Rainbow CD Discography, October 1975-January 1977

Rising
  1. Tarot Woman
  2. Run With The Wolf
  3. Starstruck
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes
  5. Stargazer
  6. A Light In The Black
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  • Polydor 823 655-2, Germany, 1987
      "Made in W.-Germany by PolyGram" text on the CD.
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  • Polydor 823 655-2, Germany, 1987
      "Made in W.-Germany" text on the CD.
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  • Polydor 547 361-2, Germany, April 27th, 1999
      - Remastered release
      - Stickers on the front cover
      - Silver inner ring (shows as black in the picture here)
      - "MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L" printed on the silver side
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  • Polydor 547 361-2, Germany
      - Remastered release
      - Reprint of the original remastered release, released probably around 2005
      - No silver inner ring
      - "Made in Germany by EDC" printed on the silver side
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  • Polydor P33P-25021, Japan, September 1st, 1986
      - Includes a title strip.
      - The original CD release
      - Title strip has price but does not have "ROCK CD FAIR" logo
      - Existence not confirmed but likely
  • Polydor POCP-1802, Japan, May 1st, 1990
      First reissue release. Title strip has text on the back side too (barcode side), as well as a golden bar instead of a white one. Apparently the first batch of this release was released this way. The text outlines a competition where one could win a Rainbow or Deep Purple T-shirt. Click here for title strip picture
      - Ebay prices:
        - 05.04.2007 $26
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  • Polydor POCP-1802, Japan, May 1st, 1990
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  • Polydor/Polygram POCP-9156, Japan, December 16th, 1998
      - Cardboard "miniature LP" gatefold sleeves
      - Includes a title strip and a booklet
      - Promo release, includes a promo sticker on the title strip
      - Remastered release
      - Click here to see back sleeve picture
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  • Polydor/Universal POCY-3012, Japan, June 1st, 2000
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  • Universal Music UICY-95034, Japan, December 7th, 2005
      Reissue in LP sized sleeves. Includes inserts and a title strip as a sticker glued on the plastic record bag. Gatefold sleeves. Click here for CD picture
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  • Universal Music UICY-95034, Japan, December 7th, 2005
      - Reissue in LP sized gatefold sleeves.
      - Includes inserts and a title strip as a sticker attached on the plastic record bag.
      - Promo release, has a promo sticker attached on the title strip sticker on the front sleeve
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  • Polydor/Universal Music/Universal Import Music Service 547 3612, Japan/USA
      - Remastered release
      - Includes a title strip, printing on both sides of the title strip
      - CD and the sleeves manufactured in the USA, title strip made in Japan
      - Release year unknown, but released between 1999 and 2006
      - Click here for picture of the title strip
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  • Polydor UICY-90774, Japan, January 23rd, 2008
      Reissue. Includes inserts and a title strip. Released in the SHM (Super High Material) series with high-quality CD material. Promo release, has a promo sticker on the title strip as well as a promo stamp on the CD. Click here for title strip picture
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  • EGR 20077, Japan/USA
      - Includes a title strip
      - CD and the sleeves manufactured in the USA, title strip made in Japan
      - Release year unknown
      - Ebay prices:
        - 02.05.2007 $26
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  • Polydor UICY-91446, Japan, June 24th 2009
      - Reissue, remastered
      - Has a sticker on the front sleeve
      - Includes a titlestrip
      - Promo release, has a promo sticker on the title strip
      - Click here for title strip picture.
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  • Polydor 823 655-2 Y-1, USA, 1987
      - Some sources claim the release date was October 25th, 1990
      - Possibly the first release of the CD
      - Has also German copyright text printed on the CD.
      - The CD says "Made in USA"
      - Silver side matrix area says "MADE IN USA BY PDO"
      - No catalog number printed inside of the back sleeve
      - Click here for back sleeve picture.
