Rainbow LP Bootleg Discography, February 1975-November 1978

All of these are illegal, unauthorized vinyl bootleg releases. Most of them have been printed in very small quantities, usually no more than thousand copies of each.

Atlanta 8/6/78
A:
  1. Kill The King
  2. Mistreated
  3. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
B:
  1. Man On The Silver Mountain
  2. Guitar Solo
  3. Blues
  4. Starstruck
  5. Captain Cornflakes
  6. Man On The Silver Mountain
  7. Beethoven's Ninth
  8. Keyboard Solo
  9. Drum Solo
    Recorded live at the Omni, Atlanta, GA, USA on June 24th, 1978, although the sleeve claims otherwise
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Blackmore The Raider
    A:
    1. Intro: Over The Rainbow
    2. Kill The King
    3. Mistreated
    4. Catch The Rainbow
    B:
    1. Man On The Silver Mountain
    2. Starstruck
    3. Man On The Silver Mountain
    4. Stargazer
    5. Still I'm Sad

    Recorded live at Sports Centre, Tokyo, Japan on December 2nd, 1976.

  • Idle Mind Productions IMP 1202, USA, 1977 or 1978
      - Red picture sleeves made of rather thin and brittle paper, roughly A3 size folded around the LP sleeve. On the back side the sleeve covers only a small portion of the LP sleeve.
      - Possibly around 300-500 copies made
      - Some claim this would be Japanese but that is unlikely as Idle Mind Productions was California based bootleg label
      - "IMP 1202 A II" and "IMP 1202 B II" hand-etched on the run-off area
      - Click here for front sleeve picture
      - Click here for side A label picture
      - Click here for side B label picture
      - There are rumors about orange sleeve version, but most likely those copies which look like orange are just faded red sleeve versions
      - Ebay prices:
        - 01.09.2005 $200
        - 22.04.2006 $202
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Catch The Rainbow
A:
  1. Intro: Over The Rainbow
  2. Kill The King
  3. Mistreated
B:
  1. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  2. Catch The Rainbow
C:
  1. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
  2. Man On The Silver Mountain
  3. Blues
  4. Starstruck
D:
  1. For A Dime (Improvisations)
  2. Still I'm Sad
  3. Beethoven's Ninth
  4. Keyboard Solo
  5. Drum Solo
    Recorded live at Chataeu Neuf, Oslo, Norway on September 27th, 1977.
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  • Mini Music Records BF94052, Holland
      - There are rumors about two other versions: Box set and color vinyl editions. Most likely neither of these exists. There is one known box set of this around, but it has likely been made by a previous owner of the regular 2LP, and not released like that.
      - Ebay prices:
        - 30.04.2006 $45
        - 14.05.2006 $28
        - 03.07.2007 $41
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Catch The Rainbow
Side A:
  1. Intro
  2. Kill The King (listed as "New Song"
  3. Mistreated
  4. 16th Century Greensleeves
Side B:
  1. Catch The Rainbow
  2. Man On The Silver Mountain
Side C:
  1. Stargazer
  2. Still I'm Sad
Side D:
  1. Still I'm Sad
  2. Do You Close Your Eyes

    Recorded live at Koseinenkin-Kaikan, Osaka, Japan on December 8th, 1976.

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Deep Purple And Split Groups
    A:
    1. Deep Purple: Hush
    2. Deep Purple: Strange Kind Of Woman
    3. Deep Purple: You Fool No One
    4. Ian Gillan: She Called Me Softly
    B:
    1. Ian Gillan & Ritchie Blackmore: Rock 'N' Roll Medley
    2. Rainbow: Mistreated (*)
    3. Whitesnake: Lady Luck
    4. Rainbow: Captain Cornflakes (live jamming) (*)

    (*) Features Rainbow with Ronnie James Dio. Mistreated was recorded on June 24th, 1978 in Atlanta, GA. Captain Cornflakes live jamming is recorded live on January 20th, 1978 in Osaka, Japan.

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Guitar Vanguard
    A:
    1. Kill The King
    2. Man On The Silver Mountain
    3. Still I'm Sad
    B:
    1. Catch The Rainbow
    2. Eulogy for Tommy Bolin
    3. Mistreated
    4. Do You Close Your Eyes

    Recorded live apparently in Nagoya, Japan on December 7th 1976, although the sleeve says November.

