Rainbow / Passaic 1979 Colour Version / 1DVD

Rainbow / Passaic 1979 Colour Version / 1DVD / Black Box

Live at Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, USA 1st December 1979 PRO-SHOT

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RAINBOW in the Graham Bonnet era, the prestigious “strongest”. The color version of the long multi-camera Pro Shot is born. It will be released on a permanent storage press DVD.
This work was filmed at “December 1, 1979 Passaic Performance”. This is the multi-camera pro shot. This work was suddenly unearthed in 2014 and is also famous as “DOWN TO NEW JERSEY” that shocked RAINBOW collectors all over the world. Originally it was a monochrome image, but it is an upgraded version that was colorized by an AI program. First of all, the position of the show before the quality you care about. Let’s look back on the history of the Super Band era when all the members were star players.

● 1979
“Released” DOWN TO EARTH “on July 28”
・ September 18-October 12: North America # 1 (18 performances)
・ November 6th-December 13th: North America # 2 (24 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
● 1980
・ January 17-March 8: Europe (35 performances)
・ May 8-15: Japan (6 performances)
・ August 8-16: Scandinavian + MOR (4 performances)

This is RAINBOW in the Graham era. 1979 was “North America” ​​and 1980 was “Europe / Japan”. The Passaic performance of this work was the 14th performance of “North America # 2”.
Well, the main subject. What kind of finish is that shock pro shot in color version? This is a surprising sight. It is not a new excavation of color film, but a sepia-like coloring, not a reproduction of the site. However, this gives a mysterious sense of reality. The factor is texture. The rough tones aren’t real, but Ritchie’s fingertips and Graham’s facial expressions give her a lustrous look, the suit is made of fabric, and Don Airey’s shirt has a lamé terra terra. This is probably the power of AI. The “coloring book” could not be wiped off by manual coloring as in the past, but there is no such bruise. In addition, the on-site feeling is also working positively. Even though it changes to colorful on the stage, it must have been illuminated by a single color spot lighting that is different from natural light. We understand the situation without having to think about it. The coloring of AI is similar to that of a venue, so there is no sense of discomfort. If it was an outdoor stage during the day, this would not have been the case.
Such a color version master has become a hot topic in various places, but this work is also the highest peak version that has been further brushed up. The point is voice. If you know the conventional version, you may know that “Eyes Of The World” is out of order and the sound quality and mix are disturbed in some places. The voice of the color master that appeared on the net was the same as before, but the voice is also treated in this work just for the upgrade. The mix is ​​arranged as naturally as possible, and faded to make it as seamless as possible. Compensating parts such as riffs are also connected as much as possible. Of course, the balance is focused on Ritchie’s guitar because it was originally original, and it is not enough to make a live album with only audio. However, we are upgrading our precious long soundboard as much as possible.

The real thrill of witnessing RAINBOW’s long show in the Graham era with such visual beauty and audio is irreplaceable. After all, you can see the masterpieces that were cut off in the pro shot of “MONSTERS OF ROCK” almost in full, and five star players move in front of you and perform a tremendous performance for about 76 minutes. You can relive the impact of that excavation with even more vividness and response.
It is an exquisite image that is a colorized version of the legendary multi-camera pro shot with plenty of vintage feeling. A new video experience created by technological progress. Please enjoy it to your heart’s content with the permanent storage press DVD!

そんな本作が撮影されたのは「1979年12月1日パセーイク公演」。そのマルチカメラ・プロショットです。本作は2014年に突如として発掘され、全世界のRAINBOWコレクターに衝撃を振りまいた『DOWN TO NEW JERSEY』としても有名なもの。大元はモノクロ映像でしたが、それをAIプログラムによってカラー化したアップグレード版なのです。その気になるクオリティの前に、まずはショウのポジション。メンバー全員がスタープレイヤーだったスーパー・バンド時代の歩みから振り返ってみましょう。

《7月28日『DOWN TO EARTH』発売》

そんなカラー版マスターは各所で話題となっておりますが、本作はさらにブラッシュ・アップした最高峰版でもある。そのポイントは音声。従来版をご存じの方なら「Eyes Of The World」でブツ切れになったり、何ヶ所か音質やミックスが乱れる事もご存じだと思います。ネットに登場したカラー・マスターも音声は元のままだったのですが、せっかくのアップグレードだけに、本作では音声もトリートメント。ミックスもなるべく自然に整え、フェイドで可能な限りシームレス化。リフなど補填可能なパートもできるだけ繋げている。もちろん、元が元なだけにリッチーのギターがフォーカスされたバランスですし、音声だけでライヴアルバムにできるほどではない。しかし、貴重な長尺サウンドボードを可能な限り、アップグレードさせているのです。

そんな映像美と音声でグラハム時代RAINBOWの長尺ショウを目撃できる醍醐味は、何物にも代え難い。何しろ“MONSTERS OF ROCK”のプロショットでは切れ切れだった名曲群がほとんどフルで観られるわけですし、スタープレイヤー5人が目の前で動き、約76分に渡って凄まじい演奏を繰り広げてくれる。あの発掘の衝撃を、さらなる鮮やかさと手応えで再び味わえるのです。


1. Eyes Of The World
2. Love’s No Friend
3. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3:Third Movement: Allegro
/Somewhere Over The Rainbow
4. All Night Long
5. Keyboard Intro
6. Lost In Hollywood
7. Guitar Solo/Ode To Joy
8. Keyboards Solo
9. Drum Solo/Overture 1812
10. Lost In Hollywood (Reprise)
11. Lazy
12. Man On The Silver Mountain
13. Blues
14. Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll
15. Kill The King (Jam)
16. Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll (Reprise)

Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar
Graham Bonnet – Vocal
Roger Glover – Bass
Don Airey – Keyboard
Cozy Powell – Drums


76min. Linear PCM Stereo 4:3 Color

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