンが集い、熱演に熱狂で応える観客がいました。その何よりの証拠となる“RAINBOW at RAINBOW”なのです。ジョー時代のイメージすら変わってしまいそうに熱い本国初公演の大気がスピーカーから流れ出すマスター・サウンド。ぜひ、蘇ったキニー・マジックをたっぷりとご堪能ください!

Disc 1 (39:41)
1. The Land Of Hope And Glory 2. Over The Rainbow 3. Spotlight Kid 4. Love’s No Friend
5. I Surrender 6. Man On The Silver Mountain 7. Catch The Rainbow

Disc 2 (66:59)
1. Can’t Happen Here 2. Keyboard Solo 3. Lost In Hollywood
4. Guitar Solo incl. A Light In The Black 5. Difficult To Cure 6. Drum Solo
7. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll 8. Rule Britannia 9. All Night Long 10. Lazy 11. Since You Been Gone
12. Smoke On The Water 13. Maybe Next Time 14. Over The Rainbow

Joe Lynn Turner – Vocals Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar Roger Glover – Bass
Don Airey – Keyboards Bobby Rondinelli – Drums


Darker Than Blue. DTB-209/210

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