    Note:

      There are multiple different variations of this bootleg out there, with different colored insert sleeves and with different labels. It is possible that some variations are literally unique, while there certainly are multiple copies of some other variations.

      There are apparently three major different editions - or printings if you prefer - of this bootleg. The first one has rather detailed A4 sized insert sleeve. The second one has a clearly less detailed, photocopied A4 insert sleeve. And the third one has also an insert sleeve, but roughly an LP sleeve sized one as can be seen below.

      It is very likely that all these different editions originally came from the same bootleg manufacturer, possibly based on somewhere in California. The bootlegger used many different labels around 1976-1978 timeframe - Ruthless Rhymes, Duck Records, Dragonfly Records and GLC were among the labels used by this same bootlegger. Many discographies (including this one until April 2006) list the first editions being German bootlegs while the 2nd and 3rd either Japanese or German. That is rather unlikely.

      Starting from June, 2008 onwards, I've listed all the different 1st editions under one entry in the discography. There are so many different versions of these 1st editions that it does not make sense to list them all here. This first edition is very common and most likely there is more or less uncountable number of combinations with different color insert sleeves and labels.

      It also might be so that the 2nd and 3rd editions were actually released in different order; the 2nd edition is worse quality one than the 3rd edition. All the 2nd edition copies seem to have identical bubbles, dents and other defects in the vinyl, i.e. they have been pressed with the same set of masters. Because the 3rd edition is again the same quality as the 1st edition, there must either be at least 2 sets of masters (unlikely with bootlegs) or the 3rd edition actually precedes the 2nd edition.

  • Blue insert sleeve, black printing
  • Blue insert sleeve, dark blue printing
  • Light yellow insert sleeve, black printing
  • Orangish yellow insert sleeve, black printing
  • Pink insert sleeve, black printing
  • Pink insert sleeve, red printing
  • Green insert sleeve, black printing
    • MBP 992, USA, 1977-1978?
        - The second edition of the bootleg
        - Yellow picture insert sleeves, guitar in the picture
        - Picture quality considerably lower than in the 1st edition versions
        - Blank white labels
        - Ebay prices:
          - 06.03.2007 $13
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    • MBP 992, USA, 1977-1978?
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    Kerr-aaannnngg!!!
      A:
      1. Over The Rainbow
      2. Kill The King
      3. Mistreated
      4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
      B:
      1. Long Live Rock'n'Roll
      2. Lazy
      3. Man On The Silver Mountain
      4. Still I'm Sad

      Recorded live at Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on February 3rd, 1978. Also called as "Blackmore's Fucking Old Turd" as the edge of the sleeve gives that as the name.

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    Kill The King
      A:
      1. Kill The King
      2. Mistreated
      B:
      1. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
      2. Catch The Rainbow
      C:
      1. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
      2. Man On The Silver Mountain
      D:
      1. Still I'm Sad
      2. Keyboard Solo
      3. Drum Solo
      4. Still I'm Sad

      Recorded live in The Hague, Holland on October 4th, 1977.

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    Live At The Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan - On The 17th January 1978
      A:
      1. Intro
      2. Over The Rainbow
      3. Kill The King
      4. Mistreated
      B:
      1. 16th Century Greensleeves
      2. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
      C:
      1. Catch The Rainbow/Guitar Solo
      D:
      1. Man On The Silver Mountain
      2. Blues
      3. Starstruck
      4. Man On The Silver Mountain (reprise)
      E:
      1. Still I'm Sad/Keyboards Solo
      F:
      1. Drum Solo
      2. Still I'm Sad
      3. Do You Close Your Eyes
      4. Guitar Solo
      5. Outro (Over The Rainbow)

      Recorded live at the Koseinenkin Kaikan in Osaka, Japan on the January 17th, 1978.

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    Dionet-01348
    • Iron Eagle Records 109/110/111, Europe, 2016
        - Claims to be from the USA but is almost certainly made somewhere in Europe.
        - Clear vinyl version
        - Limited edition of 100 copies on clear vinyl, individually numbered (first 100 copies were on black vinyl, another 100 copies on clear vinyl).

