RAINBOW: Classic 1977 Concert To Receive DVD Release

According to a posting on Deep-Purple.net, RAINBOW's 1977 concert in Munich, Germany is finally being prepared for official DVD release. This is the only known concert by the Blackmore / Powell / Dio incarnation of the band to be filmed in full. It will appear first in Japan, probably as a two single-layer disc NTSC set. Contrary to the impression given in some news sources, it WILL then appear in the rest of the world early in 2006 but as a single-disc dual layer release. The European edition will contain an extra commentary, written by RAINBOW biographer Roy Davies, extra packaging, etc. As well as the full concert (including guitar demolition and some great shots of the famous electronic rainbow), there are interviews, extra RAINBOW promos etc.

This show has been bootlegged extensively in a number of formats, but this new release will be pristine quality with remastered audio etc. Those who have seen the test copy say it's excellent. For those who never saw RAINBOW in their early days, a real treat. For those who did, a reminder of what an awesome band they were at the time.

You can pre-order this now at the Deep Purple Appreciation Society mail-order, (search with the title "Rockpalast 77").


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