Rainbow LP Discography, October 1975-January 1977

Rising
A:
  1. Tarot Woman
  2. Run With The Wolf
  3. Starstruck
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes
B:
  1. Stargazer
  2. A Light In The Black
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  • Polydor/Oyster, Argentina, 1976
      - Titled in Spanish as Sale El Arco Iris on the sleeves
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Dionet-00258 picture
Dionet-00218 picture
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Dionet-00650 picture
  • Polydor 2391 224, Brazil, 1985
      - Reissue
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  • Polydor/Oyster OY-1-1601, Canada, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor/Oyster MIP-1-9339, Canada
      - Reissue, release year not known, but must be 1979 or after
      - Red labels
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Dionet-01199 picture
  • Polydor 2391 224, France, 1976
      - Red Polydor labels
      - Sticker on cover "Ex guitariste solo de Deep Purple"
      - Gatefold sleeves
Dionet-00428 picture
  • Oyster 2391 224 (POL 340), France
      - POL 340 on the back sleeve
      - Reissue, release year not known
      - Gatefold sleeves
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Dionet-00240 picture
Dionet-00461 picture
  • Polydor 2391 224, Germany, 1976
      - Red Polydor label
  • Oyster/Polydor 2391 224, Germany, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Oyster 2391 224, Germany, 1976
      - White label promo release
      - "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Rising" on label
  • Polydor/Oyster 2391 224, Germany
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Dionet-00642 picture
  • Polydor/Oyster 2391 224, Germany
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Includes a sticker on the sleeve
      - Reissue, release year not known
      - Misprinting with no A side label, B side has The Eagles: On The Border label
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2929 098, Germany, 1984
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue
      - Includes a sticker on the sleeve
      - Labels say "Rainbow Rising"
  • Polydor/Oyster 2929 098, Germany, 1984
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue
      - Includes a sticker on the sleeve
      - Labels say "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Rising"
  • Polydor/Oyster 2929 098, Germany
      - Reissue, release year not known
      - Red Polydor label
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2391 224, Greece, 1976
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Dionet-00263 picture
  • Polydor/Oyster 2482 478, Holland, 1976
      - Red labels
  • Polydor/Oyster 2929 098, Holland, 1976
      - Reissue
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  • Polydor 823 655-1, Holland
      - Reissue
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  • Polydor 823 655-1, Holland/Germany, late 1980s
      - Reissue, last European vinyl pressing in the 1980s
      - Back sleeve has already the CD catalog number too
      - Vinyls pressed in Holland, sleeves printed in Germany
      - Click here for back sleeve picture.
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Dionet-00176 picture
  • Polydor/Oyster MWF 1004, Japan, June 21st, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Includes a blue lyrics sheet and a wide pink title strip
      - Original issue
      - Limited edition, includes a poster
      - Click here for label picture
      - Ebay prices:
        - 18.07.2005 $42
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  • Polydor/Oyster MWF 1004, Japan, June 21st, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Includes a blue lyrics sheet and a pink title strip
      - Original issue
      - Sleeves, insert and disc identical with the other MWF 1004 release, but missing poster and has narrower title strip
      - Includes silver plastic bag, apparently first 5000 copies of the LP included the bag
      - Click here for contents of the package
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  • Polydor/Oyster MWF 1004, Japan, June 21st, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Includes a blue lyrics sheet and a pink title strip
      - Original issue
      - Sleeves, insert and disc identical with the other MWF 1004 release, but missing poster and has narrower title strip
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Dionet-01203 picture
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  • Oyster/Polydor 20MM 9226, Japan, 1982
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  • Oyster/Polydor 20MM 9226, Japan, 1982
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Includes a black & white lyrics sheet and a title strip
      - Reissue
      - Promo release
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Dionet-00593 picture
  • Oyster/Polydor 23MM 0022, Japan, 1982
      - Reissue
      - Includes a title strip and an insert
      - No printing on the back side of the title strip
