Rainbow 7" Discography, February 1975-July 1975

A: Man On The Silver Mountain
B: Snake Charmer
  • Oyster OYR 11006, Australia, 1975
      - This single was actually released on January 27th, 1976
      - No picture sleeves
      - Click for B side picture
      - Ebay prices:
        - 31.05.2006 $8
        - 06.12.2008 $14
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  • Oyster OYR 11006, Australia, 1975
      - Promo release, the A side label has a big A covering the whole label
      - No picture sleeves
      - Ebay prices:
        - 14.01.2008 $20
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  • EMI 4C 006 97061, Belgium, 1975
      - Might be a rumored release only, could've been confused with the export release
  • Oyster 4C 006 97061, Belgium, 1975
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  • Oyster OYR 103, Denmark, 1975
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  • Oyster 2C 010 97061, France, 1975
      - Ebay prices:
        - 04.02.2006 $108
        - 14.11.2006 $46
        - 08.01.2007 $14
        - 18.04.2007 $26
        - 21.02.2009 $96
        - 02.07.2010 $38
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  • EMI 4178, Guatemala, 1978-1983
      - Comes in a record company sleeves
      - Release year not certain. EMI used this label design between 1978 and 1983. The most likely release time for this record is probably around 1980-1983.
      - Click here for side B label picture.
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  • Polydor DP 1996, Japan, December 1975
      - Insert sleeve with lyrics for Man On The Silver Mountain
      - Ebay prices:
        - 10.01.2006 $109
        - 29.01.2006 $16
        - 29.03.2006 $16
        - 01.09.2006 $39
        - 11.11.2006 $25
        - 29.12.2006 $32
        - 19.02.2006 $31
        - 23.03.2007 $22
        - 07.04.2007 $34
        - 02.09.2007 $24
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  • Polydor DP 1996, Japan, 1975
      - Insert sleeve with lyrics for Man On The Silver Mountain
      - White label promo release
      - Ebay prices:
        - 17.07.2007 $40
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  • Polydor DPQ 6093, Japan, 1978
      - Reissue
      - Insert sleeve with different "inner" side of the insert sleeve than on the original release
      - Click here for front sleeve picture
      - Ebay prices:
        - 29.06.2006 $89
        - 03.12.2006 $16
        - 02.03.2007 $31
        - 15.07.2007 $15
        - 14.08.2007 $11
        - 21.11.2008 $60
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  • Polydor DPQ 6093, Japan, 1978
      - Reissue
      - Insert sleeve with different "inner" side of the insert sleeve than on the original release
      - Promo release, existence not confirmed
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  • Oyster J 006-97.061 (OYR 103), Spain, 1975
      - Ebay prices:
        - 09.10.2005 $6
        - 18.01.2006 $13
        - 19.03.2006 $20
        - 14.05.2006 $20
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  • Oyster J 006-97.061 (OYR 103), Spain, 1975
      - Has a sticker on the sleeve
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  • Oyster J 006-97.061 (OYR 103), Spain, 1975
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  • Oyster OYR 103, UK, October 1975
      - no picture sleeves
      - Ebay prices:
        - 26.01.2006 $39
        - 15.01.2008 $8
        - 10.02.2008 $22
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  • Oyster OYR 103, UK, 1975
      - No picture sleeves
      - Promo release, credited only to Ritchie Blackmore on the label
      - Click here for side B picture.
      - Ebay prices:
        - 30.11.2008 $37
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  • Oyster OYR 103, UK, 1975
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  • Polydor PD 14290, USA, 1975
      - No picture sleeves
      - Different label design than on the other version
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  • Oyster/Yugoton SOY 88876, Yugoslavia, 1975
      - Pressed on November 5th, 1975 according to the run-off area
      - "LSOY 73023" on different line with "Blackmore's Rainbow" on the A side
      - Picture of the front sleeve
      - Ebay prices:
        - 16.12.2006 $26
        - 26.07.2007 $20
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  • Oyster/Yugoton SOY 88876, Yugoslavia, 1975
      - Pressed on November 5th, 1975 according to the run-off area
      - Slightly different labels than on the other release, has "LSOY 73023" written on the same line with "Blackmore's Rainbow" on the A side
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A: Man On The Silver Mountain (stereo)
B: Man On The Silver Mountain (mono)
  • Polydor PD 14290, USA, 1975
      - Promo release, record company sleeves
      - Ebay prices:
        - 18.04.2007 $21
        - 07.12.2008 $13
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Side A:
  1. Man On The Silver Mountain
  2. Snake Charmer
Side B:
  1. If You Don't Like Rock 'N' Roll
  2. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
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  • Polydor 2835 035, Italy/Germany, 1977
      - Released in the Club-Selektion series
      - Single seems to have been pressed in Italy, but for German market
      - The release time is likely late 1977 (possibly in conjunction with Rainbow's German tour in 1977) or even early 1978, judging from the other singles released in the Club-Selektion series
      - Possibly given out as a prize in a book or music club, perhaps as a reward for getting a new member to join the club
      - Click here for back sleeve picture.
      - Click here for side B label picture.
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A: Still I'm Sad
B: Temple Of The King
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  • Oyster 3C 006 97224, Italy, 1975
      - Released in the Disc Jockey series
      - "24-11-75" date etched in the run-off area
      - There is a so-called "sandwich" version of this single: EMI Italiana often used unsold single sleeves when they distributed singles to jukebox use. The sleeves had large hole punched through the middle so that the single label was visible, as they didn't even try to match the actual singles and sleeves for the jukebox distribution. In Italy the art of matching the sleeves and singles is called "fare il panino", "making a sandwich". It is unknown if Still I'm Sad/Temple Of The King single itself was distributed to jukebox use like this, but at least some Still I'm Sad sleeves were used in this fashion, see pictures below.
      - Click here for back sleeve picture
      - Click here for side A label picture
      - Click here for "sandwich" front sleeve picture
      - Click here for "sandwich" back sleeve picture
      - Ebay prices:
        - 30.07.2005 $45
        - 09.10.2005 $15
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A: Temple Of The King
B: Snake Charmer
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  • Polydor PRO-3751 (885 199-7), Philippines, 1975
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  • Polydor PRO-3751 (885 199-7), Philippines, 1975
      - Slightly different label design than on the other version
      - Click here for B side picture
      - Ebay prices:
        - 19.10.2005 $13
        - 25.01.2007 $24
        - 03.06.2010 $10
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  • Purple 4PUR 9005, Venezuela, 1975
      - Released on the Purple label because of some problems with sending the Oyster label on time
      - Promo copy, promo stamp on B side label
      - Misprinting, off-centre vinyl pressing
      - Click here for A side picture
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A: Temple Of The King
B: Sixteenth Century Greensleeves / Self Portrait
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