RAINBOW – Since You Been Gone; The Best Of Rainbow (2014)
Yes, “Since You Been Gone : The Best Of Rainbow” is yet another Ritchie Blackmore’s RAINBOW greatest hits collection for this 2014.
But it’s a nice way to have the best Rainbow tunes into one single cd in a remastered form.
Unlike other releases of this kind, the good thing about “Since You Been Gone : The Best Of Rainbow” is that it covers the entire band’s career, from their earlier, unique style of medieval hard rock featuring the immortal ‘elf’ Ronnie James Dio and the fantastic drumming of Cozy Powell, to the more commercial melodic rock of the ’80s with shouters Graham Bonnet and Joe Lynn Turner at the mic.
Essentially, “Since You Been Gone : The Best Of Rainbow” bring to us the best of both worlds, the really rocking Rainbow and the more melodious, radio-friendly.
It’s great to see included the live version of “All Night Long” recorded at Donnington, taken from rarely heard vinyl All Night Long : An Introduction to Rainbow.
Of course the disc features every song you want to enjoy from this great band; “Stargazer”, “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll”, “Gates Of Babylon”, “Man On The Silver Mountain”, “I Surrender”, “Street Of Dreams”, and definitely, “Since You Been Gone”.
Long Live Rainbow.
01 – Since You Been Gone
02 – All Night Long (Live at Donington)
03 – Stargazer
04 – Kill The King
05 – Man On The Silver Mountain
06 – Gates Of Babylon
07 – Lost In Hollywood
08 – Spotlight Kid
09 – Can’t Happen Here
10 – I Surrender
11 – Street Of Dreams
12 – Black Sheep Of The Family
13 – Stone Cold
14 – Eyes Of The World
15 – Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll
Vocals: Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner
Guitar: Ritchie Blackmore
Bass: Craig Gruber, Jimmy Bain, Bob Daisley), Roger Glover
Drums: Gary Driscoll, Cozy Powell, Bobby Rondinelli, Chuck Burgi
Keyboards: Mickey Lee Soule, Tony Carey, David Stone, Don Airey, David Rosenthal
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