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  • Polydor 823 655-2 Y-1, USA, 1987
      - Only single front sheet with musician information
      - Reissue
      - CD release year unknown
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  • Polydor 314 547 361-2, USA, April 27th, 1999
      - Remastered release
      - Stickers on the front cover
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Rising Deluxe Edition
CD 1:
  1. Tarot Woman (New York mix)
  2. Run With The Wolf (New York mix)
  3. Starstruck (New York mix)
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes (New York mix)
  5. Stargazer (New York mix)
  6. A Light In The Black (New York mix)
  7. Tarot Woman (Los Angeles mix)
  8. Run With The Wolf (Los Angeles mix)
  9. Starstruck (Los Angeles mix)
  10. Do You Close Your Eyes (Los Angeles mix)
  11. Stargazer (Los Angeles mix)
  12. A Light In The Black (Los Angeles mix)
CD 2:
  1. Tarot Woman (Rough Mix)
  2. Run With The Wolf (Rough Mix)
  3. Starstruck (Rough Mix)
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes (Rough Mix)
  5. Stargazer (Rough Mix)
  6. A Light In The Black (Rough Mix)
  7. Stargazer (Pirate Sound Tour Rehearsal)
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  • Universal Music UICY-75022/3, Japan, March 23rd 2011
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Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow + Rising
CD 1 (Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow):
  1. Man On The Silver Mountain
  2. Self Portrait
  3. Black Sheep Of The Family
  4. Catch The Rainbow
  5. Snake Charmer
  6. The Temple Of The King
  7. If You Don't Like Rock 'N' Roll
  8. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  9. Still I'm Sad
  1. Tarot Woman
  2. Run With The Wolf
  3. Starstruck
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes
  5. Stargazer
  6. A Light In The Black
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On Stage
  1. Kill The King
  2. Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain
  3. Blues
  4. Starstruck
  5. Catch The Rainbow
  6. Mistreated
  7. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  8. Still I'm Sad
    - Live recordings from Japan, December 1976 and Germany, September 1976. According to Roy Davies' book "Rainbow Rising - The Story of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, the songs are divided this way to different shows: The first minute or so of 'Kill The King' is from Tokyo (the evening show performed on 16th December 1976) and the rest from Munich (29th September 1976). 'Man On The Silver Mountain' combines the early and late Tokyo shows of the 16th December, while 'Catch The Rainbow' is a largely unedited version from Hiroshima on the 14th. The edited 'Mistreated' came from the Cologne concert (25th September). '16th Century Greensleeves' appears unedited and featured the version aired at the evening Tokyo show, while most of 'Still I'm Sad' would appear to come from Munich.
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  • Polydor 823 656-2, Canada, 1987
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  • Polydor 823 656-2, Germany, 1987?
      Fully silver inner circle, reissue.
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  • Polydor 823 656-2, Germany
      Reissue, has approximately 1mm clear inner circle. Silver side says "MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC".
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  • Polydor 823 656-2, Germany, 1989-1994
      - Reissue, released most likely between 1989-1994
      - No catalog number on the inside of back sleeve
      - "MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO" on shiny side
      - "Made in W.-Germany by PolyGram" on CD
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  • Polydor 547 362-2, Germany, 1999
      - Remastered release
      - "MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L" printed on the silver side
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  • Polydor 547 362-2, Germany
      - Remastered release
      - Reprint of the original remastered release, released probably around 2005
      - "Made in Germany by EDC" printed on the silver side
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  • Polydor P40P-25017, Japan, September 1st, 1986
      - Release year not known, the original CD release.
      - "ROCK CD FAIR" logo and price (4000 Yen) on the title strip
      - Click here for title strip picture
      - Ebay prices:
        - 18.04.2006 $38
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  • Polydor P40P-25017, Japan, September 1st, 1986
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  • Polydor POCP-1803, Japan, May 1st, 1990
      First reissue release. Title strip has text on the back side too (barcode side), as well as a golden bar instead of a white one. Apparently the first batch of this release was released this way. The text outlines a competition where one could win a Rainbow or Deep Purple T-shirt. Disc and sleeves are identical with the other POCP-1803 printing. Click here for title strip picture.
