Rainbow LP Discography, February 1975-July 1975

Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
A:
  1. Man On The Silver Mountain
  2. Self Portrait
  3. Black Sheep Of The Family
  4. Catch The Rainbow
B:
  1. Snake Charmer
  2. The Temple Of The King
  3. If You Don't Like Rock 'N' Roll
  4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  5. Still I'm Sad
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  • Oyster/Polydor 2391 190, Australia, 1978
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue
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  • Polydor PD-6049, Canada, July 14th, 1975
      - Test pressing
      - No picture sleeves
      - Handwritten labels, dated to July 14th, 1975
      - Side A label includes a text "Rainbow Unapproved"
      - Etchings on side A: Stamped 'KENDUN-A' with PD-6049-AS-AD-3 & 'THE WASP'
      - Etchings on side B: Stamped 'KENDUN-A' with PD-6049-BS-AD-3
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  • Polydor PD-6049, Canada, August 13th, 1975
      - Test pressing
      - No picture sleeves
      - Handwritten labels, dated to August 13th, 1975
      - Click here for side B label.
      - Prices:
        - 2012-02-06 178 euros
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  • Polydor PD-6049, Canada, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - "THE WASP" etched to the run-off area (nickname of the producer Martin Birch)
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  • Polydor PD-6049, Canada, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Different label design than on the other PD-6049 pressing
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  • Polydor/Oyster, Canada, 1981
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue
  • Polydor MIP-1-9325, Canada
      - Red labels
      - Reissue, release year not known
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  • EMI Oyster 2C 068 96 787, France, 1975
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  • EMI Oyster 2C 068 96 787, France, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves, front and back sleeve laminated, but inside of the gatefold sleeve not laminated
      - Oyster labels, identical with the 1st printing
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  • EMI Oyster 2C 062 96 787, France, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Oyster labels
      - Different picture in the inner sleeve
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  • Polydor 2391 190 (POL 350), France
      - Red labels
      - Rerelease, release year not known
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  • Oyster 1C 072 96 787, Germany, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Different catalog number than on the other German releases, reason for this catalog number is unknown
      - Identical run-off area etchings with the other German first pressings
      - Oyster labels
      - Has a black & white sticker on the front sleeve with text "RITCHIE BLACKMORE, Super-Gitarrist und Mitbegründer einer der erfolgrechsten Rock-Gruppen der Welt, DEEP PURPLE, präsentiert sein 1. Album: RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW
      - Click here for front sleeve picture.
      - Click here for back sleeve picture.
      - Click here for side B label picture.
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  • Polydor/Oyster 239 1190, Germany, 1978
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue
      - Lyrics printed on the inner sleeve
      - Laminated sleeves
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2929 096, Germany, 1981
      - Reissue
      - Oyster labels
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  • Polydor 2929 096, Germany, 1981?
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Polydor labels, different design than on the other 2929 096 pressing
      - Release year not known for sure
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Dionet-00690
  • Oyster/Polydor 2J 064-96787 (OYA.2001), Greece, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Original release
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  • Polydor 2929 096, Holland, 1981?
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Polydor labels
      - Release year not known for sure
      - Includes "Special Price" inner sleeve
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  • Oyster 3C 064-96787, Italy, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor/Oyster MP 2502, Japan, October 1975
      - Includes title strip and lyrics
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Promo release
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  • Polydor MPF 1144, Japan, February 1978
      - Reissue
      - Promo release
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Includes an insert and a title strip
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  • Polydor 20MM 9225, Japan, 1982
      - Reissue
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Includes an insert and a title strip
      - Promo release
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  • Polydor/Oyster 18MM 0539, Japan, December 1st, 1986
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  • Oyster/EMI SLEM-628, Mexico, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Purple Records/Oyster/EMI OYA2001, New Zealand, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2391 190, Norway, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor/Oyster 8E 064-96 787, Portugal, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor/Sung Eum Ltd SEL-RG 343 (2391 190/SEL 200343), South Korea, March 26th 1979
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  • Polydor/Sung Eum Ltd SEL-200 343 (2391 190), South Korea, March 26th 1979
      - Reissue
      - Back sleeve has the normal inner sleeve picture
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  • Polydor/Sung Eum Ltd 2391 190/SEL-RG 343/SEL 200343, South Korea, March 26th 1979
      - Reissue
      - Back sleeve has the normal inner sleeve picture
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  • Polydor/Sung Eum Ltd 2391 190/SEL-RG 343/SEL 200343, South Korea, March 26th 1979
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  • Polydor/Sung Eum Ltd 2391 190/SEL-RG 343/SEL 200343, South Korea, March 26th 1979
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  • Polydor/Sung Eum Ltd 2391 190/SEL-RG 343/SEL 200343, South Korea, March 26th 1979
      - Reissue
      - Back sleeve has the normal inner sleeve picture
      - Identical labels with the 4th South Korean release, but slightly different back sleeve
      - Click here for back sleeve picture
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  • Polydor/Sung Eum Ltd 2391 190/SEL-RG 343/SEL 200343, South Korea, March 26th 1979
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  • Polydor 2490 141, Spain, 1981
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue
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  • Oyster OYA 2001, UK, August 1975
      - Gatefold laminated sleeves, colored Oyster label
      - Distributed via EMI
      - First release
      - Ebay prices:
        - 26.07.2006 $35
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  • Oyster OYA 2001, UK, 1975
      - Test pressing
      - Comes on two single-sided discs with blank white labels
      - No picture sleeves
      - Side A etchings: "KENDUN A OYA 2001 A-1U G WASP"
      - Side B etchings: "KENDUN B OYA 2001 B-1U G"
      - Prices:
        - 2012-12-30 £467
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2490 141, UK, 1978
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Rerelease, release year not certain
      - White label promo release
      - Some sources claim this may be a test pressing
  • Oyster/Polydor 2490 141, UK
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue, release year unknown
      - Red Oyster/Polydor labels
      - Has a golden "LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL PRICE." stamp on the front sleeve.
      - Click here for front sleeve picture.
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  • Polydor SPELP 7, UK, 1983
      - Rerelease
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  • Polydor SPELP 7, UK, 1983
      - Reissue
      - Slightly different label design than on the other SPELP 7 release
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  • Back On Black RCV022LP, UK, May 2010
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  • Polydor PD 6049, USA, 1975
      - Reached #30 in US charts
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor PD 6049, USA, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Different label design than on the other printing
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  • Monarch Record MFG. CO./Polydor PD 1-6049, USA, 1975
      - Test pressing
      - No picture sleeves
      - Side A etchings: "OY-1-1601-AS", "KENDUN" (stamped), "20498"
      - Side B etchings: "OY-1-1601-BS-MW", "KENDUN" (stamped, "20498"
      - Click here for side B label picture.
      - Prices:
        - 09.04.2012 $432
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  • Polydor 2391 190, USA
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue
      - Different label design than on the other printings
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  • Polydor 825 089-1, USA, 1985 or 1987
      - Reissue
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  • EMI, Venezuela, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • EMI, Venezuela, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Promo release, has a promo stamp at least on the front sleeve
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  • EMI/Oyster/Jugoton LSOY 73023, Yugoslavia, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • EMI/Oyster/Jugoton LSOY 73023, Yugoslavia, 1975
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Slightly different lower left corner of the back sleeve than on the other Yugoslavian printing
      - Inside sleeve printed different way than on the other Yugoslavian printing
      - Slightly different label design than on the other Yugoslavian printing
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