      - Identical sleeves and labels with the other release
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Click here for front cover picture
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  • Polydor 18MM 0527, Japan, November 1st, 1986
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  • Polydor 18MM 0527, Japan, 1986
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Includes an insert and a title strip
      - Reissue
      - Promo release, existence not confirmed
Dionet-01314 picture
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  • Polydor 822 314-1, Mexico, 1984
      - Titled as "30 Anos De Musica Rock - Salvat"
      - Different cover, cover picture shows different Rainbow line-up
      - Reissue
      - Click here for label picture
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Dionet-00453 picture
Dionet-00264 picture
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Dionet-00335 picture
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Dionet-00724
  • Polydor 2929 098/SEL-RG 807, South Korea, March 7th, 1986
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Dionet-01220 picture
  • Polydor 2391 224, Spain
      - Most likely a reissue, release year unknown
      - Different label design (text around the rim) than on the other printings
      - Similar back sleeve detail as in the 1976 picture
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Dionet-01238 picture
  • Polydor/Oyster 2490 137, UK, May 17th, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves with lyrics to Stargazer
      - Reached #11 in the UK charts
      - Red labels without "STEREO" text on the label
      - Probably little later printing than Dionet-01238
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2490 137, UK, May 17th, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves with lyrics to Stargazer
      - Reached #11 in the UK charts
      - Red labels with text "1-4. Owl Music Ltd."
      - Run-off area markings on side A: Rather vague "STERLING" stamp, printed "2490137 A//2 ST", printed "1 1" and "OY-1-1601-AS-RE-1" etched by hand
      - Run-off area markings on side B: "MASTERDISC" stamp and right after that initials "G. K." etched by hand, printed "2490137 B//3 MD", "OY-1-1601 B-2" etched by hand, "1 1" printed and "1" printed on the opposite side of disc
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2490 137, UK, May 17th, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves with lyrics to Stargazer
      - Reached #11 in the UK charts
      - Red labels with text "1-4. Owl Music"
      - Click here for side B label
      - Run-off area markings on side A: Rather vague "STERLING" stamp, printed "2490137 A//2 ST", "OY-1-1601-AS-RE-1" etched by hand, printed "1 4" and "1 0"
      - Run-off area markings on side B: "MASTERDISC" stamp and right after that initials "G. K." etched by hand, printed "2490137 B//3 MD", "OY-1-1601 B-2" etched by hand, "1 3" printed and "2 0" printed
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2490 137, UK, May 17th, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves with lyrics to Stargazer
      - Reached #11 in the UK charts
      - Has a golden "LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL PRICE" stamp on the front sleeve
      - Reissue
      - Identical labels with the 2nd UK release
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2490 137, UK, May 17th, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves with lyrics to Stargazer
      - Reached #11 in the UK charts
      - Red labels with text "1-4. Owl Music"
      - Slightly different label design than on the 2nd UK version
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Dionet-00272
  • Polydor/Oyster 2490 137, UK, May 17th, 1976
      - Test pressing with blank white labels
      - Side A run-off area etchings/stampings: 2490137 a / 1 0 11 OYJ - 1601 A - 1 5 MASTERDISC
      - Side B run-off area etchings/stampings: 2490137 b / 1 0 11 OYJ - 1601 B - 1 11 MASTERDISC
  • Polydor SPELP 35, UK, 1984
      - Reissue
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  • Polydor/Oyster ACBR 262, UK
      - Reissue, release year unknown
      - Britannica Music Club printing
      - Red Polydor/Oyster labels
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Ebay prices:
        - 29.01.2006 $12
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Dionet-00133 picture
Dionet-00057
  • Back On Black RCV021LP, UK, May 2010
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Dionet-00253 picture
Dionet-00844 picture
  • Oyster OY-1-1601, USA, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reached #48 on the US charts
      - Sticker "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" on the cover
  • Oyster OY-1-1601 (2391 224), USA, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reached #48 on the US charts
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  • Oyster OY-1-1601 (2391 224), USA, 1976
      - White label promo release