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  • Polydor POCP-1803, Japan, May 1st, 1990
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  • Polydor/Universal POCY-3013, Japan, June 1st, 2000
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  • Polydor UICY-9851, Japan, July 21st, 2005n
      Reissue. Includes inserts and a title strip.
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  • Polydor UICY-93620, Japan, September 24th, 2008
      - Remastered reissue
      - Includes inserts and a title strip
      - Comes in a miniature gatefodl LP sleeve with a sticker on the sleeve
      - Released in the SHM (Super High Material CD) series
      - Promo release, has a promo sticker on the title strip as well as a promo stamp on the CD
      - Click here for title strip picture.
      - Click here for back sleeve picture.
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  • Polydor 823 656-2, UK, 1987
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  • Polydor 314 547 362-2, USA, April 27th, 1999
      - Remastered release
      - Stickers on the front cover
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On Stage
  1. Kill The King
  2. Man On The Silver Mountain
  3. Blues
  4. Stastruck
  5. Catch The Rainbow
  6. Mistreated
  7. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  8. Still I'm Sad
  9. Stargazer (bonus)
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On Stage Deluxe Edition
CD 1:
  1. Kill The King
  2. Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain
  3. Blues
  4. Starstruck
  5. Catch The Rainbow
  6. Mistreated
  7. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  8. Still I'm Sad
CD 2:
  1. Kill The King
  2. Mistreated
  3. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  4. Catch The Rainbow
  5. Man On The Silver Mountain
  6. Blues
  7. Starstruck
  8. Do You Close Your Eyes

    CD 1: Live recordings from Japan, December 1976 and Germany, September 1976. According to Roy Davies' book "Rainbow Rising - The Story of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, the songs are divided this way to different shows: The first minute or so of 'Kill The King' is from Tokyo (the evening show performed on 16th December 1976) and the rest from Munich (29th September 1976). 'Man On The Silver Mountain' combines the early and late Tokyo shows of the 16th December, while 'Catch The Rainbow' is a largely unedited version from Hiroshima on the 14th. The edited 'Mistreated' came from the Cologne concert (25th September). '16th Century Greensleeves' appears unedited and featured the version aired at the evening Tokyo show, while most of 'Still I'm Sad' would appear to come from Munich.

    CD 2: Claims to be live from Osaka, Japan on December 9th, 1976, but is actually from the evening show from Budokan in Tokyo, Japan on December 16th, 1976.

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Live In Germany
CD 1:
  1. Kill The King (*)
  2. Mistreated (*)
  3. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (**)
  4. Catch The Rainbow (***)
CD 2:
  1. Man On The Silver Mountain (****)
  2. Stargazer (**)
  3. Still I'm Sad (**)
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes (*)
    - (*) recorded live at Circus Krone, Munich, Germany on September 29th, 1976
    - (**) recorded live at Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany on September 25th, 1976
    - (***) recorded live at Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany on September 27th, 1976
    - (****) recorded live at Multihalle, Mannheim, Germany on September 28th, 1976
  • Connoisseur Collection DP VSOP CD 155, France, 1990
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  • Teichiku TECP-40780/1, Japan, April 21st, 1991
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  • Purple Records/VAP VCPK-85337, Japan, December 23rd, 2003
      - Includes a title strip and a booklet
      - Comes in miniature LP cardboard sleeves
      - Titled as "Live In Germany 1976"
      - Promo release
      - Click here for title strip picture
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  • Connoisseur Collection DP VSOP CD 155, UK, 1990
      - Includes a booklet with list of 1976 Germany tour dates
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  • Eagle Records ER202392, USA, August 23rd, 2011
      - Remastered release
      - Comes in a slim 2CD case
      - Identical sleeves with the promo pressing except for the promo hole
