Tuesday 8 March 2016

Eagle Rock Release Legendary Live Rainbow Concert CD/DVD Package
"Rainbow: Monsters Of Rock live At Donington 1980"

On 22 April 2016, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Monsters Of Rock - Live At Donington 1980” by Rainbow on DVD + CD format [Cat No: EAGDV056]. The DVD contains all the surviving footage from the show and this release marks the first time that the audio from the show has been available as a full length standalone CD.  “Monsters Of Rock – Live At Donington 1980” includes Since You Been Gone, All Night Long, Stargazer, Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll, Catch The Rainbow, Eyes Of The World and more.

On Saturday 16th August 1980 Rainbow took to the stage to headline the first rock festival to be staged at Castle Donington. It was the culmination of the band’s tour in support of the hugely successful “Down To Earth” album, released in 1979, and would prove to be the last live show featuring this particular line-up of the band: Ritchie Blackmore (guitars), Don Airey (keyboards), Graham Bonnet (vocals), Roger Glover (bass) and Cozy Powell (drums). The set featured tracks from the new album alongside classics from earlier in their career. There are virtuoso solo spots for Blackmore, Airey and Powell which serve to highlight the sheer musical prowess in the band.

DVD: 1) Lazy   2) All Night Long   3) Catch The Rainbow   4) Eyes Of The World        5) Guitar Solo   6) Difficult To Cure   7) Will You Love Me Tomorrow   8) Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll

CD: 1) Intro / Eyes Of The World   2) Since You Been Gone   3) Stargazer   4) Catch The Rainbow   5) Lost In Hollywood / Guitar Solo   6) Difficult To Cure / Keyboard Solo     7) Drum Solo / Lost In Hollywood (reprise)   8) Lazy   9) All Night Long   10) Blues   11) Will You Love Me Tomorrow   12) Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll

“Monsters Of Rock - Live At Donington 1980” captures an incendiary performance from the truly legendary Rainbow in every sense of the word.  The show climaxes with Ritchie Blackmore destroying his guitar and thrusting it into an amp which promptly bursts into flames before fireworks burst overhead at the conclusion of an explosive show.

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