    Live In Australia
    A:
    1. Mistreated
    2. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    B:
    1. Catch The Rainbow
    2. Man On The Silver Mountain
    C:
    1. Starstruck
    2. Man On The Silver Mountain
    3. Still I'm Sad
    4. Keyboard Solo
    5. Drum Solo
    D:
    1. Still I'm Sad
    2. Do You Close Your Eyes
      Recorded live at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia on November 22nd, 1976.
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    • The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label TAKRL 24904, USA
        - C and D side yellow labels have "Monique D'Ozo" picture on them, side B label similar to the side A label style, also in light yellow color
        - Click here for side C label picture
        - Ebay prices:
          - 12.02.2007 $67
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    Mark II
      A:
      1. Kill The King
      2. Mistreated
      3. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
      B:
      1. Catch The Rainbow
      2. Long Live Rock'n'Roll
      C:
      1. Man On The Silver Mountain
      2. Blues
      3. Starstruck
      4. Man On The Silver Mountain
      5. Keyboard Solo
      D:
      1. Beethoven's Ninth
      2. Keyboard Solo
      3. Drum Solo
      4. 1812 Overture
      5. Still I'm Sad

      Recorded live at Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK on November 4th, 1977.

    • R-77, Japan
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    Nippon Eyes
      A:
      1. Intro: Over The Rainbow
      2. Kill The King
      3. Mistreated
      4. Man On The Silver Mountain
      B:
      1. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
      2. Catch The Rainbow
      C:
      1. Keyboard Solo
      2. Stargazer
      D:
      1. Still I'm Sad
      2. Drum Solo
      3. Still I'm Sad

      Recorded live at Koseinenkin-Kaikan, Osaka, Japan on December 8th, 1976.

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    Satisfaction
    A:
    1. Intro: Over The Rainbow
    2. Kill The King
    3. Long Live Rock'n'Roll
    4. Man On The Silver Mountain
    5. Starstruck
    B:
    1. Still I'm Sad
      Recorded live at Koseinenkin-Kaikan, Osaka, Japan on January 16th, 1978.
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    • BL-409 A/B, Japan
        - Ebay prices:
          - 22.04.2006 $164
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    Seven Bridge
    A:
    1. Still I'm Sad
    2. Man On The Silver Mountain
    3. Starstruck
    B:
    1. Stargazer
    2. Do You Close Your Eyes
      Recorded live at Koseinenkin-Kaikan, Osaka, Japan on December 8th, 1976.
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    • BR 726 A/B, Japan
        - Includes pink insert sleeve
        - "BR726A 1K" and "BR726B 1K" printed in the run-off area
        - EBay prices:
          - 22.04.2006 $236
          - 30.04.2007 $52
          - 29.09.2007 $52
          - 02.05.2010 $99
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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    A:
    1. Kill The King
    2. Mistreated
    3. Long Live Rock'n'Roll
    B:
    1. Man On The Silver Mountain
    2. Still I'm Sad
    3. Beethoven's Ninth
      Recorded live at The Omni, Atlanta, GA, USA on June 23rd, 1978.
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    • Taurus Records 002 9103, Italy, 1991
        - Color picture sleeves
        - Ebay prices:
          - 08.03.2006 $28
          - 31.05.2006 $17
          - 10.09.2006 $32
          - 30.08.2007 $31
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    Sort Of Fucking Boring Old Fart
      A:
      1. Intro: Over The Rainbow
      2. Kill The King
      3. Long Live Rock'n'Roll
      4. Still I'm Sad
      5. Beethoven's Ninth
      6. Dance With The Devil (*)
      B:
      1. Do You Close Your Eyes
      2. Stargazer (**)
      3. The Man In Black (*)

      Recorded live at Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany on October 20th, 1977, except (*) recorded by Cozy Powell solo and (**) recorded live at Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on December 6th, 1976. Although Gates Of Babylon is listed on the sleeve, it is not on the vinyl.

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    • HE 9314 A/B, Japan
        - red/white cover
        - blank white labels
        - Ebay prices:
          - 12.03.2007 $50
          - 29.09.2007 $15
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    War Of Nerves In 1976
      A:
      1. Intro: Over The Rainbow
      2. Kill The King
      3. Mistreated
      4. Man On The Silver Mountain
      B:
      1. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
      2. Catch The Rainbow
      C:
      1. Keyboard Solo
      2. Stargazer
      D:
      1. Still I'm Sad
      2. Drum Solo
      3. Still I'm Sad

      Recorded live at Koseinenkin-Kaikan, Osaka, Japan on December 8th, 1976.

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