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Ebay prices:
        - 01.03.2007 $20
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  • Oyster OY-1-1601 (2391 224), USA, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Possibly a reissue
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Dionet-00845 picture
Dionet-00898 picture
  • Oyster 2391 224, USA, 1976
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Possibly a re-release
  • Polydor 823 655-1, USA, 1985
      - Reissue
Dionet-00948 picture
Dionet-01223 picture
  • Polydor/Oyster/RTB LP 55 5631 (2391 224), Yugoslavia, 1976
      - "Ritchie Blackmore Ex Deep Purple Guitarist" on the front sleeve
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Silver star with "SREBRNA" text on the sleeve
      - Click here for label picture
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  • Polydor/Oyster/RTB LP 55 5631 (2391 224), Yugoslavia, 1976
      - "Ritchie Blackmore Ex Deep Purple Guitarist" on the front sleeve
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Golden star with "ZLATNA" text on the sleeve on the left
      - Click here for label picture
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  • Polydor/Oyster/RTB LP 55 5631 (2391 224), Yugoslavia, 1976
      - "Ritchie Blackmore Ex Deep Purple Guitarist" on the front sleeve
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Golden star with "ZLATNA" text on the sleeve on the right
      - Identical labels with the 2nd Yugoslavian version
      - Click here for label picture.
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Dionet-01178 picture
Dionet-00184 picture
Dionet-00785 picture
Dionet-00262 picture
Dionet-00503
  • Polydor 2391 224, Zimbabwe, 1977
      - "Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" printed on the front sleeve, not a sticker
      - Black/red labels
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Double Back - Rising / Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
A:
  1. Tarot Woman
  2. Run With The Wolf
  3. Starstruck
  4. Do You Close Your Eyes
B:
  1. Stargazer
  2. A Light In The Black
C:
  1. Man On The Silver Mountain
  2. Self Portrait
  3. Black Sheep Of The Family
  4. Catch The Rainbow
D:
  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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  • Polydor 2683 078, UK, September 1978
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Slightly different label design compared to the other release
      - Identical sleeves with the other release
      - Might not include the sticker on the front cover?
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On Stage
A:
  1. Intro: Over The Rainbow
  2. Kill The King
  3. Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain
  4. Blues
  5. Starstruck
  6. Blues
  7. Man On The Silver Mountain
B:
  1. Catch The Rainbow
C:
  1. Mistreated
D:
  1. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  2. 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/Oyster 2929 041/2, Argentina, 1977
      - Titled in Spanish as En Vivo on the sleeves
      - Different pictures on the sleeve than on the other releases
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Promo release
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  • Polydor 2672 038 (2929 041/2), Australia, 1977
      - No inner sleeves, track times on the label
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2929 041, Austria, 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor/Oyster OY-2-1801, Canada, 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor/Oyster OY-2-1801, Canada, 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Labels on the 2nd disc have "MADE IN CANADA" text on the label rim unlike the other Canadian pressing (1st disc does not have the "MADE IN CANADA" text)
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  • Oyster 2675 142, France, 1977
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  • Polydor 2675 142 (POL 390), France
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue, release year not known
      - Picture inner sleeves
  • Polydor 2678 142, Germany, 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves
  • Polydor 2678 142, Germany, 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Misprinting, the 2nd disc has side 3 on both sides even though it has the normal 3 and 4 side labels
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Dionet-00413 picture
Dionet-00895 picture
Dionet-01188 picture
  • Polydor/Oyster 2929 041, Italy, 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves
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  • Polydor/Oyster 2929 041, Italy, 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Different label design than on the other pressing (D.R. included on the labels)
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Dionet-00649 picture
  • Polydor/Oyster MWZ 8103/4, Japan, July 15th, 1977
      - Includes a title strip, lyric sheet and a poster