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Live In Europe
CD 1:
  1. Kill The King (*)
  2. Mistreated (*)
  3. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (**)
  4. Catch The Rainbow (***)
CD 2:
  1. Man On The Silver Mountain (****)
  2. Stargazer (**)
  3. Still I'm Sad (**)
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes (*)
    - (*) recorded live at Circus Krone, Munich, Germany on September 29th, 1976
    - (**) recorded live at Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany on September 25th, 1976
    - (***) recorded live at Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany on September 27th, 1976
    - (****) recorded live at Multihalle, Mannheim, Germany on September 28th, 1976
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  • Mausoleum Classix/BMG 71278-60024-2, USA, March 26th, 1996
      - Musically same as Live In Germany, released in the USA under different name
      - Slim case
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  • Pet Rock Records/DN Innovation 71278-60024-2, USA, 1996
      - Musically same as Live In Germany, released in the USA under different name
      - Slim case
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Deutschland Tournee 1976
CD 1 - Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany, 25.09.1976:
  1. Intro (Over The Rainbow)
  2. Kill The King
  3. Mistreated
  4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  5. Catch The Rainbow
  6. Man On The Silver Mountain
CD 2 - Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany, 25.09.1976:
  1. Stargazer
  2. Still I'm Sad
  3. Do You Close Your Eyes
CD 3 - Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, 27.09.1976:
  1. Intro (Over The Rainbow)
  2. Kill The King
  3. Mistreated
  4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  5. Catch The Rainbow
  6. Man On The Silver Mountain
CD 4 - Philipshalle, Dusseldorf, Germany, 27.09.1976:
  1. Stargazer
  2. Still I'm Sad
CD 5 - Messezentrum Halle A, Nurnberg, Germany, 28.09.1976:
  1. Intro (Over The Rainbow)
  2. Kill The King
  3. Mistreated
  4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  5. Catch The Rainbow
  6. Man On The Silver Mountain
CD 6 - Messezentrum Halle A, Nurnberg, Germany, 28.09.1976:
  1. Stargazer
  2. Still I'm Sad
  3. Do You Close Your Eyes
    - Shows originally recorded for the On Stage release.
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  • VAP Inc/Purple Records VPCK-85354, Japan, May 24th, 2006
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  • VAP Inc/Purple Records VPCK-85354, Japan, May 24th, 2006
      - Second release without the mouse pad, otherwise identical with the first release
      - Box set with gatefold miniature LP sleeves inside
      - Includes a title strip
      - Click here for title strip picture
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  • VAP Inc/Purple Records VPCK-85354, Japan, May 24th, 2006
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Live In Cologne 1976
CD 1:
  1. Intro (Over The Rainbow)
  2. Kill The King
  3. Mistreated
  4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  5. Catch The Rainbow
  6. Man On The Silver Mountain
CD 2:
  1. Stargazer
  2. Still I'm Sad
  3. Do You Close Your Eyes
    - Recorded live at Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany on September 25th, 1976.
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  • Hummingbird/AFM Records T2CD0105, EU, July 17th, 2006
      - Also known as Live In Köln 1976 and Kölner Sporthalle 25.9.1976
      - Comes in a slim 2CD case
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Live In Düsseldorf 1976
CD 1:
  1. Intro (Over The Rainbow)
  2. Kill The King
  3. Mistreated
  4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  5. Catch The Rainbow
  6. Man On The Silver Mountain
CD 2:
  1. Stargazer
  2. Still I'm Sad
    - Recorded live at Philipshalle in Düsseldorf, Germany on September 27th, 1976.
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Live In Nürnberg 1976
CD 1:
  1. Intro (Over The Rainbow)
  2. Kill The King
  3. Mistreated
  4. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  5. Catch The Rainbow
  6. Man On The Silver Mountain
CD 2:
  1. Stargazer
  2. Still I'm Sad
  3. Do You Close Your Eyes
    - Recorded live at Messezentrum Halle in Nürnberg, Germany on September 28th, 1976.
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