Essential Listening: Rainbow – Light In The Black 75-84 (5CD/1DVD Box Set)

Light In The Black 75-84 (5CD/1DVD Box Set)

The boxset includes bonus live and recorded material, plus DVD footage of the iconic 1980 Castle Donington show.

The first of its kind, this career box set covers the entire Polydor career of Rainbow, featuring rare and unheard tracks as well as fan favourites as well as the band in concert at Monsters of Rock in 1980; compiled by Blackmore expert Andy Francis it presents the story of the band though words, pictures and music. The extensive booklet features many rare photos (by Ross Halfin) as well as memorabilia, picture covers and the story of the band.

  •  'A Light In The Black' will include:
  • 5 CDs - A Career overview with many rare tracks.
  • DVD - Monsters of Rock from 1980 with Graham Bonnet.
  • 60 Page Booklet with many rare pictures and a new essay.
  • Housed in a book style package

DISC 1

01 Black Sheep Of The Family 3:19
02 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves  3:35
03 Snake Charmer 4:28
04 The Temple Of The King 4:43
05 Tarot Woman (Rough Mix) 6:06
06 Stargazer (Rough Mix) 9:08
07 Run With The Wolf (Rough Mix) 3:40
08 Mistreated (Live in Osaka, Japan / 1976) 11:10
09 Purple Haze / White Christmas / Lazy / Man On The Silver Mountain / Blues / Starstruck (Live In Osaka, Japan / 1976) 16:16

DISC 2

01 Sensitive To Light (Rough Mix) 3:03
02 The Shed 4:46
03 Rainbow Eyes (Rough Mix) 7:00
04 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bob Daisley Rehearsal Tape) 1:40
05 Long Live Rock N Roll (L.A. Rehearsal / 1977) 6:56
06 Do You Close Your Eyes (Bob Daisley Rehearsal Tape) 6:18
07 Still I’m Sad (With Organ Intro / Bob Daisley Rehearsal Tape) 10:06
08 Gates Of Babylon 6:47
09 Catch The Rainbow (Live/1976 / With Applause) 22:03
10 Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (Live In Munich, Germany / 1977) 3:32
11 L.A. Connection (Live In Munich, Germany / 1977) 5:13

DISC 3

01 Eyes Of The World (Instrumental Outtake) 6:50
02 Ain’t A Lot Of Love In The Heart Of Me 4:58
03 Lost In Hollywood 4:51
04 Danger Zone 4:30
05 Since You Been Gone (Album Version) 3:16
06 Bad Girl 4:48
07 Over The Rainbow / Eyes Of The World (King Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Broadcast / Live At Calderone, New York / 1979) 9:23
08 Love’s No Friend (King Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Broadcast / Live At Calderone, New York / 1979) 8:11
09 Ode To Joy (King Biscuit Flower Hour Radio Broadcast / Live At Calderone, New York / 1979) 5:41
10 All Night Long (Single Remix Version) 3:50
11 Weiss Heim 5:10
12 Stargazer (Live At Donnington/1980) 8:32

DISC 4

01 Midtown Tunnel Vision 4:31
02 I Surrender (Album Version) 4:01
03 Magic 4:05
04 Vielleicht Das Nachster Mal 3:20
05 Jealous Lover 3:09
06 Spotlight Kid (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London / 1981) 5:07
07 Rule Britannia / Fire (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London / 1981) 2:49
08 Death Alley Driver 4:36
09 Bring On The Night (Dream Chaser) 4:02
10 Stone Cold (Album Version) 5:17
11 Power (Live In San Antonio, TX/1982) 4:38
12 Miss Mistreated (Live In San Antonio, TX/1982) 4:25
13 Tearin’ Out My Heart (Live In San Antonio, TX/1982) 8:20

DISC 5

01 Can’t Let You Go (Album Version) 4:19
02 Desperate Heart (Album Version) 4:34
03 Anybody There (Outtake / Polar Mix) 2:51
04 Drinking With The Devil (Outtake / Different Guitar Solo) 3:42
05 Make Your Move 5:24
06 Snowman 4:30
07 Street Of Dreams (Album Version) 4:24
08 Stranded (Live At St. David’s Hall, Cardiff/1983 / With Applause) 5:51
09 Power (Live In Cardiff/1983) 4:29
10 Fire Dance (Live In Cardiff/1983) 4:26
11 Fool For the Night (Live At The Tokyo Budokan/1984) 3:59
12 Difficult To Cure (Live At The Tokyo Budokan) 11:13
13 Smoke On The Water (Live At The Tokyo Budokan/1984) 4:42

DISC 6 / DVD

01 All Night Long (Live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, UK / 1980) 7:56
02 Catch The Rainbow (Live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, UK / 1980) 5:06
03 Eyes Of The World (Live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, UK / 1980) 1:23
04 Lost In Hollywood (Guitar Solo / Live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, UK / 1980) 3:32
05 Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, UK / 1980) 3:15
06 Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (Live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, UK / 1980 / Pt. 1) 2:29
07 Kill The King (Live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, UK / 1980) 3:29
08 Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (Live At Monsters Of Rock, Donington Park, UK / 1980 / Pt. 2) 2:20