      - Includes third insert with band member photos and Ritchie Blackmore on the centerfold
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - First release, limited printing of 10 000 copies
      - Similar labels to the other MWZ 8103/4 release
      - Click here for centerfold picture
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  • Polydor/Oyster MWZ 8103/4, Japan, July 15th, 1977
      - Includes a title strip, lyric sheet and a poster
      - Gatefold sleeves
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Dionet-00561 picture
Dionet-01189 picture
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Dionet-00341 picture
Dionet-00516 picture
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Dionet-01182 picture
Dionet-01187 picture
Dionet-01209 picture
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Dionet-00403 picture
Dionet-01258 picture
  • Oyster/Polydor 2672 038, UK, June or July 11th, 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reached #7 on the UK charts
  • Polydor/Oyster 2657 016 (2929 041/2), UK, November 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves, picture inner sleeves
      - Reissue
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Dionet-01273 picture
  • Polydor/Oyster 2657 016 (2929 041/2), UK, November 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves, picture inner sleeves
      - Reissue
      - SIDE 1/2/3/4 printed on the labels
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Dionet-01272 picture
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Dionet-00454
  • Polydor/Oyster 2657 016 (2929 041/2), UK, November 1977
      - Gatefold sleeves, picture inner sleeves
      - Reissue
      - SIDE 1/2/3/4 printed on the labels
      - Slightly different label design than on the other "SIDE 1/2/3/4" release
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  • Oyster/Polydor SPDLP6, UK, 1984
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Reissue
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Dionet-00134 picture
Dionet-00058 picture
Dionet-00254 picture
  • Polydor/Oyster OY-2-1801, USA, 1977
      - Reached #65 on the US charts
      - Gatefold sleeves, picture inner sleeves
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  • Oyster OY-2-1801, USA, 1977
      - White label promo release
      - Gatefold sleeves with promo stamp on the sleeve
      - Ebay prices:
        - 26.01.2006 $5
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  • Polydor/Oyster OY-2-1801, USA
      - Reissue, release year not known
      - Gatefold sleeves, picture inner sleeves
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Dionet-00896 picture
  • Polydor 823 656-1, USA, 1985 or 1987
      - Reissue
Dionet-00949 picture
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On Stage
A:
  1. Medley: Man On The Silver Mountain
  2. Blues
  3. Starstruck
  4. Blues
  5. Man On The Silver Mountain
B:
  1. Catch The Rainbow
C:
  1. Mistreated
D:
  1. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
  2. 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: '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/Sung Eum Limited SEL-RG 744 (2675 142/2929 041), South Korea, November 3rd 1984
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Intro and Kill The King censored off the record
      - Different inside of the gatefold sleeve than with the other countries' printings
      - Different label design and back sleeve with the 1st version
      - Click here for back sleeve picture
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  • Polydor/Sung Eum Limited SEL-RG 744 (2675 142/2929 041), South Korea, November 3rd 1984
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Intro and Kill The King censored off the record
      - Different inside of the gatefold sleeve than with the other countries' printings
      - Promo release, blue promo sticker on the back sleeve, red promo stickers on the labels
      - Click here for back sleeve picture
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On Stage
A:
  1. Kill The King
  2. Catch The Rainbow
  3. Man On The Silver Mountain
B:
  1. Mistreated
  2. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    - 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.
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Live In Germany
A:
  1. Kill The King (*)
  2. Mistreated (*)
B:
  1. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (**)
  2. Catch The Rainbow (***)
C:
  1. Man On The Silver Mountain (****)
  2. Stargazer (**)
D:
  1. Still I'm Sad (**)
  2. 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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  • Connoisseur Collection DP VSOP LP 155, UK, 1990
      - Gatefold sleeves
      - Limited edition, includes a photo booklet
      - Sticker on the front cover
      - Ebay prices:
        - 10.04.2006 $72
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  • Connoisseur Collection DP VSOP LP 155, UK, 1990
      - Gatefold sleeves
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