Denver 1979 is a live album by Rainbow. It has been released on vinyl and as an mp3 download by Cleopatra Records (UK) and Purple Pyramid Records (USA).
It was recorded on the Down To Earth tour and catches Rainbow in the transition phase between the hard rock band they were with Ronnie James Dio and the AOR band they became.
This features Graham Bonnett on vocals.
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Songs On Rainbow Denver 1979
Eyes Of The World – 7:02
Love’s No Friend – 6:56
Since You Been Gone – 5:08
All Night Long – 5:01
Lost In Hollywood – 22:16
Man On The Silver Mountain – 6:30
Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll – 2:36
Bonnett sings Dio isn’t as bad as I feared but I’m not sure how many fans followed Rainbow as their style changed. Will people who love Since You’ve Been Gone appreciate the guitar pyrotechnics from Blackmore?
The sound quality has been criticised so I recommend that you listen to the mp3 samples before committing yourself if you’re an avid Ritchie Blackmore fan. I’ve found that we all have quality thresholds that are different but, if an album doesn’t meet them, then it is considered as unlistenable.
Buying Rainbow Denver 1979
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What Do You Think?
Is this a great live album?
Is it the best live album by Rainbow? Which do you recommend?
I don’t have a separate best live album for Rainbow but I have included the Ritchie Blackmore albums in the ex-members of Deep Purple poll. It’s a very varied list and whilst Blackmore and Coverdale’s albums have received the most attention, I think it’s well worth investigating Glenn Hughes and Tommy Bolin.
What Are The Best Live Albums Of All Time
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